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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 9

Consumer Watchdog Group Issues Policy to Strengthen National Eviction Moratorium - "Since the eviction moratorium has been in effect, housing advocates and renters have said a lack of enforcement has led to landlords…more

Capital Gains Tax, Congressional Investigations & Hearings, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Credit Reporting Agencies, Cryptocurrency

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COVID-19: The FFCRA & CARES Act--Update on Loan Programs, Tax Provisions & Employee Leave Provisions

Spilman attorneys Kevin Carr and John Allevato discuss the implications of COVID-19 and the interplay of business, tax and labor issues associated with the important CARES Act stimulus programs…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Federal Loans, Financial Stimulus

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Executive Compensation – It May be Limiting Your Choices

Many community banks have been under fire recently. Added regulatory burdens, additional disclosure responsibilities, cleaning up bad loans, streamlining the organization, staying ahead of cybersecurity threats, and, perhaps…more

Banks, Community Banks, Deferred Compensation, Executive Compensation

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UPDATE: West Virginia Supreme Court Impeachments - Latest Developments

There have been significant developments in recent days regarding the Articles of Impeachment brought against the four remaining justices of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia…more

Appellate Courts, Criminal Prosecution, Impeachment, Judges, Judicial Misconduct

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 41, October 2020

U.S. Department of Energy: Oil and Gas Production to Account for 68 Percent of Energy Consumption Over Next Two Decades - "Natural gas is increasingly powering plants to produce electricity, but oil and natural gas are…more

Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Carbon Emissions, Coal Industry, Department of Energy (DOE), Electricity

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West Virginia's New Intermediate Appellate Court Fundamentally Changes Workers' Compensation Litigation Practice

The 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session produced a major change for West Virginia workers’ compensation litigation in the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021. Specifically, Senate Bill 275 was enacted and…more

Appellate Courts, Employer Liability Issues, New Legislation, State Labor Laws, Workers' Compensation Claim

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

TCPA CLASS COUNSEL LOSES MILLIONS: $60MM+ Class Recovery Looks to be Down the Tubes as Eleventh Circuit Finds No Insurance Coverage for TCPA Suit - "The policy at issue has an exclusion for claims 'arising out of' invasions…more

Article III, Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection, Debt Relief, Eviction

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Promissory Notes - Banking & Finance Insights, Issue 4

Welcome to our fourth issue of Promissory Notes -- our e-newsletter focused on banking and finance insights. We hope you are enjoying our monthly publication. New OCC Chief Signals Greater Caution on Crypto "'We created an…more

Banking Sector, Cannabis-Related Businesses (CRBs), Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, Digital Currency

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 3

Remote Online Notarization: What You Need to Know - "Digital closing are the norm, here’s how to prepare and serve your clients." Why this is important: Remote Online Notarization, or RON, is the use of audio/visual…more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Financial Services Industry, Mortgages, Notarization

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UPDATED OSHA Considerations for Recording COVID-19 Illnesses

Even though OSHA has advised that no specific standard covers the novel coronavirus, human resource and safety personnel must be mindful of the generally-applicable standards that might apply. OSHA has issued several guidelines…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Liability Issues, Enforcement Guidance, Health and Safety, Human Resources Professionals

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Labor and Employment Legal Issues Post-Pandemic

As vaccines are rolled out nationwide and are available to any adult who wants one, we appear on the cusp of a return to some level of normalcy. With that return to normalcy will come an increased focus on non-pandemic-related…more

Biden Administration, Civil Rights Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule (formerly the Clean Water Rule)

On April 21, 2020, the EPA and USACE (jointly the "Agencies") had published in the Federal Register the final rule, "Navigable Waters Protection Rule" (NWPR), which has a scheduled effective date of June 22, 2020. Thus, what has…more

Clean Water Act, Clean Water Rule, EPA, Final Rules, Groundwater

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A Sales Tax on Services? North Carolina’s New Sales Tax on Repair, Maintenance, and Installation Services

