Monthly Archives: March 2021

7 of My Favorite Networking Tips – Yes, Even in a Pandemic

I’ll tell you a secret – the pandemic may not be over, but you can still be networking. Even when networking is primarily done in a virtual way, the substance of it has not changed; only the platform.

So what does that mean when it comes to networking?

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Maryland is latest state to propose regulating use of biometrics

In recent years, Illinois’ costly and strict Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), 740 ILCS § 14/1 et seq., has been used by the plaintiffs’ class action bar in Illinois and around the country to extract significant monetary settlements from unwary companies, causing substantial disruption to their businesses. Maryland legislators recently introduced a biometric information privacy law that echoes BIPA. The proposed law, titled “Commercial Law – Consumer Protection – Biometric Identifiers and Biometric Information Privacy,” would become only the second in the country to provide a private right of action to plaintiffs and allow successful litigants to recover attorneys’ fees and litigation costs. Read more…

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The curious case of Lady Gaga’s dog walker: An employment law tale

If you’re an employment lawyer, you see employment related issues – almost – everywhere …current events, sports, and pop culture. And, it’s just that perspective that brings us to the curious case of Lady Gaga’s dog walker’s employment status.

As has been widely reported, Lady Gaga’s dog walker was ambushed while walking two of her French bulldogs in Hollywood, California. The dog walker, who was shot, is recovering and after several days the dogs have been returned. Read more…

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Hélène Maurice and Nathan Hassan Omar Join Our Insurance Law Practice Group

March 1, 2021 — We are pleased to welcome two lawyers in our Insurance Law Practice Group. Hélène Maurice, who was called to the Bar in 2020, will be able to indulge her penchant for litigation, while Nathan Hassan Omar, also called in 2020, will continue to focus on the analysis of insurance policies.

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The Defence of Res Judicata Is Permitted Even in Cases With Different Legal Grounds and Legally Distinct Parties

By Alice Bourgault-Roy, from our Insurance Law Practice Group

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March 1, 2021 — In a decision rendered by the Court of Quebec (still unpublished as of this writing) on January 22, 2021 in 9174-0886 Québec inc. c. Rochette, RSS successfully presented a motion alleging abuse of proceedings in a related case dismissed at the preliminary stage, by arguing the application of res judicata.

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Another Bill in Congress Seeks to Limit Non-Competes – Will This One Go Anywhere?

On February 25, 2021, the Workforce Mobility Act, a bipartisan bill to limit the use of non-compete agreements, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and in the U.S. House of Representatives by Scott Peters (D-Cal.).

This year’s Workforce Mobility Act is the latest of several attempts in recent years at the federal level to restrict non-compete agreements through legislation.  Despite bipartisan support at times, none has passed either the Senate or the House.  Will there be a different result this time around?

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Unconditional Stay on Arbitral Awards

Unconditional stay on enforcement of arbitral awards has yet again become a reality in India.

A.  Background

Indian arbitration law, contained in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “Act”), provided for an automatic stay on enforcement of the arbitral award once a challenge against the award was entertained by the Court under Section 34 of the Act.

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Guidelines issued for Intermediary and Digital Media

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“Ministry”) on 25th February 2021 notified the Information Technology (Guideline for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“Rules”) to regulate digital media, social media companies and over the top (“OTT”) platforms. The Rules also provides provisions pertaining to publishers of news through digital media (“Digital News”).

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Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(February 2021)

Llinks would like to share our views on the most recent hot topics and legal updates on the Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy with “ Llinks Client Alert – Cybersecurity, Data & Privacy(February 2021)Read more…

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