King & Spalding

Consequential Loss in Energy Commodity Contracts

Energy commodity contracts can be of significant monetary value, and their breach may expose the defaulting counterparty to significant liabilities for contractual damages. In considering potential liabilities, contracting…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Transportation

Also In The News - Health Headlines - October 2015 #2

HHS Publishes Final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 – On September 21, 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of HHS laid out the federal government’s final version of its…more
| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Insurance Company Not Required To Defend Its Insured Against Illegal Recording Of Telephone Communications Class Action Lawsuit

On September 29, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s order of dismissal and determined that First Mercury Insurance Company (“First Mercury”) did not have a duty to…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Insurance

Post-Newman Reality: Investigations Involving Unwitting “Tips” to Close Friends and Relatives Will Continue

Earlier this week, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the federal government’s appeal of the ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in U.S. v. Newman. This leaves intact the Second Circuit’s quid pro…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Fourth Circuit Grants Review of Use of Statistical Sampling in False Claims Act Case to Prove Liability and Damages

On September 29, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit agreed to hear on interlocutory appeal the controversial issue of reliance on statistical sampling in a whistle-blower action to prove liability…more
| Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Features Key Developments in Intellectual Property and Information Technology

On October 5, the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) countries announced that they had resolved all remaining issues and reached a final agreement on the long-anticipated regional free-trade agreement. As King & Spalding…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Investment Adviser Settles SEC Cybersecurity Enforcement Action; SEC Issues Investor Alert

On September 22, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management, Inc. (“R.T. Jones”), a St. Louis-based investment adviser, settled charges that R.T. Jones failed to adopt “written…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

SENER Publishes Mexican Wholesale Electricity Market Protocols

In a major step toward the implementation of a modern and competitive wholesale electricity market in Mexico (the "Wholesale Market"), on September 8, 2015 the Secretaría de Energía ("SENER") published the first set of…more
| Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - October 2015

President Xi's State Visit Brings Announcements on Cybersecurity and Climate Change - In late September, Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to the United States. Cybersecurity and climate change…more
| Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Report Finds CMS’s MIDAS System Needs Improvement in Information Security Controls

On September 14, 2015, the OIG released a Public Summary Report finding that although CMS had implemented controls to secure the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System (MIDAS) and consumer personally identifiable…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Post-Safe Harbor Era Begins: What In-House Counsel Needs to Know

On October 6, 2015, in a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner (C- 362/14), the ECJ declared invalid the Safe Harbor framework that has streamlined the…more
| Privacy, Securities Law

CMS Proposes Lab Data Collection Requirements to Update Fee Schedule

On September 25, 2015, CMS released proposed rulemaking that would extensively revise payment and reporting requirements for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs), as paid on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). …more
| Health

Unfairly-Priced Imports Hurt U.S. Market Prices in Several Ways

Unfairly-priced imports in the U.S. market affect the prices U.S. producers receive in several ways, including an impact on supposedly "fixed" long-term contract prices. For some consumer goods, lower prices can increase demand…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Angola's New Private Investment Law

On 11 August 2015, Angola's New Private Investment Law ("NPIL") came into force on its publication in Angola's Gazette, repealing the previous 2011 law. Like its predecessor, the NPIL sets out the rules applicable to investments…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiations Conclude After Marathon Session

The 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam – announced this morning that they have resolved…more
| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade
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