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Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Defending Correctional Healthcare Providers: The Intersection of Malpractice and Civil Rights

Incarceration is big business in the United States, with costs to taxpayers estimated at over $80 billion dollars per year for the estimated 2.2 million individuals in custody. From county jails to state prisons, correctional healthcare providers are in the news daily, from questions and concerns regarding the expenses of ... Read More »

Third-Party Registrations and Uses for Marks Similar to the Cited Registered Trademark Are Again Deemed Insufficient to Carry the Day

Third-Party Registrations and Uses for Marks Similar to the Cited Registered Trademark Are Again Deemed Insufficient to Carry the Day

In performing the likelihood of confusion analysis between a registered trademark and an applied for mark, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the “Board”) considers a range of factors known as the du Pont factors. One of the factors upon which a case can turn is the similarity of the ... Read More »

Bad back? You’re fired

Bad back? You’re fired

Employers rely upon employees to get the job done. Usually, the “job” requires the employee’s physical presence at work. But injuries and medical conditions throw a wrench in the works. Most employers are at least generally aware of the implications of various federal and state laws governing treatment of employees ... Read More »

Brussels International Business Court

Brussels International Business Court

The Belgian government has announced plans to create a new Brussels International Business Court (BIBC) which would deal exclusively with international business disputes. The novelty lies in the fact that all proceedings and the judgments of the BIBC would be in English. The BIBC would be a one stop shop ... Read More »

The Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal blocks sale of shares

The Netherlands Enterprise Court at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal blocks sale of shares

A recent ruling from the Amsterdam Court of Appeal (ECLI:NL:GHAMS:2017:4123) shows once again how important it is to involve the Works Council in a sales process and provide it with sufficient information in connection with its right to be consulted on the basis of the Works Councils Act (‘WOR’). The ... Read More »

New tax on securities accounts

New tax on securities accounts

One of the key measures of the Belgian Budget bill for 2018 is the introduction of a new tax on securities accounts for Belgian individual tax residents. Non-resident individuals and Belgian and non-Belgian resident companies are not covered by this new tax. A securities account is a special purpose bank ... Read More »

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part two

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part two

In part two of this article we focus on further aspects of new legislation introduced by the new Act No. 262/2017 Coll., on compensation for damages connected with competition law, which became effective in the Czech Republic as of 1st September 2017. Presumption of damage caused by a cartel The ... Read More »

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part one

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part one

As of 1st September 2017 the new Act No. 262/2017 Coll., on compensation for damages connected with competition law, became effective in the Czech Republic. The new Act implements the Directive 2014/104/EU1 (the implementation period elapsed on 26th December 2016!) aimed to unify fundamental principles of enforcement of compensation of ... Read More »

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