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  • New York Public Authorities Law Amended To Establish That The Time To File A Notice Of Claim Against The NYC School Construction Authority Is To Commence At “Denial” Of Claim, As Opposed To “Accrual” Of Claim
    On December 17, 2014, New York Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill to amend the New York Public Authorities Law, in relation to contractual claims and actions against the New York City School Construction Authority (“SCA”). The amendment adds an additional sentence to §1744(2) of the Public Authorities Law… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Friday, December 19th, 2014By Jose A. Aquino
  • U.S. Business Embraces President’s Plan For A New Course On Cuba
    Yesterday, President Obama announced wide-ranging adjustments of US policy towards Cuba including opening an embassy in Havana. The Obama Plan involves a series of measures aimed at increasing trade between the two countries. The basic premise of the plan is to permit certain exports to Cuba, relax restrictions on financial… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Puerto Rico and the CaribbeanPublished on Thursday, December 18th, 2014By Jose A. Aquino
  • Congress Passes Legislation Providing Protection to States that Have Legalized Medical Marijuana
    On August 19, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice issued its current Guidance Regarding Marijuana Enforcement, which effectively deferred enforcement under the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 811 et. seq. (the “CSA”) with respect to medical marijuana to those states “that have enacted laws legalizing marijuana in some form and that… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014By Seth A. Goldberg
  • Is Full-Time Telecommuting a Good or Bad Thing?
    For the longest time, many workers complained about commuting to work. On top of a long work day at the office, they also had to lose time while being stuck in traffic or commuting by other means. Between work and commuting, there was hardly any time in the day to… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014By Eric J. Sinrod
  • “Per Capita” v. “Per Share” Voting in Agreements–Words Matter
    In Salamone, et al. v. Gorman, No. 343, 2014 (Del. Dec. 9. 2014), the Supreme Court of Delaware writes for nearly 60 pages sorting out contradictory provisions in a voting agreement that was supposed to clearly spell out the rights of various investors and investor groups to elect directors to… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Delaware Business LawPublished on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014By Richard L. Renck
  • The Comverge Case: Fiduciary Duties and Break-up Fees in M&A
    Our partner Richard Renck in Wilmington recently posted an entry on our Delaware Business Law Blog regarding the Comverge case decided last month by the Delaware Court of Chancery.   Among other things, the Court’s opinion provides practitioners and clients with insight regarding break-up fees as well as a road map of  how the… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris on Capital MarketsPublished on Monday, December 15th, 2014By Darrick M. Mix
  • More about the Monkey and the Selfie
    The New Media Entertainment blog of August 18, 2014 attracted a new blog reader, David Slater. He’s the photographer who had contested Wikimedia’s view that certain images of a monkey weren’t copyrightable because it believes that the monkey authored the images. Mr. Slater wrote us to assert “…that these… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris New Media and Entertainment LawPublished on Monday, December 15th, 2014By Mark A. Fischer
  • Waiving Arbitration by Pursuing Litigation
    Cases concerning waiver of arbitration rights typically get into the nitty-gritty of what the parties did prior to one of them seeking to change course. The First Circuit Court of Appeal recently decided one such case, concluding that engaging in discovery for some nine months – including participation in sixteen… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Construction LawPublished on Monday, December 15th, 2014By Stan Martin
  • Court Issues TRO Against California Tribe’s Online Bingo Efforts
    Following up on our coverage here, on December 12 the US District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order against the IIpay Nation of Santa Ysabel’s internet bingo system.  The Tribe’s system sought to offer online bingo to customers located off of tribal lands.  Both… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Monday, December 15th, 2014By Christopher L. Soriano
  • New Investment and Enterprise Laws – Meaning Reform or Minor Fiddling? Oliver Massmann
    On 26 November 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Law No. 67/2014/QH13 on Investment (“2014 Investment Law”) and Law No. 68/2014/QH13 on Enterprises (“2014 Enterprise Law”), both will replace the Investment Law and Enterprise Law in 2005 by 01 July 2015. Major changes of these laws to the past… ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, December 15th, 2014By Oliver Massmann