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301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, United States
Contact: Jackie Spivey
Phone: 919.783.6400
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The WannaCry Affair - Three Cyberinsurance Related Tips for Clients

As we have previously noted, a recent ransomware attack crippled over 75,000 computers in over 100 countries. The “WannaCry” appears to be the largest Ransomware attack to date. However, cyber-experts are already warning of a…more
 /  Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wave of Ransomware Attacks Cripples Dozens of Institutions Worldwide Including Britain’s NHS

Movie buffs are familiar with a favored narrative arc: something with tremendous power, such as the Ebola virus, escapes from its clinical confines and proceeds to wreak havoc on the world. (It also works with aliens, ghosts,…more
 /  Privacy

Federal Court Upholds City's Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance

A local adult entertainment club known as “Gentlemen’s Playground” filed a lawsuit in July, 2014 challenging the constitutionality of the City of Rocky Mount’s Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance (“SOBO”). Not only did the club…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Acosta Confirmed as DOL Secretary

On April 28, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted 60-38 to approve Alex Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor of the U.S. Department of Labor. Secretary Acosta is currently serving as the Dean of the Florida International University…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Justice Issues New Guidance on Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs

On February 8, 2017, the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) published new guidance titled “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (Compliance Guidance), which can be found at…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health

Administrative Check-Up on Participant Plan Loans

The IRS just issued a memo to its auditors approving two different methods for calculating the statutory limitation on available loan amounts when a participant takes a new loan within 12 months of having paid off another loan…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider

We have previously written that the Internet of Things continues to spawn new cybersecurity and privacy concerns. These vulnerabilities have already served as plot devices for shows such as Homeland. Now, the U.S. Department of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The OIG 2017 Work Plan Includes Focus on Hospitals - Corridors Newsletter April 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued its Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2017. The annual Work Plan provides a summary of new, revised, and continuing reviews for DHHS…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Immigration Related Initiatives (so far) by the Trump Presidency that Affect US Employers - Site Visits and Expanded Enforcement Capacity

The topic of immigration has become a flashpoint for many since President Trump was elected, just as it formed a major component of his platform as a presidential candidate. The focus of this article is limited to how the new…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Sexual Orientation Moves One Step Closer to Being a Protected Characteristic

Federal law protects applicants and employees from negative treatment in connection with their employment, where that negative treatment is based on a protected characteristic. Traditionally, courts have interpreted the federal…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Tax Man Cometh For Bitcoin - NC Privacy Blog Talks To Digital Assets Tax Policy Coalition Counsel Cameron Arterton

A federal judge recently ruled that America’s largest Bitcoin service was obligated to provide the Internal Revenue Service with extensive transactional records concerning the financial transactions of its members. The federal…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Strict Enforcement of Attendance Procedures May Create Liability for Employers under FMLA

Many employers include in their attendance policies a specific procedure by which employees must “call-in” to report an absence from work. Such policies typically impose disciplinary action, up to and including termination of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Agape Take Two - 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules on FCA Statistical Sampling Case

Last May, we reported on a False Claims Act (FCA) case pending in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a claim brought in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina against a network of 24 nursing home providers…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health

Creditor-Friendly Changes to North Carolina’s Accord and Satisfaction Law

A creditor can now reinstate a disputed debt that has been inadvertently discharged. The North Carolina Legislature recently amended its accord and satisfaction law to include creditor-friendly revisions that make it easier…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Am I Covered Now!

The cybersecurity breaches rippling through the global economy create enormous costs for the affected businesses and organizations. As a result, many companies are focusing increased attention on obtaining insurance coverage for…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Privacy
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