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HTMLThe Bitter and Sweet of the Wal-Mart/Comcast/Halliburton Triumvirate: More Grounds for Defeating Class Certification, But More Exposure to Discovery
Noah Ryan Litton, Chad A. Readler; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 2015
Corporate litigants are still celebrating recent United States Supreme Court victories by defendants in high-profile class-action cases. As they should. After all, the trio of cases, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, and Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., mark a...

 

HTMLRecent Legislative Developments in Spanish Labor Law
Jesús Gimeno, Jesús Merino; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
With the start of 2015, a number of legislative developments will have a direct effect on employment and Social Security regulations. Most of changes are the result of Law 36/2014, of December 26, 2014, on the General State Budgets for 2015. The objective was to introduce labor laws that will not...

 

HTMLNew York Regulator Announces Plans to Conduct Targeted Cybersecurity Examinations of Insurance Companies, Issue Standards
Matthew R. Bowles, Scott A. Edelstein, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
On February 8, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") announced that it will soon begin making targeted cybersecurity assessments of insurance companies and that it plans to issue regulations setting heightened security standards. The announcement coincides...

 

HTMLAmerican Quarter Horse Association Can Ban Cloned Horses, Says Fifth Circuit, Rejecting Antitrust Challenge
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. York; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the American Quarter Horse Association's right to bar cloned horses from its breed registry, reversing a jury verdict against the association. The case is Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association. This ruling has...

 

HTMLFINRA and SEC Issue Cybersecurity Reports Identifying Common Industry Practices
Kyle T. Barrett, Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
New reports by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") highlight the increased regulatory focus in the financial sector on cybersecurity. Both reports merit industry attention.

 

HTMLJapanese Corporate Governance Is Changing with the Adoption of a New Code in 2015
Stephen J. DeCosse, Masayuki Horiike, Scott T. Jones, Ken Kiyohara, Yuki Yoshida; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In the past, Japan may not have enjoyed high scores in the area of corporate governance, but this may change soon. The "Japan Revitalization Strategy (Revised in 2014)," commonly known as the third arrow of the "Abenomics" (the economic policies advocated by Japanese Prime...

 

HTMLSEC Permits Abbreviated Tender and Exchange Offers for Non-Convertible High-Yield and Investment-Grade Debt Securities
Ian B. Blumenstein, Kimberly J. Pustulka, Edward B. Winslow; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 2015
On January 23, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission responded to a request submitted by a consortium of law firms, including Jones Day, representing a diverse group of issuers, investment banks, and investors, by issuing a no-action letter indicating that it would not recommend SEC...

 

HTMLABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 Issues Final Report and Recommendations
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January/February 2015
After nearly three years of study and 16 public field hearings, a commission established by the American Bankruptcy Institute (the "ABI Commission") to study the reform of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code issued its Final Report and Recommendations on December 8, 2014 (the...

 

HTMLThird Announcement of Tenders for Mexican Electric Energy and Gas Pipelines Projects by the Comisión Federal de Electricidad
Alejandro Creel-Ysita, José Estandía, William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
On January 29, 2015, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad ("CFE"), the Mexican public utilities company, announced a tender process for new electric energy projects and natural gas transportation infrastructure. The projects are expected bring additional investments of US$3.276...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Continues Push on Cybersecurity
Todd S. McClelland, Michael G. Morgan, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015
On February 13, 2015, President Obama spoke to attendees of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held at Stanford University. Calling the digital world a "sort of Wild Wild West," Obama and many corporate representatives announced developments intended to...

 


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