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|Court Certifies Class for Narrow Liability Claims in Environmental Contamination Case|
Sarah E. Reynolds, Evan M. Tager, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs’ personal-injury claims. In other contexts, however, class plaintiffs have been able to overcome atypicality arguments at...
|2015 Outlook: Data Privacy and Security in the United States, the European Union and Hong Kong|
Marcus A. Christian, Rebecca S. Eisner, Daniel Gallagher, Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015Companies and organizations face an ever-expanding set of statutes and regulations regarding consumer privacy, data protection and cybersecurity. Legal standards continue to evolve—and differ-in all major markets, raising particular challenges for multinational businesses.
|With New Net Neutrality Rules, FCC Asserts Sweeping Jurisdiction Over Broadband Internet Access Services|
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “the Commission”) released its Open Internet Order (“Order”) and rules. Based on the FCC’s finding that “broadband providers hold all the tools necessary to deceive consumers, degrade...
|The Internet of Things|
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015The proliferation of smart phones raised novel privacy and security concerns due to the unprecedented amounts and types of personal information that these devices and their applications could collect, use, store and share. Many aspects of our lives-communications, social interactions, shopping,...
|CFIUS Annual Report Reveals Increase in Scrutiny of Foreign Investments in the United States and Perceived Threat To Critical US Technologies|
Timothy J. Keeler, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Kelsey M. Rule; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 10, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issued its Annual Report to Congress in February 2015, covering CFIUS activity during calendar year 2013. The report reflects the US government’s intensified scrutiny of risks to US national security from foreign investment....
|What ERISA Plan Fiduciaries Can Learn From Tibble v. Edison International|
Reginald R. Goeke, Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015On February 24, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in an ERISA case challenging the prudence of certain investment options included within a 401(k) lineup. Although a decision is not expected until spring, certain risk avoidance lessons for plan sponsors and fiduciaries follow from the...
|US Federal Judge Enjoins Obama Administration Plan to Stay Removal and Provide Work Authorization for Millions of Undocumented Aliens|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015On February 16, a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction against a plan announced by President Obama last November to defer the removal of several million parents of US citizens and green card holders. The so-called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA)...
|Anticipated Energy Policy Issues in the 114th US Congress|
David I. Bloom, Michael J. Kelley, Mickey Leibner; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 17, 2014As Republicans prepare to assume control of both the US House and Senate in January, energy issues will be at the top of the agenda. In a number of areas, Republican energy priorities are set to clash with the goals of the Obama administration and the Democratic minority. Legislative action early...
|The Cartel Report: Commentary on Antitrust Enforcement from Around the World|
Robert E. Bloch, Kiran S. Desai, Adam L. Hudes, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014Not too long ago, many countries—perhaps even most countries—either did not criminalize cartel conduct or did not enforce the laws prohibiting cartels. In the past 20 years or so, that has changed dramatically. Today, cartels, “the supreme evil of antitrust,” are unlawful...
|US Second Circuit Heightens the Standard of Proof Required To Sustain Tipper/Tippee Insider Trading Convictions|
Melanie M. Burke, Joseph De Simone, William Michael, Richard M. Rosenfeld, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tipper/tippee cases by holding that “in order to sustain a conviction for insider trading, the government must prove beyond...