By: Tracy S. Smith

It has been about a month since the Pokémon Go App was launched and it has become hard to ignore the popularity of the game (even if you want to). Groups of players, also known as “trainers”, can be found lingering around in public, quasi-public, and private areas in an effort to catch Pokémon, battle at a “gym”, or reap rewards at a local Pokéstop.

Read more: What to Know if Chasing a Pokémon… or if you Want to Catch a Pokémon-Chaser in Your Yard


On 22 June 2016, the Government of Indonesia issued Government Regulation No. 24 of 2016 (“GR No. 24/2016”), amending and improving Government Regulation No. 37 of 1998 concerning Land Deed Officials (Pejabat Pembuat Akta Tanah or commonly known as “PPAT”) (“GR No. 37/1998”). GR No. 24/2016 came into effect on 27 June 2016.

The promulgation of GR No. 24/2016 is intended to support the deregulation of land policy and accelerate the implementation of Indonesia's Economic Stimulus Packages. The following are key changes to GR No. 37/1998, among others

Read more: Salient Regulatory Changes on Land Deed Officials


Contact: Cole R. Southall and Anthony R. Foderaro; Fillmore Riley LLP (Manitoba, Canada)

Technology has revolutionized how we work, communicate and socialize, but it has also given predators and bullies an additional platform to torment their victims. Legislators and the courts have been scrambling to catch up with ever-advancing technology to address “revenge porn” and “cyberbullying." The following is a brief overview of how the Legislatures and the courts have considered these issues, in both the civil and criminal context.

Read more: Revenge porn, cyberbullying and the law


Contact: Cynthia Fischer and Daniel Pereira

Recent changes to the federal statute governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On September 24, 2015, President Obama signed into law the E-Warranty Act of 2015. The E-Warranty Act amends the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, (the MMWA) modernizing the warranty notification requirements. It allows manufacturers and suppliers of retail products to publish the terms and conditions of consumer product warranties online rather than including the terms and conditions with the products themselves. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) must issue rules no later than September 24, 2016 to reflect the terms of the E-Warranty Act.

Please click here to read the full Alert.


The Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai has recently drafted a new child protection policy, which protects children, investigates abuses against their rights, and provides government services to families and children believed to be in danger.

Read more: Child Protection Law: United Arab Emirates