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IRS Issues Warnings about Email and Telephone Tax Scams

As the 2014 tax filing season progresses the Internal Revenue Service has issued warnings to taxpayers about convincing fraudulent email messages and telephone calls seeking payments or personal information that will enable the…more

| Consumer Protection, Taxation

Russell v. Citigroup Inc. – Language in Revised Arbitration Agreement...

A Sixth Circuit panel found the text of an updated arbitration agreement indicated it did not apply to a wage and hour class action already pending when the agreement was signed. Russell v. Citigroup, Inc., Case No. 13-5994 (6th…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law &...

Sometimes Merger Fixes Are as Close as the End of Your Nose

When it comes to negotiating merger remedies with federal antitrust enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission each have guides or statements that may help. But as good as their guidance may…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers &...

With OpenSSL Compromised by Heartbleed, an Opportunity for Companies to...

The recent discovery of the “Heartbleed” online bug has sent shockwaves through the internet, causing companies and individuals alike to question very basic assumptions about cyber security. The bug has allegedly existed for the…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Kentucky Enacts Data Breach Notification Statute

On April 10, 2014, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation. Prior to H.B. 232, Kentucky was one of only four states—including…more

| Education, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, &...

Federal Agency Approvals Beyond the Scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

In the last month, two separate federal district courts have declined to extend the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 703-712 (MBTA), to federal agency approvals of projects that plaintiffs alleged could…more

| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental...

Development of Horizontal Drilling Techniques Drives Global Demand for...

Research and Markets, a leading international market research and market data firm, has released its report on Global Trends and Forecasts for Fracking Chemicals and Fluid Markets. The report estimates that the global fracking…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law &...

ONC’s Security Risk Assessment Tool Is Useful but Could Be Improved

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Security Risk Assessment Tool (SRA Tool) on March 28. According to the User Guide for the SRA Tool, the Tool is designed to help small and…more

| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

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