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A Case Study on How Regional Manufacturing Firms Are Increasingly the Targets of Cybercrime

As their methods evolve, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting regional manufacturing businesses with sophisticated and potentially costly attacks. A recent ransomware attack on a mid-sized manufacturer in the Southeast…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Wireless Bureau’s Staff Report Questions AT&T and Verizon Zero Rating Practices in Mobile Broadband Market…But To What Effect Under the Trump Administration?

On January 11, 2017, the FCC released its most extensive “policy review” of mobile broadband operators sponsored data offerings for zero-rated content and services since the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

DOL’s Final Rule Modifies ERISA Disability Claim Regulations

Effective January 18, 2017, the Department of Labor issued a "final rule" modifying 29 CFR § 2560.503-1, governing claims procedures for disability benefits under ERISA plans. The new regulations apply to disability claims filed…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Swiss-US Privacy Shield Will Replace Swiss-US Data Protection Safe Harbor

On January 11, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council announced that a new framework will govern the transfer of personal data from Switzerland to the US. According to the Federal Council, the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework “will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Medical Group Practice Can Once Again Employ PTs and PTAs

In December 2016, the South Carolina Supreme Court denied a petition for re-hearing, resolving a long standing dispute and allowing medical practices to employ directly physical therapists (“PTs”) and physical therapist…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Food and Beverage Manufacturers That Use Added Sugar Be On Alert

The public health community has been more vocal over the last several years regarding the amount of sugar being used in food and beverages. On January 4, 2017, the Praxis Project (“Plaintiff”), a public health advocacy group,…more
| Communications & Media Law, Health

FTC Files to Protect Consumers’ Security in the Internet of Things

As more consumer devices connect to the Internet, regulators take a more aggressive stance requiring security promises be met. On January 5, 2017, the FTC filed a complaint against computer networking equipment…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Geo Political Cyber Warfare And Your Business

The cyber war battlefield has expanded, and your business is now a fighter and a target. A new U.S. Government report explains many reasons for identifying and penalizing Russian hackers, the Russian intelligence…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lawsuit filed to set aside IRS Notice 2016-66

Two months ago, without any prior warning or public notice, the IRS issued Notice 2016-66 which defined a number of common captive insurance transactions as “transactions of interest.” The Notice is limited to captive insurers…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Taxation

The Pitfalls of Pithy Latin Phrases

Crack open any law dictionary worth its salt and you will find the Latin phrase “Qui Tacet Consentire Videtur” or “He who is silent appears to consent.” Do not be fooled – context matters – a pithy Latin phrase is not a general…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

An Examiner’s Tips For Speedier Prosecution

Interactions between patent examiners and patent practitioners are often tense. At worst, these interactions can be an exercise in restraint with both parties thinly veiling their disdain for one another. This adversarial…more
| Intellectual Property

Hey, Man, I Started the Ruckus—You Can’t Leave me Behind

Anybody who practices land use law knows that it’s an arcane area with layers of local and state laws (and sometimes federal laws) baked into every proceeding. This is especially true for quasi-judicial zoning (QJZ) proceedings…more
| Civil Procedure, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Top Ways Trial Consultants Help Trial Lawyers and Their Clients

Are you unsure about what themes would be effective? Is your best witness on the facts a terrible communicator? With a very small investment of time and money, a good trial consultant can provide preliminary answers to some of…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Broadband Privacy Rules Published, FCC Stakes Out Role as Privacy Cop

On December 2, 2016, the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Report and Order (“Order”) was published in the Federal Register, triggering the 30-day deadline for petitions for reconsideration, and the effective dates for certain new…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sorry, Mr. Burns: Nielsen’s TLR Has Nothing To Do With FCC Market Definitions

In 2003, the FCC changed the local radio market definition for rated markets under its ownership rules from the contour-overlap methodology to the Arbitron Metro geographic market. The FCC defined the radio market for ownership…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts
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