April 5, 2013

Orrick’s Financial Industry Week in Review

Orrick’s Financial Industry Week in Review Financial Industry Developments CFPB Finalizes Rule Aimed at Improving Credit Card Agreement Submission Process On April 15, the CFPB issued a final rule aimed at improving the way that companies submit consumer credit card agreements to the CFPB. Press Release. SEC Adopts Updated EDGAR Filer Manual On April 13, […]

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April 5, 2013

Going for Brokerage: SEC Report Highlights Best (and Worst) Practices in Cybersecurity Preparedness

Going for Brokerage: SEC Report Highlights Best (and Worst) Practices in Cybersecurity Preparedness On February 3, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a Risk Alert addressing cybersecurity issues at brokerage and advisory firms, along with suggestions to investors on ways they can protect themselves and their online accounts.  FINRA issued a similar, more […]

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April 5, 2013

Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia: Korea (Updated)

Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia: Korea (Updated) WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF KOREA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT? The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment. Depending on the type of business, a prospective foreign investor seeking to make an investment in […]

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April 5, 2013

Federal Circuit Maintains Patent Exhaustion Precedent, Distinguishes Supreme Court Rulings

Federal Circuit Maintains Patent Exhaustion Precedent, Distinguishes Supreme Court Rulings Patent owners recently received a favorable decision regarding exhaustion of patent rights from the en banc Federal Circuit.  The case, Lexmark International, Inc., v. Impression Products, Inc., concerns aftermarket print cartridge sales and the issue of whether Lexmark’s patent rights are exhausted by (1) sales […]

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April 4, 2013

New Video: How Much Does It Cost to Start a MLM Company?

New Video: How Much Does It Cost to Start a MLM Company? ? New Video – What’s the Difference between MLM, Network Marketing, Party Plan and Direct Sales? New Video: How Much Does It Cost to Start a MLM Company? Posted on March 31, 2015 by Charity The costs of startup vary widely, depending on […]

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April 2, 2013

Mandatory Training for Community Association Board Members

Mandatory Training for Community Association Board Members Following the release of a report evaluating the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities, the Montgomery County Council in Maryland enacted legislation that requires training and certification for board members of common ownership communities. Under Montgomery County law, a common ownership community (COC) is a homeowners’ association […]

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April 2, 2013

New Oregon Law Mandates Sick Leave Policy for Most Employers – Oregon Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2016

New Oregon Law Mandates Sick Leave Policy for Most Employers – Oregon Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2016 HIGHLIGHTS: New Oregon law establishes policy regarding sick leave. All employers that are subject to these new laws should review their policies to make certain they comply. Senate Bill 454 mandates statewide mandatory paid […]

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April 2, 2013

California Court Considers Contaminated Food Product Coverage

California Court Considers Contaminated Food Product Coverage   In Windsor Food Quality Company, LTD. v. The Underwriters of Lloyds of London, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 195 (Cal. App. Feb. 6, 2015), the California Court of Appeals considered whether an ingredient obtained from a supplier and used in an insured’s product qualified for coverage as an […]

Opinions
April 2, 2013

Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Rural/Metro Affirms $76 million Judgment Against Third-Party Advisor for Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board, but Rejects Suggestion of ‘Gatekeeper’ Duties

Delaware Supreme Court Decision in Rural/Metro Affirms $76 million Judgment Against Third-Party Advisor for Aiding and Abetting Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by Board, but Rejects Suggestion of ‘Gatekeeper’ Duties On November 30, 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed post-trial decisions by the Delaware Court of Chancery (i) holding RBC Capital Markets, LLC liable to Rural/Metro […]

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April 2, 2013

Video games tax credit finally receives state aid approval

Video games tax credit finally receives state aid approval The European Commission has finally given the green light to the proposed UK video games tax credit which will now come into effect from 1 April 2014. Similar to the existing film and TV tax credits, this new relief will mean games developers could be eligible […]

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