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Physician Medicare Data: Has the Drought Ended?

After 34 years, a federal district court in Florida has overturned a 1979 injunction which prevented the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from releasing to the public Medicare data related to physician billing...more

Recent Credit Card Data Breach Once Again Demonstrates Need for Insurance Coverage

The recent data breach at Global Payments Inc., which has contracts to handle the processing of credit and debit card transactions, has again focused attention on the significant risk associated with storing or transmitting...more

2011 — The Year of The Breach: Consumers, companies, insurers, and legislators stake out positions after rash of data breaches

Originally Published in Insurance Law360. In the first seven months of 2011, a number of companies and institutions have reported large-scale data breaches. The causes of the breaches range from misplacement of data by...more

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Court of Appeals Interprets 180-day Period within which to File FOIA Complaint

In a published decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals has interpreted the meaning of the statutory 180-day period within which a person has to file a complaint for a violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The...more

More Reasons Why Facebook can be Dangerous to Your Workers' Comp. Case

Last year I published an article on this blog entitled "How Facebook Can Undermine Your Workers' Compensation Case." I pointed out then that the default "privacy" settings on Facebook offered very little privacy at all – your...more

CHINA ALERT: Promulgation of New Tort Law in China 7/1/10

In This Alert: *Punitive Damages *Privacy of Medical Records *Product Liability Lawsuits *Action Suggested Please see full alert below for more information....more

The “Fax” Don’t Add Up for Coverage

The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, has held that the receipt of unsolicited faxes is not covered as “advertising injury” or “property damage” for insurance purposes. State Farm General Insurance...more

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