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|Commercial Law: Privileges and Disadvantages for Businessmen|
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014The legal relationships between a businessman and his business partners are essentially regulated by commercial law. While businessmen enjoy privileges, they must also accept certain disadvantages.
|Breaking News: The COPPA Enforcement Actions are Here!|
Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014As we predicted in prior blog posts, the Federal Trade Commission has begun its vigorous enforcement of the Amended COPPA Rule. And one of the players is not a child-related site, so read on. The Commission just announced that online review site Yelp, Inc. (“Yelp”) and mobile app...
|NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise|
Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated...
|Are You Ready? The EU “Cookie Sweep” is Upon Us|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 2014This week, European authorities will be conducting a "cookie sweep" consisting of random checks of websites to ensure that they are complying with European Union (EU) "cookie" laws.
|Supreme Court Of Canada Denies Leave To Appeal From Decision Clarifying Available Disgorgement Remedies In Competition And Consumer Protection Claims|
Michelle T. Maniago, Alessandra V. Nosko; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appeal in Wakelam v. Wyeth Consumer Healthcare/Wyeth Soin de Sante Inc. The leave application arose from a 2014 British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that clarified whether plaintiffs...
|New Requirements for Commercial Co-Venturers in South Carolina|
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2014Governor Nikki Haley signed into law House Bill 3367, which amends the South Carolina Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, and took effect upon the governor's signature. Some of the new registration requirements must be completed by October 4, 2014.
|Deoffshorisation' of the Russian Economy: Updated Version of the Draft Law on Controlled Foreign Company Legislation and Other Measures|
Olga Boltenko, Ayshat Gaydarova; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 10, 2014The Russian Ministry of Finance has published an updated version of the draft controlled foreign company rules (hereinafter - "CFC") on the 2nd of September (hereinafter - ‘the new Draft’). The previous drafts were covered in detail in our press releases of 24 March and 5...
|CPSC Poised to Ban High-Powered Magnet Sets|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014Although the final rule currently under consideration by the CPSC sets a performance standard for magnet sets, the practical effect of the new safety standard will be a ban on the future sale or distribution of powerful rare earth magnet sets like Buckyballs and Zen Magnets. During the height of...
|The Commercial Register|
Abdelrahman Elnafie, Paul Sheridan; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Custom and practice have always been important when it comes to interpreting laws in the Sultanate. In some circumstances, custom may even be law itself. But care is needed to avoid the trap of loose assumptions that could have alarming consequences. For instance, it is often assumed that a validly...
|Charity Commission Publishes Operational Compliance Report into Creed Street Theatre & Arts Centre Trust|
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014A Charity Commission report finds evidence of mismanagement and highlights the importance of instituting correct governance procedures.