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Omega Pharma: The Appeal 
Arthur Cox

As we reported last December, the Court of Appeal affirmed the High Court’s judgment in the Omega Pharma case.
Takeover Code Update 
Field Fisher Waterhouse

There have been a number of recent developments relating to public company takeovers.
Taking What You’re Giving ‘Cause They’re Pumping For A Living 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Employers are often reluctant to speak with new moms who are breastfeeding or pumping regarding how their nursing will impact the workplace.
Senate Recesses Without Taking Up House-Approved SGR Fix Legislation 
Reed Smith

The Senate has adjourned until April 13, 2015 without taking action on the House-approved Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, reform Medicare physician payments, and make other policy changes.
Is Payment Of Time Charter Hire A Condition? "The Astra" Re-Considered 
Reed Smith

In Kuwait Rocks Co v AMB Bulkcarriers Inc, the court determined that the obligation to make punctual payment of hire under the amended NYPE time charter in that case was a condition of the contract.
$22.5 Million Victory  
Fox Rothschild LLP

You may recall a prior blog post regarding a case where we proved a "de facto" taking of a property.
Plan Administrator’s "Second Plan Interpretation" Violates Anti-Cutback Rule 
Proskauer Rose LLP

The Third Circuit held that a plan administrator’s plan interpretation requiring an actuarial reduction of certain employees’ pension benefits conflicted with the plan’s terms.
Whose Kid Are You Anyway; Deductions/Heads Of Household/Day Care & Child Credits 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Yes, it is tax time once again and the struggles over who got Christmas morning in December now give way to "who gets the deductions and credits" associated with the minor child.
Polish Tax Review, March 2015 
Dentons (United Kingdom)

We are proud to present the next edition of our "Tax Review" which contains a selection of rulings and interpretations that had been issued or published in February 2015.
Ancillary Status Of Non-Compete Obligations In The Cement Sector: Issues Of Geographic Scope 
ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

In Turkey, non-complete obligations may be evaluated under the scope of "agreements that restrict competition" or "abusive conducts of dominant undertakings".
HFMWeek Ireland Report: Ireland Launches New Asset Management Product 
Maples and Calder

An Icav is a new type of corporate legal vehicle in Ireland, incorporated by fi ling its constitutional document, the instrument of incorporation, with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).
Governor Baker Names Mark Nunnelly New Commissioner Of Revenue  
Reed Smith

Today, Mark Nunnelly, a former Managing Director of Bain Capital, was named the new Commissioner of the Department of Revenue.
CEO Hiring: Should You Look Within Or Seek A Fresh Perspective? 
Fox Rothschild LLP

When you're looking for talent who can take your company to the next level, should you promote someone from within or look for leaders outside the organization?
Karmaloop, Inc. Formation Meeting And Section 341 Meeting Scheduled  
Fox Rothschild LLP

In the Karmaloop, Inc. bankruptcy proceeding, a formation meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the DoubleTree Hotel, 700 King St., Salon C, Wilmington, DE 19801.
Delaware Bar Proposes Amendments To Ban Fee-Shifting Provisions And Allow Delaware-Only Forum Selection Provisions In Corporate Charters And Bylaws 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

The Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association recently released proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL) that would prohibit fee-shifting provisions in a corporation’s charter or bylaws for litigation involving the corporation’s internal affairs, but authorize Delaware forum selection provisions.
Proposed Changes To BC Oil And Gas Legislation – Scope Of "Oil And Gas Activity" Broadened And Royalty Agreements Endorsed 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the British Columbia provincial government introduced Bill 23, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2015, for first reading in the legislature.
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding": A Securities Law Trap 
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

We frequently see private placement memoranda, seeking to raise capital for films, which refer to independent film success stories such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Little Miss Sunshine," or other independent films which became box office hits.
Start Resolving Future Software Support Problems 
Scott & Scott LLP

During the software acquisition process, the parties are often ready to move past the terms of the contract and implement the software to start recognizing the benefits.
Succession Planning – Reasons Why Companies Often Fail 
Bennett Jones LLP

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, Harvey Schachter provides a useful critique of a recently published book, Succession, written by Noel Trichy, a professor at the University of Michigan...
FERC Issues Proposal To Ease Regulation Of Gen-Tie Lines 
Foley & Lardner

FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines to interconnect their projects to the grid.
It’s "Buyer Beware" For Resource Developers When It Comes To Crown Consultation 
Lawson Lundell LLP

