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HTML“Separate Entity” Rule Alive and Well in New York
James Ancone, Mark G. Hanchet, Christopher J. Houpt, Alex C. Lakatos; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLStriking the Balance: The Views of International Competition Agencies on the Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Law
Robert E. Bloch, Kelly B. Kramer, Stephen M. Medlock; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
Foreign competition authorities have long been concerned about the application of US antitrust law—in particular civil claims for treble damages—to conduct occurring outside the United States. Over the years, courts and Congress have adopted different tests for determining when US...

 

HTMLChina Customs Set Up Enterprise Credit Management System
Cecil Leong, Flora H. Sun; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014
China Customs published Customs Interim Measures on Enterprise Credit Management (Interim Measures) on 8 October 2014. It is a part of an effort by the Chinese Government to establish a Social Credit System based on a 2014-2020 plan of the State Council. The new system will replace the existing...

 

HTMLUS Court of Appeals Confirms that Expert Testimony Must Offer Scientific Proof, Not Hypotheses, on Causation
Carl J. Summers; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLUS FCC Enforcement Action Represents Unprecedented Expansion of the Agency’s Authority Over Data Security
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asserting unprecedented authority to regulate data security matters with its recent action against two telecommunications carriers for failing to protect customers’ personal information from unauthorized disclosure. The FCC issued a Notice of...

 

HTMLCADE Issues New Regulation on Merger Control
Eduardo Molan Gaban; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014
The Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) has enacted two new Resolutions, which were published on October 7th, 2014, in the Federal Official Gazette. They are minor, yet significant, changes to CADE’s Internal Regulations as well as to Resolution No. 02/2012. The...

 

HTMLCalifornia Approves Consumer Law Protecting Right to Leave Negative Online Reviews
Richard M. Assmus, Maximillian L. Del Rey, John Nadolenco; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
User-driven websites, where users are able to leave feedback about products or businesses, have increasingly become the backdrop for disputes over the non-disparagement clauses used to shield businesses from critical online reviews. Companies use these clauses to create penalties for consumers who...

 

HTMLUS Loses WTO Battle Over Country-of-Origin Labeling Requirements for Meat Products
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
A 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...

 

HTMLNew Digital Trademark Certificates in Brazil
Julio Regoto, Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Resolution 136/2014 (“Resolution”) in its official gazette No. 2282, regarding the issuance of digital trademark registration certificates. Since last year, the BPTO has not been issuing hard copies of trademark certificates,...

 

Adobe PDFTech Savvy HRs: the Excitement and Pitfalls
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Social media, mobile computing, “big data” analysis and cloud computing (“SMAC”) are fundamentally changing the way in which HR professionals can now operate.

 


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