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Scrambling After an Egg Crisis – EU Safety Guidance for Online Product Sales

EU food safety authorities are still feeling the repercussions of the insecticide-contaminated eggs crisis. That crisis highlights the many challenges of dealing with unsafe and non-compliant products in a single European...more

Scrambling After an Egg Crisis – EU Safety Guidance for Online Product Sales

EU food safety authorities are still feeling the repercussions of the insecticide-contaminated eggs crisis. That crisis highlights the many challenges of dealing with unsafe and non-compliant products in a single European...more

Sub-Prime Auto Loan Delinquencies Continue to Rise, but Experts Provide Divergent Views of Impact

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Nearly one year ago, we wrote about auto loan delinquencies’ potential impact on the automotive industry. Now, car sales are falling and auto loan delinquencies are making headlines again, with a growing number of subprime...more

Delaware to Increase Transfer Tax to 4% Starting August 1, 2017

Increase will not apply to contracts signed before August 1st - As part of passing the budget for fiscal year 2018, the Delaware General Assembly voted to increase the transfer tax charged on real estate transactions from...more

Second Circuit Finds District Court Erred In Decision On Enforcement Of International Arbitration Award

by Carlton Fields on

The factual and procedural background of this case can be found here. In sum, beginning in the 1990s, the appellants, a group of Brazilian companies (collectively, “CBF”) entered into a series of contracts with Primetrade AG,...more

Signs of (American United) Life for Independent Contractor Status in Massachusetts

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Independent contractor misclassification claims have become an epidemic — nationally and especially in Massachusetts. Under most tests for independent contractor status, whether an individual’s services are within the usual...more

A timely lesson: understanding how a sale contract dispute may have serious financial consequences beyond that contract alone

by Reed Smith on

In the recent case of Sang Stone Hamoon Jonoub Co Ltd v Baoyue Shipping Co Ltd ([2015] EWHC 2288 (Comm)), Mr Justice Males provided direction on the potential liability of cargo owners to shipowners where they do not take...more

California Supreme Court Upholds Consumer Contract Arbitration Provision Under California’s Unconscionability Framework

by Carlton Fields on

In a dispute over the purchase of a car, the purchaser filed a class action in California against the car dealer, and the dealer moved to compel arbitration. The dealer invoked the arbitration agreement contained in the...more

Now is the time to reevaluate commercial sales contracts that incorporate other documents by reference

by McAfee & Taft on

Legal documents of all kinds – everything from wills and trusts to commercial sales agreements – often reference other documents. This “incorporation by reference” comes with certain risks. Historically, courts looked beyond...more

Germany: German Federal High Court rules on two eBay offer listing cases

by DLA Piper on

On 12 November 2014, the German Federal High Court (BGH) ruled that a sales contract for a used car concluded on the internet platform eBay was valid, even though the seller ended the listing early when the buyer’s initial...more

Top Ten Issues when Drafting International Agreements – Part II

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Method of Payment. If you’re the party providing the goods or services under the agreement, you want to be sure you get the consideration you bargained for. Any fool knows that, but international contracts can make...more

The customer’s always right – how new UK consumer regulations will affect online digital content providers

by Reed Smith on

On 13 June 2014, the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) will come into force and affect any UK businesses selling to consumers. The Regulations,...more

Consumer Contract Regulations - Retailers – are you ready for June 2014?

by Reed Smith on

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 (the "CCRs") come into force in the UK on 13 June 2014....more

What is a "Material Change" Affecting Off The Plan Sales?

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently decided a case that highlights a number of issues for off the plan sales and developments in Victoria. The Court addressed situations where purchasers are entitled to rescind...more

In re Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent Litigation (Fed. Cir. 2013)

On the first day of February, the Federal Circuit rejected Impax's efforts to get out from under a preliminary injunction in a case captioned In re Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Extended-Release Capsule Patent Litigation. ...more

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