Establishing a private fund can be an overwhelming task. Aside from various legal considerations, several areas continue to present a mix of opportunities and challenges for successful fund formation, including digitization and inflation.
The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which will take effect on January 1, 2023, is set to amend the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and impose stricter data protection requirements for both consumer and human resources data.
Intellectual Property (IP) rights are crucial to every business, particularly in the food and beverage industry. Patents, trademarks, design rights, and trade secrets are extremely being valued amidst the rapid proliferation of IP infringement cases in this sector.
The commercial real estate (CRE) industry continues to develop this 2020. Of notable significance are the general commercial real estate trends and their impact on leasing, bringing the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIORs) to pay more attention to the unique developments in their markets as well as the needs of consumers and owners of the property they serve.
In recent years, product liability issues have continuously expanded in terms of complexity, range, and number. Companies must ensure that the crucial areas of litigation and liability risks are covered efficiently. They should consider negotiating with other regulatory agencies apart from their primary regulator. The current trends in treble damages claims and the increasing preference of multidistrict litigation (MDL) courts for early settlements should also be given significant attention.
As the volume of merger activities increases, regulators are also intensifying their crackdown on potential antitrust violations. Recognizing the insufficiency of traditional market share measures in revealing the potential competitive impact of a planned merger, governments and parties are now shifting to the assessment of purchasing decision processes instead. Customer surveys, carefully done, can provide a better way to understand consumer behavior and predict market outcomes post-merger.
Product liability and mass tort litigants historically have provided streamlined ways to organize and litigate matters involving hundreds of parties – a skill which has inured to parties’ benefit in proceeding with litigation events during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Along with the increasing volume of commercial disputes is the emergence of various issues that continue to reshape the commercial law landscape. In this LIVE Webcast, seasoned litigators Reginald L. Snyder (Taylor English Duma LLP) and Steven Barber (Steptoe & Johnson LLP) will bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of commercial litigation.
Designed to provide support for businesses having difficulties obtaining sufficient debt financing during today's market situations, the US Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program in March 2020. The program promised several opportunities especially for businesses that are too large for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. However, a myriad of legal issues must still be considered thoroughly by companies who plan to register. Having a thorough understanding of its legal requirements and provisions is essential to ensure sound compliance and avoid pitfalls.
The regulatory landscape for the cannabis industry continues to evolve as it reaches new heights both in the U.S. and Canada.
As with many other industries, the cannabis sector has been disrupted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies in the cannabis space must sharpen their knowledge of M&A deals, tax events, recapitalizations, and other financial transactions that might be on the table a result of the crisis.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which took effect on January 1, 2020, is the newest statute intended to improve the data use transparency and privacy rights within the state. One of its significant prohibitions is the selling and disclosure of California residents’ personal information, particularly of children under 16 years old. Businesses and individuals who fail to comply with and violate these prohibitions are further confronted with increased liability under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal law that restricts the collection and use of personal information of children under the age of 13.
The cannabis industry has been continuously evolving over the years. Legalizations have become more rampant not just inside the U.S. but also around the globe. However, along with this expanding acceptance are the intensified probes and regulations from federal and state legislators which have created further confusion and conflicts and compromised consumer protection.
In recent years, the food and beverage industry has been the focus of food-related disputes and class action lawsuits brought by various claims including product labeling, price gouging, foodborne illnesses, and other deceptive acts allegations. As a result, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) prescribed guidance on unfair or deceptive practices involving material representation, omission, and practice that can be misleading to consumers.
The consumer finance industry has been shifting because of the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis instigated a profound economic impact on consumer finance companies and spurred financial disputes and litigation.