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|WTO Appellate Body Rejects Vietnam’s Appeal of US Antidumping Duties on Shrimp|
Duane W. Layton, Paulette Vander Schueren, Adrian Verdegay Mena; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has circulated its report in the dispute (reference DS429) brought by Vietnam challenging the imposition of antidumping duties by the United States on imports of frozen warm-water shrimp. The Appellate Body’s report also addressed...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Announces First Whistleblower Protection Case Involving Restrictive Language in Confidentiality Agreements|
Dana S. Douglas, Marcia E. Goodman, Matthew A. Rossi, Gina T. Saviola; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on April 6, 2015The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) has announced its first enforcement action against a company for using restrictive language in confidentiality agreements, resulting in a Cease and Desist Order by consent that removed language that the SEC asserted could stifle the...
|US Treasury and Commerce Departments Announce Regulations To Implement the New US Policy Toward Cuba|
Carol J. Bilzi, Simeon M. Kriesberg, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015The US Treasury and Commerce departments announced that on January 16 they will issue certain amendments to US sanctions and export control regulations in order to implement the new US policy toward Cuba that President Obama announced on December 17.1 The amendments, which will take immediate...
|US Securities and Exchange Commission Announces 2015 Examination Priorities|
Rory M. Cohen, Leslie S. Cruz, Peter M. McCamman, Stephanie M. Monaco, Amy Ward Pershkow; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on January 26, 2015The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has announced its 2015 examination priorities. OCIE stated that, in 2015, it will focus on the following thematic areas: matters of importance to retiring or...
|Supreme Court Agrees to Decide When ERISA Plans May Recover Benefit Overpayments|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015When a fiduciary to an employee benefit plan overpays a plan participant, the fiduciary must resort to remedies offered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA authorizes a fiduciary to recover “appropriate equitable relief”—a nebulous...
|The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Abusive” Standard — Early Lessons|
Catherine A. Bernard, Reginald R. Goeke, Jeffrey H. Redfern; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015The Dodd-Frank Act granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) the authority to combat “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” practices in the consumer finance industry. “Unfair and deceptive” acts and practices have long been prohibited by the Federal Trade...
|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.
|United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Provides Proposed L-1B Visa Guidance Memorandum for Public Comment|
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015On March 24, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued long-awaited proposed guidance to its officers on the adjudication of L-1B visa petitions for “specialized knowledge” transferees. The agency has invited comments from the public by...
|NYDFS Letter to Insurance Executives Regarding Cyber Security|
Rebecca S. Eisner, Lawrence R. Hamilton, A. John P. Mancini, Jeffrey P. Taft, James R. Woods; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015Following up on its promise to “integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process,” the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a letter on March 26, 2015, to chief executive...