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New Defend Trade Secrets Act Creates Powerful Protection Options

The United States House of Representatives passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act, S. 1890 (DTSA) on April 27, 2016, in identical form to that previously passed by the Senate on April 4, 2016. Now that the DTSA has cleared…more
| Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

New HIPAA Phase 2 Audits: Targets Notified by Email Only

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the long-awaited launch of Phase 2 of its HIPAA Audit Program (Phase 2 Audits). The Phase 2 Audits will review the policies and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Quarterly Investment Update - 1st Quarter 2016

Global markets endured a rocky ride in the first quarter as commodity prices continued downward. After plunging over 11% by mid- quarter, equities slowly and steadily drifted back above water by quarter-end, rising 1. 3%, as…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Supreme Court Poised to Resolve Circuit Split on False Claims Act Liability Under Theory of Implied Certification

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to resolve a circuit split over the False Claims Act (FCA) that could have broad implications for those that do business with the federal government. On April 19, 2016, the Supreme Court heard…more
| Civil Procedure, Health, Government Contracting

Specialty Wage-and-Hour Policies Offer New Protection for Companies Facing Lawsuits

Traditional employment practices liability (EPL) and directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance may not apply today to cover wage-and-hour liabilities, an issue we detailed in the first and second installments of this series. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Insurance Policy Definitions Essential to Wage-and-Hour Claim Coverage

As discussed in the first installment of our three-part series on insurance protection against wage-and-hour claims, policyholders have looked to two types of traditional insurance for protection against employment liabilities: …more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

ABA Antitrust Section’s Spring Meeting—What You Need to Know

The American Bar Association held its 64th annual Antitrust Law Spring Meeting April 5–8, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Over 3,000 practitioners, enforcers, economists and academics from around the world came together to discuss…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy

Antitrust Division Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Individuals Behind International Cartels

The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice is vigorously pursuing civil and criminal actions against individuals—and not simply the companies they run. Just last month, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade

DOJ Seeks to Boost Voluntary Disclosures Through FCPA Pilot Program

In a move that follows long-standing complaints from the corporate community and the FCPA defense bar concerning the government’s vague assurances of “cooperation credit” in FCPA resolutions for self-reporting companies, on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Using Insurance to Counter the Wage-and-Hour Threat

Yesterday, businesses and their executives face an increased threat given the personal liability for officers, directors, managing agents and others as discussed in our recent alert, “California’s Fair Day’s Pay Act May Impose…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Rules Navy Satisfied NEPA in Considering Terror Threat to San Diego Facility

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week rejected a claim under the National Environmental Policy Act that the Navy did not adequately consider the environmental consequences of a potential terrorist threat with…more
| Environmental Law, Military Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

What Net Neutrality Wrought: The FCC’s Proposed Broadband Privacy Rules

As previously promised in last year’s Open Internet Order, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed privacy requirements for…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Holds the Ninth Circuit Misinterpreted the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act

In 2007, National Park Service rangers stopped John Sturgeon from travelling by hovercraft on the Nation River within the boundaries of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Park Service regulations ban the use of…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

What Methods of Allocation Will Prevail in New York?

In the Matter of Viking Pump, Inc. and Warren Pumps LLC Insurance Appeals, No. CTQ-2015-00003 (NY) - Yesterday, on March 29, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, will hear oral argument on two…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Toxic Torts

Implications of Supreme Court’s Approval of Statistical Study Use in Wage-and-Hour Class Actions

The Supreme Court issued its decision in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo on March 22, 2016. The Court held that a group of employees in a class action could use a statistical study to establish the employer’s liability for…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law
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