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On July 1, 2019, Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, will be amended to add section 558.004(1)(d), which states:  “A notice of claim served pursuant to this chapter shall not toll any statute of repose period under chapter 95.” In adding 558.004(1)(d), it...

On June 10, 2019, Alabama enacted the state’s first wage equity law.  The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) mimics, in large portion, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), but includes race as a protected classification in addition to sex....

China’s State Council, the country’s top administrative authority, released a new Regulation of Human Genetic Resources1 (the “Regulation”) on May 28, 2019, to replace the tentative rules issued in 1998. The Regulation, which will take effect on July...

July is set to be a busy month in Luxembourg. On the first and second of the month, the General Court of the European Union (which is part of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)) will hear a case against the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield...

How can you design an ethical organization? Is it different from one which does business in compliance with anti-corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act (UKBA)?...
By: Thomas Fox

Given the broad duty to defend rules in most jurisdictions, liability insurers often find that they must — or perhaps should out of an abundance of caution — defend an insured against a claim that in all likelihood will not implicate the duty to...

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has proposed the first installment of a series of amendments to its rules relating to swap data repositories (SDRs) and reporting of swap data. The proposed amendments, which would affect Parts 23, 43,...

On June 4, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York against Kik Interactive Inc. (“Kik”) alleging violations of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities...

As if businesses did not have enough on their plates as they prepare for the California Consumer Protection Act and similar privacy laws in other states, manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices (objects that connect to the internet and...

In a rare successful motion to amend, the PTAB found certain claims of a pipeline monitoring systems patentable, and allowed substitution of amended claims for others deemed unpatentable. See Syrinix Inc. v. Blacoh Fluid Control Inc., IPR2018-00414,...

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