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IPEC damages cap of £500,000 does not apply separately to each defendant in an action where there are multiple defendants 
Field Fisher Waterhouse

In the case of Abbott and another v Design & Display Ltd and another [2014] EWHC 3234 (IPEC), 10 October 2014, Mr Justice Birss ruled that the IPEC damages cap of £500,000 as set out in CPR 63.17A is to apply to all defendants in a single action and not in relation to each defendant.
CCGG Releases Annual Best Practices For Proxy Circular Disclosure  
Stikeman Elliott LLP

Recently, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released its 2014 Best Practices for Proxy Circular Disclosure.
October 2014 Corporate Alert 
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

The Delaware Court of Chancery granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a merger.
Health and safety fines bulletin: 29 October 2014 
Field Fisher Waterhouse

The fines and costs which may flow from a safety related incident can be significant, not to mention the reputational stigma which the company will suffer.
Agricultural Law NetLetter - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Issue 310 
Miller Thomson LLP

A Justice of the Newfoundland Supreme Court reviews the principles necessary to establish adverse possession against land.
Catch Me If You Can: Fake Doctor’s Application Voids Coverage For Himself But Not For Innocent Co-Insureds 
Reed Smith

Written like a blockbuster Hollywood film, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina, in Evanston Insurance Company v. Agape Senior Primary Care, et al., issued a ruling October 21, 2014.
The Retail-Revival Series: Succeeding With A Store-Led Strategy 
The Boston Consulting Group

Ian McLeod spent his first day as managing director of Coles visiting the stores.
Texas Supreme Court Limits The Enforceability Of No-Delay-Damages Provisions 
Jones Day

The Texas Supreme Court held that a no-delay-damages provision cannot shield an owner from liability for deliberately and wrongfully interfering with a contractor's work.
Superior Court Of Justice Reduces The Tax Base Of The Import Tax 
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

During the customs value determination, the discharge, handling, and appraisal of goods expenses at the ports must be included in the tax base of the import tax.
ANTAQ Submits To Public Hearing A New Resolution Draft Regulating The Charter Of Vessels In Replacement Of Former Rules Dealing On This Matter 
Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados

The National Waterway Transportation Agency published Resolution Antaq no. 3638 approving a new resolution draft in order to discipline the charter of vessels by Brazilian Shipping Companies.
FCC Chairman Announces Proposal To Classify Internet TV Services As Cable Providers 
Proskauer Rose LLP

Over the past month, there have been many reports that the FCC would soon publish an NPRM classifying online video distributors.
Illegal Contracts Does Not Preclude Discrimination Claims 
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

The U.K. Supreme Court addressed an issue that has not received much attention from the courts recently: the defence of illegality, also called the "ex turpi causa" doctrine.
Case Brief: On Reduction Of Employer Contributions To Retirees’ Medical Benefits 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

On November 21, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada denied an employer’s application for leave to appeal the BC Court of Appeal decision in Lacey v. Weyerhaeuser Company Limited.
Pair Of California Anti-Spam Decisions Change Legal Landscape For Commercial Emailers 
Venable LLP

The California Court of Appeal ruled in a putative class action that a commercial email header does not violate California's anti-spam statute.
Capacity Markets — A Short-Term Fix For Security Of Supply Or A Key Energy Market Support Mechanism In The Transition To A Low Carbon Economy? 
Dentons (US)

In countries with energy only wholesale power markets, the rise of variable renewable energy production with zero margin costs is depressing wholesale market prices.
The Pitfalls Of Imprecision: The Latest Momentive Decision Exposes The Weakness Of Lien Subordination Under Intercreditor Agreements 
Arent Fox LLP

Senior creditors rely on intercreditor agreements to protect their interests by limiting the rights that junior lien holders would otherwise enjoy as secured creditors.
A Clearvu On Adwords? 

South Africa finally has its first Adwords decision. Judge Nicholls of the Gauteng Local Division handed down judgment in the case of Cochrane Steel Products v M-Systems Group.
Significant Amendments To National Instrument 31-103 Finalized 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The CSA recently finalized amendments to National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations and its Companion Policy.
Last Chance: New Way For Hospitals To Participate In The CMS Settlement Offer For Inpatient Claims 
Arent Fox LLP

In an effort to encourage hospitals to take advantage of the 68 percent settlement offer for previously denied inpatient claims, CMS recently announced a new procedure.
The [Trade] Secret Is Out: What All Government Contractors Need To Know About Proposal Information And The Uniform Trade Secrets Act 
Venable LLP

In a time of shrinking budgets and contracting opportunities, government contractors should be aware that the information compiled in their proposals has grown increasingly more valuable.
Zyda Law Advises EDF Energy On Habitats Regulations And Secures Planning Permission For Development At Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station  
Zyda Law

We are pleased to announce that EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited (EDF Energy) have been granted planning permission to carry out works to enhance the resilience of the existing shingle ridge to the south of the Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station.
Asset Divestitures: A Transaction Form That Is Gaining Traction 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

A recent report put out by the Boston Consulting Group indicates that companies are increasingly turning to asset divestures as a means of enhancing shareholder value.
Bill C-43 A Game Changer For Extractive Industry 
Dentons (Canada)

On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada tabled an omnibus Bill C-43 introducing or amending dozens of laws.
Property Exposed To The Ebola Virus - Are Associated Business Income Losses Covered Under First Party Policies? 
Reed Smith

Can policyholders expect coverage for loss of Business Income if their property is exposed to persons with the Ebola virus?
FDA And The Center For Food Safety Reach Settlement Regarding FDA’s GRAS Rule 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

On October 20, 2014, FDA reached a settlement with the Center for Food Safety in litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Ontario Ministry Of Labour Inspector Charged With Extortion 
Dentons (Canada)

A Ministry of Labour Inspector was arrested and charged with breach of trust, accepting a benefit from a person having dealings with government, and extortion.
Maddin: Failure To Inquire Leaves Director Liable 
Dentons (Canada)

The taxpayer was a director of a corporation in the marble and granite industry which failed to remit nearly $300,000 of source deductions related to remuneration paid to employees.
Italian Government Introduces Measures To Stimulate Real Estate Market 
Jones Day

The Law Decree contains, inter alia, a set of measures to promote the Italian real estate market.
Immigration Issues In The Massachusetts Governor Race 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

On Tuesday evening, the candidates for Massachusetts governor met in their last debate ahead of Tuesday’s general election.
Ebola Update–CDC Issues New Protocols 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

The response to Ebola continues to evolve as additional resources for providers and the public have been made available over the last several days.

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