Topic: SCOTUS

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Update, Whistleblower Dilemna, European Data, Foreign Banks

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1794, Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. What to make of news that Sonos will ‘forward-publish’ patents? Depends on whom you ask… (JD Supra Contributors) This should be the last substantial change to FATCA before it goes into effect… (Skadden Arps) The… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

SCOTUS Says SOX Whistleblower Protections Cover Employees at Private Companies, Too

“… the Lawson decision should be a sobering one for employers.” (Jeffrey Dunlaevy of Ogletree Deakins) Private contractors across the country now need to adopt new procedures for responding to employees who blow the whistle. That’s because the US Supreme Court ruled earlier this week in Lawson v. FMR that the whistleblower protections of the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, Patent Eligibility, Proxy Voting, Dodd-Frank

You’ve got mail! Or rather, you WOULD have mail if you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief… Is your IT security keeping up with increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber attacks? (Bertrand Liard and Agathe Malphettes at White & Case) Wonder if your subject matter is patent eligible? Check the new… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Framework, FCPA Enforcement, Marijuana Money, Food Safety

Enough is enough: on this day in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, limiting presidents to two terms. Five things every in-house counsel should understand about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework… (King & Spalding) Are you listening to what the SEC is saying about the FCPA? (Aaron Tidman at Mintz Levin) Feds… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Marijuana Industry Banks, Moldy Washing Machines, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Foreign Sanctions Evaders

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Tuesday, after all… The bottom line? Banks should think twice before doing business with a marijuana-related business… (Jay Baris and Oliver Ireland at Morrison & Foerster) Injury or no injury, consumers are free to join class action lawsuits against Whirlpool… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Data, Marijuana Guidelines, Anti-Money Laundering, Information Governance

Great moments in IP history: on this day in 1878, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. The OECD just announced a new global data sharing standard that will allow governments to crack down on tax evaders… (James Anderson, Jonathon Egerton-Peters, Chris Hutley-Hurst, and Tim Sanders at Skadden Arps) What to make of the Obama Administration’s new… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: BYOD Policies, Conflict Minerals, Cyber Crime, Class Actions

Go ahead, sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It is Friday, after all… Unfortunately for employers, there is no boilerplate BYOD policy that will work for all situations… (Michelle Keogh at Snell & Wilmer) What if the key to overturning the SEC conflict minerals rule were the First Amendment? (Frank… Read more »

Change Clothes On Your Own Time, Supreme Court Tells Workers

“[The] U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. paves the way under collective bargaining agreements for the possibility of excluding time spent donning and doffing many kinds of personal protective items from the scope of federal Fair Labor Standards Act ‘hours worked’.” (John Thompson of Fisher & Phillips) Does the Fair… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Program, Social Media, Activist Investors, Privacy Policies

If there’s a better way to celebrate National Croissant Day than a stop at the bakery on your way into the office, we sure can’t think of it… Momentum is building for the SEC’s Dodd-Frank whistleblower program… (Daniel Dunne, Susanne Klaric, Renee Phillips, and Paul Rugani at Orrick) Do you provide social media training to… Read more »

Supreme Court: Unless They Do Business Here, You Can’t Sue Foreign Companies In The US

“It is no secret that U.S. courts are among the most favorable to plaintiffs, especially with regard to damages awards.” (Barry Alexander and Peter Colonna-Romano of Schnader) Are the US courts the right place for foreign nationals to sue foreign companies for acts committed in foreign lands? Not according to the Supreme Court. Attorney Vivek… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Financial Employers, Bitcoin Payments, Net Neutrality

Be the first on your block to get email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Sign up here. Yes, you need insurance for data breaches – because it’s not of a question of “if,” but “when”… (Roberta Anderson at K&L Gates) Pay disputes, whistleblower programs, and other hot topics for employers in the financial… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, Boardroom Confidentiality, Social Media, Patent Trolls

Email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Why, yes, thank you, I’ll take two! Where do I sign up? The future of SEC enforcement begins with its recent past… (Thomas Gorman at Dorsey & Whitney) The only calendar of retirement and health and welfare plan deadlines you’ll need… (King & Spalding) How can corporate… Read more »