InsideCounsel Magazine January 2012
Experts weigh in on SOX 10 years after it became law
From The Editor
A few years ago, my husband and I left our convenient life in the city and headed eight miles west, to the suburbs. It was a tough decision.
In a recent article for this publication, in order to take the first step in defining value, I stated that being risk-averse in nature, in-house attorneys may default to a large firm to ensure they do not subject themselves to Monday morning quarterbacking by their clients and other lawyers.
Assume that you are conducting negotiations on a supply contract with a customer. You and your business partner are engaged with your in-house counterpart and her business partner.
Logistics and perseverance are key to prevailing against foreign companies.
Two bills could give valuable new tools to trademark owners
Firing a thieving employee could be deemed retaliation.
Concealing employee misdeeds could result in big consequences.
Agency may be setting the stage for enforcement actions
Court develops five-part test
EU, China, Brazil and others have different privacy restrictions
Boy, 10, pinned between two vehicles after drunken driver slams into row of parked cars later dies in hospital.
In a clear victory for food companies, the 7th Circuit emphatically rejected a consumer’s attempt to use state law to charge fraud in the nutrition labeling and marketing of cereal bars that she alleged contained an inferior form of fiber.
In a series of recent decisions, the Supreme Court affirmed the importance of protecting employees against retaliation for filing harassment or discrimination complaints.
Nine-sixteenths of a second has haunted CBS Corp. for nearly eight years. But a recent 3rd Circuit decision may have temporarily put the broadcast company at ease.
In Anderson v. Hannaford Bros. Co., the 1st Circuit addressed the issue of whether data breach claimants have suffered legally cognizable damages.
The IRS is stuck in a rut of its own making, and it appears Congress will have to come to the rescue.
Paying It Forward
In June 2010, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of news and information provider Thomson Reuters, founded TrustLaw, a program designed to spread pro bono work to lawyers around the world by connecting them with international, nongovernmental organizations and social entrepreneurs.
Companies must put reasonable measures in place to maintain secrecy
Violating international data privacy laws can land companies and counsel in serious hot water
The stakes are higher than ever in international IP disputes
A timeline overview of the most important events related to SOX
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