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The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 67 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 26 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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The “intern-al” problem for the fashion industry

This article is taken from the latest edition of Fladgate’s Fashion Update.  Please email the marketing team on marketing@fladgate.com to be added to the mailing list for future updates.

The use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry is nothing new, but they have been very much in the spotlight in 2014. Earlier this year, a former intern at Alexander McQueen – backed by campaign group Intern Aware – brought a claim for over £6,000 in lost wages in respect of a four-month placement in 2009-10. The start of London Fashion Week was also marked by a demonstration by Intern Aware and students at King’s College London against the use of unpaid interns in the fashion industry. More…

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State of the Creative Series: Interview with Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy & Mather North America

In case you haven’t noticed, things have changed a lot in the advertising and marketing industry. With bigger bandwidth and faster, smaller, cheaper digital devices, the world is staggeringly more connected. With home-grown, artisanal wine, cheese, whiskey . . . pants . . . the world is a lot more “local” as well.  And, of course, all of the choices you make – whether it’s the restaurant where you just ate, the starlet you just Googled or the selfie you just posted to Instagram – are obsessively observed, analyzed, and sold to by advertisers and marketers.

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Bringing Law Firms "Back to The Future" of Social Media

Only one thing could bring me in from my vacation, and that was the Legal Marketing Association’s Social Media Shared Interest Group’s webinar with Peter Shankman (@petershankman) and Jasmine Trillos-Decarie (@jasminedecarie), entitled “Bringing Law Firms ‘Back to The Future’ of Social Media.”

I wasn’t alone in thinking that, if the tweetstream was any indication – valuable tidbits from the conversation were flying over on Twitter! We even had a legal marketer join the LMA just to be able to attend the webinar, and she said it was well worth it! 

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Largest Ever Equal Pay Claim for Network Rail

Network Rail are facing what may turn out to be the largest equal pay claim in the company’s history.

This claim comes as an additional blow after the company were found to have missed punctuality targets and amid protests about bonuses for senior male staff topping £1million.

30 female employees are involved in the claim against Network rail brought by the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA). If the claim is successful, it may include up to 3,000 women.

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Traditionsunternehmen Flanschenfabrik Hüttental erfolgreich aus Insolvenz verkauft

Die insolvente Flanschenfabrik Hüttental mit Sitz in Siegen – eine der  ältesten  Flanschenfabriken  Europas – hat  wieder eine Zukunft: Insolvenzverwalter Bruno M. Kübler von der bundesweit tätigen Kanzlei KÜBLER hat das Traditionsunternehmen an einen Investor verkauft. Der Standort und alle Arbeitsplätze bleiben erhalten.  More…

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Multistate Tax Update — July 24, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Alabama Dept. of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc., — S. Ct. —- (2014), on July 1, 2014. While the Court generally addresses the questions presented in the writ of certiorari if it decides to hear the case, the Court added a question of its own for the parties to argue and brief in its grant:

Whether, in resolving a claim of unlawful tax discrimination under 49 U.S.C. § 11501(b)(4), a court should consider other aspects of the State’s tax scheme rather than focusing solely on the challenged tax provision.

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Delay in Return of Overpayments Leads to False Claims Act Suit

The generally accepted wisdom is to move expeditiously to investigate and return federal health care program overpayments once you become aware of them.  Now we know the potential downside of failing to do so even when all overpayments are eventually returned. Late last month the United States Attorney’s Office filed a false claims act complaint […]

The post Delay in Return of Overpayments Leads to False Claims Act Suit appeared first on OMW Health Law.

For more information please visit www.omwhealthlaw.com or click on the headline above.

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How Big Is Halbig? The Viability of the ACA’s Employer Mandate Hangs in the Balance

By: Adam C. Solander

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sent shockwaves through the country when they issued conflicting opinions on a key aspect of the ACA.  The cases are Halbig v. Burwell, D.C. Cir., No. 14-508 and King v. Burwell, 4th Cir., No. 14-1158.  The question at issue in both cases was whether the IRS has the authority to administer subsidies in federally facilitated exchanges when the statute itself specifically authorizes subsides only in state exchanges.

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THE NEW ILLINOIS JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ACT (TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014)

This new Act prohibits an employer or employment agency from inquiring about, considering, or requiring disclosure of the criminal record or criminal history of an applicant until the applicant has been determined qualified for the position and notified that he or she has been selected for an interview or, if there is not an interview, until after a conditional offer of employment is made.

An “applicant” is any person pursuing employment with an employer or through an employment agency. More…

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The majority shareholder falls out of control

The corporate law is based on the “majority principle”: the majority shareholder can control the decisions at the shareholders’ meeting. While the old Companies Act already contained certain exceptions to this principle the new Civil Code broadens the scope of the exceptions. The new Civil Code declares that if a shareholder is “personally interested” in a decision, it is not allowed to vote on the given question. Although the courts’ interpretation of this new provision is not yet known, a conservative interpretation could lead to a substantial weakening of the “majority principle”. More…

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