Political Speech, Discrimination and the Law: How Employers Should Respond to Charlottesville

By | HR Legalist | August 23, 2017
Political Speech, Discrimination and the Law: How Employers Should Respond to Charlottesville The recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia and other news regarding the activities of white supremacists and similar groups, have served as a rude awakening for many that our national reality has shifted. These events, which occurred in the public square and have been widely documented through social media, are unfortunate examples of bigoted and discriminatory viewpoints being expressed openly.   View Full Post
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Marijuana Contracts: The Trouble with Forms

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 23, 2017
Marijuana Contracts: The Trouble with Forms These days, you can find online a free legal form or template for just about any type of contract. It takes discernment, of course, to choose the best template for your purposes: the form should cover the substantive areas, to start, but it should also square with your jurisdiction, track any recent statutory amendments and apply the correct legal concepts to your situation. View Full Post
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China Employment Contracts and Employer Rules and Regulations: Let Harmony Reign

By | China Law Blog | August 23, 2017
China Employment Contracts and Employer Rules and Regulations: Let Harmony Reign A well-written employment contract, along with a set of China-centric employer’s rules and regulations are the starting point of what you must do if you have employees (or plan to have) in China. Though it is good thing to have both of these documents in place, it is even better when these two actually work together. View Full Post
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First Cyberspace Court Set Up in China: The Chinese Judiciary Enters the Digital Age

First Cyberspace Court Set Up in China: The Chinese Judiciary Enters the Digital Age China’s first Cyberspace Court was inaugurated on Friday 18 August in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. Going forward, this new court will handle all internet-related disputes in all districts of Hangzhou through a fully digitalized, online procedure. The establishment of a specialized cyberspace court in China’s internet capital Hangzhou is an encouraging step for the Chinese internet sector as well as for IP owners: it promises a more flexible procedure and higher quality judgments, handed down by specialist judges. View Full Post
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Texas Supreme Court Dabbles in Bankruptcy Law

By | Energy & the Law | August 23, 2017
Texas Supreme Court Dabbles in Bankruptcy Law Noble Energy Inc. v. ConocoPhillips Company, a 6-to-3 Texas Supreme Court decision, is a reminder of two things: How parties to a property transaction describe what’s being acquired and what’s being left behind can have grave consequences. The purchaser can acquire specific obligations associated with purchased assets, excluding all others not mentioned. View Full Post
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As Digital Currency Spreads, So Does Its Global Regulation: India and Australia Enter the Fray

As Digital Currency Spreads, So Does Its Global Regulation: India and Australia Enter the Fray As digital currency becomes more ubiquitous, state and federal regulators across the United States, as well as regulators in many other countries, are examining how existing regulatory structures need to be adapted to account for unique aspects of digital currency. News from both India and Australia reflect different approaches to the ever-evolving world of digital currency and potential money laundering risks associated with that currency.  View Full Post
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How Can We Measure Law Firm Innovation? I’ve Launched the Legal Services Innovation Index, Phase 1 V1.0.

By | LegalTech Lever | August 22, 2017
How Can We Measure Law Firm Innovation? I’ve Launched the Legal Services Innovation Index, Phase 1 V1.0. I’m thrilled to launch the Legal Services Innovation Index, Phase 1, Version 1.0: LegalTech Innovation.com. My student research team and I are looking forward to input and discussion, receiving submissions of law firm innovations, and working to improve this resource. So far, we’ve received a great response: “This is fantastic. View Full Post
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The CSA’s Continuous Disclosure Review Program

By | Timely Disclosure | August 22, 2017
The CSA’s Continuous Disclosure Review Program On July 27, 2017, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced in CSA Staff Notice 51-351 Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017 that a CSA Staff Notice detailing the results of the continuous disclosure review program (CD Review Program) will be published every two years instead of annually. View Full Post
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