Robinson & Cole LLP

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280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
Fax: (860) 275-8299
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TOPS Software Company Hit with TCPA Class Action

Last week, TOPS Software LLC (TOPS), a software company that specializes in condominium and homeowners association communication platforms, was served with a class action in Illinois federal court which alleges that TOPS…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC Updates Guidance on Public Companies’ Disclosure of Cyber-Attacks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated guidance to public companies this week on how and when they are to disclose cybersecurity risks and breaches. The SEC suggests that public companies should disclose…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

EDUCAUSE Challenges the US DOE’s Guidance on Data Breach Reporting

On January 30, 2018, EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education describing concerns that it had with the Federal Student Aid (“FSA”) ability to protect federal…more
 /  Education, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Texas Dept. of Public Safety Launches Drone Program

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) program for public safety purposes…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

HaoBao Malware Hitting Banks Scans for Bitcoin Activity

Lazarus, the well-known hacking group responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack from last year, as well as the attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank and Sony, is now targeting global financial firms and Bitcoin adopters…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Seeking Dismissal Of False Claims Qui Tam Actions – Seven Factors Clarify The Standard Of Dismissal Used By The Department Of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division (Department) issued a Memo dated January 10, 2018 (Granston Memo), directing Department of Justice attorneys to more seriously consider dismissing False Claims Act (FCA) cases filed…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Church’s RLUIPA Claims Unripe And Moot, Says Federal Court

A federal district court in Illinois has dismissed religious discrimination and related claims alleged by the Church of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ (“Church”) against the City of Markham, Illinois (“City”), in connection with…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Third Time’s Not the Charm for Trump’s Travel Ban

The Fourth Circuit ruled earlier this month that the Trump Administration’s third attempt at an immigration and travel ban, imposed on eight predominately Muslim countries, was likely to violate the Establishment Clause…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Immigration Law

Federal Budget Deal Includes Changes to Retirement Provisions

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Act) was approved by Congress and signed into law by the President on February 9, 2018. Included in the Act are certain provisions impacting retirement plans that were initially considered for…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Second Chance to Opt Out of Class Not Required for Class Action Settlement

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled in favor of President Trump. That was not a typo, and this is not fake news. The ruling was not in favor of Trump in his official capacity, but in his capacity as a class action defendant…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Education

Dumpster Diving Leads to $100,000 Fine for Defunct Business Associate Due to Improper Disposal of Medical Records

On February 13, 2018, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement with a court-appointed receiver representing Filefax, Inc. (Filefax) arising from the 2015 discovery of medical records that contained…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DJI Software Now Includes Temporary No-Fly Zone for Olympics

Drone manufacturer, DJI, has updated its software in its drones to include a temporary no-fly zone around the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (and other South Korean cities). The parameters of the no-fly zone are based…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cockfighting Not Sincerely Held Religious Belief, Rules Federal Court

In United States of America v. Cruz (F.D.N.Y. 2018), Hector Cruz pled guilty to the charge of knowingly attending a cockfighting event (a fight between two roosters) for sport and entertainment in the Bronx, New York, in…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

More Passenger Drone Test Flights Hitting the Skies

We previously reported on the Y6S drone passenger test flights set for this year in London; now, two more companies have started testing passenger drones, too. Ehang 184 passenger drones, created by the Chinese company Beijing…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

OCR Warns of Cyber Extortion and Provides Checklist

In its January newsletter, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on cyber extortion, which it stated has “risen steadily over the past couple of years and continue to be a major source of disruption for many organizations.”…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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