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One U.S. Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1611, United States
Phone: 314-552-6000
Fax: 314-552-7000
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Seventh Circuit lets data breach suit proceed for credit monitoring and lost use of credit card damages

In a blow to retailers and other businesses subjected to data breaches, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a class action brought by consumers against Barnes & Noble arising from a 2012 breach. Two class representatives sued…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

National Right to Try Act Passes U.S. House

The concept of a “Right to Try” has been spreading through the U.S. over the last four years, beginning with the first passing of such laws in Colorado in 2014. Most recently, President Trump has echoed support for a federal…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

FinCEN guidance provides answers on new beneficial ownership rule

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) on April 3, 2018, to provide guidance and clarifications for the new FinCEN beneficial ownership regulations (the “New Rule”),…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Wyoming Signs Cryptocurrency Bills Into Law

In March 2018, the state of Wyoming signaled its fervent support for the growth and development of blockchain and cryptocurrency by enacting into law a flurry of legislation intended to make the state a haven for certain types…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

That’s All Folks! Alabama Becomes 50th State With Breach Notification Law

On March 28, 2018, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill that made Alabama the 50th and final state to enact a consumer data breach notification law. Prior to the signing, Alabama had been the last remaining state without such a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Getting Ready for ED’s New State Authorization Rule

As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new “state authorization” rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018. Among other things, the rule will require…more
 /  Education, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

[Webinar] Partnership Audit Rules; Effects of Tax Reform; Using a Business Entity to Help Defray Fees - April 24th, 12:00pm CT

New partnership audit rules require a fresh look at the process of selling a partnership interest and partners’ relationships when an audit occurs. Separately, tax reform provides new income tax planning opportunities for using…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation

What’s in Your Health Savings Account?

According to an Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) issue brief, approximately 20 million individuals maintained health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2016. Of the 5.5 million HSA accounts represented in EBRI’s HSA database,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

9th Circuit invokes “reasonable child” standard to ice Starbucks consumer fraud claim based on cold drinks

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed dismissal of a putative class action against Starbucks relating to the amount of liquid in its various-sized tea, coffee, and specialty drinks. In Forouzesh v. Starbucks…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

2018 resolution: conduct ERISA fiduciary training

Retirement plans are one of the most important benefits provided by employers to employees, second only, perhaps, to medical benefits. For many employees, retirement plan benefits represent a key element of their long-term…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

WHOIS that infringer?

When a website infringed your trademark or copyright, or otherwise violated your rights, the first place you likely went was to the WHOIS database, to find out who owned and operated that website. That database has been a great…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

South Dakota Enacts its First Data Breach Notification Law, leaving Alabama the Last Holdout

On March 21, 2018, South Dakota’s Senate Bill 62 was signed into law, adding a 49th square to the nation’s patchwork of state data breach notification laws. Below we provide a few takeaways for organizations that maintain…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Part III: Another update on IPR estoppel in the Courts and at the PTAB

In March 2017, I reported on the shifting standard for estoppel in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. See The shifting standard for IPR estoppel: Where are we now? In September 2017, I provided another update. See An update…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

[Webinar] Disclosure Requirements for Online and Distance Professional Licensure Programs - April 17th, 12:00pm CT

As more and more schools offer online professional licensure requirements, the need for more oversight has been apparent. Recent federal regulations that require schools offering these programs to make certain disclosures go…more
 /  Education, Law Practice Products & Services

Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Amendment included in omnibus FY 2018 spending bill

The most significant legislation to date protecting the medical cannabis industry from the use of Department of Justice funds for enforcement of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) was renewed on Friday, March 23, 2018. On that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics
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