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Is a UK parent liable for the conduct of its foreign subsidiary?

In a landmark decision in Lungowe v Vedanta Resources Plc[1] the Court of Appeal has ruled that a number of claimants can pursue their claim against a Zambian mining company and its English parent in the English courts despite the claim’s limited connection to England. The decision has widened the scope of potential claims against a UK parent company to include claims by those affected by a subsidiary’s operations. The decision should be on the radar of UK companies with foreign operations.

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Kan en europæisk patentansøgning afdeles til en dansk national patentansøgning?

Sø- og Handelsretten har den 24. januar 2018 afsagt en dom vedrørende muligheden for at afdele en national patentansøgning på grundlag af en europæisk patentansøgning. Ved dommen afviser Sø- og Handelsretten at fortolke patentlovens §§ 11 og 82 til støtte for, at en europæisk patentansøgning skal have virkning som en dansk patentansøgning, hvorfor Ankenævnet for Patenter og Varemærkers påstand om frifindelse blev taget til følge.

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Høringsudkast til Almindelige Betingelser for arbejder og leverancer i bygge- og anlægsvirksomhed (AB 18)

Den 2. februar 2018 offentliggjorde udvalget til revision af AB93, ABT93 og ABR89 deres første udkast til nye vilkår. Udkastet er i offentlig høring indtil den 12. marts 2018 og vil blive gennemgået på en høringskonference den 21. februar 2018.

Udvalgets arbejde har været længe imødeset i byggebranchen. Ikke mindst har alle været spændt på, om udvalget ville ændre på hele aftalesystemet eller forsætte den hidtidige anvendte systematik, der i hvert fald kan føres tilbage til AB72 og som AB92 bygger på. Af de udsendte generelle bemærkninger fremgår, at udvalget har valgt at følge den hidtidige systematik og udbygget denne, hvor det er fundet hensigtsmæssigt.

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Højesteret har truffet ny afgørelse i sag om sagsomkostninger

Højesteret har den 15. januar 2018 afsagt dom vedrørende sagsomkostninger, hvor sagen drejede sig om, hvorvidt en rekvirent havde krav på hel eller delvis dækning af udgifter til en bankgaranti på 10 mio. kr., der var stillet som sikkerhed i forbindelse med et fogedforbud i 2008.

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Attention Farmers

A recent statutory instrument came into effect on the 21st November 2017, which alters the way single farm entitlements are distributed in wills.

Previously, single farm entitlements could be directly passed onto specific beneficiaries in a will. If the will was silent on the issue, then the single farm entitlements fell into the residuary estate and passed to the residuary beneficiaries in the will.

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Robert J. Munnelly, Jr. Authors Chapter for MCLE’s Hanging Your Shingle

The chapter, “Data Security,” provides guidance on the data security legal requirements that affect small practices, including breach notifications, risk assessment, encryption, and password suggestions. The chapter also discusses how to develop and implement a Written Information Security Plan (WISP).

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Super Bowl Commercials – The Good of 2018

All right kids, it’s that time again! Whether your team won or lost or you don’t care about sportsball at all, you might have spared a moment or two for the secondary contest of Sunday evening…and I’m not talking about the highly contested puppy bowl (everyone wins there).

That’s right, it’s time for my annual review of Super Bowl Commercials.

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Wage and Hour Self-Audits Checklist Continue Reading…

Our colleagues Michael S. Kun, Jeffrey H. Ruzal, and Kevin Sullivan at Epstein Becker Green co-wrote a “Wage and Hour Self-Audits Checklist” for the Lexis Practice Advisor.

The checklist identifies the main risk categories for wage and hour self-audits. To avoid potentially significant liability for wage and hour violations, employers should consider wage and hour self-audits to identify and close compliance gaps.

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Daniel O’Keefe Appointed to University of Florida Board of Trustees

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce the appointment of Orlando partner Daniel O’Keefe to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Daniel, who was appointed by the Florida Board of Governors, will serve a five-year term on the Board.

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Kimberly Prior Returns to Shutts as Partner In the Financial Services Practice Group

Kimberly Prior has rejoined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Financial Services Practice Group in the firm’s Miami office. She rejoins Shutts & Bowen LLP after two years as an equity partner at Baker McKenzie. For 10 years before joining Baker McKenzie, she practiced at Shutts & Bowen LLP.

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