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Megan Beal

Showing nude photos to supervisor justifies termination of long-service employee

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken

A recent arbitration decision has confirmed that termination can be the appropriate penalty for long-service employees with clean disciplinary records when they engage in sexual harassment, including showing a nude photo to a supervisor.

Hans Eriksson

Blocking injunctions – proportionality and right of access to information

Intellectual Property - Sweden
Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

The Patent and Market Court of Appeal recently ordered several internet service providers to take blocking measures against Sci-Hub and LibGen.

Eleanor Wilson

PMPRB news

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board has released its CompassRx 2017/18 Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report and related news release reporting various statistics regarding prescription drug expenditures by Canadian public drug plans.

Suzan Kurdi

Contribution to legal costs: natural love and affection or calculated self-interest?

Litigation - United Kingdom
RPC

When will an order for costs be made against a family member who was not a party to the underlying proceedings but who contributed significantly to funding the losing party's defence? According to a recent case, the answer is when the funder has a personal interest in the litigation..

Neasa Coen

Freedom of movement of capital applies to charitable gifts (at least for now)

Private Client & Offshore Services - United Kingdom
Forsters LLP

The Supreme Court recently released a judgment which determined that the EU principle preventing restrictions of the free movement of capital applies to gifts of UK assets to charities in Jersey.

Lloyd Harmetz

FINRA fines broker-dealer for unsuitable sale of complex securities

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently censured and fined a Florida-based broker-dealer, including for failing to reasonably supervise sales of complex securities such as structured products and leveraged, inverse and inverse-leveraged exchange-traded funds.

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom

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Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA

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Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey