November 30, 2015 — The recent tragic events in Paris have triggered a lot of discussion. It is therefore not unlikely that your employees would discuss those events and express their thoughts or opinions before third parties — including your customers. Certain basic rules still apply, notwithstanding the highly charged emotional context…
Monthly Archives: November 2015
New York (November 30, 2015) – The International Lawyers Network announced Monday that Director of Global Relationship Management’s blog, Zen & the Art of Legal Networking, has been recognized by LexBlog as a 2015 top publication.
Zen & the Art of Legal Networking is one of eight online publications designated as the “Best Law Blog Publications of 2015,” selected from more than 8,000 authors on LexBlog.
The top publication designation was announced in a recent LexBlog webinar featuring Colin O’Keefe and Zosha Millman. The selections were made based upon which publications “make the most of your time and focus on helpful tactics,” according to LexBlog. The recognition of the year’s top publications aims to provide bloggers with tools for adjusting their own approaches in 2016.
DC Circuit: No False Claims Act Liability for Reasonable, Good Faith Interpretations of Ambiguous Regulations
On November 24, 2015, in United States ex rel. Purcell v. MWI Corp., No. 14-5210, slip op. (D.C. Cir. Nov. 24, 2015), the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) liability cannot attach to a defendant’s objectively reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous regulatory provision. While outside of the health care arena, this decision has implications for all industries exposed to liability under the FCA.
In Purcell, the government alleged that false claims had been submitted as a result of certifications made by defendant MWI Corporation to the Export-Import Bank in order to secure loan financing connected with MWI’s sale of water pumps to the government of Nigeria.
Jaemüügi grupp Stockmann väljub Venemaa turult ning ettevõtte juhi Per Thelin`i sõnul võimaldab see tugevamalt keskenduda tegevusele Baltikumis ja Soomes. Turg on nendes riikides küll stabiilsem, kuid jaemüüja hinnangul on Eestis ja Lätis märgata konkurentsi teravnemist. Stockmanni otsus Venemaalt lahkuda on tingitud sanktsioonidest, rubla ebastabiilsusest ning muudest geopoliitilistest mõjuritest põhjustatud majanduslangusest Venemaal. Oluline on edaspidi jälgida Stockmann`i arengud Eestis – tema senine trend on olnud langev ja nüüd on seevastu oodata jõulist katset seda kasvuks pöörata.
Adding to the prestige of this distinction is the fact that the Pre-selection Committee and the Young Bar’s Council of Governors, which made the final decision, were comprised of numerous judges and recognized leaders of the legal community.
Geoff White wrote an article for Leave a Legacy Vancouver about giving significant gifts to charitable organizations and new gifting opportunities coming in 2017. “With careful planning, [people] can share their success and pass along our community even greater than it was passed on to us,” explains Geoff. Check out the full article (page 18).
Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome Scott Lamb as a Partner with our Technology, Intellectual Property and Infrastructure, Construction & Procurement Groups. Scott brings a wealth of experience in intellectual property, construction and privacy law. We are pleased to have him join our team.