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Dej-Udom & Associates Newsletter – September 2014

American Chamber of Commerce Survey 

The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore published its annual regional survey, ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2015. Senior executives from 588 US companies in ASEAN with an annual turnover of US$50 million to $1 billion were surveyed. The survey says that Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar are still the top three business destinations in the ASEAN region for US companies. Indonesia topped the list despite the well-known problems foreign businesses regularly encounter in the country. From 2004 and 2012, the inflow from US companies into Indonesia was US$ 65 billion. Corruption is still the biggest issue for US companies across the ASEAN region.  More…More…

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Varsling af bøder til deltagerne i "Byggekartellet"

En række entreprenørvirksomheder er blevet sigtet for at have koordineret budpriser på offentlige og private byggerier. Statsadvokaten for Særlig Økonomisk og International Kriminalitet (SØIK) har i den forbindelse udstedt bødeforelæg for i alt kr. 27.000.000 til 25 virksomheder.

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Freedom of Information Bill Part 2

The Freedom of Information Bill was drafted to do away with secrecy in the public arena. It aims to reinforce and give further effect to certain fundamental principles underlying the system of constitutional democracy, namely: governmental accountability; transparency and public participation in national decision making. This article is a follow up to my earlier article and will focus on recent events which highlight the need for the act to be implemented and enforced as ever now than before. More…

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ESI in the Cloud: What You Don’t Know (or Don’t Ask) Can Hurt You

Companies who utilize cloud vendors to store their data on cloud-based applications should be advised: failing to understand the application’s storage and retrieval capabilities, and failing to preserve such data during litigation could lead to sanctions for both the company and its counsel.  That’s the lesson to be learned from a recent case in the Southern District of Ohio, one of the first of its kind to directly address the intersection between the cloud and its impact on litigation strategy.

In Brown v. Tellermate Holdings, Ltd., Case No. 2:11-cv-1122, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90123 (S.D. Ohio July 1, 2014), plaintiffs, in an age discrimination suit against former employer Tellermate, Inc. (“Tellermate”), sought electronically stored information (“ESI”) from accounts that they and other employees maintained with Salesforce.com (“Salesforce”) during their employment to aid their argument that their terminations were due to their ages, and not due to performance issues.  Salesforce is a cloud-based vendor with whom Tellermate had contracted to provide Tellermate employees with a sales tracking tool to record all customer-related activity.

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Two for Tuesdays: Professional Development

As this publishes, I will be on a plane heading for the Windy City: Chicago.  As part of my involvement with the Legal Marketing Association, I’m fortunate to be able to meet with some of the leadership of the organization this week for a leadership conference, since I’ll be joining the LMA’s Technology Committee as Co-Chair for 2015!

That got me thinking about professional development this morning – something that’s important for all of us, but something we can easily forget or push to the background in our busy day-to-day lives.  I mean, who has time to add one more thing, right? 

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NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum (James Giszczak)

Jim Giszczak is speaking at the upcoming NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Forum on Oct. 8-9, 2014. He will speak on Vendor Contracts.

Click here for more information on the forum.

http://cdn2.hubspot.net/hub/402858/file-1690214105-pdf/Cyber_West_October_2014_Brochure_V13.pdf?t=1412291437189

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CRAIN’S DETROIT BUSINESS NAMES HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEY STEPHEN P. DUNN TO 2014 CLASS OF “40 UNDER 40”

Royal Oak, Michigan, October 6, 2014:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Crain’s Detroit Business named Stephen P. Dunn to the 2014 Class of “40 Under 40.”  Since 1991, Crain’s Detroit Business has gathered 40 of the community’s high achievers for a special salute. Winners are selected by the senior editorial staff of Crain’s based on factors such as financial impact and community leadership. This year’s winners launched companies, helped grow established firms, made health care advancements, boosted community engagement and aided veterans.  More than 300 nominations were submitted for the 2014 class of 40 Under 40. The goal is to honor the best and brightest in Southeast Michigan who have made their marks in business before age 40. The 2014 Class of “40 under 40,” winners will be profiled in the Oct. 6 issue of Crain’s Detroit Business and will be honored at an awards event at the MGM Grand on November 19th.  More…

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David W. Garland to Moderate General Session at NRF’s 2014 HR Executive Summit

David W. Garland, Chair of Epstein Becker Green’s Labor and Employment Steering Committee and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, will moderate “It’s In The Bag – Summary of Bag Check Litigation And Strategies For Minimizing Risk” at the National Retail Federation Human Resources Executive Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on October 15, 2014.

During this general session, retailers who are grappling with employee bag check litigation discuss what the industry can expect in litigation over employee compensation for time spent in bag checks to deter shrinkage and how retailers can minimize risk through their policies and practices.

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Hobby Lobby Decision: Stuart M. Gerson to Speak at Cornell ILR NYC Briefing

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, our colleague Stuart M. Gerson of Epstein Becker Green’s Litigation and Health Care and Life Sciences practices in the firm’s Washington, DC and New York offices will discuss the Hobby Lobby decision and its impact on the workplace.  The briefing will be held at the Cornell ILR School of Labor and Employment.  Other panelists include Marci A. Hamilton, Esq., Paul R. Verkuil, Esq., Arthur S. Leonard, Esq., and Paul W. Mollica, Esq.

Click here to learn more and to register

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Lauren Liang presents to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Fall 2014 Seminar

On Saturday in Richmond, Lauren Liang presented to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Fall 2014 Seminar. Lauren spoke on insurance, and discussed all aspects of insurance relevant to the operation of a strata corporation or being a condominium owner. The seminar was well attended by council members and property managers.

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