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Meaghan Kent

Supreme Court weighs in on fair use and finds that Google's use of Java SE API is fair

Intellectual Property - USA
Venable LLP

After 10 years of litigation, the Supreme Court has put an end to the copyright case of the century, Google v Oracle, ruling that Google's use of Oracle's application programming interface Java code in the development of its Android operating system is a fair use as a matter of law.

Lucy Lewis

Supreme Court allows supermarket's employees to make equal pay comparison

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Supreme Court has confirmed that retail staff of UK supermarket chain Asda can compare themselves to higher-paid distribution depot staff for the purposes of an equal pay claim.

Jeremy Glover

Fraserburgh Harbour Commissioners v McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd

Projects, Construction & Infrastructure - United Kingdom
Fenwick Elliott Solicitors

The Outer House of the Court of Session recently considered whether Clause W2.4 of the New Engineering Contract 3 contract, in the form agreed between the parties, had operated as a contractual bar to preclude resorting to the courts (or arbitration) if a dispute between the parties which fell within the scope of Clause W2 had not first been referred to adjudication..

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Gazprom appeals record €6.5 billion billing fine

Competition & Antitrust - Poland
Schoenherr

In 2020 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) fined Gazprom and five other firms engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline a record €6.5 billion for concluding agreements without the authority's consent.

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