Monthly Archives: June 2020

Lawyers: Answer These Two Questions to Make Your Content Relevant

The saying goes “If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

In modern times, we should be asking ourselves, “If you write an article [insert other content format] and no one reads it, does it matter?”

The short answer is no.

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Supreme Court Holds Defined Benefit Plan Participants Lack Standing to Sue Over Allegedly Imprudent Investment Decisions

In a recent 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court, in Thole v. U.S. Bank N.A., 590 U.S. __ (2020), held that participants in defined benefit pension plans lack standing to sue plan fiduciaries for allegedly imprudent plan investments where the participants continue to receive their full benefits and no imminent risk that they will cease receiving their full benefits appears.

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ILN Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings Guide

The members of our Restructuring & Insolvency Group have finalized their 2020 edition of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Rehabilitation Proceedings Guide, which can be found here.

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NJ Governor Increases Permissible Size of Gatherings; Lifts Stay at Home Order and Says Outdoor Swimming Pools and Some Other Outdoor Entertainment Can Re-Open June 22

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Orders last week increasing the permissible number of attendees for indoor and outdoor gatherings, lifting part of a prior Executive Order that had directed residents to stay home, and setting a date and requirements for the reopening of outdoor pools and other outdoor entertainment and recreation.

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Connolly Gallagher Stands with the Black Community

Connolly Gallagher LLP stands with the Black community in denouncing police brutality and racism. We are dedicated to overcoming our nation’s long-standing history of racism and working towards a society where people are not stratified, identified, or treated differently, based on the color of their skin. We are committed to dedicating time and resources to combat all racism and to fight for the equal and just treatment of all people. We support the right of individuals to gather for peaceful protest and to be heard. Through its Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the firm will continue to evaluate and implement initiatives to support all people who have faced unjust treatment due to the color of their skin. We are committed to doing the important work that must be done for our entire community, we share the sense of urgency surrounding this movement, and we look forward to achieving great things with and for our community.

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Marcel-Olivier Nadeau Elected Bâtonnier of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

June 15, 2020 — Marcel-Olivier Nadeau, from our Saguenay office, and a member of our Insurance Law Practice Group, has just been elected bâtonnier (Chair) of the Barreau du Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, one of the 15 local sections of the Bar of Quebec. This election is an eloquent demonstration of the esteem in which he is held by the region’s lawyers.

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THE FEDERAL COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS CANADA’S ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION AS CONSTITUTIONAL

On June 5, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA“) released its decision in 3510395 Canada Inc. v. Attorney General of Canada et al.2020 FCA 103, in which it upheld the constitutionality of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL“). CASL is the federal law which regulates the way in which businesses may communicate with consumers using electronic means. The decision also clarified the requirements to rely on the business-to-business exemption which allows businesses to avoid the consent and content requirements of CASL in certain circumstances.

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INSIGHT INTO THE BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY & REHABILITATION PROCEEDINGS IN INDIA

INTRODUCTION

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“Code”), ever since its introduction, has replaced India’s archaic bankruptcy laws and has paved way for a much speedier resolution of insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring, benefiting operational and financial creditors, both onshore and offshore in India. The code is still in its initial years and dynamic in nature, as the Government of India keeps introducing new amendments as per the evolving and challenging circumstances of the nation.

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Ahlawat & Associates appoints Ms. Kavita Patwardhan as Counsel, Mumbai Practice (Head)

Despite the economic slowdown ensuing after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic leading to India’s looming job crisis, Ahlawat & Associates is pleased to announce the introduction of a new member into their team.

The firm on 1st June 2020 inducted Kavita Patwardhan as Counsel, Mumbai Practice (Head). With over fifteen years of experience in law, Kavita has previously worked with Kanga & Co., Dua Associates and J. Sagar Associates. Kavita’s practice area covers General Corporate Commercial matters, Banking and Finance, in particular Project Finance, Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property Rights and Real Estate. She particularly specializes in Banking and Finance Media and Entertainment, Intellectual Property Rights and Real Estate.

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E-ELEGAL® MAY 2020

I. EDITORIAL – CALAMITY SITUATION

The month of May was defined, at the legislative level, by the approval and publication of Decree-Law no. 22/2020 of May 16, which amended the exceptional and temporary measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, reference should be made to the Council of Ministers Resolution no. 38/2020 of May 17, which extended, in accordance with the timetable for progressive withdrawal of confinement, the declaration of the situation of calamity. Read more…

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