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    Blog: Blockchain Legal Resource

    Kim Kardashian Ordered to Pay Over $1.26 Million for Securities Violation Arising Out of Crypto Endorsement

    The SEC instituted settlement proceedings against Kim Kardashian on Monday, alleging that the reality television star and entrepreneur violated the SEC’s anti-touting statute when she failed to disclose compensation that she received in exchange for an Instagram post endorsing cryptocurrency tokens. Continue Reading

    Blog: Appellate Insight

    How and When to Ask a Court to Overturn Intermediate Appellate Precedents

    In CoreCivic, Inc. v. Candide Group, LLC, 46 F.4th 1136 (2022), the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed 20 years of decisions holding that special motions to strike under California’s “Anti-SLAPP statute” may be filed in federal diversity actions.  As the court reflected, circuits have split over the federal implementation of the various states’ Anti-SLAPP motions.  See id. […] The post How and When to Ask a Court to Overturn Intermediate Appellate Precedents first appeared on Appellate Insight.

    Blog: Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

    HuntonAK Labor and Employment Recognized By 2022 Benchmark Litigation

    HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment practice has been recognized as nationwide leaders by Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 Labor and Employment guide. HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment Team was recognized as a nationwide practice and in several individual jurisdictions.

    Blog: Garrigues Labor Blog

    Working towards a law on human rights due diligence in an employment context

    The eradication of forced child labor, the fight against discrimination at work and the protection of and respect for human rights all form part, together with other measures, such as combatting environmental impact, of the principles laid down in the UN commitment acquired in the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which was assumed by Spain […] La entrada Working towards a law on human rights due diligence in an employment context apareció primero en Labor and Employment Law - Garrigues.

    Blog: The Business Law Blog

    New “Listed Issuer” Exemption Permits Simpler Public Offerings for Listed Issuers

    The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) recently announced amendments to National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus Exemptions introducing a new prospectus exemption that is expected to take effect on November 21, 2022 (the “Listed Issuer Exemption”). Listed issuers that qualify for the Listed Issuer Exemption will be able to distribute freely ...

    Blog: NextGen Financial Services Report

    CFPB Director States That a New Rule Aimed at Consumer Arbitration Clauses Is Unlikely but Calls for Non-monetary “Structural” Penalties for “Repeat Offenders”

    The Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), Rohit Chopra, while attending an event organized by the Public Citizen (a group that opposes mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer agreements), indicated that the CFPB is unlikely to issue a new rule regulating such clauses because the Congressional Review Act prevents it from issuing “a substantially... Continue Reading

    Blog: Antitrust Update

    An Unexpected Dispute Delays the DOJ’s First No-Poach Conviction and Other Recent Developments in its Labor-Market Antitrust Prosecutions

    The DOJ’s efforts to prosecute alleged wage-fixing and employee non-solicitation agreements have continued to develop over the last few months.  (Check here for our previous coverage of this prosecution trend.)  Most notably, the DOJ nearly secured its first criminal conviction on a no-poach charge, as a defendant in United States v. Hee expressed its intent to [...]

    Blog: BuildSmart

    Intervention in Bid Protests: A Refresher

    The number of bid protest filings peaks in October as a result of increased government spending at the end of the government’s fiscal year — which is the 12-month period beginning on October 1 and ending on September 30. As such, government contractors should be particularly mindful this time of year of their rights with...Continue Reading

    Blog: ALTIUS Blogs

    The rise of Employers of Record (EOR) on the Belgian labour market: a new opportunity for foreign employers expanding their business in Belgium?

    Since the Covid-19 pandemic hybrid working models have become the ‘new normal’. Although this development has undoubtedly triggered challenges for employers, it has also created opportunities. The pool of candidates for filling an open vacancy has expanded substantially as nothing impedes an employer from ‘crossing the border’ to find the most suitable employee-candidate (and vice versa). Besides the social security and tax consequences that such a set-up might trigger, foreign employers are suddenly also faced with employment legislation that they are not familiar with. To overcome thi...

    Blog: Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen?

    Royal Warrants of Appointment are granted to companies or traders that supply products and services to the Royal Household. In this post, we will look at what will happen to these distinctions now that the Queen has passed away. Following the sad loss of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, an icon among the […] La entrada God Save the Queen: what will happen to the Royal Warrants granted by the late Queen? apareció primero en Intellectual and Industrial Property Blog - Garrigues.

    Blog: Project Law Blog

    The Alberta Energy Regulator Releases New Guidance on Geothermal Regulatory Scheme

    On August 15, 2022 the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) published Directive 089: Geothermal Resource Development (Directive 89) which provides guidance on general geothermal development requirements including an overview of relevant rules and regulations throughout the geothermal resource lifecycle, and specific technical and licencing requirements for ...

    Blog: Labor & Employment Law Blog

    Employers Face Uncertainty After SCOTUS Abortion Rights Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392 (June 24, 2022), overruling Roe v. Wade, raised more questions than answers for U.S. employers. As a result of Dobbs, abortion is no longer a constitutionally protected right in the United States. As such, each state is left to determine how... Continue Reading

    Blog: Declassified

    What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Biometric Class Action: Settlements

    Biometric class actions have proliferated in recent years — and with more states eyeing comprehensive data privacy legislation, companies that use biometric data should plan for the surge to grow. With rare exceptions, these cases end either in settlement or via a successful dispositive motion. In this post, we will discuss some of the trends... Continue Reading

    Blog: Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

    Another Step Closer to a Unified EU Patent Court

    We reported last year that the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) were progressing. The main hurdle to clear was sufficient countries ratifying the Protocol on the Provisional Application (PAP-Protocol) of the UPC Agreement to allow the provisional application period (PAP) to begin. On 27 September 2021 Germany ratified the PAP-Protocol and on 15...Continue Reading…