Monthly Archives: April 2021

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OUTER HOUSE JUDGMENT FAVOURS EMPLOYER CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT

We welcomed a decision issued by Lady Wolffe in the Outer House of the Court of Session this week, regarding the enforcement of post-termination non-compete restrictions in a contract of employment.

Representing the pursuer, construction recruitment firm Apex Resources Ltd, the litigation team sought interim interdicts against three of its former employees who the pursuer alleged were in breach of the post-termination clauses in their contracts of employment. Read more…

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Apple Makes Big Changes to Its Tracking System

With the launch of iOS 14.5 slated for next week, Apple’s long-awaited changes to the use of its persistent identifier known as the “Identifier for Advertisers” (IDFA) have now gone into effect. While this change has been explained by Apple as a step to protect its users’ privacy, it will drastically change the ability of third parties and app publishers to collect information on and track users through apps on Apple devices. Read more…

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FEDERAL BUDGET 2021: INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE CANADIAN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

On April 19, 2021, the federal government released the 2021 Budget: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. The Budget proposes significant spending measures to stimulate the economy, including more than $101 billion over the next three years.

In this article, we highlight certain spending measures and new programs that the government has introduced for the purpose of encouraging innovation, sustainability and competition in the Canadian marketplace.

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#WorkforceWednesday News Rundown

As featured in #WorkforceWednesday:  Here’s a rundown of some of the top developments in employment law and workforce management this week:

Guidance for Mitigating Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Risk

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration issued its first cybersecurity best practices guidance for retirement plans. To assist plan sponsors and fiduciaries with their responsibilities to prudently select and monitor service providers, the guidance outlines considerations they can use to determine that service providers follow strong cybersecurity practices. Read more.

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NY Chiropractor Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Health Care Fraud Scheme

On April 13, 2021, a New York-based chiropractor, was sentenced to nine years in prison, and ordered to pay close to $20 million, for running what the federal government alleged was a large scale scheme to defraud Medicare and other third party insurers.[1]   The sentencing stems from a case originally filed under seal on August 29, 2018, in which the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York alleged that two New York chiropractors – James and Jeffery Spina – improperly owned and controlled multiple medical practices and engaged in submission of fraudulent health care claims from 2011 until September 2017.

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Sharon Druker Honoured by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

April 21, 2021 — As part of National Volunteer Week, the Jewish General Hospital Foundation salutes Sharon G. Druker, Ad. E., who has been contributing to the institution for many years as a long-time Hope & Cope volunteer and, more recently, as a Governance Committee Member.

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The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 ranks A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm as a Top Tier Firm

We, at A.& K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm are delighted to announce that The Legal 500, in its 2021 edition has ranked our firm as a Top Tier Firm in Intellectual Property and Tier 2 in Dispute ResolutionTMT and White-Collar Crime.

All partners of our firm are ranked as prominent individuals in their fields and in particular: Kriton Metaxopoulos, our Managing Partner has been recognized in the Hall of Fame in Dispute Resolution and also as Leading Individual in TMT and White-Collar Crime whilst particular mention is made to our Partner, Irini Daroussou in IP and TMT.

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Evonne Xu Selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 20, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Evonne Xu was selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 2021. The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.

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U.S. Department of Justice Reports on Heightened Enforcement Activities Against COVID-19 Related Fraud

On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) reported on the agency’s heightened criminal and civil enforcement activities in connection with COVID-19-related fraud.[1]  As of that date, DOJ had publicly charged 474 defendants with criminal offenses in connection with COVID-19-related schemes across 56 federal districts to recover more than $569 million in U.S. government funds.

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ILN Firm of the Month – A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm, Greece!

The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, A. & K. Metaxopoulos and Partners Law Firm, Greece!
The firm, founded in Athens in 1955 by Agis Metaxopoulos, was known as A. Metaxopoulos Law Offices until 2005 when it took its current form. From the very outset, A. Metaxopoulos Law Offices began to grow and soon became established as one of the most highly specialized law firms in Greece in matters of Intellectual and Industrial Property, Entertainment, Advertising and Mass Media law. Since 2000, the firm has grown and is considered (by expert publications in these fields) as one of the leading practices in Greece in the areas of: Litigation & Arbitration, Media & Entertainment law, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Taxation, Civil law, Real property, Competition law. The firm is also active in the fields of White Collar Crime, International Arbitration, Assets Recovery, Civil Law, Public Procurement, Mergers and Acquisitions.
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