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High Court blocks £1-3bn data protection claims against Google

In a recent decision relating to the violation of consumer data privacy, the Court has set out helpful guidance regarding claims brought under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as in respect of the conditions which must be satisfied for a representative action for breach of data privacy to be brought (Lloyd v.Google LLC [2018] EWHC (QB) 2599).

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The “Yates Memo” Revisited: Pursuing Individuals Remains a DOJ Top Priority – Senior Management and Members of Boards of Directors in Focus

During a September 29, 2018 speech, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced changes to Department of Justice (“DOJ”) policy concerning individual accountability in corporate cases.  The announcement followed the DOJ’s year-long review of its individual accountability policies and the September 2015 memorandum issued by then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, commonly known as the “Yates Memo.”

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Key Legal Implications of Brexit

Despite agreement being reached between EU negotiators and the UK government with regard to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) on 14th November, uncertainty remains as to whether this deal will be approved in the UK Parliament. What we do know is that the UK is a significant trading partner for Irish businesses and, for now, that the UK will leave the EU in March 2019. The terms of our engagement with businesses in the UK will change, which we need to prepare for. As a starting point take a look at these eight high level issues which you should be considering.

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Two new partners with RSS

December 3, 2018 — Charles E. Flam, Managing Partner of RSS, is pleased to announce that Justin Beeby and Stewart Litvack are now partners with the firm.

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Ontario Court Gives OK For Lawyer to Sue Law Society

The Ontario Court of Appeal is permitting lawyer Paul Robson’s action against the Law Society of Upper Canada (now the Law Society of Ontario) (“LSO”) and three of its employees for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office to proceed.  The appeal court’s decision overturned the decision of Justice Patrick Monahan of the Superior Court of Justice on a motion to strike by the LSO.  Mr. Robson argued before the court that he is a thorn in the side of the LSO and someone at the LSO wishes to silence him.

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Risks Mitigation Strategies under a Merger & Acquisition Transaction

Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) are one of the most preferred methods for inorganic growth of businesses. However, M&As can go wrong due to various reasons: overenthusiasm about unquantifiable strategic benefits of the deal resulting in over valuation of the acquired company; post deal integration issues in systems, processes, human resources leading to lack of synergies; mismatch between vision and operating strategies of the new and old managers; undisclosed/unexpected liabilities or claims causing a dent in the benefits of the M&A, etc.

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HRSA Establishes January 1, 2019 Effective Date for 340B Ceiling Price and Civil Monetary Penalty Rule

On November 30, 2018, the Department for Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Health Resources and Services Administration (“HRSA”) will publish its final rule to change the effective date for its 340B Drug Pricing Program ceiling price and manufacturer civil monetary penalty final rule to January 1, 2019.

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Connolly Gallagher is Proud to Welcome Brandon R. Harper

Connolly Gallagher is pleased to welcome Brandon R. Harper to the firm. As an Associate, Brandon joins the firm’s Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation group.

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Tenants’ top tips on telecommunications

Gone are the days of communicating via smoke signals and carrier pigeons.  Billions of emails are sent every day. Telecommunications is therefore of vital importance to most, if not all, 21st century businesses. Many tenants’ focus is therefore on their ability to extend the telecommunications services at their premises. Broadly speaking, tenants are in a good position to do so as the new Electronic Communications Code (Code), which came into force on 28 December 2017, is weighted very much in favour of telecommunications operators and their customers.

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Hoe lang duurt een juridische seconde?

U heeft waarschijnlijk meegekregen dat we een nieuwe kilo krijgen. Vanaf 20 mei 2019 is een kilo niet langer het gewicht van dat prototype blok platina-iridium in Parijs, maar wordt de kilo uitgedrukt in een natuurkundige formule.

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