Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Martin C. Brook
The Michigan Supreme Court, in a 2002 case, has commented that a “cent or a pepper corn, in legal estimation, would constitute a valuable consideration.” Essentially, this means that courts refrain from evaluating the quality of the deal, i.e., whether it was good or bad for one party.
Gelu Maravela, Mirela Metea, and Dana Rădulescu
From both a legal and business perspective, the critical period in any insolvency proceeding is the observation period, which is the period between the opening of the insolvency and the approval and implementation of a reorganization plan.
When business partners head to splitsville.
While the FCPA doesn’t mention charitable contributions explicitly, the statute does prohibit giving “anything of value” to a foreign official to induce an official action to obtain or retain business.
Anthony J. Enea
There are numerous legitimate and logical reasons for the creation of a joint account. However, when an Article 81 Guardianship Proceeding is commenced and the Alleged Incapacitated Person (“AIP”) has accounts jointly owned with another person, it is imperative for the Petitioner to determine the reason the joint account(s) was created ...
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
A Q&A with Renê Medrado, José Alexandre Buaiz Neto, and Leonardo Rocha e Silva of 2018 Brazilian “Law Firm of the Year” Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ Competition Antitrust Law Division
Have you noticed any changes in Brazil over the years in the competition and antitrust law area?
Robert A. Royal
So many things can lead business owners to divorce, but there are persistent commonalities.
Sean T. McGee
Union-side counsel provides information about the safety of Uber.
The Defendant Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (“DTSA”), was signed into law by President Obama on May 11, 2016. The new statute creates broad private federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and has been hailed as “the most sweeping change to the nation’s intellectual property laws in a generation or more.”
Christine M. Thomlinson
Bill 132 includes amendments to sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario which deal with workplace harassment.
How Benefit Corporations are leading the charge to save the world.
Mike Androvett & Mark Annick
Planning your strategy in advance, and having a team ready to handle a disaster, can help you tackle a problem before it starts.
A law firm that cannot meet deadlines, stay within page limits, and answer all parts of a question in an RFP is providing important information regarding the firm’s ability to meet client requirements.
Navigating your startup amid Canada's changing unemployment law.
Gregory T. Peacock
Planning for the end of a marriage before the marriage vows are exchanged can be disconcerting.
Deborah Epstein Henry
A Fresh Twist on Innovation
Alexander Minin discusses his tax practice at the 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" winning firm.
Harold P. Coxson, Jr.
On January 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, with an ambitious agenda set for the first 100 days, including the confirmation of his cabinet appointees and a yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee.
Patricia Brown Holmes and Leslie Davis
The Burden of Substantiation and Proof in Continental European Civil Procedure and the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
Dr. Wolfgang Kühn and Katharina Walter
Civil procedures in Germany are governed by the principles of factual substantiation and burden of proof.
An Interview With Bastian Finkel of BLD Bach Langheid Dallmayr, Germany's 2019 "Law Firm of the Year" Winner in Insurance Law
A look at the new European policies changing the insurance landscape in Germany.
An interview with Advisory Board member Dan McMahon of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker.
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
Q&A with Andrés Rodríguez & Juan Carlos de la Vega of 2018 Mexican Labor and Employment “Law Firm of the Year” Santamarina y Steta
A Q&A with 2018 Mexican Labor and Employment “Law Firm of the Year” Santamarina y Steta
What is "use" in commerce?