General contractors, subcontractors, and builders providing construction services in North Carolina should be aware that labor charges on certain of their projects may now be subject to sales tax under the state's new repair,…more

Capital Improvements, Construction Industry, Exemptions, General Contractors, Maintenance

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Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update Featuring Former Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett led this panel to discuss the most current information available regarding COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania, what may be next on the horizon, how to respond if you are the target of…more

Business Closures, Coronavirus/COVID-19, DCED, Enforcement Actions, Executive Orders

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

West Virginia Legislature May Put the "Deliberate" Back In Deliberate Intent Claims

House Bill 2011 was introduced in the West Virginia legislature by the new Republican majority on the first day of the legislative session. This same bill was introduced in the Senate as Senate Bill No. 11. The purpose of HB…more

Actual or Constructive Knowledge, Employer Liability Issues, Proposed Legislation, Workplace Hazards

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The 2020 CARES ACT Overview of Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness

This webinar addresses the Paycheck Protection Program and Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness provisions of the newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides aid to small…more

CARES Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Independent Contractors, Loan Forgiveness, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

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Promissory Notes - Banking & Finance Insights, Issue 4

Welcome to our fourth issue of Promissory Notes -- our e-newsletter focused on banking and finance insights. We hope you are enjoying our monthly publication. New OCC Chief Signals Greater Caution on Crypto "'We created an…more

Banking Sector, Cannabis-Related Businesses (CRBs), Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, Digital Currency

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 1 - January 2021

All is Not Lost: Mitigating the Risk of Loss of a Delinquent Collateral Asset in the Era of Autonomous Zones - The birth of autonomous zones has led to uncertainty regarding the protection of a lienholder's collateral…more

Banking Sector, Blockchain, CARES Act, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy

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The Site report - Construction Law Insights: Issue 1, September 2020

Welcome! If we have learned anything, 2020 has been an unexpected year. The pandemic has impacted the construction industry -- as it has with all industries -- over the past several months. Another thing that we know is that…more

Climate Change, Construction Industry, Construction Project, Coronavirus/COVID-19, General Contractors

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Lenders Versus Mechanics’ Liens in West Virginia: A Question of Priorities

Finally! After days, weeks, sometimes even months of waiting, you as the lending officer received approval from corporate that underwriting has just approved your borrower and you can proceed with the term sheet. Time to put…more

Lenders, Liens, Loan Servicer, Loans, Underwriting

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Regulations and More Regulations: Pa. Proposes Methane Reductions

On January 19, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a framework for reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector in the state. The Governor touted that as the second-largest producer of natural gas in the…more

Climate Change, Department of Environmental Protection, EPA, General Permit, Governor Wolf

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Economic Progress Coming Soon to the West Virginia Natural Gas Industry - WVSCA Affirms Siting Certificate

As has been reported in a number of news and industry outlets recently, West Virginia lags very far behind neighboring Ohio and Pennsylvania in developing new base load power plants that are powered and supplied by the abundance…more

Certifications, Coal Industry, Construction Project, Marcellus Shale, Memorandum Opinions

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Health Care Law & COVID-19: Industry Insights

Spilman's COVID-19 Task Force and Health Care Practice Group have developed this e-newsletter to address important issues affecting health care providers and others operating in the health care industry during the COVID-19…more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Health Care Providers, Medicare

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 2 - January 2021

Biden to Pick Rohit Chopra to Lead Consumer-Finance Agency - "Rohit Chopra is the former student-loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau." Why this is important: As an assistant director of the CFPB,…more

Biden Administration, Consumer Financial Products, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Consumer Lenders, Financial Institutions

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Health Care Law & COVID-19: Industry Insights

Spilman's COVID-19 Task Force and Health Care Practice Group have developed this e-newsletter to address important issues affecting health care providers and others operating in the health care industry during the COVID-19…more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Coronavirus/COVID-19, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Health Care Providers, Medicare

