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April 16, 2017

B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfers

B.C. Supreme Court Rescinds Land Transfers [author: Steve Chasey] In Re 0741508 BC Ltd and 0768723 BC Ltd  (2014 BCSC 1791), the British Columbia Supreme Court (“BCSC”) considered whether rescission should be granted in respect of two real estate transactions in which the applicant corporations had transferred several parcels of land to a partnership. The transactions were […]

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April 15, 2017

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties

District Court Evaluates Express Warranty of “Airworthiness” – Texas Court Determines That “Airworthy” Is an Unambiguous Term That Controls Over More General Disclaimers of Warranties HIGHLIGHTS: The “as is” clause does not negate the express warranty of an “airworthy” aircraft. The terms “airworthy” and “certificate of airworthiness” are technical terms capable of only one reasonable […]

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April 13, 2017

Securities Arbitration Overview

Securities Arbitration Overview A complete walkthrough of the securities arbitration process, for financial professionals and investors. Authored by securities attorney Mark J. Astarita, this walkthrough has been downloaded tens of thousands of times. Updated in March 2014.  Download PDF 1 Overview of a Securities Arbitration By Mark J. Astarita Background Arbitration is a dispute resolution […]

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April 6, 2017

European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments to Technical Standards on ECAIs Credit Assessments

European Supervisory Authorities Reject Proposed Amendments to Technical Standards on ECAIs Credit Assessments The European Banking Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (known as the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities) published an Opinion on the European Commission’s proposed amendments to the ESA’s final draft Implementing Technical […]

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April 6, 2017

Association of British Insurers Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Lock-Up Periods

Association of British Insurers Releases New Best Practice Guidelines for Lock-Up Periods The Association of British Insurers’ guidelines recommend greater transparency in disclosures relating to lock-up agreements. On 14 April, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published best practice recommendations[1] for its members about their approach to lock-up agreements. The statement follows concerns in the […]

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April 4, 2017

Re Willful Infringement, “Channel” It, Says the Supreme Court

Re Willful Infringement, “Channel” It, Says the Supreme Court The Seagate two-part test for enhanced patent infringement damages under 35 U.S.C. § 284 — (1) objectively, infringement was not a close call, and (2) subjectively, the defendant knew or obviously should have known that — is gone.  So too is the patentee’s burden to prove entitlement […]

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April 1, 2017

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults

Bipartisan Senate Legislation Introduced To Address Campus Sexual Assaults Yesterday, eight U.S. senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that proposes to amend the Higher Education Act and the Clery Act to include new requirements for addressing sexual violence on campus, as well as financial penalties for noncompliance. This bill represents the […]

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