It’s time for another roundup here on a rainy Friday morning in New Jersey! 

Once again we’re seeing some excellent content coming out of our member firms from around the world – I highly recommend checking out these articles and blog posts. I’m switching over entirely to a top 10 each week, so without further ado, here’s your roundup for this week!

  • Digital IP and the Supreme Court of Canada Crookes v. Newton from Fogler Rubinoff: In this article, IP expert, Colleen Spring Zimmerman examines the sticky issue of hyperlinks with respect to libel in the case of Crookes v Newton, and the potential ramifications for copyright issues. 
  • Trends 2012: Employment tribunals from Fladgate LLP: Lou Marshall of Fladgate LLP discusses an employment tribunal’s recent award to Dr. Eva Michalak, the measures being implemented by the government in April as part of a tribunal review, and things to be aware of.


  • NLRB Increases Scrutiny of Employer Restrictions on Employee Social Media Usage from Epstein Becker & Green: Ana Salper looks at the NLRB’s second report, which describes cases reviewed by the office of its acting General Counsel. She identifies the two main points that the report underscores for employers, as well as the line between which employee communications via social media are protected, and which are not. 
  • Beware potential liabilities of multiemployer pension plans from McDonald Hopkins: McDonald Hopkins’ John M. Wirtshafter discusses the potential liabilities of multiemployer pension plans, and what employers can do to protect their companies.
  • Putting The Accent On .CA Domains from Clark Wilson: Clark Wilson discusses the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s recent report on the results of their consultation on the proposed implementation of .CA domains with French characters. 
  • PPS ready or PPS worried? from Gadens Lawyers: Jon Denovan discusses Australia’s new Personal Property Security regime, which comes into force on January 30, 2012. He details what types of companies will be affected, what is required, and how important the new legislation will be. 
  • Business Outlook Survey from McDonald Hopkins: Carl Grassi shares the results of the firm’s 2012 business outlook survey, with the headline that "Modest improvements in business conditions expected in 2012 despite growing frustrations with Congress." The ten-question survey is emailed to the firm’s clients during the first weeks of the year, and offers some fascinating insights. 
  • A Closer Look At Environmental Regulations & Health Care Facilities from Epstein Becker & Green: Sheila Woolson guests posts at the Toxic Tort Litigation Blog, where she "analyzes the potential CERLCA liability of medical facilities for the disposal of non-medical solid waste and makes practical recommendations concerning how medical facilites can limit their CERCLA exposure."
  • STAMP DUTY AND ITS EFFECT ON TRANSACTIONS from Halsbury Chambers: Halsbury Chambers’ Colin Thompson discusses the stamp duty in the Bahamas, its effects on land and business transactions, which transactions are subject, and exemptions.
  • NLRB forces employers to review arbitration agreements from McDonald Hopkins: Brendan Fitzgerald authors another post on the NLRB, who have turned their attention to employer-employee arbitration agreements. 

Happy reading, and happy Friday!