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COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Issue 32, November 2020

How quickly things change. This, perhaps more than anything else, encapsulates the world of COVID-19 and the related litigation. Between Issue 31 and Issue 32 of Unprecedented, the United States has seen its reported COVID-19…more

All-Risks Insurance, Business Interruption, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Responsibilities, Employment Policies

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 5, Issue 19

A Bad Day for Big Oil - "ExxonMobil, Chevron lose key shareholder votes and Dutch court orders Shell to cut emissions faster." Why this is important: Issues related to climate change embroiled three oil companies this…more

Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Energy Sector

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Decoded: Technology Law Insights, Volume 5, Issue 11

US Senator Urges Treasury Secretary Yellen to Take Action on Cryptocurrency Scams to Protect Investors “'This is an unregulated industry, and the alarming amount of criminal activity surrounding cryptocurrency demands…more

Automation Systems, Blockchain, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 11

Welcome to the eleventh, post-Memorial Day issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. As India and Peru experience record COVID-19 cases, many parts of the United States have reached a return to normality that was unthinkable…more

Business Losses, Commercial Insurance Policies, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Due Process, Employer Liability Issues

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 21

Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 21 of Currents. This week, we take a look at hydrogen, nuclear, cyber security, renewable energy storage, and the latest in the coal industry. How An Old Power Plant Is Being Refitted For The…more

Biden Administration, Coal Industry, Cybersecurity, Electricity, Energy Projects

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 11

A New Bill Could Allow Digital Closings Nationwide "Dubbed the SECURE Notarization Act, the bill would allow for remote online notarization services nationwide." Why this is important: In the wake of the coronavirus…more

Banking Sector, Biden Administration, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Electronic Notarization Standard, Financial Institutions

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How to Survive the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Enforcement

As most employers know, the federal wage/hour law under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) includes the requirement to pay “non-exempt” employees time and one half of their “regular rate” for work in excess of 40 hours in a…more

Audits, Department of Labor (DOL), FLSA, Independent Contractors, Recordkeeping Requirements

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Nuts and Bolts of the Home Rule Program Application Sales and Use Taxes

This is an outline of a presentation given by Spilman attorneys Dale Steager and Brian Helmick before the WV Municipal League 44th Annual Conference, Home Rule: Learn, Lead, Succeed, at the Charleston Marriott Hotel in…more

Business Taxes, Home Rule States, Local Ordinance, Municipalities, Sales & Use Tax

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 14

Federal Lawmakers Seek Funds to Plug Orphaned Oil and Gas Wells - "U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, a Democrat from New Mexico, said plugging these wells is an important step to protecting communities and can help put people back…more

Biden Administration, Climate Change, Electricity, Energy Projects, Energy Sector

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West Virginia Legislature Proposes Changes to the WVCCPA

West Virginia’s Legislature just concluded its 2015 session. Among the more than 260 bills sent to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is S.B. 542, which makes amendments to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (“WVCCPA”)…more

Consumer Credit Protection, Debt Collection, FDCPA, Statutory Penalties, Venue

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

TCPA CLASS COUNSEL LOSES MILLIONS: $60MM+ Class Recovery Looks to be Down the Tubes as Eleventh Circuit Finds No Insurance Coverage for TCPA Suit - "The policy at issue has an exclusion for claims 'arising out of' invasions…more

Article III, Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection, Debt Relief, Eviction

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Labor and Employment Legal Issues Post-Pandemic

As vaccines are rolled out nationwide and are available to any adult who wants one, we appear on the cusp of a return to some level of normalcy. With that return to normalcy will come an increased focus on non-pandemic-related…more

Biden Administration, Civil Rights Act, Coronavirus/COVID-19, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues

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WVSCA Decision Strengthens Enforcement of Agreements to Arbitrate

On June 19, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (“the Court” or “WVSCA”) issued an important decision that bolsters the ability of financial institutions and other defendants to enforce arbitration agreements…more

Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, SCOTUS, Unconscionable Contracts

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 1

Welcome to the first 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Although a new year brings new hopes for vaccinations and a swift end to the COVID-19 pandemic, a sober assessment of the state of affairs suggests we are months out, at least,…more

Business Interruption, Business Losses, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Curfews, Executive Orders

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 7

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Floats Natural Gas Tax to Pay for $3 Billion Pandemic Recovery Plan - "Long a proponent of an extraction tax, Wolf said it could pay for improvements to workforce training and support, remove…more

Biden Administration, Climate Change, Coal, Coal Industry, Electricity

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Decoded: Technology Law Insights, Volume 5, Issue 11

US Senator Urges Treasury Secretary Yellen to Take Action on Cryptocurrency Scams to Protect Investors “'This is an unregulated industry, and the alarming amount of criminal activity surrounding cryptocurrency demands…more

Automation Systems, Blockchain, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights: Issue 11, December 2020

Welcome to the Last All Consuming Issue of 2020 - Welcome to our last issue of All Consuming for 2020, a year of unprecedented obstacles. We all watched as the financial industry responded to those obstacles, with…more

Automotive Loans, Banking Sector, Biden Administration, CARES Act, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

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One Rule to Guide Them All: West Virginia Legislature Enacts Uniform Rule for Distinguishing Independent Contractors from Employees

For years, West Virginia businesses have had to consider varying standards for determining whether a worker is considered an employee or an independent contractor by state agencies. The West Virginia Legislature has attempted to…more

Employee Definition, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing, Independent Contractors, IRS

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Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 2, 2020

Welcome to 2020's second edition of Product Lines, our e-newsletter that focuses on toxic torts and product liability issues. For this edition, we are reporting on several important and timely legal issues. As you will see,…more

Bayer, Class Action, Class Certification, Climate Change, Consumer Fraud

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Structured and Leveraged Buyout May Breach Fiduciary Obligations

Most mergers and acquisitions and bankruptcy practitioners are well aware of the ever-increasing use of leveraged buy-out ("LBO") by publicly traded companies and private equity groups alike in highly structured liquidation or…more

Acquisitions, Breach of Duty, Business Judgment Rule, EBITDA, Fiduciary Duty

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The American Rescue Plan Act Creates COBRA Subsidies and New Notice Requirements Beginning April 1

As part of the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”), certain COBRA eligible individuals are eligible for temporary premium subsidies April 1 to September 30, 2021. These subsidies will cover 100 percent of…more

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Benefit Plan Sponsors, COBRA, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Department of Labor (DOL)

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Update Featuring Former Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett led this panel to discuss the most current information available regarding COVID-19 restrictions in Pennsylvania, what may be next on the horizon, how to respond if you are the target of…more

Business Closures, Coronavirus/COVID-19, DCED, Enforcement Actions, Executive Orders

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Let the Sun Shine - Impacts of the Solar Tariffs

In fulfilling his campaign pledges to American manufacturing and fossil fuel energy companies, on January 22, 2018, President Trump approved a 30 percent tariff on imported silicon solar cells and modules. Solar cells are the…more

Construction Industry, Energy Sector, Imports, Manufacturers, Renewable Energy

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Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 2, 2019

Welcome to the second 2019 issue of Product Lines – our quarterly e-newsletter that focuses on toxic torts and products liability issues. For this edition, we are reporting on several important and timely legal issues. As you…more

Amazon, Asbestos, Bodily Injury, British Petroleum (BP), Certiorari

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 9

Consumer Watchdog Group Issues Policy to Strengthen National Eviction Moratorium - "Since the eviction moratorium has been in effect, housing advocates and renters have said a lack of enforcement has led to landlords…more

Capital Gains Tax, Congressional Investigations & Hearings, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Credit Reporting Agencies, Cryptocurrency

See all updates »

