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HTMLProtection Against Sexual Harassment by Customers
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014
The Hong Kong government will gazette this Friday, 20 June 2014, a bill to amend the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480) to protect service providers from sexual harassment by their customers.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Issues A Taxpayer Favorable Opinion in United States v. Clarke
Geoffrey M. Collins, John T. Hildy, Brian W. Kittle; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
The Supreme Court held on June 19, 2014, that taxpayers are entitled to examine IRS agents in a summons-enforcement proceeding where taxpayers “point[] to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith.” The Court held that circumstantial evidence could meet...

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court Rejects Sampling Method for Determining Liability in Class Actions
Andrea M. Weiss, Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Decision: In Duran v. U.S. Bank N.A., the plaintiffs sought to represent a class of loan officers who contended that they were improperly classified as exempt employees under the “outside salesperson” exemption to California’s overtime wage payment law, which applies to employees...

 

HTMLUS Banking Regulators Issue Additional Guidance Regarding Tax Allocation Agreements in Holding Company Structures
Scott A. Anenberg, Hayden D. Brown, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
US banking regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) have issued final joint supplemental guidance (Guidance) regarding tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and...

 

HTMLProperty Management Services Bill — A Proposed Mandatory Licensing Regime To Regulate The Property Management Industry
Fun Kuen Au; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
The Bill proposes a mandatory licensing regime to regulate the provision of property management services, under the supervision of a Property Management Services Authority (the "Authority"). It is proposed to make it a criminal offence for a property management company ("PMC")...

 

HTMLBeijing Average Monthly Wage Increased to CNY 5,793
Duncan A. W. Abate, Helen H. Liao, Hong Tran, Andy S. Yeo; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014
On 6 June 2014 the Beijing Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Statistics Bureau announced that the average monthly wage for 2013 was CNY 5,793. This is an increase of 10.9 percent on the previous average monthly wage of CNY 5,223 determined in 2012.

 

HTMLNew York State’s Highest Court Clarifies Scope of “No-Action” Clause Under Trust Indenture
Michael F. Lotito, Joel Moss, Brian Trust; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
New York’s highest court has concluded that a “no-action” clause in a New York law-governed indenture does not bar the commencement of an action or proceeding on a securityholder’s common law or statutory claims relating to the securities when the no-action clause at issue...

 

HTMLUS Federal Circuit Rules for Inclusion of Voluntary Respondents' CVD Rates in Calculation of "All Others" Duty Rate
Matthew J. McConkey, Margaret-Rose Sales; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a US Court of International Trade (CIT) decision on the calculation of the “All Others” duty rate in countervailing duty (CVD) Investigations. Specifically, the CAFC ruled that the duty margins assigned to the exporters...

 

HTMLUS Navy Issues Solicitation for “Drop-In” Biofuel Blends
J. Paul Forrester, Cameron S. Hamrick, Marcia G. Madsen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in conjunction with the US Navy, has issued a solicitation for bulk fuels for DLA Energy’s customers located in the Inland/East/Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The Inland/East/Gulf Coast is the single largest bulk fuels acquisition program, and it...

 

HTMLApplicability of US Antitrust Law to Foreign Conduct Clarified by Recent Appellate Decisions
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014
Recent decisions issued from the Second and Seventh Circuits have clarified the applicability of US antitrust law to foreign conduct. On June 4, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals decided Lotes Co. Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., an important case regarding the applicability of...

 


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