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|Electronic Discovery & Information Governance - Tip of the Month: Proposed Federal Discovery Rules: Effect on Big Data and Social Media Discovery|
Michael D. Battaglia, Eric B. Evans, Kim A. Leffert, Anne M. Selin; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Plaintiffs have filed a complex class action case against a global multimedia conglomerate, alleging widespread employment discrimination that resulted in suppressed wages. Discovery has just begun, and plaintiffs have asked for all of the defendant’s pay and human resources data that reside...
|Supreme Court Agrees to Decide When ERISA Plans May Recover Benefit Overpayments|
Brian D. Netter, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015When a fiduciary to an employee benefit plan overpays a plan participant, the fiduciary must resort to remedies offered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Section 502(a)(3) of ERISA authorizes a fiduciary to recover “appropriate equitable relief”—a nebulous...
|Charges Cap in Money Purchase Default Arrangements: Mapping and White-Labelling|
Jonathan Moody, Ian Wright; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015The final version of the charges cap regulations were published last week and are due to come into force on 6 April. Broadly, they will impose a 0.75% cap on charges in money purchase default arrangements. But the regulations give an unexpectedly wide meaning to “default arrangement” in...
|Senior Managers Regime and Employment Law Implications - Where Are We Now?|
Mark Compton, Purvis Ghani; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015With the consultation on transitional arrangements for the introduction of the senior managers and certification regimes due to close on 27 February, it is a good time to take stock of the proposed new regulatory framework and assess the potential impact from an employment and HR perspective.
|EU Antitrust Private Damages Actions: The Impact in England of the Directive on Anti-Trust Damages Actions|
Kiran S. Desai, Julian Ellison, Nathalie Jalabert Doury, Miles Robinson, Mark Stefanini; Mayer Brown International LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 2015In the latest of a series of commentary pieces by Mayer Brown on the recent directive on private anti-trust damages actions (the “Directive”), we look at some key questions that businesses may have regarding these actions and the impact of the Directive in England. In the coming weeks,...
|The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “Abusive” Standard — Early Lessons|
Catherine A. Bernard, Reginald R. Goeke, Jeffrey H. Redfern; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015The Dodd-Frank Act granted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) the authority to combat “unfair, deceptive, or abusive” practices in the consumer finance industry. “Unfair and deceptive” acts and practices have long been prohibited by the Federal Trade...
|2015 - The Year of Competition in Hong Kong|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015As we step into the Year of the Goat, businesses in Hong Kong are gearing up for the impending enforcement of the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619) (Ordinance), with the Competition Commission (Commission) having indicated the Ordinance is likely to come into operation by the end of 2015.
|Results Are In: Year of the Horse Ends with a Record Fine of USD 975 Million for Qualcomm|
Hannah C. L. Ha, John M. Hickin; Mayer Brown JSM;
April 14, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015On 10 February 2015, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that it was imposing fines of RMB 6.088 billion (approximately USD 975 million) on Qualcomm for abusing its dominant position in the CDMA, WCDMA and LTE wireless communication standard essential patents...
|Court Certifies Class for Narrow Liability Claims in Environmental Contamination Case|
Sarah E. Reynolds, Evan M. Tager, Mark R. Ter Molen; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015Traditionally, federal courts have been reluctant to certify class actions in environmental contamination cases because of inherently unique issues raised by plaintiffs’ personal-injury claims. In other contexts, however, class plaintiffs have been able to overcome atypicality arguments at...
|The Insurance Act Receives Royal Assent|
David W. Alberts, Lawrence R. Hamilton, Colin Scagell, Nicole Zayac; Mayer Brown LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015On February 12, 2015, the Insurance Bill, which was introduced into Parliament on July 17, 2014, received Royal Assent, and is now known as the Insurance Act 2015 ("the Act"). The Act represents the culmination of an eight year review of insurance contract law by the Law Commission of...