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Settlement Reached in Forex Lawsuit

For the past few weeks, it has been reported through various outlets that at least five banks were in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FAC) to settle investigations…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Nevada Broadens Definition of Personal Information for Purpose of Encryption and Breach Notices

On May 13, Nevada passed a new law (A.B. 179) expanding the definition of “personal information” to include a natural person’s first name or initial and last name in combination with: 1) medical and health insurance…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

In-Store Monitoring: How to Enjoy the Benefits of Tracking While Minimizing Potential Privacy Issues

In the latest example of the conflict between technological innovation and privacy concerns, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a settlement agreement last month with Nomi Technologies, Inc. Nomi is a startup whose…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Significant Song-Beverly Developments Continue—Court of Appeal Signals it May Be Ready to Articulate a Bright Line Test of When a Transaction Ends

On May 13, the California Court of Appeal heard oral arguments for Harrold v. Levi Strauss, a case involving the question of whether a retailer violates the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“Song-Beverly”) by requesting a…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy

The Flying Insurance Adjuster—Implications of Insurers’ Use of Drones

Insurers perform property inspections in connection with underwriting to determine if the property meets their standards for issuing coverage, and to determine the appropriate premium classification. Insurers inspect damaged…more
| Insurance, Transportation

Florida High Court to Decide When a Trial Court May Set Aside a Default Judgment

On April 9, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court held oral argument on Santiago v. Mauna Loa Investments, LLC, No. SC13-2194 (review granted May 22, 2014), which will require the Court to clarify the scope of a trial court’s review…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial

Florida High Court to Examine the Scope of a Psychotherapist’s Legal Duty to Prevent an Outpatient’s Suicide

The Florida Supreme Court has accepted review of Granicz v. Chirillo, 147 So. 3d 544 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014), where the Second District reversed a summary judgment in favor of a psychotherapist, finding that plaintiff’s expert…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

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

On April 15, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court accepted review of Omega Insurance Co. v. Johnson, No. 5D13-1701, 2014 WL 4375189 (Fla. 5th DCA Sept. 5, 2014), which found that an insured was not entitled to an award of attorneys’…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Unanimous Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State Public Pension Reform Act

As we predicted, the Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously struck down the state Public Pension Reform Act. The Court’s opinion was written by Justice Lloyd Karmeier…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

California’s Song-Beverly “Consumer Perception Test” in Jeopardy — Will Retailers in California Be Barred from Requesting Any Personal Information from Consumers at the Point-of-Sale?

On May 5, 2015, the Ninth Circuit certified for the California Supreme Court the issue of whether the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“the Act”) prohibits retailers from requesting a customer’s personal information at the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Important Breaking Development: California’s Song-Beverly “Consumer Perception Test” in Jeopardy — Will Retailers in California Be Barred from Requesting Any Personal Information from Consumers at the Point-of-Sale?

On May 5, 2015, the Ninth Circuit certified for the California Supreme Court the issue of whether the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act (“the Act”) prohibits retailers from requesting a customer’s personal information at the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection

Summary of Obama’s Final Rule on Hydraulic Fracturing on Public Lands

On March 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued its final rule governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The final rule comes almost two years after BLM issued…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Florida High Court Overturns Summary Judgment for Defendant School Board, Deciding it Owed Common Law Duty to Student Athlete

On April 2, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court quashed the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Limones v. School District of Lee County, 111 So. 3d 901 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013), and held that the school district owed a common…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Education, Personal Injury

Court Applies Video Privacy Protection Act to the Internet Streaming Era; Declares Hulu the Victor

After nearly four years of litigation, Hulu has prevailed against claims that it unlawfully disclosed its users’ video viewing selections and personal identification information to Facebook and other online networks. In In Re…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Performance Rights, Digital Music Services and The Turtles

Intro - In 2013, Flo & Eddie of the 1960s rock band The Turtles filed separate lawsuits in California, Florida and New York, aiming to use state laws to obtain royalties from digital music service providers like SiriusXM…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property
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