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Latest Ransomware Attack: Is Your Arbitration Cyber-ready?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The latest global ‘WannaCry’ attack has again brought to the fore the need for sovereign and private parties to have in place adequate cyber-security measures and response plans to deal with cyber-attacks, including in the...more

The 2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey

by Carlton Fields on

The 2017 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey has just been released, and the findings reveal some unexpected trends in class action litigation, based on insights provided by 387 general counsels and chief legal officers at...more

FCC Adopts New Privacy Rules

by Carlton Fields on

On November 2, the FCC released its Report and Order adopting new privacy rules for telecommunications carriers after a 3-2 vote. After the reclassification of broadband internet access service as a telecommunications...more

Ten Things to Know About the CMS Long-Term Care Requirements Final Rule

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Deadlines are looming to come into compliance with sweeping changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for long-term care facilities (LTC) participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The CMS final...more

The Dispute Resolution Mechanisms Under the Privacy Shield: What Happens if I Join Privacy Shield and Someone Submits a Complaint?...

by Bryan Cave on

The first installment in our month-long series dissecting the new “Privacy Shield” framework for transferring data from the EU to the United States discussed the history and implementation of the Privacy Shield. The second,...more

Employer breached OHSA, collective agreement by sharing employee’s medical information with another employer

by Dentons on

An arbitrator has decided that an operator of a long term care facility violated both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the collective agreement by sharing an employee’s medical information with another employer,...more

Class Actions and the Continued Significance of Arbitration Agreements

The recently released Carlton Fields 2016 Class Action Survey reports that class actions are up for the first time in four years. While data privacy class actions still make up a relatively small portion of class action...more

EU-US Privacy Shield Released

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) released the full text of the new transatlantic data transfer agreement with the European Union (EU). The new framework, known as the EU-US Privacy Shield, was agreed to in early...more

Policyholder Insider Quarterly

Some Words Are More Equal Than Others: BancInsure vs. FDIC - In George Orwell's "Animal Farm", the governing principle that "all animals are equal" was revised by the pigs, who had ascended into power, to "all animals...more

Have You Thought About Your Online Terms of Use Recently?

Nearly every website, app or online service posts a set of Terms of Use outlining company policies for users (sometimes called Terms of Service) (“Terms”), but many companies do not know if their Terms are enforceable in...more

Target and Card Issuers Dispute Use of MasterCard Settlement to Resolve Data Breach Claims

In the wake of Target’s April 15 announcement of a private $19 million settlement of the data breach claims of MasterCard-issuing banks, counsel representing the putative card issuer class in the consolidated Target data...more

EU Commissioner Raises The Prospect Of Suspending US-EU Safe Harbor Program

by King & Spalding on

Anders Ansip, Vice-President designate for Digital Single Market, has suggested that the suspension of the Safe Harbor Regime should not be ruled out if agreement cannot be reached with the U.S. Government as to how the...more

Disputants Await Clarification of Mediation Privilege’s Boundaries

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Today, Canadians are mediating their disputes in record numbers. One partial explanation for this phenomenon is that mediation purports to keep discussions between parties confidential, traditionally backstopped by settlement...more

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 6 - November 2014

In This Issue: - To Click or Not to Click? Ninth Circuit Rejects Browsewrap Arbitration Clause - “Operation Full Disclosure”: FTC Warns Advertisers to Check the Fine Print - New York Family Court...more

Protecting Confidentiality of Patent Infringement Settlements: Is Mediation Necessary?

by JAMS on

Parties regularly opt to keep terms, conditions and licensing agreements confidential when settling patent infringement disputes. Often, patentees do not want the license terms to serve as precedent in other assertions of the...more

The ADR Provisions of EU Privacy Laws

by JAMS on

Companies doing business globally have a variety of complex issues to deal with, not the least of which is concern about the security of personal data collected from their customers. In 1995, the European Union issued...more

Report From Counsel: Insights and Developments in the Law - Summer 2014

by Archer Norris PLC on

In this Issue: - Small Businesses and Job Discrimination - Noncompetition Agreements and Arbitration - Real Estate Deals Gone Wrong - Ensure Your Financial Privacy - Excerpt from Small...more

Insurance Coverage for Data Breach Claims

by JAMS on

Recent examples of data breaches resulting in invasion of privacy lawsuits abound. Target and other retailers, financial services companies and other businesses have had their internal data systems breached and consumers’...more

Credit Law Regulatory Update – The Year in Review and What’s Next

by K&L Gates LLP on

The 23rd Annual Credit Law Conference was held on 2 October – 4 October 2013 and attended by over 200 delegates from the financial services industry. The Conference provided an informative overview of key changes that will...more

Senator Markey Back in the Privacy Hunt: Google’s New Terms of Service Prompt Letter to FTC

Google has recently announced changes to its terms of service that will allow Google to incorporate its users’ photos, comments and names in advertisements. This new policy will go into effect on November 11th....more

February 2013 U.S. Labor and Employment Update

by Dechert LLP on

In This Issue: - Supreme Court to Address “Changing Clothes” under the FLSA - First Appellate Court Decision on FLSA’s Nursing Mother Provision - Courts Continue Trend in Favor of Class Waivers in Arbitration...more

Financial Services Report -- Winter 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In This Issue: Bureau Report; Operations Report; Beltway Report; Arbitration Report; Mortgage Report; Privacy Report; Preemption Report; and Plastics Report. Excerpt from the Bureau Report: World’s Most...more

FTC Announces Investigations of Kids App Providers and California’s AG Sues Delta over Fly Delta App’s Privacy Practices

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Two recent developments should have all app providers reviewing their privacy practices and policies. On Monday, December 10, the Federal Trade Commission released its latest report on privacy disclosures and kids apps....more

Discovery in the US Involving French Companies

by White & Case LLP on

Judicial cross border litigation and/or international arbitration proceedings reveal two distinct systems: common law systems allow a comprehensive collection and disclosure of all existing documents leading to admissible...more

Keeping arbitration disputes 'under the radar'

by JAMS on

Originally published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on May 15, 2012 Maintaining a low profile regarding the existence of a dispute, or the issues in that dispute, are often prime motivators for choosing arbitration. As...more

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