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International comity? U.S. jury will noodle disputed facts of In re Ramen despite contrary ruling from Korean Supreme Court

This article looks at a recent summary judgment decision from a U.S. District Court regarding principles of international comity.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

A new path forward: changing the #MeToo culture

A presentation of the changes noted in the employment law landscape with respect to sexual harassment claims.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Changes to the UK Takeover Code

The UK Takeover Panel has published important changes to its rules governing takeovers of public companies in the UK. This article details these amendments.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

To pay or not to pay: DOL abandons six-part intern test in favor of primary beneficiary test

This article details the revised guidance on the question of whether interns and students are “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and, thus, must be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and receive other protections under the FLSA.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 January 2018 | Practice Area: Taxation

SEC scrutinizes pumping of blockchain-related securities

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is continuing to increase scrutiny of companies that might be taking advantage of investor excitement for blockchain and cryptocurrency. This briefing investigates.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 11 January 2018 | Practice Area: Information Technology

The Internet of Medical Things raises novel compliance challenges

The accelerated adoption of IoMT means device manufacturers must grapple with the security vulnerabilities affecting medical devices, a landscape of uncertain liability, and emerging regulations.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 10 January 2018 | Practice Area: Health Care

Justice Department kills the weed buzz, leaves Treasury guidance in a haze

Recent DOJ action on marijuana will be broadly felt, bringing again to the forefront the tension between federal drug law and state marijuana law. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 09 January 2018 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

Proposed rule expands opportunity for association health plans

Coverage available through association health plans (AHPs) may avoid “essential health benefit” and other Affordable Care Act requirements applicable to smaller group and individual market plans.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 08 January 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

Brands tap into GM’s in-vehicle marketplace feature

In early December, General Motors unveiled Marketplace, an in-vehicle commerce platform facilitating on-demand goods and services. This briefing highlights the legal challenges this creates.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 January 2018 | Practice Area: Transport

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Reed Smith International RCOM Quarterly

The inaugural issue of Reed Smith's International RCOM Quarterly is devoted to bringing you valuable perspective on risk and compliance issues from around the world.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 04 January 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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