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A Year Later: Comcast’s Impact On Antitrust Class Actions

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This article originally appeared in Law360 on March 26, 2014. On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), overturning an order certifying an antitrust class action under Read More

Derivatives in Review

Publication of 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions

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On February 21, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (“ISDA”) announced the publication of the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions (the “2014 CD Definitions”), which amend several terms that existed in the 2003 version of the definitions, and introduce Read More

Employment Law and Litigation Blog

Germany: When is a New Hire too old to join a Company Pension Scheme?

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In Germany, all employees are mandatorily covered by the statutory pension insurance which provides the main source of income during retirement. In addition, many companies grant company pension benefits to their employees, subject to the terms and conditions of the Read More

Financial Industry Review

ESMA Publishes Q&A Paper on Regulation of European Venture Capital Funds and European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

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On March 26, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a Questions and Answers paper on the application of the European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF) Regulation (Regulation 346/2013) and the European Venture Capital Funds Regulation (EuVECA) (Regulation 345/2013). These Read More

NorCal IP Blog

Watch Those Patent Local Rules: They Can Cause Your Expert Opinions To Be Stricken

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ASUS Computer Int’l v. Round Rock Research, LLC, 12-cv-02099 (Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins) On Tuesday, Magistrate Judge Cousins struck portions of both DJ plaintiff / patent defendant ASUS, and DJ defendant / patent plaintiff Round Rock’s respective expert reports for Read More

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Out of Control: SEC Says Lack of Internal Controls Led to HP Paying More Than $108 Million to Settle FCPA Actions

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On April 9, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Hewlett-Packard had agreed to pay more than $108 million to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act actions brought by the SEC and the Department of Justice.  These actions were based Read More

Orrick Total Access

NY Tech Industries and Trends – What Investors Really Care About

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The TOTAL ACCESS team was out in New York City last week, hosting events for some of the Big Apple’s most dedicated entrepreneurs.  Despite the cold and snow, we had a full house for our panel event discussing industries and Read More

Trade Secrets Watch

RELEASED ON (VERY LITTLE) BOND: Suspect Accused of Preparing to Flee U.S. with Gore Trade Secrets is Released on Nominal Bond

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A federal magistrate judge has released on bond the accused trade-secrets larcenist and former W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. employee Kwang Seoung Jeon, who was arrested as he allegedly tried to flee the United States for his home country of Read More