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HTMLRevisiting My Brother's Keeper: Latest Learning and Best Practices on Dealings with Third Parties under the FCPA
Theodore T. Chung, Justin Edward Herdman, Karen P. Hewitt, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015
Over the past decade, one of the most common and perplexing questions posed by U.S. multinational corporations with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Corporations and their personnel have long struggled, and...

 

HTMLISIS’s Destruction of Antiquities and Ancient Sites
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015
The recent destruction of sculptures and other objects in the Mosul Museum, as well as the ancient cities and archaeological sites of Nimrud, Hatra, and Dur Sharrukin[1] by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), sometimes also referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has...

 

HTMLFurther Delay to the EU Data Protection Regulation
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
It is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal data, a fundamental right for everyone in the EU.

 

HTMLThe "Right to be Forgotten"
jaime Cheng; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015, previously published by Taiwan's Personal Information Protection Act currently only provides that a party may request correction when errors exist with respect to the party's personal information or deletion when the specific purpose no longer exists.  Originally, "La Vanguardia" newspaper lawfully collected and used the personal information (reporting of a real-estate auction is in accord with the public interest) and the information was correct.  The only issue was that the personal information was out of date after the passing of considerable time. As such, there would be room to dispute the expiry of the specific purpose and whether a request for deletion would be justified.  This issue is still awaiting legislative resolution in Taiwan.
The "Right to be Forgotten"

 

HTMLUS Supreme Court to review whether a reasonable belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement
Jennifer D. Bennett, Kevin Greenleaf, Robert F. Kramer, Lissi Mojica, Russell Tonkovich; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
On December 5, 2014, the US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 720 F.3d 1361, 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2013) that a defendant's reasonable belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement...

 

HTMLNew Year, New Orleans, Old Tricks
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015
The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties in New Orleans, worth close to $1.53 million. The property was allegedly purchased with corrupt proceeds, traced to $2...

 

HTMLThe Long History of GM’s Ignition Switch Cover Up
Jodi Westbrook Flowers; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
GM’s ignition switch defect has now been linked to 38 deaths to date. The ignition switch problem was so obvious that customers, journalists and even GM employees were reporting the problem a decade before GM finally admitted the issue and recalled the cars.

 

HTMLSaudi Arabia Updates Arbitration Law to Resolve More Commercial Disputes
Sally Fitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015
Like the companies they serve, international arbitration venues are also subject to the pressures of competition. Various arbitration locations and policies have their advantages, and arbitration laws can make a big difference in parties' decisions about where they want commercial disputes to be...

 

HTMLU.S. Business Embraces President’s Plan For A New Course On Cuba
Jose A. Aquino; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
Yesterday, President Obama announced wide-ranging adjustments of US policy towards Cuba including opening an embassy in Havana. The Obama Plan involves a series of measures aimed at increasing trade between the two countries. The basic premise of the plan is to permit certain exports to Cuba, relax...

 

HTMLSouth Africa’s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela Wins Transparency International’s Annual Integrity Award
Benjamin B. Tymann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
Last week the international anti-corruption body Transparency International (TI) awarded its annual Integrity Award to Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector. The Berlin-based organization is best known for its yearly Corruption Perceptions Index ranking levels of corruption in each...

 


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