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  • Blog: Broker-Dealer Law CornerWhen It Comes To Testifying To The SEC, Providing Alternative Facts Can Be A Bad IdeaPosted on April 22, 2017 by Alan Wolper
    At the beginning of most FINRA OTRs, the examiner reads from a script of sorts, outlining some of the basic rules governing the proceeding. One of the things the script calls for is an express acknowledgement by the witness that he or she is testifying pursuant to Rule 8210, and that, as a result, a… Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Antitrust UpdateNo Use Crying Over Settled Claims?: Second Circuit Affirms Approval of Dairy Farmers’ SettlementPosted on April 21, 2017 by
    This week, the Second Circuit affirmed the approval of a $50 million agreement settling price-fixing claims brought by a class of farmers against a dairy cooperative and a dairy marketing company.  The settlement in Allen et al. v. Dairy Farmers of America et al. was notable for at least two reasons that were seemingly at [...]
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  • Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportSE Tech Podcast Ep. 24 – Trust Stamp with Andrew GowasackPosted on April 20, 2017 by MMMTechLaw
    We speak with Andrew Gowasack of Trust Stamp, an identity authentication company that leverages artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to guard against identity theft, friendly-fraud and “stranger-danger” by providing a secure digital token. Trust Stamp is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. www.truststamp.us
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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRMBS Cases Seeking $3.7 Billion Dismissed for Lack of StandingPosted on April 18, 2017 by Amiad Kushner and Alexander L. Strohmeyer
    On Wednesday, April 12, Justice Ramos of the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court dismissed with prejudice four lawsuits filed by Royal Park Investments SA/NV (“Royal Park”).  The lawsuits alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation with respect to residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) sold to Fortis NV/SA (“Fortis”) – formerly an independent Belgian bank that … Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogBack to basics – negotiating IP rights in technology development agreementsPosted on April 12, 2017 by
    Businesses frequently choose to engage third party providers to build technology to support business activities. The process of developing and commercialising an idea requires a significant investment of both time and capital. Whether you are commissioning an app or having a developer create a website, it is important to ensure that you enter into a robust agreement with the developer that protects your IP and confidential information and maximises your return on investment. To ensure that the developer is able to provide a product that meets the needs of your business, you will often need t...
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  • Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationCanada’s Anti-Spam Law Adds Teeth, Leaves Potential Opening for Class ActionsPosted on April 6, 2017 by <a href='http://www.lawsonlundell.com/team-Marko-Vesely.html'>Marko Vesely</a>
    Canada already has one of the world’s strictest regimes regulating commercial electronic messages, and, just in time for the country’s 150th birthday, the consequences for breach are about to get much more severe. On July 1, 2017, this regime will add additional teeth in the form of a private right of action, which could drastically... Continue Reading
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