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Confusion Surrounds the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

The United States Supreme Court recently declined to review Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, 758 F.3d 1254, 1257 (11th Cir. 2014) cert. denied, No. 14-858, 2015 WL 246891 (U.S. Apr. 20, 2015), an Eleventh Circuit decision that…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Are You Ready for the New Student ID Requirements?

Commencing June 1, 2015, Louisiana schools must adhere to several new restrictions and requirements regarding student identification and students’ personal information. This is the latest step in a process designed by the State…more
| Education, Privacy

OSHA Announces New Rules for Confined Spaces (Effective August 3, 2015)

On May 4, 2015, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a new final rule in the Federal Register intended to increase protection for construction workers in confined spaces (e.g.,…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Issues New Definition for Whistleblower Activity

In the past several months, we circulated several client alerts relative to a change in the definition of “whistleblower” and what constitutes a protected whistleblowing activity under Section 11(C) of the Occupational Safety…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The FFIEC Warns Financial Institutions of the Dangers of Cyberattacks Involving Destructive Malware

On March 30th, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued two Joint Statements on behalf of its members to warn financial institutions about the threats posed to various credentials by cyberattacks…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Judges, Guns, And Facebook: Social Media Lessons For Businesses From The Tactical Firearms Case

Over the past few weeks, the internet has been abuzz over the battle raging between Jeremy Alcede, the former majority owner of CTIL, LLC, dba Tactical Firearms (the debtor), and the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Labor and Employment Issues Relating to Sale/Purchase/Acquisition

Organizations face a myriad of challenges during corporate restructuring relating to sale, purchase, or acquisition. To ensure compliance with applicable state, federal, and local laws, companies involved in such transitions…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Microsoft Adopts International Cloud Privacy Standard

Public cloud computing services-- computing resources (such as networks, storage, applications, and services) purchased from another company (a “cloud services provider”)-- offer many potential benefits for businesses, among…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Mortgage Loan Officers Eligible for Overtime Pay

Federal agencies now have the authority to interpret their own rules. On March 9, 2015, in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, No. 13-1041, slip op. (U.S. Mar. 9, 2015), the United States Supreme Court effectively gave federal…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling that Could Radically Change Employee Discipline

In a slip opinion released on Monday, March 9, 2015, styled Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Ass’n, No. 13-1041, slip op. (U.S. Mar. 9, 2015), the United States Supreme Court effectively gave federal agencies carte blanche to interpret…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

ISO’s Cloud Privacy Standard: A Guide for Lawyers’ “Reasonable Efforts” to Protect Client Information

Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires that all lawyers provide “competent representation to a client.” In August 2012, the ABA added new language to Model Rule 1.1, comment 8: To maintain the requisite…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rules Now Apply to Real Estate Industry Sectors

For the past 40 years, OSHA has required the majority of employers with ten (10) or more employees to maintain records of workplace illness, injury, or death. Those same employers are also required to post the annual summary…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Mexico’s Energy Reforms – Round 1 Update: More Participating Companies

As an additional update to the bulletin published on 2 February 2015, we are sending this follow up regarding additional companies participating in Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Louisiana Business Corporation Act

Effective January 1, 2015, Louisiana adopted the Louisiana Business Corporation Act (“Louisiana BCA”), which was drafted by Louisiana Law Institute’s Corporations Committee and replaces Louisiana’s Business Corporation Law. The…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Mexico Energy Law – Round 1 Update

Update regarding Mexico’s Licensing Round 1 shallow water oil and gas tender - According to the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (e.g., the National Hydrocarbons Commission; “CNH”), as of Thursday, January 28th, 2015,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting
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