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The introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 represented, for many insurance companies, the culmination of a multiyear transformational compliance project. Now, as we approach GDPR’s first year anniversary, the regulatory trend that began in the EU looks set to spread across the globe. In this article, we examine how the insurance sector may be affected by significant new privacy laws in California, Brazil and India. We do so in the…
By: Isabel A. CrosbyBen Gipson and Daniel Turinsky It’s like déjà vu all over again. Many employers will recall putting plans in place, and maybe even handing out raises, in 2016 to comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum salary thresholds, only to learn that a Texas federal judge had blocked the rule from taking effect on the eve of implementation. After years of waiting and speculation, the US Department…
By: Marlon Meza Originally posted on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. The X CAI Costa Rica held by the Costa Rican Chapter of the ICC and its Arbitration Commission, took place in San Jose, Costa Rica between February 24 and 27, 2019. Ten years have led to its consolidation as one of the most important ICC events in the region. This year’s intensive program included several academic panels and practical workshops, as well as a meeting…
For our comprehensive round-up of February’s employment law developments, across all jurisdictions, click here. You can also browse all our employment law updates, filterable by region, country and subject area, for free on GENIE, our global employment law resource. Headline news France: Gender pay gap decree published A decree confirming the methodology for gender pay gap reporting came into effect on 9 January 2019. The gender pay gap is measured using 5 different…
Written by Catherine McGregor for DLA Piper WIN Does your legal department need a ‘why’; a purpose or a sense of inspiration? In this article for DLA Piper’s WIN program, we apply Simon Sinek’s seminal text to the life of the general counsel. Click here to read more.  …
By: Andrew L. Deutsch and Tamar Y. Duvdevani On March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court decided an important issue of copyright law that had divided federal courts for years. In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, the question was: when can a copyright claimant sue for infringement – as soon as it files a complete copyright registration application with the US Copyright Office, or not until the Copyright Office issues a registration certificate?…
On Monday, March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling holding that a copyright owner cannot file a lawsuit for copyright infringement until the U.S. Copyright Office has registered the work at issue.  This decision resolves a long-standing circuit split over whether it was sufficient to have a copyright application on file with the Copyright Office or whether an issued registration is prerequisite to bringing a lawsuit. The Supreme Court reasoned that…