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|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...
|NLRB Holds that Employees Have Right To Use Employers’ Email Systems for Non-Work Purposes|
Ruth Zadikany, Lori A. Zahalka; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015Decision: In Purple Communications, the NLRB recently held in a 3-2 decision that employees have the right to use their employers’ email systems during non-work time for non-work purposes, including for the purpose of union organizing. Noting that “the use of email as a common form of...
|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...
|Brasil: CADE Aprova Nova Regulamentação Sobre o Procedimento de Consulta|
Eduardo Molan Gaban, Natali de Vicente Santos; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015On March 11th 2015, the Brazilian Antitrust Authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense - CADE, passed a new resolution on the enquiry procedure stipulated under Law no 12.529/2011. The new regulation came into force on March, 17th, 2015, when it was published in the Brazilian...
|Brazil Issues Regulations Implementing the Clean Companies Act|
Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 20, 2015More than a year after Brazil enacted the Clean Companies Act (Law 12,846 of August 1, 2013) ("CCA"), President Dilma Rousseff signed Decree 8,420 (the “Decree”) to regulate the Act. The regulations came on the heels of massive protests against corruption.
|Has the New Patent Act Created a Mechanism for Investment Firms to Dramatically Alter the Value of Their Investments?|
Michael Martinez, Brian W. Nolan; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created procedural vehicles for new market participants, such as investment firms, to challenge patents. These procedural vehicles include inter partes review (“IPR”) and post-grant review (“PGR”). Recent use of these procedures by...
|Uncertainty in the Trademark World in the Wake of B&B Hardware|
Michael D. Adams, Richard M. Assmus; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015The US Supreme Court’s March 24, 2015, ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc. will almost certainly change the use and importance of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings, but there are many open questions about how significant the impact of the Supreme...
|Germany Introduces Rules on Female Quota for Supervisory Boards and Leadership Positions|
Dr. Ulrike Binder, Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Germany introduces a statutory minimum quota for female representatives on supervisory boards of co-determined (50/50), listed companies. In addition, the new law obligates numerous companies to observe rules regarding the composition of their supervisory boards and leadership positions.
|Vietnam: Changes in Health Insurance Regulations|
Quynh-Anh Lam, Viet Hung Nguyen; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015On 13 June 2014 the National Assembly issued Law No. 46/2014/QH11 ("Law 46") amending and supplementing some provisions of the Law on Health Insurance. Law 46 took effect on 1 January 2015. In order to provide implementing guidance to Law 46, on 15 November 2014 the Government issued...
|IRS Updates “Begun Construction” Guidance to Reflect One-Year Extension of the Production Tax Credit|
Jeffrey G. Davis, Isaac L. Maron; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015The US Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) has released Notice 2015-25 (the Notice), which updates previously issued guidance to reflect the recent one-year extension of the renewable electricity production tax credit (the PTC) under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code).