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Under New Law, A Big Win For Small Community Banks  
Reed Smith

Under a law enacted this month, a small bank exemption to acquisition debt limits will cover a far broader group of banks.
Custody And Visitation Tips For The Holidays 
Fox Rothschild LLP

The holiday season can be a magical, wonderful time for children. Unfortunately, some of that magic and wonder may be lost if separated or divorced parents are not adequately prepared
"Settlement Anxiety" – An Effective Tool Or An Unfair One? 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Recently, I was at a mediation where the mediator, when telling us his assessment of my client's case, said that he was creating "settlement anxiety."
Federal Contractors Subject To Minimum Wage 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Bottom Line Up Front: This blog post updates several of our previous posts addressing the implementation of the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Be Creative But Be Careful with Copyrights and Trademarks in Your Designs  
Fox Rothschild LLP

USA Today had a must-read article on Under Armour’s crazy uniform designs.
One Year Later: Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Lawsuit  
Reed Smith

On the one-year anniversary of Target’s announcement that it had suffered a massive data breach, Judge Magnuson in the District of Minnesota cleared the way for a consumer class action against the retailer to move forward into discovery.
Ontario Pension Legislation: Alphabet Soup Comes To Queen's Park  
McMillan LLP

Even though many decide that December is the time to focus on holiday festivities and other matters, Ontario legislators have been busy in early December on various initiatives, including new pension legislation.
When Is A Rule A Rule? American And Canadian Approaches 
McMillan LLP

recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides an opportunity to contrast how American and Canadian courts respond to the failure of a tribunal to comply with its own procedural rules.
Be Prepared: Ontario Enacts Significant Changes to Employment Laws  
McMillan LLP

Earlier this year, we wrote that the Ontario government had introduced new legislation – the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 ("Bill 18") – that would introduce significant amendments to several employment-related statutes if enacted.
Competition Act Amendments to Address "Unjustified" Canada-US Price Discrimination 
McMillan LLP

On December 9, 2014, the Minister of Industry introduced the Price Transparency Act ("Bill C-49") which is aimed at the perceived problem of higher retail prices of some products in Canada as compared to the United States.
CMS Removes Seven Medicare National Coverage Determinations, Leaving Coverage To Macs 
Reed Smith

Yesterday CMS posted a Final Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Removal of National Coverage Determinations (NCDs).
CMS ACO Proposed Rule to Extend One-Sided Risk Track While Incentivizing Performance-Based Risk  
McDermott Will & Emery

On December 1, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a 429-page Proposed Rule setting forth significant changes that will affect the evolution of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and opening discussions that could improve the financial sustainability of Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs).
ESMA Releases Level 2 Regulations Under MiFID II  
Ropes & Gray LLP

The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published today an important new set of rules under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II"). MiFID II came into force on 2 July 2014.
A Gift From CBP: Border Wait Time App  
Fox Rothschild LLP

Just in time for year-end travel, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a "Border Wait Time" app[] for use at land ports of entry.
"Obesity And Disability Following Kaltoft": UK Lawyers’ View  
Fox Rothschild LLP

"Employers can give a sigh of relief – or can they? We have clear confirmation now … that obesity itself is not a protected characteristic."
Legal Considerations For Social Network Application Programming Interfaces 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

An application programming interface (API) is a library or structured set of software tools that provides an interface to a backend software platform, such as a social networking platform, without providing direct access to the underlying source code of the platform.
Litigating Payment Disputes Between Internet Advertisers & Publishers 
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP

Perhaps the most common form of litigation in the Internet marketing space is the endless stream of lawsuits between Internet advertisers and publishers.
US Congress Expands Sanctions against Russia 
Mayer Brown

In response to Russian actions in Ukraine, the United States has imposed progressively stronger sanctions against Russia over the past several months, both by legislative and by executive action.
Time To Czech Your Christmas Snaps? 

Stricter limitations on the use of domestic CCTV systems that capture any part of a public space have been imposed by the EU this month, with wider effects likely to be felt across a range of technology and social media platforms.
The Quest For Quality Insurance Company Claims Handling 
Anderson Kill

If you have a sizeable insurance claim (or even a smaller one but recurring in nature), getting quality and fair claims handling can be elusive.
Representation Of Women On Boards 
Serap Zuvin Law Offices

If an answer is to be given to a simple question on whether or not there is an acceptable percentage of representation of both genders in the work life, it would be a "No".
Corporate Insurance Advent Calendar - Proposed Solutions To Capacity Crunch In North Queensland 
Clyde & Co

To celebrate the countdown to Christmas, the Corporate Insurance team will be publishing a prediction for 2015 each day.
Standards Patent Licensing: Always Apportionment, Sometimes Stacking 
Morrison & Foerster LLP

What is a Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) royalty for a few patents essential to practicing a technical standard like WiFi and how should the jury in such a case be instructed on damages?
Malta Well-Placed On Global Prosperity List 
CSB Group

As recently reported by the Times of Malta, a recent report considers economy, health, schooling and safety.
Delaware Court Addresses The Binding (Or Not) Nature Of Indemnification And Other Stockholder Obligations In Merger Transactions – Cigna Health  
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Delaware Chancery Court (in a decision by Vice Chancellor Parsons in late November) has held unenforceable against a stockholder, that had not agreed in advance to the terms of a merger agreement effecting the sale of the company, two commonly-used provisions in private M&A transactions: (a) a post-closing indemnity obligation, to the extent that it involved a risk of repayment of up to 100% of the stockholder’s share of the merger consideration for an "indefinite" period of time; and (b) a
New UK Withholding Tax Exemption Set To Boost The UK Private Placement Market 
Morrison & Foerster LLP

On 4 December, George Osborne in his Autumn Statement, announced a new UK withholding tax exemption for interest payments on UK private placements.
Guy Pratte On Pro Bono At BLG (Video Content) 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Guy Pratte, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) and chair of the Firm's National Council, discusses BLG's Pro Bono Program and explains why the Firm believes providing access to justice is a key component of our national platform.
What Does The President’s Executive Action On Immigration Really Mean?  
Fox Rothschild LLP

The Executive Action announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014 has stirred a great deal of excitement in the immigration space: some positive, some negative.
Holding Artwork In Trusts - Key Considerations  
Collas Crill Guernsey

There has been greater interest in recent years for the use of trusts to hold artwork, particularly as an investment class in its own regard.
Energy Law In Brief – New Case Law, Regulation And Articles – November 2014 
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.

Energy law in brief lists recent developments in Dutch and European. energy law (in Dutch only).

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