Serve a Subpoena in England? Certainly Not.

By | Hague Law Blog | May 22, 2017
Serve a Subpoena in England?  Certainly Not. You’ve served the complaint on all of your defendants, they’ve entered their appearances, and everybody is girded up for battle.  Discovery commences.  In one of your depositions, you learn that one of the defendants was somehow selling a knock-off of your client’s product in Europe through a British distributor, and you are convinced that somewhere in that company’s vast filing system lies the smoking gun. View Full Post
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Delaware Ruling Highlights Difference with New York Over Amending LLC Agreements

Delaware Ruling Highlights Difference with New York Over Amending LLC Agreements The common perception among practitioners familiar with the business entity laws of New York and Delaware is that Delaware law generally is friendlier to, and more protective of, majority ownership and management interests. Two recent cases — one from each state — highlight at least one important area where the common perception does not apply: majority rights under the statutory default rules to adopt or amend an LLC operating agreement without the consent of all the members. View Full Post
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European Commission Fines Facebook US$122 Million for Providing Inaccurate Information in WhatsApp Merger Review

The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) on Facebook for providing misleading or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014. In the notification, Facebook stated that it would be unable to establish a reliable automated matching between Facebook users’ accounts and WhatsApp users’ accounts. View Full Post
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Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense

By | DuetsBlog | May 19, 2017
Dubious Patent Trolls and a Crowdfunded Infringement Defense We’ve spent time discussing the patent troll phenomenon in the past.  Patent trolls are less pejoratively referred to as non-practicing entities, because they do not make or use the inventions covered by their patents.  Instead, these non-practicing entities operate by purchasing patents on various technologies, accusing companies of infringing those patents, and demanding the companies pay licensing fees.  View Full Post
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9 Traits of a Bang-up Workplace Investigation

9 Traits of a Bang-up Workplace Investigation What makes a workplace investigation so good that you just can’t wait to show the EEOC investigator what you did? And you’re like, “Plaintiff’s lawyer, take us to court — please!” All right, maybe nothing would make it that good, but here are nine things employers can do to ensure that they at least won’t be ashamed of their workplace investigations: No. View Full Post
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European Commission Goes Online with Final Report in E-commerce Sector Inquiry

European Commission Goes Online with Final Report in E-commerce Sector Inquiry The final report on the European Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry was published last week and contains some important observations about how online channels of distribution are transforming consumer goods and digital content markets. Margrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner in charge of competition policy, launched the Commission’s e-commerce sector inquiry in May 2015, announcing that “European citizens face too many barriers to accessing goods and services online across borders”. View Full Post
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Divided FCC Begins Proceeding to Revise Internet Oversight Policy, Reverse Many “Open Internet Order” Decisions

Divided FCC Begins Proceeding to Revise Internet Oversight Policy, Reverse Many “Open Internet Order” Decisions On May 18, 2017, at the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC” or “Commission”) May Open Meeting, the Commission adopted, on a two-one vote, a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”), titled “Restoring Internet Freedom,” that would negate and replace the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, which the NPRM refers to as the “Title II Order.”  This action begins a process that re-ignites differences between the Republicans and lone Democrat on the Commission, and signals that the effort to repeal the rules will be bumpy.  View Full Post
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