The duty to consult is a Crown responsibility. But what happens when the Crown’s consultation is inadequate? Can a company that suffers losses as a result claim compensation from the Crown?
Mainbrace March 2015 No.2 
Blank Rome LLP

The opening session for this year's Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping Conference is titled, "We've always been an industry, now we need to be a business."
L-1B Denial Rates On The Rise Again: USCIS Proposes New Adjudication Standards In Response 
Littler Mendelson

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") recently released statistics related to L-1B denial rates for fiscal year 2014, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP).
Updating And Renewal Season Practice Pointer: Updating Often Overlooked FDD Disclosures 
Fox Rothschild LLP

Practices can vary greatly from franchisor to franchisor when it comes to updating a Franchise Disclosure Document at the end of a fiscal year.
Exclusive: San Bernardino Has Defaulted On $10 Million In Bond Payments 
Fox Rothschild LLP

The southern California city of San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012...
FIPA Report Calls For Unnecessary Regulation Of Auto Sector Privacy: Are Other Sectors Of The Economy Next? 
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Yesterday, the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association released a report titled, "The Connected Car: Who Is In the Driver’s Seat".
China SAT Putting Pedal To The Metal On Anti-Avoidance Campaign 
Grant Thornton

During a short period of 30 days, China State Administration of Taxation ("SAT") had released two notices regarding anti-avoidance measures, measures that would impact directly the daily operation of taxpayers.
Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions 
Reed Smith

Schlumberger Faces More Than $232.7 Million In Penalties And Pleads Guilty To Criminal Charges For Violations Of U.S. Sanctions
Shooting For Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance: A Look At Recent Developments In Brazil 
Ropes & Gray LLP

A recently disclosed bribery scandal related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, along with other anti-corruption developments in Brazil, has reinforced the importance of implementing effective compliance policies and procedures.
Government Appoints A New Head For The FIRS 
PwC Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan today appointed Mr. Samuel Ogungbesan as the acting Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service.
Not So Small After All: Callfire Uses Common Carrier Defense To Defeat Rinky Dink TCPA Class Action Case 
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

In other words, following Judge Coughenour's analysis, a group iMessage would not implicate Apple, for example.
IP Buzz - March 2015 
Venable LLP

On January 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released a list of examples to supplement the 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility.
New Investment Canada Act Thresholds And National Security Review Periods 
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The Canadian government has adopted new regulations.
The LDF: The Final Call 
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

The Chancellor announced in the Budget today that the end of the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) would be brought forward to the end of 2015, rather than 5 April 2016.
Focus Antitrust - 18 March 2015  
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed an appeal by AXA PPP in relation to one of the findings from the CMA’s private healthcare investigation.
Alberta Energy Regulator Responds To Earthquakes Possibly Linked To Fracking 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued new rules which create a "traffic light" process in response to earthquakes believed to have been caused by hydraulic fracturing.
District Court Denies Summary Judgment On Issue Of Release Language In Background Check Disclosure 
Troutman Sanders LLP

On March 11, 2015, a district court in the Eastern District of Virginia denied an employer’s motion for summary judgment in a Fair Credit Reporting Act case.
Deadline For Stakeholders' Comments On Performance Check Of EU General Food Law Regulation 
Jones Day

In December 2013, the European Commission initiated a fitness check of EU food legislation in order to identify burdens, inconsistencies, gaps, and ineffective measures, referred to as the REFIT.
SAT Submitted A Letter To The UN TP Manual Regarding Views On Service Fees And Management Fees 
Grant Thornton

In April 2014, State Administration of Taxation of People's Republic of China ("SAT") submitted a letter ("the Letter") to the subcommittee of UN Transfer Pricing Manual for Developing Countries ("UN TP Manual").
Taking The Leap From Public Service To Private Sector  
Duane Morris LLP

Of the myriad transitions attorneys may undertake in the course of their careers, perhaps none is as anxiety inducing as the transition from public service to private practice.
Supreme Court Of New Jersey Adopts Faragher/Ellerth Affirmative Defense 
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On February 11, 2015, the Supreme Court of New Jersey expressly adopted the test created by the United States Supreme Court in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Indus., Inc. v. Ellerth.
European Parliament Signs New Law On Genetically Modified Crop Cultivation 
Jones Day

