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HTMLUK: Consumers’ Failure to Read Loan Documents Does Not Mitigate a Firm’s Obligation to be Clear, Fair and Not Misleading
Lianna Chan, Chris Finney; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
In the case of (1) Mr Abraham Figurasin (2) Mrs Maricel Palo-Figurasin v Central Capital Ltd and Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 504, the Court of Appeal dismissed Central Capital Limited’s appeal.

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Labor Gives Final Approval for Intel Corp. to Use its Hawaiian Captive Insurer to Fund Certain Employee Benefit Risks
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given final approval for Intel Corp. to use its Hawaii-based captive insurer to reinsure group term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment policies issued by Minnesota Life Insurance Co.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Hears Arguments in Aereo Copyright Infringement Case
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the broadcast industry’s copyright infringement case against Aereo, the Internet-based “antenna/DVR” service. Both the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit had concluded, in...

 

HTML“Dormant Status” Now Granted Under Vermont Captives Law
Amber S. Mills; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 18, 2014
On April 15, 2014, legislation was passed in Vermont enhancing the state’s captive law. H.563, known as “An Act Relating To Captive Insurance Laws And Accreditation Standards,” allows a “dormant” captive to maintain licensing status within Vermont. To obtain a...

 

HTMLFCC to Propose New Net Neutrality Rules at May Meeting
Seth A. Davidson, Lawrence R. Freedman, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 2014
In response to widespread press reports that the FCC was preparing to adopt new network neutrality rules that would, among other things, allow “edge providers” (including companies such as Disney, Google or Netflix) to pay Internet service providers for special, faster lanes to send...

 

HTMLIRS Releases Guidance for Qualified Retirement Plans in Light of Windsor Decision
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 28, 2014, previously published on April 2014
On April 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2014-19 providing long-awaited guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor and Revenue Ruling 2013-17 to 401(k), 403(b) and other qualified retirement plans.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Noncompete Provisions: A Thing of the Past?
James T. Barrett, Gregory J. Ploussios, Matthew E. Reardon, Timothy P. Van Dyck; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick recently announced proposed legislation that would make noncompete provisions in employment contracts unenforceable, except under certain limited conditions. If Massachusetts adopts the legislation, it will join California as one of the few states to generally...

 

HTMLPWG TRIA Report Released; Prices Remain Low, but Uncertainty Continues
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
On April 17, 2014, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (“PWG”) released its report (the “Report”) to Congress on the state of terrorism risk insurance, as required under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (“TRIA”). The PWG is composed of...

 

HTMLPatent Invalidations Pave the Way for Cheaper Breast Cancer Drugs This Year: Hospira UK Ltd v Genentech Inc
Gareth Dickson, Emma Kingston; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court in London has found two patents related to the breast-cancer treatment drug Herceptin invalid, paving the way for generic versions of the drug to be marketed in the UK later this year.

 

HTMLNLRB Goes Negative on Workplace Policies Promoting Positive Behavior
Sang-yul Lee, Nathanael Nichols, Timothy P. Van Dyck; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 16, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board continues its close scrutiny of workplace policies that govern employee behavior. According to Hills and Dales General Hospital, 360 NLRB No. 70 (April 1, 2014), workplace policies banning “negativity” and “negative comments” are illegal....

 


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