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HTMLThe National Conference of Insurance Legislators Considers a Proposed Model Act to Regulate Insurance Requirements for Transportation Networking Companies (“TNCs”) and Transportation Network Drivers
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
TNC insurance coverage issues have attracted significant interest from legislators and regulators around the country in light of the increasing popularity of TNCs (also called “commercial ride-sharing companies”), which use an online application or platform developed and administered by...

 

HTMLUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Services Provides Proposed L-1B Visa Guidance Memorandum for Public Comment
Elizabeth (Liz) E. Stern, Paul Virtue; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLAG 48 and the (Modest) Transformation of Life Reserve Financings
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
After three full years of regulators compiling data, reading legal documents, studying actuarial models and consulting with outside advisors related to the life insurance industry’s use of captive reinsurers for so-called AXXX and XXX reserve financing transactions, year-end 2014 was...

 

HTMLWith New Net Neutrality Rules, FCC Asserts Sweeping Jurisdiction Over Broadband Internet Access Services
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
On March 12, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “the Commission”) released its Open Internet Order (“Order”) and rules. Based on the FCC’s finding that “broadband providers hold all the tools necessary to deceive consumers, degrade...

 

HTMLEmployer Vicariously Liable for Assault by an Employee on Another
Duncan A. W. Abate, Marina O. K. Fung, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015
In Yeung Mei Hoi v Tam Cheuk Shing and Another [2015] HKCA 109, the Court of Appeal reversed the decision from the Court of First Instance and held that the employer was vicariously liable for an assault committed by its employee to another employee.

 

HTMLThe Internet of Things
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
The proliferation of smart phones raised novel privacy and security concerns due to the unprecedented amounts and types of personal information that these devices and their applications could collect, use, store and share. Many aspects of our lives-communications, social interactions, shopping,...

 

HTMLTip of the Month: Making a Molehill Out of a Mountain: Tips for Handling Terabytes of Data
Michael D. Frisch, Kim A. Leffert; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
A medium-sized company is a defendant in a putative class action lawsuit. Outside counsel negotiated the scope of the plaintiffs’ document requests as much as possible, agreed on a list of custodians, and sent an e-discovery vendor to the client’s headquarters to collect email and copy...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Upholds Substantial Punitive Damages Award in Sexual Harassment Case Despite Award of Nominal Compensatory Damages
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
Decision: In State of Arizona v. Asarco, an en banc Ninth Circuit panel held that a $300,000 punitive damages verdict in a sexual harassment case in which only nominal damages were awarded comported with due process. The plaintiffs in the underlying case successfully established liability for...

 

HTMLCourt Fee increases from Monday
Miles Robinson, Kate Wilson; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015
In January 2015, the Government announced a dramatic increase in the fee for issuing Court proceedings in money claims worth £10,000 or more. Following Parliamentary approval on 4 March, the new fees will come into force on 9 March. Until now, the highest issue fee for a money claim has been...

 

HTMLCalifornia Appellate Court Upholds On-Duty Rest Periods
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
Decision: In Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., a California Court of Appeal reversed a $94 million judgment in a wage-and-hour class action, rejecting the plaintiffs’ theory that the company violated wage-and-hour laws by requiring some employees to remain “on call” and...

 


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