China Copyright: What is a Work for Hire, and Why You Should Care

By | China Law Blog | May 15, 2017
China Copyright: What is a Work for Hire, and Why You Should Care Over the past several years, an increasing amount of creative work has been outsourced to China: everything from special effects for movies to programming for video games to architectural designs for transit-oriented developments. These creative works are protected by copyright, but not always in a way companies expect. View Full Post
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Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilities

Global Cyberattack Exploits Known Vulnerabilities As you likely know by now, international cybercriminals launched a worldwide ransomware attack last Friday with the European law enforcement agency Europol reporting over 100,000 affected organizations in 150 countries, including the U.S. Reports indicate that health care providers, universities, and other large companies were all targeted. View Full Post
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Assignment of LLC Interest Defeats Standing Despite Alleged Lack of Consideration

Assignment of LLC Interest Defeats Standing Despite Alleged Lack of Consideration The rules of “standing” in business divorce litigation generally require that the plaintiff have an ownership interest in the business entity at the time of the alleged wrongful conduct and throughout the litigation, whether suing to enforce his or her individual rights or suing derivatively on behalf of the entity. View Full Post
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The Trend is Your Friend: Why Enterprise Bargaining is Down

Enterprise bargaining is down. That’s the big call out from the Department of Employment Report on Enterprise Bargaining February 2017. Comparing private sector agreement numbers from 2014 there is a reduction by a third overall, with close to 50% less in retail and construction and around 20% in most sectors. View Full Post
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Offshore Service Companies Try Bankruptcy, Lobbying to Improve Their Finances

By | Louisiana Law Blog | May 14, 2017
Offshore Service Companies Try Bankruptcy, Lobbying to Improve Their Finances Large and small offshore service companies are turning to the Bankruptcy Code for help with restructuring their balance sheet, and turning to Washington for help with generating more work. One of the largest offshore service companies in the world, Tidewater, announced this week that it will file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Delaware on or before May 17, 2017. View Full Post
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Proposed Disclosure and Corporate Governance Reforms in the Financial Choice Act 2.0

By | The D&O Diary | May 14, 2017
Proposed Disclosure and Corporate Governance Reforms in the Financial Choice Act 2.0 In a post last week, I wrote about the proposed revised Financial Choice Act (H.R. 10) now pending before Congress and the potential impact that the bill could have on the SEC’s enforcement program. In this post, I address the potential impact that the bill’s provisions could have on public company disclosure requirements and corporate governance. View Full Post
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Zillow Fesses Up About RESPA Investigation

Zillow Fesses Up About RESPA Investigation What was once rumor has now been confirmed: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is targeting tech giant Zillow.com for possible violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Expect an epic battle. In a May 4, 2017, filing with federal regulators, the parent company of Zillow.com, Zillow Group, Inc., divulged that the CFPB is considering taking legal action against the company for its online co-marketing program, which has quickly come to dominate the industry. View Full Post
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