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Other States Start to Follow New York Lead on Cybersecurity of Regulated Entities

Last fall, in response to the “ever-growing threat” posed to information and financial systems, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) proposed cybersecurity regulations that were designed to “promote the…more

CISO, Covered Entities, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Financial Institutions

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In One Fell Swoop, Supreme Court Upends Quarter Century of Practice and Limits Proper Venue in Patent Disputes, Much to the Dismay of Patent Trolls

On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that a domestic corporation “resides” only in its State of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b). While seemingly an esoteric discussion of civil…more

Forum Shopping, Patent Infringement, Patent Litigation, Patents, Personal Jurisdiction

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Rallying Cry: Health Care Cybersecurity a Key Public Health Concern

On June 2, 2017, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force published its Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry. The lengthy and comprehensive Report serves as a wake-up call to the medical field,…more

Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Health Care Providers, HHS

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UK Conservative Party Pledges to Abolish Serious Fraud Office if Re-elected on 8 June 2017

In my C-Suite Risk Report posting in March, I discussed the UK’s Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) investigation into Rolls-Royce (RR) and the UK Court’s approval of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). As a result of that DPA, RR…more

Bribery, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Serious Fraud Office, UK

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Rallying Cry: Health Care Cybersecurity a Key Public Health Concern

On June 2, 2017, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force published its Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry. The lengthy and comprehensive Report serves as a wake-up call to the medical field,…more

Cyber Attacks, Cybersecurity, Data Security, Health Care Providers, HHS

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A Recent Decision by the Seventh Circuit that an Employer’s Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII Bolsters Protection for LGBTQ Workers

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, held that an employer’s sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following in the footsteps of the Second Circuit, the Hively…more

Civil Rights Act, Employer Liability Issues, En Banc Review, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Orientation

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Litigation Funding and Its Implications for US and UK Insurers

Litigation funding is growing rapidly with the emergence of new funds and wealthy individuals willing to back cases in an ever-expanding number of jurisdictions, including in the US and the UK. It is enabling claims to be…more

Contingency Fees, Insurance Industry, International Litigation, Litigation Fees & Costs, Litigation Funding

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False Claims Act Litigation and Implications for D&O and Professional Liability Insurers

The Federal False Claims Act - 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 (the ‘‘FCA’’) permits private plaintiffs to pursue claims on behalf of, and sometimes with the intervention of, the U.S. Department of Justice (‘‘DOJ’’), against those…more

D&O Insurance, DOJ, False Claims Act (FCA), Insurance Industry

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ALERT – OCR Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist and Graphic

In the aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and the May 12, 2017 notification from Laura Wolf, Critical Infrastructure Protection Lead of Health and Human Services (HHS) discussed in Cinthia Motley’s May 13, 2107…more

Cyber Attacks, HHS, HIPAA, ISAOs, OCR

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Prospective Employees Must Show Actual Harm From Failure to Properly Disclose Background Checks

Consent to a background check seems to be a part of any employment application these days, whether the job sought is with a large corporation or the corner deli. Employers gain a measure of protection from conducting background…more

Background Checks, Employer Liability Issues, FCRA, Hiring & Firing, Injury-in-Fact

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Literal Interpretation – Not Always Black and White?

In Atlasnavios-v-Navigators Insurance, the Court of Appeal (the highest court within the Senior Courts of England and Wales) found that Insurers were entitled to rely on a literal interpretation of a standard war risks exclusion…more

Insurance Litigation, UK, Vessels

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Where Do the Supreme Court’s Civil Cases Originate (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we began our year-by-year review of where the Court’s civil cases have originated since 1994. By doing so, we can see trends in the administrative and executive agencies where the Court’s cases come from. Last time,…more

Analytics, CA Supreme Court, Jurisdiction

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Executive Order Directs Federal Agencies to Put Their Own Houses in Good Cybersecurity Order

On May 11, 2017, the White House issued an executive order aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure. The order mandates that federal department and agency heads take an active role…more

Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Cybersecurity, Executive Orders, Information Technology, NIST

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Municipality Can Sue Banks for Financial Injuries Under the Fair Housing Act, but Whether There is Proximate Cause is for Another Day and Another Court

In a 5-3 decision in Bank of America Corp. et al. v. City of Miami, Florida (No. 15-1111 and No. 15-1112, May 1, 2017), the United States Supreme Court held that the City of Miami (“City”) was an “aggrieved person” authorized to…more

Bank of America v Miami, Discriminatory Lending Practices, Fair Housing Act (FHA), Race Discrimination, SCOTUS

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Media Law Bulletin: To Sample or Not to Sample?

