Conflict Check for Would-be Clients?

Conflict Check for Would-be Clients?

Attorneys put food on the table by converting would-be clients into actual clients. However, the astute attorney knows which engagements are not worth pursuing and when to decline representation. The careful attorney knows that even the initial client interview will trigger ethical obligations. To be clear, an attorney’s ethical responsibilities ... Read More »

UEFA’s financial fair play rules: prohibited restriction of competition?

UEFA’s financial fair play rules: prohibited restriction of competition?

UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules (FFP rules) require football clubs that have qualified for European football to, briefly put, not spend more money than they bring in, over a reference period of three years, (the break-even requirement). This is UEFA’s attempt to clamp down on debt-laden clubs – whether or ... Read More »

Comparison of the discovery process in civil litigation in the U.S. and Germany – an introduction

Comparison of the discovery process in civil litigation in the U.S. and Germany – an introduction

In light of the growth of border-crossing commerce and rapid development of international business relations, international law is becoming a more and more important part of the structure of our growing global society.  This article focuses on the law of civil procedure in different jurisdictions, with specific focus on the ... Read More »

Subcontractor permitted to pursue action for negligent misrepresentation against architect-engineer

Subcontractor permitted to pursue action for negligent misrepresentation against architect-engineer

Clarifying Pennsylvania law on negligent misrepresentation claims against design professionals, the Superior Court reversed and remanded a grant of judgment on the pleadings in favor of an architect-engineer entered by the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. In Gongloff Contracting, L.L.C. v. L. Robert Kimball & Assoc., No. 785 WDA ... Read More »

Termination due to Illness: Occupational Integration Management is setting the stage

Termination due to Illness: Occupational Integration Management is setting the stage

If considerable absence from work is expected in the future, an employee has a negative health prognosis. Termination due to illness then comes into consideration. The Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) anticipates that the implementation of occupational integration management (betriebliche Eingliederungsmanagement – bEM) is suggested and advertised prior to ... Read More »

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