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|California Approves Consumer Law Protecting Right to Leave Negative Online Reviews|
Richard M. Assmus, Maximillian L. Del Rey, John Nadolenco; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014User-driven websites, where users are able to leave feedback about products or businesses, have increasingly become the backdrop for disputes over the non-disparagement clauses used to shield businesses from critical online reviews. Companies use these clauses to create penalties for consumers who...
|US Loses WTO Battle Over Country-of-Origin Labeling Requirements for Meat Products|
Duane W. Layton, Kelsey M. Rule, Paulette Vander Schueren; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014A World Trade Organization (“WTO”) panel has ruled that the United States’ amended country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) requirements for beef and pork products not only fell short of bringing it into compliance with prior rulings but, in fact, worsened the United...
|US SEC Brings First Enforcement Action For Market Manipulation Through High-Frequency Trading|
J. Gregory Deis, Kathleen M. Przywara, Jerome J. Roche, Matthew A. Rossi; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Providing another reminder of the US federal government’s ongoing scrutiny of high-frequency trading (“HFT”) firms and manipulative trading practices involving HFT, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled its first market-manipulation case against a HFT firm under...
|New Digital Trademark Certificates in Brazil|
Julio Regoto, Salim Jorge Saud Neto; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO) published Resolution 136/2014 (“Resolution”) in its official gazette No. 2282, regarding the issuance of digital trademark registration certificates. Since last year, the BPTO has not been issuing hard copies of trademark certificates,...
|Enforceability of Venue Selection Clauses in US Pension Plans|
Samuel P. Myler, Nancy G. Ross; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014Benefits plan sponsors often include venue selection clauses in their plans, requiring claimants to file suit in a particular jurisdiction. They do this in an effort to mitigate the risk that claims for employees’ benefits owed under ERISA plans will devolve into costly lawsuits filed in a...
|Tech Savvy HRs: the Excitement and Pitfalls|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014Social media, mobile computing, “big data” analysis and cloud computing (“SMAC”) are fundamentally changing the way in which HR professionals can now operate.
|IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance May Require Adoption of Plan Amendments|
Rebecca C. Davenport, Maureen J. Gorman, Debra B. Hoffman, Cecilia A. Roth; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Tax-qualified US retirement plans may need to be amended by December 31, 2014 in order to comply with requirements imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the treatment of individuals in same-sex marriages following the US Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor.
|Guangdong Passed Local Regulation on Collective Contracts|
Andy S. Yeo; Johnson Stokes & Master Mayer Brown JSM;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014The Guangdong Regulation on Collective Contracts (the “New Regulation”) was passed by the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Guangdong Province on 25 September 2014, and it will take effect on 1 January 2015.
|US Department of Justice Brings Its First Criminal Prosecution for Spoofing of Commodities Markets|
Matthew Bisanz, Marcus A. Christian, Mark G. Hanchet, Alex C. Lakatos, Richard M. Rosenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014A Chicago federal grand jury has indicted Michael Coscia, formerly a registered floor trader and sole owner of Panther Energy Trading LLC, for allegedly violating the anti-spoofing provision of the Commodity Exchange Act (“CEA”) and committing commodities fraud. The prosecution is the...
|Mozambique Will Announce New Licensing Round for 15 O&G Exploration Blocks|
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The Government of the Republic of Mozambique, through its regulatory agency, the Institute of National Petroleum - INP, has stated that a competitive bidding round for the exploration of 15 blocks with hydrocarbon potential in the offshore areas of Rovuma, Zambezi and Angoche and the onshore areas...