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  • Blog: Privacy and Information Security Law BlogGerman Federal Parliament Passes New German Data Protection ActPosted on April 28, 2017 by Hunton & Williams LLP
    On April 27, 2017, the German Federal Parliament adopted the new German Federal Data Protection Act to replace the existing Federal Data Protection Act of 2003. The new BDSG is intended to adapt the current German data protection law to the EU General Data Protection Regulation which will become effective on May 25, 2018. … Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Western Canada Business LitigationDismissal for Chronic Delay – New Six Question FrameworkPosted on April 24, 2017 by <a href='http://www.lawsonlundell.com/team-Tamela-Coates.html'>Tamela J. Coates</a> and <a href='http://www.lawsonlundell.com/team-Daphne-Rodzinyak.html'>Daphne Rodzinyak</a>
    On April 19, 2017, in Humphreys v Trebilcock, 2017 ABCA 116 (“Humphreys“),  the Alberta Court of Appeal set out six “essential” questions that an adjudicator must ask in order to apply Rule 4.31, the “chronic delay” rule. Under the Alberta Rules of Court (the “Rules”), a party may apply to dismiss an action for undue... Continue Reading
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  • Blog: MMM Tech Law & Business ReportSE Tech Podcast Ep. 24 – Trust Stamp with Andrew GowasackPosted on April 20, 2017 by MMMTechLaw
    We speak with Andrew Gowasack of Trust Stamp, an identity authentication company that leverages artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to guard against identity theft, friendly-fraud and “stranger-danger” by providing a secure digital token. Trust Stamp is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. www.truststamp.us
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  • Blog: SRR Estate & Gift Tax Valuation BlogOne Question Answered – Two Issues Raised (Internal Legal Memorandum 201711009)Posted on April 20, 2017 by Lance Hall
    In an Internal Legal Memorandum dated November 4, 2016, but released on March 17, 2017, the IRS’s Chief Counsel Advice Appeals Team Case Leader responded to a question posed in a “request for assistance” by the Senior Technical Reviewer for Procedure and Administration regarding a sizable number of pieces of art donated to a charity.  […]
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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationRMBS Cases Seeking $3.7 Billion Dismissed for Lack of StandingPosted on April 18, 2017 by Amiad Kushner and Alexander L. Strohmeyer
    On Wednesday, April 12, Justice Ramos of the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court dismissed with prejudice four lawsuits filed by Royal Park Investments SA/NV (“Royal Park”).  The lawsuits alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation with respect to residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”) sold to Fortis NV/SA (“Fortis”) – formerly an independent Belgian bank that … Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Minter Ellison Technology, Media and IP BlogBack to basics – negotiating IP rights in technology development agreementsPosted on April 12, 2017 by
    Businesses frequently choose to engage third party providers to build technology to support business activities. The process of developing and commercialising an idea requires a significant investment of both time and capital. Whether you are commissioning an app or having a developer create a website, it is important to ensure that you enter into a robust agreement with the developer that protects your IP and confidential information and maximises your return on investment. To ensure that the developer is able to provide a product that meets the needs of your business, you will often need t...
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