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Dividing Misappropriation Claim Among Different Trade Secrets Ineffective to Avoid Statute of Limitations

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

In most states for certain claims, the statute of limitations is tempered by the “discovery rule,” under which the limitations period does not start until the claimant knew or should have known of its claim against the wrongdoer. Although some types of claims may not get the benefit of this rule—such as claims for defamation—the […]

Vulcan Insight Analysis of the Latest EU Developments 25 – 29 November 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Von der Leyen Commission confirmed Wednesday saw the confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission by the European Parliament, with 462 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Before the vote, von der Leyen presented her agenda for the coming years, outlining digitisation, climate change and financial services as her top priorities. Von der Leyen […]

ING Reports Outcome of 2019 EU-wide Transparency Exercise

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

ING Groep N.V. notes the announcements made today by the European Banking Authority and the European Central Bank (ECB) regarding the information of the 2019 EU-wide Transparency Exercise and fulfillment of the EBA Board of Supervisors’ decision. Background 2019 EU-wide Transparency Exercise At its meeting in April 2019, the EBA Board of Supervisors approved the package […]

USTR Announces Additional Exclusions Granted to Sec. 301 List 3 Products

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

On November 26, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced that 32 additional product descriptions will be excluded from the Section 301 trade remedies imposed on Chinese-origin products. The newly announced exclusions all relate to items on China 301 List 3 (the $200 billion trade action) which, unless excluded, are subject to an additional tariff […]

Alumnus Alfred Brownell of Liberia delivers keynote address at AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Calling on an audience of human rights leaders, scientists, government officials, and students to “stand up for what [you] believe in, with a passion,” environmental rights defender and IIE-SRF alumnus Alfred Brownell of Liberia delivered the keynote address at the October 2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science, Technology and Human Rights […]

Analysis: Retailers Hoping for Consumer Confidence Despite Mixed Economic Outlook

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Even with the ongoing political and economic uncertainty, year-on-year sales growth remained around average levels in October. Macroeconomic trends continued in line with previous months, with stagnant house prices, falling real wage growth, and lower consumer credit expansion.  The final two months of 2019 are a crucial trading period for the high street, encompassing both […]

Bennett Jones Fall 2019 Economic Outlook

Monday, November 25th, 2019

By David A. Dodge, Richard Dion, Serge Dupont, John M. Weekes, Michael Horgan and Valerie Hughes of Bennett Jones This is a special edition of the twice-yearly Bennett Jones Economic Outlook. In it, as always, we review the global economic and trade context and the short-term outlook for global and Canadian growth. In addition, we […]

RPJ Attorneys Named 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Reavis Page Jump LLP is proud to congratulate its attorneys named 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers or Rising Stars and featured in the October publication of Super Lawyers Magazine and the Super Lawyers supplement to The New York Times.  Given to only 5 percent of attorneys in the New York Metro area, the Super Lawyers rating recognizes those esteemed by their peers for exceptional work […]

UBP Investment Advisors Market Views November 2019

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Uncertainty is the word of the moment. Uncertainty about global trade, about Brexit, about recessionary tendencies, about the situation in the Middle East, about… Yet, markets seem to have learned to cope with this environment and market participants seem to have understood that global central banks keep their expansionary monetary policies in place and are […]

EU Bank launches ambitious new climate strategy and Energy Lending Policy

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

The board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today agreed a new energy lending policy and confirmed the EIB’s increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability. “Climate is the top issue on the political agenda of our time,” said EIB President Werner Hoyer. “Scientists estimate that we are currently heading for 3-4°C of temperature […]