Conflict is brewing among the United States Courts of Appeals as to when a musical artist’s use of a sample from another artist’s musical work is non-infringing. Three key opinions analyzing this issue were decided by the…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Music, Music Industry

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Litigation Funding and Its Implications for US and UK Insurers

Litigation funding is growing rapidly with the emergence of new funds and wealthy individuals willing to back cases in an ever-expanding number of jurisdictions, including in the US and the UK. It is enabling claims to be…more

Contingency Fees, Insurance Industry, International Litigation, Litigation Fees & Costs, Litigation Funding

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Media Law Bulletin

Depending on the source, between one half to two-thirds of adults in the United States take a dietary supplement of some kind every day. A dietary supplement is a product for ingestion that contains a dietary ingredient intended…more

Advertising, Commercial General Liability Policies, Dietary Supplements, False Advertising

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ALERT – OCR Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist and Graphic

In the aftermath of the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and the May 12, 2017 notification from Laura Wolf, Critical Infrastructure Protection Lead of Health and Human Services (HHS) discussed in Cinthia Motley’s May 13, 2107…more

Cyber Attacks, HHS, HIPAA, ISAOs, OCR

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Trump Administration Continues to Indicate Tide Change Away from Support of the CFPB

As previously reported on this blog, President Trump’s issuance of an Executive Order and the subsequent introduction of bills seeking to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) signaled a…more

CFPB, Constitutional Challenges, Dodd-Frank, PHH Corp. v CFPB, Trump Administration

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Litigation Funding and Its Implications for US and UK Insurers

Litigation funding is growing rapidly with the emergence of new funds and wealthy individuals willing to back cases in an ever-expanding number of jurisdictions, including in the US and the UK. It is enabling claims to be…more

Contingency Fees, Insurance Industry, International Litigation, Litigation Fees & Costs, Litigation Funding

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Privacy and Security — How the 115th Congress’ Repeal of the FCC’s New Privacy Rules Has Made Your Data Less Private and Decreased National Security

Between news reports featuring Russian-gate scandals, Syrian missile attacks and challenges to North Korea, one important news item went oddly underreported. That is the story about a loss of our privacy and security by the new…more

Cybersecurity, Data Security, FCC, Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

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Media Law Bulletin: “When I Say Design, You Say Copyright! Supreme Court Ruling in Cheerleader Uniform Case to Provide Extra Protection for Fashion Designers”

Fashion designers around the nation are likely cheering after reading the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica LLC. That case involved whether the two-dimensional designs on…more

Cheerleaders, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Fashion Design, SCOTUS

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Florida High Court Clarifies When an Insured Is Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees When an Insurer Initially Denies a Sinkhole Claim

In Johnson v. Omega Insurance Co., 200 So. 3d 1207 (Fla. 2016), the Florida Supreme Court held that an insured was entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees under section 627.428, Florida Statutes and the confession of judgment…more

Attorney's Fees, FL Supreme Court, Florida, Insurance Industry, Insurance Litigation

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“W-2 Phishing Attacks Targeting Businesses to Cash in on Busy Tax Season: 10 Tips to Protect Your Business”

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses. An example of a common phishing scheme starts with a scammer posing as a legitimate employee of a company, sending…more

Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Loss Prevention, Email, Email Policies

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Drastic Increase in Number of Bank Lawsuits at London’s High Court

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, big banks were named as defendants in 157 High Court lawsuits in the 12 months preceding September 2016, causing the number of lawsuits the world’s largest banks were forced…more

Banks, Financial Institutions, Libor, UK

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