Monthly Archives: January 2020

Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Enforcement of California’s Controversial New Independent Contractor Statute to Independent Truckers

As we have written here, the day before California’s controversial AB 5 was set to go into effect, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez issued a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of the law as to approximately 70,000 independent truckers.

Subsequently, Judge Benitez granted a preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of the statute to those truckers.

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A Snapshot of our Recent Activity — Insurance Law

January 30, 2020 — A brief portrait of cases and activities of RSS’s Insurance Law Practice Group over the past few months

Exciting News!

As the new decade unfolds and RSS gears up to celebrate its 100th year, it is delighted to announce the appointment of the new Managing Partner, Andrew Penhale, an old face. Andrew was an attorney with the firm from 2001 to 2010 before moving on to head the Claims Department of the Professional Liability Fund of the Québec Bar. We are excited to have him back in this leadership role.

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Do You “NO” Why You’re Not a Rainmaker?

In today’s rainmaking recommendation, trainer and coach Jaimie Field gives lawyers ten things that may be holding you back from rainmaking success. Do any of these sound familiar to you?


For years, you’ve promised yourself that you were going to take control of your legal career.  You know that in order to do so, you need to have a book of business. 
A book of business that would give you negotiating power with your current firm to become an equity partner; a book of business that would allow you to lateral to a different firm if you so choose; a book of business that would let you start your own law firm. Whatever the reason, you know you need a book of business in order to be in control.

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Process for Winding-Up under the Companies Act Revised; Summary Procedure Extended to More Companies

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India vide its Notification dated January 24, 2020, has notified the Companies (Winding Up) Rules, 2020 (“Rules”). These Rules are set to take effect from April 1, 2020 and lay down the procedure for winding up on grounds other than inability to pay debts prescribed under Section 271 of the Companies Act, 2013 (“CA2013”). It is pertinent to mention here that the proceedings pertaining to voluntary winding up and winding up on the grounds of inability to pay debts fall within the ambit of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (“IBC”) since its enforcement.

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Banking and Security Law Seminar addresses ever-increasing complexity of creditor claims

Banking and security law topics were the order of the day on Wednesday 29th January as we hosted a Banking and Security Law Seminar in our head office at Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick. The seminar, which was attended by a selection of banking specialists and institutions including Allied Irish Banks plc, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland plc and Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, included analysis of recent case law updates.

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According to the Federal Law “On the Introduction of Amendments to Part Four of the Civil code of the Russian Federation” that shall come into force on the 27th of June 2020, a new civil law institute – the geographical indication is appearing in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation (herein after – the Civil Code).

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Lawyers: Stop with the Noise & Promote Yourself Specifically & Thoughtfully with these Two Tips

Now that it’s 2020, I think (read: I hope) that we’ve all come to the conclusion that it’s important to develop a strong plan that identifies the goals that we have for business development, and the tactics and strategies that we’ll use to develop those goals, right? I have a sneaking suspicion that there are still a few people out there who are throwing various ideas up at the wall with the hope that some of them stick, and this is the year to stop doing that. Really, I mean it.

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The Implications of Supreme Court Decision on Discovery

Tobin v. Minister for Defence [2019] IESC 57

The cost of conducting a discovery exercise can be a major deterrent to sustaining proceedings in the Irish legal system. The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Tobin v. Minister for Defence [2019] IESC 57 illustrates the potentially disproportionate burden discovery can create for parties to litigation.

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Data Privacy: What to Watch in 2020

January 28th marks Data Privacy Day which commemorates the signing of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.  This international treaty is the first of its kind to address privacy and data protection.

Strong privacy and cybersecurity safeguards are paramount to the success of companies and the consumers they serve.  These issues are so critical they took center stage at the annual Consumer Technology Association’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held earlier this month where tech companies of all sizes promoted their “privacy first” products and services.

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Getting Paid: Adjudicating Payment Disputes in a Construction Contract

Adjudication is a statutory dispute resolution process. Caitlín Love looks at the trend to adjudicate payment disputes in construction contracts

In Brief: All parties to a construction contract entered into after 25th July 2016 should be aware of the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2013 (CCA) and in particular to the CCA adjudication process, which serves as an efficient and effective alternative dispute resolution mechanism to standard contractual dispute resolution clauses.

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