Wilson Elser

New Regulations on the Horizon for Commercial Drones

Currently, the use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes in general is not permitted in the United States, although there is one exception. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

Take a Seat! California Supreme Court Provides Clarity on California’s Suitable Seating Laws - A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court on suitable workplace seating arrangements will affect a vast number of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Expands Cyber Coverage under Commercial General Liability Policies

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division (District Court), finding that Travelers…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DHS Extends STEM Optional Practical Training to 24 Months

Foreign nationals who wish to pursue an advanced degree in the United States obtain an F-1 student visa to do so. After F-1 students obtain their degrees, they may be authorized to participate in post-completion optional…more
| Education, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Announcement of "Privacy Shield" Gives Hope for U.S. Companies that Previously Relied on Safe Harbor

On October 27, 2015, Wilson Elser released a client alert that discussed the EU Court of Justice’s invalidation of the long-standing Safe Harbor program, previously relied on by many organizations as a means of authorizing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Open Communication and Collaboration Make Campus Networks Vulnerable to Cyberattack

Institutions of higher education face growing threats from cyber attackers. Instances of attacks on universities are increasing, with recent large-scale attacks at some of the country's top universities. Approximately one third…more
| Education, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Statutory and Contractual Limitations Periods and the Events that Trigger Them: Insight from the Fourth Circuit

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) does not contain a statute of limitations provision, and courts generally apply the most analogous state law statutory limitation. However, some plans fill the void…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

Phase 2 HIPAA Audits Are Under Way: Are You Prepared?

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on March 21, 2016, that it has officially begun Phase 2 of its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…more
| Health, Privacy

Cannabis and Preemption: U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit by Colorado’s Neighbors

In what was generally considered to be the biggest challenge to Colorado’s recreational cannabis laws to date, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a motion by the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma seeking to file a Bill of Complaint,…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law

Is Cannabis Inventory Covered by Commercial Property Insurance?

A lingering question for the growing cannabis industry has been to what extent insurance could, would or should cover product inventory. Now we have a preliminary answer thanks to a recent decision denying summary judgment to an…more
| Insurance

Indiana High Court Rules Statute of Repose Inapplicable in Cases of Protracted Exposure to Substances

On March 2, 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court rendered an opinion in the consolidated appeals in three cases. The Court held that the Indiana Product Liability Act’s statute of repose does not apply to cases involving plaintiffs…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Products Liability, Toxic Torts

The Internet of Things: The Cyber Vulnerability Landscape Emerges

The phenomenal growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), widely hailed in 2015, has been greater than originally forecast. Gartner, Inc. estimates a 30 percent increase in IoT devices connected to the Internet in 2016, which…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit Reverses District Court Decisions, Reviving U.S. Department of Labor Rule Restricting Tip-Pool Distribution

On February 23, 2016, in a surprise ruling, a divided Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers the states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Hawaii) ignored its prior precedent…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Objections to Document Demands Under Amended Rule 34

The approach of objecting to document demands with boilerplate language containing half a dozen or more objections that have no actual nexus to the demands at issue has been used by litigators for decades. However, this approach…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Files First Two Lawsuits in Federal Court Alleging Sexual Orientation Bias under Title VII

Two lawsuits filed by the EEOC on March 1, 2016, appear to be part of the Commission’s Strategic Enforcement Plan. Priorities of the plan include “Addressing Emerging and Developing Issues” such as “coverage of lesbian, gay,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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