On March 11, 2015, the European Parliament signed off on a new law that will break the deadlock and allow new GM crop varieties to be grown in Europe.
Anticipating The Effects Of Bhasin v. Hrynew Through The Evolution Of Good Faith In Quebec 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew clarifies Canadian common law with respect to the doctrine of good faith in contractual relationships.
Do Witness Interview Memoranda Deserve Opinion Or Merely Fact Work Product Protection?: Part I 
McGuireWoods LLP

Unlike the absolute attorney-client privilege, the work product doctrine offers two possible levels of protection.
EFSA Sets Daily Population Reference Intakes For Vitamin A And Consults On Vitamins E, B12, And Phosphorous 
Jones Day

EFSA's Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies has set daily population reference intakes ("PRIs") for vitamin A. href="">vitamin E, vitamin B12, and phosphorus

Supreme Court Rules On Precedential Impact Of Trademark Trial And Appeal Board Decisions 
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

The recent Supreme Court decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. contains some important news for trademark owners and practitioners.
International Payments In RMB 
McMillan LLP

China is implementing financial reforms intended to increase acceptance of the Chinese currency, Renminbi (RMB), as a global transaction and investment currency. These initiatives include measures to establish North America's first RMB trading hub in Canada.
The Balance Between The Tax Authorities And The Customs ---Another Important Consideration For Transfer Pricing Documentation 
Grant Thornton

Since the release of The Administrative Measures of Special Taxation Adjustment, as Guoshuifa [2009] No. 2 ("Circular 2") by China State Administration of Taxation (the "SAT") in 2009...
Case Note: Jurisdiction Of Grievance Board Considered 
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

In AUPE v Alberta, 2014 ABCA 43, the Alberta Court held that the essential character of a dispute between the parties was beyond the jurisdiction of a grievance arbitration board where it involved the constitutional validity of s 12(1) of Public Service Employee Relations Act.
What HRC's Use Of BYOD At DoS Means for PYTS – Protecting Your Trade Secrets 
Venable LLP

With all the to-do about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's work-related use of her personal email account and server, little has been said about what such use means for private employers.
Federal Reserve Board And Other Agencies Announce Civil Money Penalty And Cease And Desist Order Against Commerzbank 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On March 12, 2015, the Federal Reserve Board announced a $200 million civil money penalty and issued a cease and desist order against Commerzbank AG.
Two New Environmental Management Frameworks For Oil Sands Operations 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Tailings Management Framework is intended to provide direction for the management of new and legacy fluid tailings, during and following the cessation of mining operations in the Lower Athabasca Region.
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Solicits Public Comment In Response To The US District Court Order Regarding Cross-Border Litigation  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On March 10, 2015, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission requested public comment on the US District Court of DC’s remand order in Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, et al. v. CFTC.
Supreme Court Of Canada Agrees With Quebec Catholic School Regarding Religious Freedom 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

On March 19, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Loyola High School v. Quebec (Attorney General).
Cheers For Tiers – SEC Provides Regulation A+ Equity Crowdfunding Clarity  
Fox Rothschild LLP

At an open meeting on March 25, 2015, the SEC adopted final rules to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital via update and expansion of Regulation A, summarized in this press release.
Specify When And Under What Circumstances Your Contract Will End  
Burns & Levinson LLP

It makes perfect sense that when entering into a new business relationship the parties (and their counsel) are keenly focused on getting things started.
House Approves Medicare Access And CHIP Reauthorization Act  
Reed Smith

Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved a major Medicare package, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which would reform Medicare reimbursement policy for physician fee schedule services and adopt a series of policy changes affecting a wide range of providers and suppliers.
FTC Drops The Hammer On For Deceptive Trade Practices  
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP

This week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued an order against Jerk, LLC and Napster co-founder John Fanning, respectively, ..
Mainbrace - March 2015 (No. 2) 
Blank Rome LLP

The opening session for this year’s Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping Conference is titled, "We’ve always been an industry, now we need to be a business."
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standard For Challenging An Expression Of Opinion In Registration Statement 
Ropes & Gray LLP

