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|US Court of Appeals Confirms that Expert Testimony Must Offer Scientific Proof, Not Hypotheses, on Causation|
Carl J. Summers; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014In a recent decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for a defendant based on the trial judge’s exclusion of expert testimony opining that a calcium-zinc compound in Fixodent denture adhesive caused the plaintiff’s neurological disorder. The...
|“Separate Entity” Rule Alive and Well in New York|
James Ancone, Mark G. Hanchet, Christopher J. Houpt, Alex C. Lakatos; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014In a much anticipated decision, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, confirmed on October 23, 2014, that the so-called “separate entity” rule continues to exist as a vibrant doctrine in the State of New York. Under the separate entity rule, a bank’s branches in...
|US Loses WTO Battle Over Country-of-Origin Labeling Requirements for Meat Products|
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014A World Trade Organization (“WTO”) panel has ruled that the United States’ amended country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) requirements for beef and pork products not only fell short of bringing it into compliance with prior rulings but, in fact, worsened the United...
|US SEC Brings First Enforcement Action For Market Manipulation Through High-Frequency Trading|
J. Gregory Deis, Kathleen M. Przywara, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Providing another reminder of the US federal government’s ongoing scrutiny of high-frequency trading (“HFT”) firms and manipulative trading practices involving HFT, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled its first market-manipulation case against a HFT firm under...
|US Department of Justice Brings Its First Criminal Prosecution for Spoofing of Commodities Markets|
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus A. Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and committing commodities fraud. The prosecution is the...
|US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.|
Miriam R. Nemetz; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discharge or refuse to hire an individual because of the individual’s religious observance or practice unless the employer demonstrates that it is unable to accommodate the practice without...
|US Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 9, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) permits plan participants to challenge the prudence of actions by plan fiduciaries as long as they do so within six years. On October 2, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Tibble v. Edison Int’l, No. 13-550, to decide whether plan...
|“Inc.” No Longer a Safe Shield - Federal Circuit Greatly Expands Officer/Shareholder Liability Resulting from US Customs Violations|
Sydney H. Mintzer, Jing Zhang; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014On September 16, 2014, an en banc panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “En Banc Panel”) issued a far-reaching decision, Trek Leather III, greatly expanding corporate shareholders’ and officers’ potential liability for customs violations. It reversed...
|SEC Preparing New Asset Management Industry Rules That Will Increase Reporting Requirements, Require Stress Tests, and Limit Derivatives Investments|
Leslie S. Cruz, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014The Wall Street Journal (the “Journal”) has reported that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is drafting proposed rules for the asset management industry that are designed to address the perceived risks posed by the industry to the financial system. These...
|WTO Panel Rules Against Argentina Regarding Certain Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods|
Duane W. Layton, Jeffery C. Lowe, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014On August 22, 2014, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel circulated its decision in Argentina - Measures Affecting the Importation of Goods (WT/DS438/R, WT/DS444/R, WT/DS445/R). The United States, the European Union and Japan (the complainants) challenged two separate, broadly...