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California’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and the Cost of Non-Compliance

It is no secret that California has had appliance efficiency standards in place for some time now. And it is no secret that the California Energy Commission has been responsible for crafting those standards. According to the CEC and the California State Legislature, however, compliance with those standards has been hit-or-miss. Continue reading to see what retailers can do to ensure compliance. … Continue Reading

Global Ransomware Attacks Raise Key Legal Considerations

On May 12, 2017, a massive ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry,” began affecting tens of thousands of computer systems in over 100 countries. These types of incidents can have significant legal implications for affected entities and industries for whom data access and continuity is critical. As affected entities work to understand and respond to the threat of ransomware, we address some of the key legal considerations.… Continue Reading

Anheuser-Busch’s Deal Cleared in U.S.

The Department of Justice has cleared Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (“AB InBev’s”) acquisition of SABMiller. Approval of the $107 billion deal came with substantial divestitures, including SABMiller’s U.S. business. That business, which includes the Miller Lite and Miller High Life products, will be sold to Molson Coors for $12 billion. As part of the approval, AB InBev … Continue Reading

Law Enforcement Can Seize Stolen Trade Secrets – A New Tool

The recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 provides a new form of expedited relief in federal court for owners of misappropriated trade secrets through an ex parte seizure of property. In extraordinary circumstances, DTSA permits a court to issue an order to authorize law enforcement officials to seize property – without advanced notice to the accused – in order to prevent the propagation or dissemination of the trade secret.… Continue Reading
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