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HTMLFTC’s Report Provides Recommendations for Data
Justin R. Dickerson, John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014
Edith Ramirez, the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission), has often said that “with really big data, comes really big responsibility.” What she meant was not always clear.

 

HTMLMPF Amendment Bill Gazetted in Hong Kong
Duncan A. W. Abate; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014
If passed, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes (Amendment) Bill, gazetted on 27 June 2014, will introduce some fundamental new concepts into Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund system. In particular it will introduce a new circumstance in which benefits can be paid (terminal illness) and...

 

HTMLState Decree No. 44.886/2014: Tax Amnesty Program for the State of Rio de Janeiro
Carolina M. Bottino, Roberta P. Caneca, Ivan Tauil; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
On 07/03/2014, in the Official Gazette of Rio de Janeiro, State Decree No. 44.886/2014 was published. It modifies the previous ruling concerning ICMS Convention No. 128/2013. This Convention authorizes the State of Rio de Janeiro to implement a Tax Amnesty Program to waive or reduce penalties and...

 

HTMLBank Guarantees and Shipbuilding Contracts with Mainland Shipyards
Bill Amos; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
For a shipowner the process of buying a new vessel from a shipyard can be a hazardous venture, much riskier than buying an existing, second-hand vessel. This is because the shipowner has to part with millions of dollars “up front” to a shipyard/builder, by way of payment instalments to...

 

HTMLUS Supreme Court Expands (and Potentially Limits) the Reach of the Bank Fraud Statute
Vincent J. Connelly, William Michael, Richard E. Nowak; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014
The US Supreme Court has unanimously held that federal prosecutors can use the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, against offenders in cases where a bank is not the intended target of a fraud.

 

HTMLNormative Ruling No. 1,474/14
Roberta P. Caneca, Marina Cyrino; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
On June 18, 2014, Brazilian Tax Authorities enacted Normative Ruling No. 1,474, including certain Swiss companies incorporated as holding company, domiciliary company, auxiliary company, mixed company and administrative company as privileged tax regimes, when the corporate income tax collected by...

 

Adobe PDFGuess Who’s Looking at Your Ad? Blind Recruitment Ads Fall Foul of Data Privacy Laws
Gabriela Kennedy, Karen H. F. Lee, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
The number of "blind" recruitment ads - i.e., ads that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agent - circulating in Hong Kong has led to a growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of personal data of job applicants.

 

HTMLUS Securities and Exchange Commission Settles Its First Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Case
Marcus Christian, Adam D. Kanter, Stephanie M. Monaco, Jerome J. Roche, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a $2.2 million settlement in the Commission’s first whistleblower anti-retaliation case. As part of the settlement order, the SEC charged Paradigm Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and...

 

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...

 

HTMLDelegation Clause Directing an Arbitrator to Decide Enforceability of an Arbitration Agreement Enforceable in California
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 Tiri v. Lucky Chances, Inc., the defendant-employer filed a motion to compel arbitration of its former employee’s wrongful discharge action. The parties had entered into a written arbitration agreement that contained an explicit agreement to delegate to the arbitrator any...

 


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