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Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

Bidder in online auction not bound by error for now

On 25 June 2014 the forced sale of a business premises took place online with an ascending-bid session and descending-price session. After the starting bid had been set at € 514,000.00, the descending-price session took place, during which X agreed to the bid of € 550,000.00. Only after this did ... Read More »

Changes to the AIM Rules

Changes to the AIM Rules

Recent months have shown a marked increase in the number of companies coming to the London markets and the volume of funds raised for growth business through initial public offerings. This is welcome. At the same time, after a number of years where the rules have remained static, the London ... Read More »

Dear employer: is your door open?

Dear employer: is your door open?

If not, it should be.  An open door policy, (essentially a policy through which the employer makes clear to employees that they can and should bring concerns and complaints to human resources or other appropriate managers) may be the difference between substantial legal liability and a relatively prompt resolution of an employee’s ... Read More »

Waiving privilege in the cloud

Waiving privilege in the cloud

The security of confidential information is an increasingly hot topic in the age of cloud-based commerce. Indeed, the all-important attorney-client privilege could be subject to waiver if confidential information is revealed to a third party. Yet, in the age of e-communications, almost all contact between attorney and client involves a third party. ... Read More »

U.S. Mail insufficient for important notices to employees

U.S. Mail insufficient for important notices to employees

Employers may be appalled to learn that their standard practice of simply mailing (and emailing) notices and other important correspondence to employees may be insufficient to satisfy their obligations under various employment laws. Recently, an appellate court held that a former employee’s claim that she never received individual notice defeated the “Mailbox ... Read More »

GAO issues “health” reports

GAO issues “health” reports

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently issued two important reports discussing important aspects of the roll-out of the federal exchange and cost-effective preventive measures in U.S. healthcare. The first report, published on July 30, 2014, examines the problematic roll-out of Healthcare.gov. In this report, entitled “HEALTHCARE.GOV – Ineffective Planning ... Read More »

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