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|Staying on Top of Corporate Pension Liabilities|
Anna Rogers; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015The liabilities in a defined benefit occupational pension scheme are regularly valued and reported on by employer and trustees, but they are rarely subject to any probing audit. When latent issues come to light, the pension liabilities can prove to be significantly higher - or lower - than expected.
|US Federal Appellate Courts Uphold Dismissal of Securities Fraud Claims Against Auditors in Two China Reverse Merger Cases|
Dana S. Douglas, Brian J. Massengill, Justin A. McCarty, Alexandra L. Newman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015In opinions issued on the same day, federal appellate courts for the Second Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit both recently affirmed dismissals of securities-fraud claims filed against independent audit firms that audited Chinese reverse-merger companies because the plaintiffs did not adequately...
|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...
|The Internet of Things|
Lei Shen, Howard W. Waltzman; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015The 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,...
|Employer Vicariously Liable for Assault by an Employee on Another|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Marina O. K. Fung, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015In Yeung Mei Hoi v Tam Cheuk Shing and Another  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.
|With New Net Neutrality Rules, FCC Asserts Sweeping Jurisdiction Over Broadband Internet Access Services|
Angela E. Giancarlo, Howard W. Waltzman, Brantley Webb; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 8, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015On 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...
|Court Fee increases from Monday|
Miles Robinson, Kate Wilson; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015In 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...
|California Appellate Court Upholds On-Duty Rest Periods|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Decision: 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...
|Tip 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;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015A 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...
|Ninth Circuit Upholds Substantial Punitive Damages Award in Sexual Harassment Case Despite Award of Nominal Compensatory Damages|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Decision: 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...