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Ethical Issues in Using Social Media

by Epiq

Why should lawyers care about social media, and whether they are using it ethically? Obviously, lawyers should be concerned about compliance with ethical requirements in everything they do, but there may be some hidden ethical pitfalls… more

Security of Payment Legislation

The High Court of Australia in Probuild Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd v Shade Systems Pty Ltd [2018] HCA 4 has held that an adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 NSW (‘Act’)… more

Employment Alert - February 2018

Harassment and suffering at work - Through recent case law, the French Supreme Court recalled to employers their obligations in a situation of harassment or sufferance… more

When Does an RCE Stop the PTA Clock?

In Novartis v. Lee (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit agreed with the USPTO that “time spent in a continued examination” does not count towards the three years the USPTO is allotted to examine a patent before if it must award Patent… more

Bracewell Tax Report: Week of February 12

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) effected sweeping reform across the Internal Revenue Code. This report, and future installments, will discuss this legislation and other important tax guidance, including how such authorities… more

California Issues Initial Implementation Guidance on 2017 Housing Laws - HCD Identifies Jurisdictions Where Local Governments Must Issue Qualifying Housing Projects "By Right" – with Streamlined Approvals and No Project-Level CEQA Reviews

• One of the most notable laws in California's package of housing laws passed by the State Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017 is SB 35, which requires most local governments to issue housing developers streamlined… more

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