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SEC Continues Its Disclosure Simplification Initiative
A few changes will require modest additional disclosures.
United States
11 Apr 2019
Blockchain And Data Privacy
What data privacy concerns should practitioners have relating to blockchain technology? Answering the question involves understanding first the personal information implicated by a specific blockchain
European Union
20 Feb 2019
Related-Party Transaction Disclosures Aren't Always Obvious
Related-party transactions are often easy to spot: the company is on one side of a contract, and a director or officer, or a company they control, is on the other side.
United States
14 Sep 2018
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
15 Sep 2017
Are Your Consumer Contracts Being Invalidated By The Consumer Review Fairness Act?
On March 14, 2017, the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA) will officially invalidate a whole bunch of consumer contract clauses that pertain to online reviews.
United States
22 Mar 2017
Potential Legal Implications Arising From "Brexit"
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted by way of an advisory referendum to leave the European Union.
European Union
2 Aug 2016
Delaware Chancery Court Concludes Indemnification And Other Provisions Of A Merger Agreement Are Not Enforceable Against Non-Consenting Stockholders
The case arose from the acquisition of Audax Health Solutions, Inc. by Optum Services, Inc., a member of the UnitedHealth group of companies and a direct competitor to Cigna, a substantial stockholder of Audax.
United States
29 Jan 2015
Foley Hoag Authors Good Practice Note On Indigenous Peoples’ Rights And Free, Prior, And Informed Consent
The U.N. Global Compact recently released a Good Practice Note on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Role of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
United States
24 Jul 2014
Rare Massachusetts Superior Court Decision Interpreting The CFAA Takes The Narrow View Without Squarely Addressing The Broad
An employee who takes confidential documents from her employer to use in a discrimination lawsuit against that employer is not liable to them.
United States
11 Mar 2014
CFAA And Noncompete News
Over the past two months, several interesting items of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and noncompete news have crossed my desk.
United States
6 Mar 2014
Massachusetts Federal Court Refuses To Dismiss CFAA Claim But Permits The Defendants To Ask Again Later
Echoing a new theme in the federal district court in Massachusetts, last month Chief Magistrate Judge Leo T. Sorokin refused to dismiss a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA") claim brought against the former CEO of a company, but did so without prejudice, meaning that the defendants could ask the Court to dismiss the claim again later in the case.
United States
4 Mar 2014
Taking Stock Of Business And Human Rights In The United States
This week, members of the United Nations ("U.N.") Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations are making an official visit to the United States as part of the Group’s mandate to promote the effective implementation of the U.N.
United States
30 Apr 2013
The Drawback Of Choice-Of-Law Clauses For Employers
A choice-of-law clause is a provision in a contract (e.g., a noncompete) that states what state's law will apply to the contract, regardless of where the lawsuit to enforce it is filed.
United States
17 Oct 2012
New Case Emphasizes That The Lack Of "Boilerplate" In A Noncompete Agreement Can Have Consequences
Many contracts, including noncompetition agreements, have what’s called "boilerplate" language, "ready-made or all-purpose language that will fit in a variety of documents."
United States
11 Jun 2012
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