China Manufacturing: Bad Contracts and Bad Times Lead to Bad Products

By | China Law Blog | February 23, 2017
Not entirely sure why, but in the last couple weeks our China lawyers have seen a massive increase in emails and phone calls from North American companies seeking our help in dealing with defective products/quality control problems. In this post, I explain what you (and they) need to have in place to avoid these sorts of problems in the future, and to make it possible to resolve such problems should they occur. View Full Post
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Practice Pointers: Anticipating and Addressing SEC Comments On Non-GAAP Financial Measures

By | MOFO Jumpstarter | February 23, 2017
The use of non-GAAP financial measures by public companies continues to be an area of growing concern for the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Since the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) released its updated Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations on May 17, 2016, on the use of non-GAAP financial measures (the “Updated C&DIs”), the Staff has issued more than 200 comment letters related to non-GAAP financial measures that have become publicly available. View Full Post
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California Tells Agencies No Cooperating with Feds On Cannabis

By | Canna Law Blog™ | February 23, 2017
California cannabis lawyerLast week, California lawmakers introduced a new bill to increase protections for California cannabis businesses from federal persecution. The timing couldn’t be better as a new president and incoming federal administration have many in the cannabis industry concerned about the future of legal marijuana in the United States. View Full Post
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THE LATEST: National Security Reviews of Foreign Ownership May Broaden

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “syphius”) reviews M&A transactions that may pose a risk to national security through foreign control of a US business.  (See our recent article).  CFIUS is composed of members from the Departments of Treasury (chair), Homeland Security, State, Defense and other agencies.  View Full Post
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Canada V. the US: Highlights from the 2016 Private Deal Points Study

By | Deal Law Wire | February 23, 2017
The American Bar Association recently published the 2016 Canadian Private Target M&A Deal Points Study. The study, which was authored by a group of Canadian lawyers, including several from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, was based on a review of publicly available acquisition agreements for transactions signed in 2014 and 2015. View Full Post
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Money for Nothing: Recovering Bid Protest Attorneys’ Fees

Money for Nothing:  Recovering Bid Protest Attorneys’ Fees Winning bid protests all share one common theme – the government erred somewhere in the procurement process and the contractor was unfairly prejudiced as a result.  It is then up to the contractor to expend the time, effort, and resources necessary just to return to the status quo of basic fairness. View Full Post
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Coming Soon to a Worksite Near You: Site Visits and Form I-9 Audits

By | Covering the Spread | February 23, 2017
As part of its stated goal to protect the U.S. worker, President Trump’s administration will be increasing worksite enforcement activities. This likely means that there will be more site visits of companies utilizing visa programs and more Form I-9 audits of all employers. Site visits are handled by the Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) division of U.S. View Full Post
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Repeal of Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985

By | India Corporate Law | February 23, 2017
The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (SICA) was enacted to make special provisions for the timely detection of sick (and potentially sick) companies owning industrial undertakings. The Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) was formed under the SICA to determine the sickness of such industrial companies and to prescribe measures either for the revival of potentially viable units or the closure of unviable companies. View Full Post
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This is the Legal Malpractice Case Often Used As an Example

Oral argument sometimes drifts to the “analogy” stage, where an example must be used in order to show the simplest type of legal malpractice case.  It is often the particular fact pattern found in Detoni v McMinkens  2017 NY Slip Op 01334  Decided on February 22, 2017  Appellate Division, Second Department. View Full Post
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Sole Proximate Cause in Illinois – the Journey Continues

By | GlobalTort | February 23, 2017
Sole Proximate Cause in Illinois – the Journey Continues The journey continues in Illinois on “sole proximate cause.” In Madison County, an ongoing trial presents contested issues regarding “sole proximate cause” in the context of asbestos litigation. The case is described in a February 15, 2017 article at Madison-St. Clair record. The journey also is ongoing in more general cases at the appellate level. View Full Post
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