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U.S. Ramps Up Criticism of China’s Enforcement of Its Antitrust Laws Against Foreign Companies

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I.  Introduction For some time, many in the antitrust community have expressed concerns about how China is enforcing its antitrust laws against foreign companies. The past several months have seen a steady stream of criticism from the United States that Read More

Central District of California: Patent Blog

Courtroom Decorum and Trial Preparation

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Gregg Klang v. D. Russel Flueger, et al., Case No. SA CV 13-01971-JVS (DFMx) (Judge James Selna) In this recent detailed set of Orders, Judge Selna gave several key hints as to the “do’s and don’ts” of jury trials in Read More

Derivatives in Review

Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Rules for Uncleared Swap Margin

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The “prudential regulators” (i.e., the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency) re-proposed their April 2011 proposed rule imposing initial and Read More

Employment Law and Litigation Blog

Holidays (Un)Limited

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Richard Branson is now offering his staff unlimited holidays. Below we set out the key UK employment law considerations to bear in mind if you want to follow suit. We’ve received a number of requests in the past 12 months Read More

Financial Industry Review

EBA Updates Single Rulebook Q&As

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On October 17, the European Banking Authority (EBA) updated its Q&As on the single rulebook, publishing two new answers to questions relating to supervisory reporting and credit risk. The question IDs and topics for the new answers published are: (i) question ID: Read More

NorCal IP Blog

Failure to Prosecute: Justice Delayed, But Motion to Dismiss Denied

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Order Denying Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute, Yufa v. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Inc., 09-cv-00968 (Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James) A recent order from Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James in the Yufa v. Lighthouse litigation underscores the difficulty that exists when Read More

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

There’s No Place Like Home: The Constitutionality of the SEC’s In-House Courts

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Until recently, it was extremely rare for the SEC to bring enforcement actions against unregulated entities or persons in its administrative court rather than in federal court. However, as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act (and perhaps the SEC’s lackluster Read More

Trade Secrets Watch

Stop and Smell the Trade Secrets, Part II: Two Major Companies Voluntarily Disclose Fragrance Ingredient Information

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Do you know which chemical ingredients create that complex smell in your favorite deodorant, cologne, or perfume?  For years, the answer has been a resounding no.  Historically, the consumer products industry has relied on trade secret protection to avoid disclosing Read More