Ever have that feeling that your arbitrator just doesn’t understand you? You may be right, but there’s not much you can do about it. A recent unanimous ruling by the United States Supreme Court should encourage employers to…more
Pre-financial crisis, interest rate derivatives were widely recognized as a valuable part of the municipal issuer’s financial toolkit. Post-crisis, they have been a thorn in the side of many issuers, resulting in expensive…more
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- 03-29-2013 (U.S.) Final…more
The fight against sophisticated online schemes to sell counterfeit or otherwise illegal goods is being waged by increasingly focused efforts to identify responsible parties that may be sued in U.S. courts, and whose assets are…more
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently issued its first decision under the America Invents Act’s new system for reviewing the validity of patents. See SAP America, Inc. v. Versata Dev. Group, Inc., Case CBM2012-00001 (MPT)…more
On June 11, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed two separate lawsuits against Dollar General and BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, accusing each company of discriminating against Black job applicants…more
Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its anxiously awaited decision in Association for Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., No. 12-398 (U.S. June 13, 2013). The Court addressed whether an isolated naturally…more
Rule 10b5-1, enacted in August 2000, codified the SEC’s position that trading while in possession of material non-public information is sufficient to establish liability for insider trading…more
On May 31, the FCA published an undertaking given by the Equitable Life Assurance Society under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/2083) (UTCCRs), relating to the fairness of a disclaimer in a…more
Trade secret theft and cybersecurity are hot topics in Congress these days, spawning legislative initiatives left and right…more
On 11 June 2013, the European Commission (the “Commission”) proposed a new Directive on private damages actions for breaches of EU competition law. This note highlights the key changes proposed by the Commission, which, if the…more
Hackers aren’t the only ones after company information. Earlier this week, Wills Fortune 500, a unit of Wills Group Holdings, a global insurance broker providing insurance and risk management services, made available its own…more
On June 3, The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its technical advice to the European Commission on the impact of the Short Selling Regulation (ESMA/2013/649)…more
On June 4, the Bank of England (BoE) published its annual report for 2013. The BoE’s priorities for 2013/14 relating to financial stability include...
On June 7, Fitch released its criteria for Japanese CMBS surveillance.
On June 6, Fitch released updated EMEA RMBS criteria, including (i) its master rating criteria for EMEA RMBS transactions; (ii) its criteria for the…more
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