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How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
A Moment of Simple Justice - Death by Cop
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson & the Media
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
In a case of first impression, the Superior Court of New Jersey held that financial institutions do not have an affirmative duty to report suspected fraud upon senior citizens or vulnerable individuals. See Lucca v. Wells...more
On 9 July 2015 the European Parliament published its European agenda on security, setting out the current situation of security in the European Union before identifying three key areas upon which efforts should be focused:...more
Early this month, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a unique data initiative to expand the public’s access to key criminal justice information that has been, to date, largely blocked from public...more
Check out this story. In it, we learn this:
"Andrew Ceresney, director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, [told] the Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary at a hearing on Wednesday...more
Regulators, courts and law enforcement authorities in the U.S. (and other jurisdictions around the globe) have an insatiable appetite for access to data held by a range of companies, including in particular financial...more
DOJ announces tough new approach to the investigation and prosecution of corporate officers and employees.
On September 9, in a major change to its approach to the investigation of alleged corporate crime, the US...more
As we blogged about previously, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) in May. The SCDEA went into effect on September 3, 2015 and it prohibits employers from using an...more
Police Officers are often faced with unimaginable circumstances that most of society runs away from. However, police officers took the oath to protect and serve, and to run towards that danger. Sometimes, running towards...more
This Week: FDA Begins Device User Fee Talks with Patients and Consumers Sept. 15... CMS Extends Partial Enforcement Delay of Two-Midnight Policy Through 2015... Alaska Legislature Sues Governor Over Medicaid Expansion....more
Article I, Section 29 of the Missouri Constitution gives employees “the right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing.” For most public sector employees, Chapter 105 of the...more
Companies around the world are seeing the resurgence of an old scam: wire transfer phishing attacks that trick employees into wiring money from company bank accounts to criminals’ bank accounts.
Over the past several...more
While the nation’s attention has been focused on incidents involving the use of lethal force by local police—and ensuing racial and community unrest, protest, and violence—recent incidents involving campus police highlight...more
The English High Court has declared that UK legislation which expanded government powers to require communication providers to retain communication traffic data is incompatible with human rights, and is unlawful.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law “An Act to Amend Various Firearms Laws” yesterday. “Various” is the key here, because the Act is far-reaching, amends over a dozen statutes, and introduces entirely new...more
On July 28, 2015, John J. Hoffman, Acting Attorney General, issued a supplemental directive regarding the Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police Use-of-Force investigations (“Supplemental...more
The 2015 legislative session made a major change in SB 153 to the heart and lung statutes regarding the application of a conclusive presumption of compensability. A conclusive presumption means that the ill police officer or...more
When the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals meets next on August 4, I hope it votes to approve a permit sought by a medical marijuana dispensary to open a retail outlet at 21 Milk Street in the Financial District.
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt’s Government Law and Consulting Practice Group released its 2015 Florida Legislative Post-Session Report detailing significant bills that passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the Florida...more
Federal government contractors handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) should take notice of two recent executive agency actions. Combined, they lay the groundwork for a new cybersecurity clause to be added to the...more
A group of top coding specialists published a paper on July 6, 2015, arguing that law enforcement’s desire to access encrypted data is not only unfeasible, but would also possibly imperil the security and privacy of global...more
In City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the Supreme Court invalidated a Los Angeles law that allowed law enforcement officials to inspect hotel and motel guest registries at any time, without a warrant or administrative subpoena....more
A police officer from Millburn, New Jersey was recently awarded $145,000 in a whistleblower lawsuit against the city. Sergeant Robert Ronceray initially filed the complaint in June 2013 against the Millburn Township and the...more
Effective September 2, 2015, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (the Act) will prohibit New York City employers with four or more employees from requesting or using an applicant’s or employee’s consumer credit...more
Two new Oregon laws establish policies regarding employer criminal background checks and questions for applicants and a state-run retirement savings plan. In part, Enrolled House Bill 3025 (HB 3025) bans the practice by some...more
- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions:
- SC19422 - Awdziewicz v. Meriden
Certain police officers retired, entitling them to pension benefits under the City Charter as previously modified in a separate lawsuit...more
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