Butler Snow LLP

Data Security Breaches: Are you covered?

Data security breaches can have a significant impact a company’s bottom line. While larger corporations may be able to sustain the financial hit, small to mid-size corporations can be significantly impacted from the financial…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Drafting an indemnity agreement that works the way the indemnitee expects it to work

Countless indemnity agreements run along these lines: A hereby promises to defend, indemnify, and hold B harmless against all claims [etc.] caused by A’s negligence [etc.]…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

SEC Settles Charges with Private Equity Firm and Four Executives for Failure to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

The SEC recently reached a settlement with New York-based private equity firm, Fenway Partners, LLC, and four executives related to charges that Fenway Partners and several of its executives (“Respondents”) failed to disclose…more
| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Will the Tennessee General Assembly Continue to tell the Judiciary to Put Up or Shut Up?

On October 26, 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court returned the state’s summary judgment standard to normalcy and also gave the Tennessee General Assembly a little more room to invade the judiciary. In Rye v. Women’s Care Center…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Yet ANOTHER Disappointed “Additional Insured”

The retail giant Costco joined the ranks of disappointed “Additional Insureds” the other day in a California Court of Appeals case, Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Ins. Co. Ltd., which left Costco and its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury

The Alabama Supreme Court Reverses Course on the Broad Use of Prepetition Discovery

Although this Alabama Supreme Court opinion was released in February of this year, my recent dealings on the topic have prompted me to highlight how the Alabama Supreme Court has reigned in the liberal use of prepetition…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Spooky Songs Done Wrong: Copyright Consequences for Unlicensed Haunted Houses

It’s that time of year: costumes and candy, haunted houses and hayrides. And all those tricks and treats add up to a $7.4 billion commercial industry around the holiday, a figure that exceeds the annual revenue of the domestic…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Turning the table on Whistleblowers: Alabama state court allows employer lawsuit to proceed against whistleblower

With whistleblower lawsuits on the rise, what options do companies have when faced with a whistleblower of their own. Can a company turn the table on a whistleblower who wrongfully accuses the company of bad acts? Federal…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Files Win for Bankruptcy Debtors Harassed During Automatic Stay

Creditors of bankruptcy debtors beware: a recent opinion from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals makes clear that creditors cannot circumvent the ban on collection efforts following the petition for bankruptcy by trying to…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Estate - Residential

Environmental Update – Proposed Hazardous Waste Rule for Pharmaceuticals

On August 31, 2015, the EPA proposed new regulations for the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at healthcare facilities. First and foremost, the proposed rule prohibits the flushing of any hazardous waste…more
| Environmental Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Health Hackers: Problems in Applying Traditional Products Liability Theories to Latent Cyber-Vulnerabilities in Medical Devices

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (yes, that’s a thing), so it seems fitting to write about an unprecedented alert recently released by the FDA to health care providers that warned of a medical device’s…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

No Safe Harbor: Why U.S. Companies Must Be Aware of Europe’s Privacy Rules

The European Union has consistently provided its residents greater data protection than the United States. Directive 95/46/EC outlines specific requirements for data protection, including a provision that transfers of personal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pro Te: Solutio Vol. 8 No. 2

Summer is in full swing and certain topics are (staying) hot—especially regulatory issues, from new proposed rules to challenges to case law to strategic considerations. Generic preemption remains a hot topic. In Storm…more
| Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Are You My Fiduciary? The DOL Takes Aim At A Fiduciary Standard For All Giving Retirement Investment Advice

The Department of Labor is pressing forward in its efforts to impose a fiduciary standard on anyone giving retirement investment advice. A fiduciary standard would require every retirement investment adviser to put the client’s…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Taking Down the Flagg: Fifth Circuit Remands Med Mal & Device Case for Lack of Diversity Despite Uncompleted Administrative Review Against Non-Diverse Defendants

A divided panel (2-1) of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that failure to exhaust a state law pre-suit medical panel review process did not subject the plaintiff’s claims against the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
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