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Meaghan Kent

Supreme Court weighs in on fair use and finds that Google's use of Java SE API is fair

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

After 10 years of litigation, the Supreme Court has put an end to the copyright case of the century, Google v Oracle, ruling that Google's use of Oracle's application programming interface Java code in the development of its Android operating system is a fair use as a matter of law.

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Alex Horsbrugh-Porter

Director disqualification: 12-year disqualification penalty imposed

Corporate & Commercial - Guernsey
Ogier

When considering the penalties imposed on directors of Guernsey companies for misconduct or breaches of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008, arguably the most serious penalty which can be imposed is a disqualification order.

Hao Zhan

Applicants must disclose facts when prompted by insurers to avoid rescission

Insurance - China
AnJie Law Firm

When concluding insurance contracts, applicants have a duty of disclosure.

Marcus Miller

Expansion of premises liability for construction owners

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - USA
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

A property owner is generally liable for hazards on the property that injure others.

Ryoji Moroi

Updates to solar FIT decommissioning fee regulations

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In June 2020 a bill was enacted pursuant to which the Japanese authorities can withhold a portion of payments under a power purchase agreement that will instead be placed in a reserve to cover decommissioning costs.

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