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United States: Sixth Circuit Sheds Light On Standard For Title IX Deliberate Indifference Claims - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On December 12, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a sexual misconduct complainant's fear of further contact with the respondent was not enough
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Arrest made in murder of brother of 49ers quarterback

Michael D. Mosley will be booked on two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide.
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Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Revisits Standard Of Review Applicable To Administrative Agencies - McLennan Ross LLP

Administrative law governs the activities and powers of administrative agencies appointed by the government.
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United States: Fraud Is Fraud – Sales Of Unregistered Digital Securities Resemble Classic Microcap Fraud - Orrick

A Complaint filed by the SEC in the Southern District of New York last week reminds us that in the area of securities law violations there is not much new under the sun.
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Luxembourg: Acquisition Finance 2019 - ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme

The Luxembourg market is particular in the sense that international groups as well as investors have chosen Luxembourg as a European financial centre specialising in serving international clients and investors
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Trump Blasts ‘Crazy’ Pelosi After Calling For ‘Respect’ In His Christmas Message

We must “foster a culture of deeper understanding and respect, traits that exemplify the teachings of Christ."
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Japan's birth rate hits another record low

Japan's demographic crisis is getting worse, as the fast-graying nation experienced its biggest natural population decline and a record-low birth rate this year, government statistics show.
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Japan's birth rate hits another record low in 2019

Japan's demographic crisis is getting worse. The fast-graying nationposted a record-low birthrate, as the estimated number of babies born in 2019 fell to 864,000 -- the lowest since records began in 1899 -- according to a report published Tuesday by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
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Demand for BBC Action Line advice doubles in 2019

Rise in the number of people seeking advice about sexual abuse and mental health after BBC shows.
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United States: National Labor Relations Board Issues Two Precedent-Shifting/Pro-Employer Decisions - Bowditch & Dewey

The Caesars Entertainment Inc. ruling, however, sets forth two limitations on its broad limitation of employee email use.
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United States: EEOC Withdraws Policy Against Mandatory Arbitration Of Workplace Discrimination Claims - Squire Patton Boggs LLP

he agency's 2-1 decision to retract this policy was in direct response to numerous U.S. Supreme Court rulings that support the use of such agreements.
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Australia: Australian M&A Podcast - Herbert Smith Freehills

On the new Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, our experts discuss mergers and acquisitions issues in Australia.
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Whistleblower Accidentally Demonstrates How Much Of The TSA's Security Efforts Is Pure Theater (techdirt)

There's a whistleblower talking about TSA stuff, but it's not the sort of whistleblowing you're probably accustomed to. Frustrated by the internal routing of his complaints, the TSA's highest-ranking official in [checks notes] Kansas has brought his complaints to CNN. We all know the TSA has done almost nothing to make traveling safer over the course of its existence, but what the TSA's Jay Brainard has observed shows the actors in our nationwide security theater are tiring of their roles. ...
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Iran Reimposes Internet Blackout in Various Provinces, Local Report Says

Iranian authorities have shut down mobile internet access across several provinces and security has been heightened in Tehran, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported, as mourning ceremonies approach for protesters killed last month in a government crackdown. The mourning services are scheduled to begin on Thursday. The independent Shargh newspaper said five unidentified provinces will be subject to the blackout, while ILNA said internet users in those areas will have access to a limited nu...
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United States: SEC Proposes Updates To Accredited Investor Definition - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) has proposed amendments to Rule 501 of Regulation D¹ that would revise the definition
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United States: Deal Or No Deal? Ontario, Canada Court Determines Employer And Employees Agreed To Settlement Absent Written Contract - Littler Mendelson

In a recent appeal to the Divisional Court of Ontario's Superior Court in Shete, Lada, and Chung v. Bombardier Inc., 2019 ONSC 4083.
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The Trump administration is hiding something

During the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of President Donald Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation of the Bidens, the committee issued 71 subpoenas and requests for information. The Trump administration, in response, produced nothing -- not a single piece of paper.
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Opinion: The Trump admin is hiding something

During the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of President Donald Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine into announcing an investigation of the Bidens, the committee issued 71 subpoenas and requests for information. The Trump administration, in response, produced nothing -- not a single piece of paper.
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230,000 people lost in a day: Asia remembers devastating 2004 tsunami

Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters. On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. Memorials were scheduled in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where e...
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'I'm still scared' - Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters. On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries. "It still haunts me … I can remember it all the time," sai...
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Netherlands: Dutch Government Clarifies And Relaxes Employer Requirements For UI Premium Discount - Littler Mendelson

We recently reported on a new law in the Netherlands that sets different unemployment insurance contribution rates depending on the type of employment contract used (WW-premiedifferentiatie).
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United States: Is Your Privacy Policy Ready For 2020? - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Many organizations are currently focused on updating their privacy policy to include content required by CCPA.
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Family Stranded In Colorado’s Rocky Mountains Rescued After Multi-County Search

The "lucky" family was found "alive and with no serious injuries” on Christmas Eve after being missing for 24 hours.
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United States: Consumer Product Regulatory Priorities In 2019: An Ever-Shifting Landscape For FDA - Mintz

We would expect to see an uptick in FD&C Act enforcement in the homeopathic drug space next year as a result of this significant FDA policy change.
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Your Morning Briefing: Standouts

Highlights from a year in Briefings world
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Canada: Dethroning The Digital Platform Champions - Fasken

Increasing concentration in many sectors is a result of growing economies of scale which results in larger, more efficient firms as opposed to smaller ones.
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United States: National Trial Newsletter - December 2019 - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

A summary of major trial victories from around the firm.
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United States: Railroads Seek To Avoid A Patchwork Quilt Of Regulatory Requirements - Holland & Knight

That's a good analogy for a specter haunting the freight rail industry today following a district court decision in 2016.
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Canada: #InfluencerMarketing And #Transparency In #Ads: Competition Bureau Sends Letters To Brands And Agencies - Bereskin & Parr LLP

These letters advised the organizations to review their marketing practices to ensure they are compliant with the law.
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United States: The City Of Pittsburgh Publishes New Information Regarding The Paid Sick Days Act - Reed Smith

The City of Pittsburgh has provided much needed clarity regarding several lingering questions concerning the Paid Sick Days Act (the Act)
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