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Porn peddling posties keep their jobs

Porn in the office is obviously unacceptable, offensive, disrespectful and clearly amounts to ‘sackable’ conduct. Right? Well...As recently confirmed by the Full Federal Court’s decision to uphold the reinstatement of two porn-lovin’ posties, indulging ... [Published Lexology - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Texas Supreme Court reaffirms standard of proof in mesothelioma cases: Bostic v. Georgia-Pacific

, the Texas Supreme Court released an opinion of major importance in – an opinion Gordon & Rees partner recently commented on in a Law360 article. The court’s decision reaffirmed the bedrock significance of the concept of dose in toxic tort litigation ... [Published Lexology - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

FOFA regulations update

We previously reported on the Coalition Government’s plan to roll back the regulation of the financial services industry and theCorporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice) Bill 2014 (Cth) ("Bill") introduced into Federal Parliament ... [Published Lexology - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

“Cable television after Aereo’s case and the position in India”

In a recent decision the United States Supreme Court held that Aereo infringed the public performance right included in the copyright of broadcaster’s on-air programming by transmitting the programs without a license from the broadcaster to its own internet ... [Published Lexology - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

The Federal Circuit vacates commission decision that reviewed a non-final ALJ order

In ), the Federal Circuit held that the Commission’s decision to terminate Inv. No. 337-TA-562 based on the Commission’s review of a non-final ALJ order exceeded the Commission’s authority. Specifically, the Commission’s decision overturned an order by ... [Published Lexology - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Obama’s LGBT Executive Order raises more questions than it answers

More than two years after expressly declining to do so, this past Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive ... [Published Lexology - 7 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

EEOC issues guidance on pregnancy discrimination

, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-anticipatedEnforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues (Guidance). The Guidance is controversial on several fronts. It contains substantive provisions that arguably ... [Published Lexology - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

COPPA gets parental consent updates

With changes that should make it easier to develop child-directed apps, the Federal Trade Commission recently updated its guidance for verifying parental consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by issuing three updated FAQs ... [Published Lexology - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Appellate courts disagree on whether federal exchange premium subsidies are legal under ACA

Yesterday morning two US Court of Appeals issued conflicting opinions on whether the federal government may provide tax credits under the Affordable Care Act to purchase health insurance on insurance exchanges that are created and operated by the federal ... [Published Lexology - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 5 reports

Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson forecast summer/fall 2014: expectations surge in Los Angeles commercial real estate market

After lagging behind for a few years, it appears Los Angeles commercial real estate is catching up to the Bay Area. Specifically in downtown LA and the Inland Empire. California's developers are seeing strong growth across all areas: office, industrial, ... [Published Lexology - 12 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

U.S. Consular database crash is causing delays in visa issuance worldwide for all US visa applicants

We wanted to alert you to the very serious short-term crisis that is now delaying the issuance of all immigrant and nonimmigrant visas at all U.S. Consular posts worldwide. The State Department's global database for issuing visas has crashed, resulting ... [Published Lexology - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

Practices regarding service invention between Taiwan and China

Topics involving service invention have become popular and general issues of late. Service invention may cover the ownership of rights, remuneration, and the scope of exploitation of a granted patent. Studies regarding service intervention have shown ... [Published Lexology - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Invention, Patent, Taiwan


"…make honest and reasonable enquiries as to the existence of any person who could claim an interest in the estate or property [of the relevant disposition] by reason of the Act."
Kurt Cobain once said: "They laugh at me because I am different, I laugh at them because they are all the same.” I have been thinking about this quote quite aa bit this week as I travelled from London to Philadelphia and New York. On this journey I have had the privilege to meet with two visionary company founders in life sciences and electronic engineering. Both have created unique companies around intellectual property. Both have had a struggle of Sisyphean proportions to find investors that both believe in them and are willing to commit capital to that belief."
"These industries are inherently dangerous, and workers are exposed to multiple hazards every day,” said Eric Brooks, OSHA’s area director in Bismarck. “Their safety must not be compromised because demand for production keeps increasing."
The privacy watchdogs at the ICO stated that "cardholder details had not been deleted since 2006 and there had been no security checks or reviews since the system had been installed"

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