Monthly Archives: July 2018

Presidium of the FAS Russia clarified the procedure of granting access to trade secrets information during case investigation of violation of antimonopoly legislation

Presidium of the FAS Russia in its Clarification dated 21.02.2018 No. 13 «On trade secrets information in the process of investigation of the case on violation of antimonopoly legislation, verification for abidance of antimonopoly legislation, state control for economic concentration» (“Clarification”) notes that such information for which information owner doesn’t establish commercial secrecy regime according to Commercial secret law, isn’t protected by law.

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Changes in the procedure of incorporation

The procedure of incorporation companies and individual entrepreneurs has been changed since 29 April 2018. Amendments to the Federal law No. 129-ФЗ of 08.08.2001 “On state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs” has come into effect.

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Non-Compete Laws Affecting Health Care Professionals in Various U.S. Jurisdictions

Many physicians and other health care workers are familiar with restrictive covenants like non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements, either as employees who have been asked to sign such covenants as a condition of their employment or as business owners seeking to enforce such covenants to protect their medical practices from competition. These covenants are usually designed to prohibit physicians or other practitioners from leaving and setting up a competing practice nearby using patient contacts, information, and/or training that they received during their employment or association with the former employer.

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Liability of condo owners: The syndicate’s insurer should be the first target

July 6, 2018 — Whenever damage occurs in a condo building, the directors of the syndicate should first make sure to exhaust all possible remedies against the syndicate’s insurer before filing a claim against a co-owner. Such is, after all, the purpose of the syndicate’s insurance policy.

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California Has a New Privacy Law. It Could Have Been Much Worse

The California legislature has passed, and Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law, a bill known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”), which imposes significant privacy-related obligations on entities that do business in that state. The bill was quickly passed so that sponsors of a much more stringent California ballot initiative would withdraw their proposal (public support for which was polling high) just as it was about to be certified for November, avoiding the potential for companies to have been subject to even tougher rules. Some have called the Act “GDPR-light” since it implements many similar concepts from the new European law.

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How Will the New California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Will Affect Your Business?

On June 28, 2018, California legislated into law A.B. 375, otherwise known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“California Privacy Act”).  Effective January 1, 2020, among other requirements, the law will expand privacy rights of California consumers as well as require businesses to disclose the what, why, and how consumers’ personal information are being used.  Failure to comply with these new laws could be costly to businesses with civil penalties resulting from an action by the state attorney general of up to $7,500 per violation.  In addition, in the event of a breach of personal information, the California Privacy Act provides consumers with statutory damages of no less than $100 and no more than $750 per consumer per incident, or actual damages, whichever is greater.  Therefore, the California Privacy Act will have a significant impact on businesses, including the healthcare sector.

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Is your company prepared for #MeToo? ILN experts from 16 jurisdictions weigh in on sexual harassment laws in the workplace.

 

 

 

 

 

Is your company prepared for #MeToo? The ILN’s Labor & Employment group has put together a collaborative paper on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, which serves as a quick and practical reference for those with relevant labor needs in the 16 jurisdictions covered. Please see the full paper here.

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SmartLaw: Critical to the Success of Future Law Firms

 

Long-time readers of Zen may remember when we first started talking about the future of the law firm and the idea of “SmartLaw” in 2016, when HighQ asked the question “What do you believe lawyers and law firms need to do to prepare for the future of legal services?” Over the course of several posts, we delved into the answers of a number of industry experts, which supported the idea that clients, culture, and technology would be key.

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Non-Compete Laws Affecting Health Care Professionals in Various U.S. Jurisdictions

Many physicians and other health care workers are familiar with restrictive covenants like non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements, either as employees who have been asked to sign such covenants as a condition of their employment or as business owners seeking to enforce such covenants to protect their medical practices from competition. These covenants are usually designed to prohibit physicians or other practitioners from leaving and setting up a competing practice nearby using patient contacts, information, and/or training that they received during their employment or association with the former employer.

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NSW Supreme Court decides that MAS cannot modify the treatment dispute which is referred for assessment

Her Honour Justice, Adamson SC of the NSW Supreme Court, delivered Judgment in the matter of Insurance Australia Limited v Kong Lai Kai[2018] NSWSC 958, on Friday, 22 June 2018.

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