Corporate Restructurings Gaining Ground in Poland

Corporate Restructurings Gaining Ground in Poland Before Polish insolvency law was significantly amended in January 2016,  restructurings were extremely rare, with corporate insolvencies ending in liquidation in more than 90% of all cases. At that point, the number of insolvencies ending in the liquidation of the debtor’s assets significantly exceeded successful restructurings – the focus had been mainly on satisfying the creditors – and allowing the debtor to continue his business was not a major priority for the legislator and the courts. View Full Post
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Federal Government Does About-Face On Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts

By | Dashboard Insights | August 10, 2017
Federal Government Does About-Face On Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts One of the changes in approach that the current administration has taken to the legal system—a change often overshadowed by other headlines—is the current administration’s willingness to enforce arbitration clauses. While this has garnered some attention in connection with the Trump administration’s position on arbitration provisions in nursing home agreements, the administration has quietly shifted its course on enforcing arbitration agreements in other realms as well. View Full Post
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Manufacturing Concern: Industry Becoming a Top Target for Cybercriminals

Manufacturing Concern: Industry Becoming a Top Target for Cybercriminals A German cybersecurity firm reports that manufacturers have become a top target of cybercriminals. The NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report for the second quarter of 2017 notes that manufacturers were targeted in 34 percent of incidents, the highest of any industry segment. View Full Post
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Employer Beware: Bad “optics” Create Hostile Work Environment?

By | Employment & Labor Insider | August 9, 2017
Employer Beware: Bad “optics” Create Hostile Work Environment? Yesterday, I posted about a disability discrimination case that the employer did not really screw up. Even so, a few less-than-optimal moves resulted in an adverse jury verdict that was upheld on appeal. In Chapter 2 of our series on “employers who didn’t really screw up but still lost” is a sexual harassment case that bothers me, involving the Idaho Department of Corrections. View Full Post
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Commercial Radio Stations Offered Opportunity to Extend Interim License with GMR

Commercial Radio Stations Offered Opportunity to Extend Interim License with GMR No sooner did we report an update on the dispute between the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and Global Music Rights (GMR), do we have another update to share.  Only this time, the update: (1) is less wonky/more practical, (2) is good news for commercial radio stations, and (3) requires action by affected stations. View Full Post
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Big Win for Craft Beer in the Ninth Circuit Over the Summer

By | Craft Beer Law Prof | August 8, 2017
So the Ninth Circuit got this one right. Basically, big beer still won’t be able to pay retailers for advertising under California law.  That, my fellow craft beer lovers, is a big deal. If you’ve followed my prior blog posts, you’d know that I have been following the Retail Digital Network (“RDN”) case very closely.  View Full Post
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