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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

Sick Employees in New York City? There’s an Expanded Sick Leave Ordinance for That

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Late last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed amendments expanding the scope of the City’s Earned Sick Time Act. Starting April 1, 2014, all covered employees must begin accruing earned sick time. The amendments also imposed several 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

Be Reasonable with Non-Party Discovery Requests: A Lack of Diligence Can Cost You.

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ASUS Computer Int’l v. Micron Tech., Inc., Case No. 14-cv-00275 JST (NC); 14-cv-0393 JST (NC) (Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins) If you file a motion to compel discovery from a non-party, make sure to take reasonable steps to avoid imposing an Read More

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Money, Gold and Judges: D.C. Circuit Holds SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule Violates the First Amendment

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On April 14, 2014, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held in National Assoc. of Mfg., et al. v. SEC that the required disclosures pursuant to the SEC’s Conflict Minerals Rule violated 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

NEW MASSACHUSETTS BILL: Promoting “Growth and Opportunity” or Poisoning the Business Environment?

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On April 10, 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed a bill entitled “An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity.”  Under this lengthy bill, Massachusetts would finally adopt the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, to which only it and New York currently Read More