April 13, 2013

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents

Down Stream from Aereo: FilmOn Pulled by Different Legal Currents Last year in American Broad. Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court dealt a significant victory to the broadcast industry when it concluded that Aereo’s online streaming services infringed the broadcasters’ copyrighted works.  The crux of the case was whether Aereo publicly performed the […]

Opinions
April 13, 2013

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom

Corporate Bribery: Successful Prosecutions in the United Kingdom In a busy week for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the United Kingdom’s antibribery prosecutor, it has announced its first-ever deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for bribery offences and the first guilty plea under the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA). Both matters involved the application of the much heralded, […]

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April 13, 2013

A Month in UK Employment Law – April 2016

A Month in UK Employment Law – April 2016 News & Legislation Update Gender Pay Gap Reporting Draft Regulations published The first draft of regulations requiring any employer in the UK with at least 250 employees to publish information about the difference in pay between men and women was published in February 2016. Although subject […]

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April 13, 2013

First Circuit Rules on Borrower’s Challenge to Foreclosure under Massachusetts Law

First Circuit Rules on Borrower’s Challenge to Foreclosure under Massachusetts Law Continuing a trend of rejecting challenges to foreclosure by Massachusetts borrowers, the First Circuit affirmed dismissal of a complaint alleging several commonly made arguments in foreclosure litigation. After defaulting, the borrower’s home was foreclosed upon. The borrower filed suit alleging wrongful foreclosure, slander of title […]

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April 12, 2013

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions

USCIS Temporarily Suspends Premium Processing of H-1B Extensions The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is suspending premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions between May 26, 2015 and July 27, 2015. The sudden announcement stated that USCIS will suspend premium processing for these applications to allow for the timely adjudication of […]

Opinions
April 12, 2013

Boardroom Perspectives: Oversight of Material Litigation in Four Practical Steps

Boardroom Perspectives: Oversight of Material Litigation in Four Practical Steps Public companies in the United States are subject to litigation in various areas, including: shareholder litigation; government investigations and enforcement actions; environmental litigation and intellectual property disputes. While certain litigation may be frivolous or merely routine, other claims may be costly and potentially damaging to […]

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April 11, 2013

One Step Closer to a Revised “Accredited Investor” Definition

One Step Closer to a Revised “Accredited Investor” Definition At its meeting on October 9, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee recommended (by voice vote, with one dissent) that the SEC adopt significant updates to the definition of “accredited investor” as it applies to natural persons as found in Rule 501 under […]

Hubs
April 11, 2013

Finally, a Minimum Wage Comes to Germany. Are Employers Ready?

Finally, a Minimum Wage Comes to Germany. Are Employers Ready? Employers should act now to ensure all employees — including contractors’ employees — receive adequate pay to avoid risk of significant fines. 21 of the 28 member states of the European Union have minimum wage laws. On 1 January 2015, Germany will become number 22. […]

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April 10, 2013

OFCCP Seeks Comments On Discrimination Complaint Form

OFCCP Seeks Comments On Discrimination Complaint Form OFCCP is seeking public comment its form for individual complaints of discrimination and retaliation. An employee or applicant of a federal contractor may file a complaint of discrimination or retaliation with the OFCCP. The OFCCP has a form for such complaints, designated Form CC-4. The two-page form seeks […]

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