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Who pays for employee surveillance by detective?
ILO Newsletter, 27. August 2014

The Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision which dismissed an employer´s claim that an employee should be liable for surveillance costs incurred by his employer. The decision reminds employers to think twice before incurring costs for detective surveillance of employees, as they can claim those costs from employees only where surveillance confirms misconduct and the misconduct warrants a valid, actionable claim.
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To put you in the picture – the ´picture right´ under the Copyright Act
ILO Newsletter, 11. August 2014

The Supreme Court has once again ruled on a case dealing with the so-called ´picture right´ - a provision in the Copyright Act on which numerous decisions are based. In the case, the question arose as to whether a well-known criminal defence lawyer had the right to demand that a media owner not publish his picture. The court weighed the claimant´s interest in security against the defendant´s interest in reporting the story.
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New act affects withdrawal rights on real estate agreements
ILO Newsletter, 08. August 2014

Parliament recently passed a bill to implement the EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EC). The act affects consumers´ rights to withdraw from certain contracts concluded outside the trader´s ordinary place of business and those concluded using distance communication. This update focuses on the effect of the act on real estate-related agreements.
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Retention of title and confusion of goods in insolvency case
ILO Newsletter, 25. Juli 2014

With the sale and delivery of a large quantity of branded goods subject to a larger retail chain´s retention of title clause, confusion often arises over which goods were delivered by the seller at an earlier point and have been paid for and which are still unpaid goods. In insolvency cases, the question of the legal fate of the goods sold under a retention of title clause frequently arises.
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Strafbarkeit wirtschaftlich unvertretbarer Kreditvergabe
Auswirkungen des "Styrian Spirit"-Urteils des OGH auf die Gewährung von Sanierungskrediten?
Zeitschrift für Gesellschafts- und Unternehmensrecht Nr. 3/2014


In jüngerer Zeit muss sich der OGH vermehrt mit dem Straftatbestand der Untreue gem § 153 StGB befassen. Es ist klar die Tendenz zu einer schärferen Anwendung dieses - immerhin mit einer Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 10 Jahren im Qualifikationsfall bedrohten - Delikts zu erkennen, was von der Fachwelt mit einiger Besorgnis beobachtet wird. Im Folgenden sollen die Auswirkungen des viel beachteten Styrian Spirit-Urteils des OGH auf die Gewährung von Sanierungskrediten untersucht werden.


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