Texas Supreme Court: Companies Shielded from Defamation Claims for Statements in Internal Investigation Reports
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the Department of Justice (DOJ) with an internal investigation report containing statements later alleged by an employee to be defamatory.
A recent opinion by the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denying a motion to dismiss “short-swing” profit claims under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against members of an alleged greater than 10 percent group under Section 13(d) provided some important guidance for securities practitioners.
China government planners are working to increase the role of domestic consumption and domestic investment in PRC economy.
In law school, everybody learns the adage that hard cases make bad law. When it comes to the Federal Trade Commission, a better aphorism might be, “easy cases make new law.”
Several commentators have cited the recent decision in Mikhaeil v. Walgreens (E.D. Mich. Feb. 24, 2015) as suggesting that the amendments to the anti-retaliation provision of the False Claims Act (FCA) may preclude a defense previously available in FCA retaliation cases.
A federal appellate court will consider early next month whether the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) makes an “Android ID” – a device identifier used in Google’s smartphones –personally identifiable information (PII).
Few thoughts are supposed to pass through your mind when deep in the trance of Adho Mukha Svanasana, least of all whether your pants are leaving little to the imagination when bending over in a room full of people.
The rocky road of Ukraine’s franchise agreement laws and regulations has come to an abrupt end. The Parliament of Ukraine recently cancelled the state registration of franchise agreements, leaving newly adopted (and long awaited) registration regulations dead on arrival.
Remember the Water Cube from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing? BHP Billiton has probably had reason to think about it recently.