Monthly Archives: September 2015

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How to Navigate the Challenges of Accommodating Staff with Mental Disabilities

Given the rise of disability discrimination claims, many firms will confront the challenge of dealing with an employee whose mental disorder impacts or limits his or her job performance.

A major challenge for all employers – not just those in the PR field – is the rapidly rising number of lawsuits alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, and specifically mental disability.

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Street art revisited: Art Buff

A couple of years ago we in the Fladgate art team put our heads together to consider the potential legal problems in trading in street art and produced this article: Street art: the legal issues

It was a topical subject because of the auctioning of Slave Labour, which I covered in my post Selling Banksy street art
Now it is topical again with Friday’s High Court judgment in the case concerning Banksy’s mural called Art Buff.  The artwork had been painted in Folkestone on the wall of an amusement arcade called Dreamland.  The owners of the business, the Godden Family, had the artwork cut out under the supervision of an art dealer Robin Barton who specialises in such trade, under the name Bankrobber.  It then came into the hands of the New York based Kessler Gallery who brought it to Art Basel in Miami where it was exhibited with a price of US$720,000. 
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Beskatning af fri bil – rådighedsbeskatning

I flere sager har medejere i en virksomhed forsøgt at slippe for beskatning – som regel uden held

Af Bent Ramskov

Frynsegoder, der aftales i et ansættelsesforhold mellem en arbejdsgiver og en arbejdstager, udløser som udgangspunkt beskatning. I det omfang der ikke aftales frynsegoder, men arbejdstageren i en eller anden udstrækning har rådighed over et eller flere goder, udløser dette også skat. I disse ofte utilsigtede situationer kommer det ofte som en overraskelse for især den ansatte, at et gode udløser en eller anden form for skat. 

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2012 Breach and Lacking Compliance Program Results in $750,000 Settlement for Radiation Oncology Group

By Arthur J. Fried, Patricia M. Wagner, Adam C. Solander, Evan Nagler, and Jonathan Hoerner

On September 2, 2015, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a $750,000 settlement with Cancer Care Group, P.C. (“CCG”), a radiation oncology practice in Indiana, for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules violations. The alleged violations occurred in 2012, but a subsequent HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation led to allegations from OCR that there was a lack of compliance with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules requirements dating back to 2005. 

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Fladgate advises Patron Capital on Dartford Business Park letting to Mazda Motors

Fladgate LLP has advised on the completion of a substantial letting of one of the buildings on Dartford Business Park to Mazda Motors UK Limited. The property, which will be Mazda’s new headquarters, was let for 15 years.

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ITAR Amendment to benefit Israelis Dealing in U.S. Military Products

On August 26, the U.S. Government finally brought some much needed clarity to an area of its International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that was until then the cause of much confusion and uncertainty.

While much of the ITAR is concerned with controlling the movement of U.S. military equipment and technology from the U.S. and the subsequent movement and use of the products and technology outside the U.S., Section 129 of the ITAR is concerned with the control of certain “brokering activities” related to ITAR controlled military equipment and technology.

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The Pollution Exclusion – Focus On Causation

By Samantha Ip, with assistance by Daniel Paperny

In its recent ruling in Precision Plating Ltd v Axa Pacific Insurance Co. (“Precision Plating“), the BC Court of Appeal considered when a pollution exclusion in a Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) policy would operate to release an insurer from its duty to defend its insured in a third party lawsuit. In the past, such cases typically addressed whether the loss was “sudden and accidental” or whether the released substance fell within the definition of “pollutant”. Precision Plating was focused instead on the concept of causation in the context of exclusion clauses. 

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DAHLbox tilbyder nu kontraktstyring

Som en ny og spændende service kan DAHL Advokatfirma nu tilbyde vores klienter en kontraktstyringsfunktion via DAHLbox.

Af Dan B. Larsen

Mange klienter har efterspurgt funktionen, hvorfor vi en periode har testet mulighederne i systemet sammen med udvalgte klienter – og vi har fået meget begejstrede tilbagemeldinger. 

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Gadens acts on successful restructure of Viento Group Ltd

Gadens and Hall Chadwick acted to turnaround listed Western Australian mining services company, Viento Group Ltd (Viento) and its subsidiaries given their financial troubles which caused them to appoint Richard Albarran, Brent Kijurina and Cameron Shaw of Hall Chadwick to be Administrators on 22 April 2015.

Notwithstanding the financial difficulties which caused this appointment, Viento on the face of it had a viable business, but had to deal with a significant secured creditor, and contractual and other issues within its subsidiaries.

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Quiksilveri suunamuutus osutus tagasilöögiks – ettevõte vaevleb raskustes

Austraallaste loodud maailmakuulus bränd on Ameerikas taotlemas pankrotti. Juba juulis tegi New York`i börs ettevõttele hoiatuse, et neid eemaldatakse liiga madala aktsiahinna tõttu börsilt. Täna on Quiksilveri eesmärgiks pärast restrkutureerimist ennast ka kohe taaskäivitada Oaktree Capital Managementi (omab 20% Billabongi aktsiatest) 175 miljoni eurose investeeringuga.

Quiksilverit tabas eelmisel aastal Ameerika turul tervelt 16%-line käibelangus. Samas Euroopas ning Aasia ja Vaikse Ookeani piirkonnas edeneb kaubamüük enamjaolt hästi. Siiski kukkus Quiksilveri üldine käive eelmisel aastal 13% ning ettevõtte kogukahjumiks kujunes 309,4 miljonit dollarit. 

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