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court limited a securities plaintiff’s ability to claim a remedy for statements of "belief" or "opinion" that turn out to be wrong.
Federal Government Releases Revised Pension Investment Rules And Other Regulatory Amendments  
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Amendments to the Pension Benefits Standards Regulations, 1985 (Canada) (PBSR) regarding pension plan investments, defined contribution (DC) plans and disclosure of information to plan members, among other things, were published in the Canada Gazette this week, and are scheduled to come into force on April 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, as detailed below.
OSC’s Decision In Conrad Black Proceeding Shows The Importance Of The Acknowledgment Of Wrongdoing In Determining Sanctions 
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The recent decision of the Ontario Securities Commission in the matter of Conrad Black marked the end of the decade-and-a-half-long saga surrounding the sale of various newspapers by the Hollinger Group commencing in 2000.
7th Circuit Rules That Title Insurer Is Not Liable For Construction Liens Resulting From Lender’s Failure To Fund 
Foley & Lardner

The 7th Circuit has ruled that a lender is not insured by a title company for liens that arise after a construction loan became significantly out of balance and the lender stopped funding.
CRTC Continues Strong Enforcement Action Under CASL 
Cassels Brock

Hot on the heels of the Compu-Finder case, the CRTC announced yesterday that PlentyOfFish Media Inc., had agreed to pay $48,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of a settlement with the CRTC.
District Judge Rules That Website Must Accommodate The Disabled  
Foley & Lardner

Clients who distribute their products or services, in large part, through the use of the Internet should take note of a recent federal court decision under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Cross-Device Tracking: The New World  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Facebook does it. Google does it. It’s everywhere in the mobile ad ecosystem. And your smartphone does it often than you know, according to a study released on Monday by Carnegie Mellon.
Challenge To The Validity Of Trademark: A Fresh Perspective 
Singh & Associates

Registration of trademark provides the rights to the proprietor to take action against the misuse of his trademark.
Hong Kong Expansion For Louvre Group 

Louvre Group's Marco Ferreira is departing for Hong Kong to lead the organisation's fund administration expansion plans in the region.
OIG Finds Exclusive Lab Arrangement May Violate Anti-Kickback Statute  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Yesterday the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services (the "OIG") issued Advisory Opinion 15-04 ("Advisory Opinion") in which it found that an exclusive arrangement between a laboratory and a physician practice could potentially generate prohibited remuneration under the Anti-Kickback Statute and also subject the laboratory to certain administrative sanctions.
U.S. Supreme Court Raises The Stakes In Trademark Proceedings At The TTAB 
Fenwick & West LLP

This week, the Supreme Court issued an important ruling that will significantly impact the way parties handle trademark disputes in the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court Revives Suit Against UPS, Extending Mcdonnell-Douglas Burden Shifting Framework To Pregnancy Discrimination Cases 
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fourth Circuit decision Wednesday, reviving a pregnancy bias case against the United Parcel Service brought by a former delivery driver who was denied a light-duty work accommodation while pregnant.
Ravenscroft Acquires 75% Stake In UK Stockbroker 

Ravenscroft has expanded into the UK after purchasing a 75% stake in Peterborough-based private client stockbroking company A Vartan Limited, now to be re-branded as Vartan Ravenscroft.
U.S. Supreme Court Revives Suit Against UPS, Extending McDonnell-Douglas Burden Shifting Framework To Pregnancy Discrimination Cases  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court vacated a Fourth Circuit decision Wednesday, reviving a pregnancy bias case against the United Parcel Service brought by a former delivery driver who was denied a light-duty work accommodation while pregnant.
Society Act Reform 
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

On March 25, 2015 the British Columbia government introduced Bill 24 in the provincial legislature, to update and modernize the governance of non-profit entities in British Columbia.
UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime Application Date Set – March 7, 2016  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On March 3, 2015, the UK Government published its response following the consultation to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime to UK branches of non-UK firms
London Event Hears Of Guernsey’s Leading ILS Pedigree 

Guernsey's position as a leading centre for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) transactions was underlined at a thought leadership event in London.
European Banking Authority Recommends Clarification For Lending-based Crowdfunding  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On February 26, 2015, the EBA published its opinion on lending-based crowdfunding, recommending that the applicability of existing EU law to the activity be clarified.
European Securities And Markets Authority Recommendations To National Regulators On Best Execution Requirements 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On February 25, 2015, ESMA published the results of its peer review of supervision and enforcement of the best execution provisions in the Market in Financial Instruments Directive by national regulators.
Claiming Input Tax Credits On GST Paid To Delinquent Suppliers: A Review Of The Federal Court Of Appeal’s Decision In Salaison 
Miller Thomson LLP

The decision also has significant implications for taxpayers claiming ITCs for GST paid to placement agencies providing temporary labour services.
Once Invalid, Always Invalid: The Federal Circuit Clarifies Application Of Issue Preclusion 
McDermott Will & Emery

