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Customers sue Darden restaurants over information on receipts

A class action lawsuit was recently filed against Darden Restaurants, Inc., alleging that it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Betting Gaming and Leisure

Government of Canada releases long-awaited proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations

On June 19, 2017, the Canadian government released proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations and Industrial Design Regulations. This briefing examines the changes.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 23 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Vermont Legislature passes Fantasy Sports Bill

The Vermont Legislature has passed a bill defining fantasy sports games and directing the state attorney general and governor’s office to develop a registration fee and tax system.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

US Supreme Court strikes death blow against forum shopping in mass actions by limiting personal jurisdiction

The US Supreme Court has continued its recent trend of contracting personal jurisdiction by holding that a California state court lacked jurisdiction over non-resident plaintiffs' product liability claims where the non-resident plaintiffs' exposure to the product did not occur in California.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Who provides the best service: global law firms or global legal networks?

When your company looks for legal advice outside of its home jurisdiction, who provides it with the best legal advice: global law firms or global legal networks? We are conducting research into the true nature of global legal services and want to hear from you – this survey will take no more than...view abstract

Law Firm: Legal Week | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

New state blockchain legislation

A number of states have jumped into the FinTech fray by enacting legislation or issuing guidance regarding new technologies and digital currencies. The latest of these technology-forward states is Nevada.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Washington becomes the third state with a biometric privacy law: five key differences

The State of Washington has become the third state (after Illinois and Texas) to enact a law regulating biometric information.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 June 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

President Trump announces new Cuba policy restricting travel and business with military-owned entities

On 16 June 2017, speaking to a crowd in Miami, Florida, President Trump announced a presidential policy directive strengthening sanctions against Cuba. This briefing examines the implications.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

U.S. tax reform: Strategies for executing transactions in the face of uncertainty

This article addresses key considerations for executing capital markets, finance and M&A transactions in light of uncertainty surrounding US tax reform.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Risky IT programs - The use of algorithms and risk of collusion under antitrust laws

This article looks at recent publications from the OECD, the EU and the US Department of Justice on algorithms and collusion.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Freedom of Information

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