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|ECHR has ruled that employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during working hours|
GANADO Advocates; GANADO Advocates;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016On the 12th January 2016, in Bărbulescu vs Romania (application number 61496/08) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention of Human Rights.
|Mareva or Freezing Injunctions in the Cayman Islands|
David Harby; Loeb Smith;
Legal Alert/ArticleA mareva or freezing injunction is an interim court order, restraining a party from dealing with, or removing, assets from the jurisdiction. Such an order is normally applied for on an ex parte basis (or without notice to the respondent) in order to avoid the risk of the dissipation of the assets...
|CON Laws, COPAs and the FTC: 7 Antitrust Points for the Healthcare Sector|
Steven Levitsky, Lesli C. sposito; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015The Federal Trade Commission is on a roll in its attack on what it considers anti-competitive effects in the healthcare industry. And that roll has consistently involved challenging activity that once appeared to be protected by state laws.
|$195 Million Awarded for Failure to Negotiate in Good Faith; PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc.|
David A. Charapp; Duane Morris LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015In 2011, I wrote about the PharmAthene, Inc. v. SIGA Technologies, Inc. case, in which the Delaware Chancery Court found that SIGA Technology Inc. failed to negotiate in good faith with PharmAthene, Inc. for the grant of a license to SIGA’s smallpox drug known as ST-246. This case provided an...
|Will Supreme Court End Split Over Whether Generic Drug Companies Can Face "Failure to Timely Update" Claims|
Sean T. Stadelman; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 11, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has (again) been asked to determine the question of whether claims can be made against generic drug manufacturers for failing to timely update and/or disseminate their labels following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals. Essentially, the issue is...
|Technology in the Courtroom - Is it a Recoverable Cost at Trial?|
Lindsay A. Goulding, David A. Melton; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
March 11, 2015The use of technology is so prevalent today that it is difficult to imagine an event that is “technology-free”—including a trial. Attorneys use technology to showcase timelines, impeaching testimony from depositions, scene photographs, and animations. Technology, however, is not...
|Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell: $1.5 Billion at Stake at the Federal Circuit|
Michael T. Renaud, Peter F. Snell; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s (“CMU”) $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (collectively “Marvell”),...
|The CASL Regime(s)—Anti-Spam and Anti-Malware|
Tim (Timothy) M. Banks, Margot E. Patterson; Dentons Canada LLP;
January 8, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014CASL is a new regime, with significant administrative monetary penalties (maximum CA$10 million), and is broader in scope than the anti-spam laws of the US and other countries. If you do business in Canada, you are likely aware that Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) targets unsolicited commercial...
|Optional Safety Features: Let the Sophisticated Purchaser Decide|
Joseph P. Wodarski; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on May 14, 2014Products used in an industrial setting, such as forklift trucks, are typically designed to offer the purchaser the option of choosing certain safety features and excluding others that are available. The particular setting where the product will be used (its operating environment) will dictate which...
|E-Discovery Matters: “A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities”|
Daniel M. Braude; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014I am pleased to announce the availability of our firm’s updated publication, A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities. I believe this white paper serves as a useful resource to anyone dealing with the complicated issue of preservation of electronically stored information (ESI),...