Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BNA INSIGHTS: 2011 Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up

Information security has become one of the top priorities for corporate executives and board members in 2012, according to a November 2011 survey from the Corporate Executive Board Co…

Internet Privacy Bills Unlikely to Move in 2012, But Chances Better for Cybersecurity Legislation

Online privacy is expected to remain a hot topic in 2012, but it is unlikely that Congress will enact any major reforms in such a complex and unsettled area during an election year, observers tell Bloomberg BNA…

BNA INSIGHTS: Is Civil Loss Causation Applicable to Federal Criminal Sentencings?

The Supreme Court’s 2005 decision in Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo is the seminal authority on the appropriate measure of loss caused by a defendant’s fraudulent conduct in a civil securities fraud action…

Grand Jury Charges Three Swiss Bankers with Concealing Assets for U.S. Taxpayers

January 26, 2012 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

A federal grand jury in New York Jan. 3 indicted three Swiss men working as client advisers to a Swiss bank for helping U.S. taxpayers hide more than $1.2 billion in assets…

Energy Department Waives Requirement to ‘Buy American’ for Certain Products

The Department of Energy Dec. 29 said it will waive “Buy American” requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for several products after determining the goods were unavailable in satisfactory quantity in the United States…

EPA Proposes Changes to HCFC Allocation System in Response to Federal Court Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to its methods for allocating consumption and production allowances for two hydrochlorofluorocarbons for 2012 through 2014 in response to a 2010 federal court decision…

BNA INSIGHTS: Design Patents Sunk in International Seaway Opinion

The author charges that the Federal Circuit’s analysis of anticipation and obviousness in a two-year old design patent ruling has created a “maelstrom” in design patent law…

BNA INSIGHTS: Assessing The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act’s Impact on Employers After Two Years: Review of Litigation, EEOC Activity, Liability Risks, and Compliance Tips

Nov. 21, 2011 marked the two-year anniversary of the effective date of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which imposes limitations and special requirements on an employer’s acquisition and use of the genetic information of its employees…

SEC, DOJ Announce $95 Million Settlement In Bribery Actions Against Deutsche Telekom, Hungarian Unit

Magyar Telekom, Hungary’s largest telecommunications provider, and majority owner Deutsche Telekom agreed to pay over $95 million to settle charges that they bribed government and political party officials in Macedonia and Montenegro, the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission announced Dec. 29…

Fed Launches New Phase in Bank Oversight with Tougher Rules for Systemic Institutions

January 5, 2012 in BNA's Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve Board Dec. 20 asked for comment by March 31 on a tougher set of regulatory standards for financial firms critical to the well-being of the financial system, leaving some specific items, such as a special risk-based surcharge, to be addressed in follow-up proposals…

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