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Trolls on the Bridge to Your Brand

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Canada’s Trade-marks Act has been radically amended, with those changes announced by the Canadian government to come into effect in “early 2019”. But the effect of those upcoming changes for brand owners is already...more

ITC’s Amended Section 337 Rules Streamline Investigations

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

On April 26, 2018, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued long-awaited final amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure pertaining to investigations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act. The amended rules are...more

FINRA Updates AML Rules to Conform to Upcoming Customer Due Diligence Requirements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority published amendments to FINRA Rule 3310, the anti-money laundering compliance program rule. The FINRA amendments seek to harmonize Rule 3310 with the Customer Due Diligence...more

eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Two

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...The first formalized changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were made in December of 2006 as the culmination of a period of debate and review that started in March 2000. Prior to the codified changes, there were...more

San Francisco Revises Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Rules

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On May 7, 2018, the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) published revised rules concerning the city’s generous Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO)....more

Bad Behavior in eDiscovery is Still Very Costly!

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

...For those of us who practice regularly in the ediscovery realm, the December 1, 2015 amendment to Rule 37(e) was a much needed game-changer. In simple terms, amended Rule 37(e) eliminated the risk of the severest sanctions...more

Zubulake v UBS Warburg I: Judge Scheindlin Sets E-Discovery Agenda

by Exterro, Inc. on

There’s an apocryphal quote that calls attention to the fact that history is not objective. Frequently attributed to Winston Churchill, “History is written by the victors” foregrounds the notion that history is a story,...more

ITC Updates Its Rules of Practice and Procedure To Increase Speed and Efficiency

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the International Trade Commission (“ITC” or the “Commission”) published the final changes to its rules of practice and procedure. The Commission stated that the changes are intended to both...more

Ding Dong - The Amended Fiduciary Rule Is (Almost) Dead

by Dechert LLP on

Fiduciary rule, we hardly knew ya. The death knell for the DOL’s amended rule appears to be sounding this week with the expected mandate from the Fifth Circuit effectuating the vacatur of the amended rule in the case of...more

Wisconsin Passes New Mortgage Payoff Requirements

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Wisconsin State Assembly recently passed a bill amending the current law regarding mortgage payoff statements. Under the new law, a secured creditor now has options to qualify a payoff amount, provided that the interest...more

Contract Law reform: the main changes brought about by the Ratification Act

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The Ordinance (ordonnance) of February 10, 2016, reforming Contract Law, the General Rules and Proof of Obligations, was ratified by Act No. 2018-287 of April 20, 2018. The Ratification Act clarifies the implementation of...more

Utah Amends Provisions of the Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act Related to Exemptions

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Utah H.B. 108, which was signed into law on March 15, 2018, amends the Utah Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act (RMPLA) primarily to define terms and to exempt certain nonprofit corporations from the RMPLA’s...more

Transparency in the territories – public ownership registers in Cayman, Bermuda and the BVI

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UK overseas territories – including the offshore financial centres of the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the BVI – will be required to introduce public registers of local companies' beneficial owners by the end of 2020, after a...more

Blindfolding Employers: New Laws in California Further Restrict Job Applicant Information

The state of California has long led the nation in regulating the employment relationship. From continuously expanding the classes of employees protected under its anti-discrimination laws, to passing one of the nation’s most...more

Virginia Amends Provisions Regarding the Surrender of Notary Fees to Employers

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Virginia recently passed House Bill 1343, which permits an employer to require that its notary employees surrender any fees charged for a notarial act to the employer when the act was performed during the course of the...more

Potential Regulatory Developments for Irish ETFs

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The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has announced that it will release a feedback statement later this year in response to its 2017 Discussion Paper on ETFs (the “Discussion Paper”) and the general work it has...more

South Carolina Issues Biennial Change in Dollar Amounts Under Consumer Protection Code

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs recently announced this year’s changes in dollar amounts used in the Consumer Protection Code. Effective July 1, 2018....more

Consumer financial services at a crossroads: Payment processing

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Supervision - Prepaid Card Rule update - The CFPB finalized changes to its rule on prepaid cards (Prepaid Card Rule) in January 2018 and delayed its compliance date to April 2019. The amended rule preserves significant...more

Delaware Amendments Would Apply ‘Market Out’ Exception to Section 251(h) Back-End Mergers, Clarify Ratification Procedures

On April 19, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association approved proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL). This year’s amendments would provide for the application of the...more

A Primer: Wisconsin's New Class Action Statute

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The amendment of Wis. Stat. section 803.08, which takes effect July 1, 2018, modernizes and brings needed clarity to class action practice in Wisconsin state courts. Precedent from the federal courts should help guide...more

USCIS New Policy Shuts Down STEM OPT Training at Third Party Sites

The extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) allows eligible students to apply to extend their...more

Reducing the impact of stamp duty on share transfers - The 2018 Stamp Duties (Agreements for Sale of Equity Interest) (Remission)...

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The Stamp Duties (Agreements for Sale of Equity Interest) (Remission) Rules 2018 (the 2018 Rules) came into operation almost imperceptibly on 11 April 2018. The Rules serve to clarify much of the uncertainty that was created...more

Iowa Amends Provisions Regarding Mortgage Releases

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The state of Iowa has amended several of its provisions relating to mortgage releases. These provisions take effect on July 1, 2018....more

What is the FRCP? Facts about the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

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A primer on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, commonly referred to as the FRCP, govern how federal district courts conduct civil cases. (The rules for criminal cases are...more

Duke Energy CPRE Program – Tranche 1 RFP Solicitation Update

by Williams Mullen on

On April 4, 2018, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC’s and Duke Energy Progress, LLC’s (“Duke”) evaluation team (the “Evaluation Team”) and Accion Group, LLC, the Independent Administrator (“IA”) selected to conduct Duke’s...more

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