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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....

 

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.

 

HTMLThe Bribery Act: Walking the Talk
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
Whilst the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) is expected to walk the talk in response to the Bribery Act, it expects corporates to do the same when self-reporting wrongdoing. On 26 March 2014, Alun Milford, the Serious Fraud Office’s General Counsel delivered a speech on the Bribery...

 

HTMLEU Regulators Issue Draft Contractual Clauses for EU to Non- EU Data Transfers
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
On March 21 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (the “Working Party”) issued Working document 01/2014 on Draft Ad hoc contractual clauses “EU data processor to non-EU sub-processor" (the “Working Document”), which contains draft ad-hoc contractual clauses for...

 

HTMLUK: PPI
Leo Spicer-Phelps; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014
In Saville v Central Capital Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 337, the Court of Appeal upheld an appeal brought by a couple provided with insufficient payment protection insurance (PPI) sold in breach of the Insurance Conduct of Business Rules (the ICOB Rules).

 

HTMLThe UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme Launched on 7 April 2014 - Will It have Any Impact on the Cyber-Security Landscape?
Jonny McDonald, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
The Scheme (in its own words) “identifies the security controls that organisations must have in place within their IT system in order to have confidence that they are beginning to mitigate the risk from internet-based threats”. Moreover, “all organisations are free to implement it...

 

HTMLThe United States Begins Move Towards Transparency on Beneficial Ownership
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
The White House has publicised a legislative proposal as part of the President’s budget to help law enforcement investigate the use of shell companies for unlawful purposes including money laundering. The purpose of the legislation is to allow the Inland Revenue Service to share beneficial...

 

HTMLNew York Regulation Expected to Reduce Level-Term Life Insurance Reserves by a Third
Amber S. Mills; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 14, 2014
In a letter addressed to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (the “DFS”), said the DFS will be issuing a regulation in the coming weeks that is expected to reduce the amount of reserves...

 

HTMLDOL Issues Proposed Amendment Requiring a Summary Guide for Section 408(b)(2) Disclosures
Lori A. Basilico; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 2014
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed amendment to the final regulations under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA (the “Fee Disclosure Regulations”). The Fee Disclosure Regulations require that covered service providers to 401(k) plans and other ERISA covered retirement...

 

HTMLCourt Finds FTC Has Section 5 Unfairness Authority To Bring Enforcement Action Against Hotel Chain Victimized By Cyber Intrusion
Edward F. Glynn, Lisa S. Simmons; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 9, 2014
In a closely watched case of first impression, New Jersey federal judge Esther Salas has issued a ruling sustaining the FTC’s enforcement complaint alleging Wyndham Hotels Group violated both the deception and the unfairness prongs of Section 5(a) (15 U.S.C. § 45(a))* in connection with...

 


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