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Dentons

"We've been Banksy'd!" The artwork between self-destruction and law. (Italian)

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Ha suscitato scalpore e curiosità la notizia dell’autodistruzione - tramite “shredding”: la cornice, a quanto risulta, conteneva un meccanismo di triturazione a distanza, e non è ancora chiaro se l’artista fosse presente tra...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Commercial landlords should add a waiver of Civil Code Section 1950.7

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Section 1950.7 of the California Civil Code provides that if a security deposit in a commercial lease exceeds the first and last month’s rent and is used to cover only defaults in the payment of rent, the portion of the...more

Jackson Walker

A Short Course on Online Notarization

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Notary publics are the Rodney Dangerfields of the legal industry. They get no respect, yet their contributions to the legal community are priceless, particularly to real estate attorneys and title companies seeking to record...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

California Passes Law Prohibiting Property Transfer Fees

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California recently passed a bill that prohibits the creation of real estate transfer fees requiring subsequent owners to pay designated fees each time the property is transferred, unless the fees provide a “direct benefit”...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Reform of the German Mietpreisbremse: A Breakthrough in Tenancy Law?

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Proposed reforms to the Mietpreisbremse aim at strengthening and solidifying restrictions on steep rent increases in German urban areas. After intense discussions within the ruling coalition, the German government this...more

Allen Matkins

Why California's Gender Quota Bill Is More Likely To Be Unconstitutional Than California's Pseudo-Foreign Corporation Statute

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In the waning hours of the current session, the California legislature passed a bill that will impose gender quotas on publicly held domestic or foreign corporations whose principal executive offices, according to the...more

Downey Brand LLP

Fore! California Court Drives Away Claim that Trustee’s Attorney Breached Trust

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When attorneys advise errant trustees, how vulnerable are they to breach of trust claims by injured beneficiaries? A case published last week by the California Court of Appeal provides a defensive roadmap to attorneys who are...more

Allen Matkins

California Supreme Court Empowers The DBO And The Courts To Regulate Interest Rates

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Section 22303 of the California Financial Code establishes the maximum interest rates applicable to loans less than $2,500. The preceding section incorporates by reference the general Civil Code provision about contract...more

Stoel Rives - World of Employment

California Supreme Court Determines that the Federal De Minimis Doctrine Does Not Apply to California Wage Claims

In Troester v. Starbucks Corp., the California Supreme Court determined that the federal de minimis doctrine does not apply to California wage claims. While this ruling does not completely eviscerate this legal defense for...more

Jones Day

Japan Legal Update - Volume 38 | July 2018

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Tokyo Stock Exchange Announces Revisions to Corporate Governance Code - On June 1, 2018, the Tokyo Stock Exchange ("TSE") announced revisions ("Revisions") to the Corporate Governance Code ("CG Code"). The CG Code...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

New California Law Protects Victims, Witnesses, and Employers From Damages to Alleged Sexual Harassers’ Reputations

On July 9, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2770 (AB 2770) into law. The new statute amends California Civil Code Section 47, which designates certain communications as “privileged,” meaning that...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

California Adopts Bills Addressing Sexual Harassment Disclosures in Job References and Paid Family Leave

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The new law applies to disclosures in reference checks and clarifies the use of paid vacation leave in connection with paid family leave. On July 9, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2770 and AB 2587. AB...more

Snell & Wilmer

California Supreme Court Clarifies “Good Faith Dispute” Under California’s Prompt Payment Law

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In recent case of United Riggers and Erectors, Inc. v. Coast Iron and Steel Company ___ Cal. 4th ___ (May 14, 2018 Case No. S231549), the California Supreme Court addressed whether a direct contractor can withhold payment...more

Holland & Knight LLP

La Suprema Corte de Justicia de México Aclara los Limites en Materia de Poderes Generales - La Decision Resuleve una Contradicción...

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• La Primera Sala de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de México ha decidió sobre una contradicción de tesis de los tribunales federales, una decisión que aclara un antiguo punto de controversia en ley mexicana en materia de...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice Clarifies Limits on General Powers of Attorney - Ruling Resolves Conflicting Precedents...

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Ruling Resolves Conflicting Precedents Regarding Powers for Acts of Management as well as Litigation and Collections The First Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has decided on a conflicting line of precedent set...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

New California Statute Shields Victims/Employers from Defamation Claims

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 2770 (Assembly Member Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks), an act to amend Section 47 of the Civil Code. The bill should protect both sexual harassment victims and employers...more

Allen Matkins

Impossibility And California's Proposed Gender Quota Bill

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I have devoted several recent posts to California's proposed board gender quota bill, SB 826, that seems destined for the Governor's desk. The bill would require "a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation whose...more

Dentons

“Passing Off” a trademark: A discussion of common law, statutory codification, and civil law

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Common law and statute - Canadian trademark law offers protection to registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names, and other business indicia under the common law action of passing off. The common law action for...more

Dentons

New law on additional and limited liability companies comes into force (Ukrainian)

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On June 17, 2018, the Law of Ukraine “On Additional and Limited Liability Companies” (the Law) comes into force setting forth new requirements to operation of LLCs and their charters....more

Dentons

New law on additional and limited liability companies comes into force

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On June 17, 2018, the Law of Ukraine “On Additional and Limited Liability Companies” (the Law) comes into force setting forth new requirements to operation of LLCs and their charters. According to clause 1 of article 9 and...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Civil Code Reform: Finance Transactions

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On 26 July 2017, the President signed Federal Law No. 212-FZ "On Amendments to Part One and Part Two of the Civil Code and Certain Laws of the Russian Federation."...more

Allen Matkins

Do Mandatory Retirement Age Requirements For Directors Violate California Law?

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While the Securities and Exchange Commission requires disclosure of the ages of directors (Item 401(a), Regulation S-K), it does not impose any age limitations on directors. Nonetheless, many public companies have adopted...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

It’s All a Matter of [Statutory] Construction: Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets the Good Faith Dispute Exception to Prompt...

On May 14, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. v. Coast Iron & Steel Co., No. S231549, slip. op. (Cal. Sup. Ct. May 14, 2018). In it, the Court narrowly construed the “good...more

Downey Brand LLP

Mental Capacity Standards in California Civil Litigation

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What mental capacity standards apply in California civil litigation? Last month we presented on this subject at the Placer County Bar Association’s annual spring conference in Roseville. I’ll offer highlights here. Short...more

Allen Matkins

California Statute May Be An Issue In Dispute Between President Trump And Adult Film Actress

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Not too long ago, I wrote about the lawsuit filed in California challenging a confidentiality agreement allegedly entered into by President Donald Trump. Clifford v. Trump, L.A. Super. Ct. Case No. BC 696568 (filed Mar. 6,...more

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