Clarifying the application of issue preclusion in the context of patent invalidity, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit explained that its prior judgment of obviousness applies to all subsequent parties, even if neither party asked the court to find the patent obvious in the prior appeal.
Appellate Review Of Claim Construction Still De Novo If Based Solely On Intrinsic Evidence  
McDermott Will & Emery

Two appeals following the Supreme Court’s modification of the standard of appellate review on claim construction in Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. (IP Update,Vol. 18, No. 1) indicate that it is largely business as usual for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Not So Fast...Hold That Redacting Tape 
Miller Thomson LLP

The motions judge compelled disclosure of much of the redacted information, along with some of the non-disclosed documents.
When Illinois Brick Goes Abroad  
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

There are few aspects of U.S. antitrust law as seemingly well settled as Illinois Brick’s "indirect purchaser rule."
Mexican Senate Discusses Secondary Laws to Transparency Amendment 
Jones Day

On February 1, 2015, the Mexican Senate resumed discussions on secondary laws relating to transparency, access to public information, and data privacy, pursuant to last year's amendment of the 6th article of the Mexican Constitution.
IFAI May Sanction Internet Search Engine In Right To Be Forgotten ("RTBF") Case 
Jones Day

On January 26, 2015, the IFAI issued a resolution to initiate proceedings against an internet search engine for possible breach of Mexico's data privacy law
IFAI Investigates Liverpool Hack 
Jones Day

On January 15, 2015, the IFAI announced a preliminary investigation into the vulnerabilities of a database of personal information belonging to credit card retailer Liverpool
Federal Circuit Confines De Novo Claim Construction Review By Limiting Consideration To Intrinsic Evidence 
McDermott Will & Emery

Addressing for the first time the issue of claim construction since the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Teva, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit applied a de novo standard of review.
OSC Scores Important Victory In Finkelstein Insider Trading And Tipping Decision  
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

The Finkelstein decision highlights the seriousness with which the Commission views insider trading and tipping offences.
UK Update - Type 2 Diabetes Controlled By Diet Is Not Automatically A Disability 
Reed Smith

In Metroline Travel v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") decided that employees with type 2 diabetes controlled by diet (rather than medication) are not automatically protected by disability discrimination legislation.
FCA Releases Discussion Paper Under MiFID II  
Ropes & Gray LLP

The revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID II") came into force on 2 July 2014.
New Jersey Missclassification Wage And Hour Suit  
Fox Rothschild LLP

An interesting case coming out of New Jersey…
Canadian Government Announces Changes To Foreign Investment Review Regime 
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg

The amendments include a number of provisions relating to the calculation of enterprise value.
Citi Cards Revisited (Again) – The Definitive Statement On How Judgment Creditors Can Avoid PIPEDA 
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, 2014 ONCA 883 ("Trang") has important implications for judgment creditors and mortgagees. Writing for the majority in a 3-2 decision, Justice Laskin held that a mortgage discharge statement is personal information protected under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").
Podcast: Fluctuating Standards Ffor Pennsylvania’s Charitable Property Tax Exemption  
Fox Rothschild LLP

This piece was written in light of local taxing authorities’ potential challenges to exemptions already granted to Pennsylvania nonprofits.
The Final Regulations For Section 342 Of Dodd-Frank Are Almost Ready...Are You? 
Reed Smith

Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was included in the Act to promote diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry.
Filing Defences Prior To Certification: A More Nuanced Practice?  
McCarthy Tétrault LLP

As such, he his stated view is that, in any given case, there "ought to be good reason" to defer filing a defence.
Supreme Court Overturns The Fourth Circuit's Decision In Young V. UPS: Remands For Further Consideration 
Littler Mendelson

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS held that a pregnant employee who seeks to show disparate treatment through indirect evidence may do so through the application of the well-established McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework.
Continuation Of Russian Sanctions  
Reed Smith

Since March 2014, Reed Smith has been closely monitoring developments relating to the situation in the Ukraine and reporting them as Client Alerts and blog updates.
CMS Publishes Corrections To 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule  
Reed Smith

CMS has published corrections to its final 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule rule.
SEC Adopts Regulation A+: New Registration Option For Small And Mid-Sized Companies  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Regulation A+ was initially proposed by the SEC in December 2013 as an amendment to little-used current Regulation A.

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