All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

TCPA CLASS COUNSEL LOSES MILLIONS: $60MM+ Class Recovery Looks to be Down the Tubes as Eleventh Circuit Finds No Insurance Coverage for TCPA Suit - "The policy at issue has an exclusion for claims 'arising out of' invasions…more

Article III, Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection, Debt Relief, Eviction

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

TCPA CLASS COUNSEL LOSES MILLIONS: $60MM+ Class Recovery Looks to be Down the Tubes as Eleventh Circuit Finds No Insurance Coverage for TCPA Suit - "The policy at issue has an exclusion for claims 'arising out of' invasions…more

Article III, Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection, Debt Relief, Eviction

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 8

Three Ways the Legislature Has Redefined Consumer Litigation in West Virginia - The regular legislative session recently ended in West Virginia, and once again our Legislature has amended the West Virginia Consumer Credit…more

Automotive Loans, Banking Sector, Consumer Financial Products, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Credit Reporting Agencies

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 1 - January 2021

Welcome to our first issue of 2021! We have been publishing a weekly edition of Currents since 2017 and hope that you find it informative and helpful. Our goal for 2021 is the same -- provide access to interesting and impactful…more

Carbon Emissions, Coal, Coal Industry, Electricity, Energy Sector

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

Decoded: Technology Law Insights: Volume 2, Issue 2 - February 2021

Court Rejects Parler’s Demand that Amazon Host Its Services - "Parler claimed (1) antitrust violations, (2) breach of contract, and (3) tortious interference." Why this is important: Parler has tested the old adage that…more

Biden Administration, Coronavirus/COVID-19, CRISPR, Cybersecurity, Data Breach

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Decoded: Technology Law Insights - Issue 5, September 2020 (Featuring Insights Video on the Trump/Twitter Feud over Section 230)

A New Lawsuit Against Trump’s Section 230 Executive Order Argues It Chills Speech about Voting - "The suit accuses the president of using the order to retaliate against Twitter, infringing on the public's right to receive…more

Biometric Information Privacy Act, Chilling Effect, China, Constitutional Challenges, Coronavirus/COVID-19

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COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 20, August 2020

This 20th edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, finds both plaintiffs and defendants with reasons to celebrate. Insurance carriers avoided consolidation of coverage disputes in…more

Administrative Procedure Act, All-Risks Insurance, Business Closures, Business Interruption, Case Consolidation

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Mind the Gap: The Expansion of Pay Equality Laws in 2017

Over the past year, the passage of equal pay laws in a number of states as well as the federal government’s focus on pay equity have led to a rise in litigation involving pay discrimination. Awareness of the most recent pay…more

Affordable Care Act, Pay Equity Laws, Trump Administration

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COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 10, 2020

This tenth edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, finds us reporting fewer shutdown-related cases than in previous weeks, suggesting that these cases are winding down as the country opens…more

Business Closures, Commercial Leases, Constitutional Challenges, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Liability Issues

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The Dome Report - 2021 West Virginia Legislative Update: Issue 6

March 31, 2021 was "Cross-Over" Day at the West Virginia Legislature. This is the day when all bills must pass out of their house of origin and on to the other chamber. Historically, just over 23 percent of all bills clear this…more

Economic Development, Governor Justice, Income Taxes, Legislative Agendas, Regulatory Agenda

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 21

Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 21 of Currents. This week, we take a look at hydrogen, nuclear, cyber security, renewable energy storage, and the latest in the coal industry. How An Old Power Plant Is Being Refitted For The…more

Biden Administration, Coal Industry, Cybersecurity, Electricity, Energy Projects

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SuperVision - Labor and Employment Law Insights, Issue 2, 2021

Welcome With the second issue of the 2021 edition of SuperVision, we are focusing on "what's next." More than 100 days into Biden's Presidency and with more than 100 million Americans fully vaccinated from COVID-19, we turn…more

ADA, Arbitration Agreements, Biden Administration, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employer Liability Issues

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Reminder on Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act

Congress appears to have reached an agreement on legislation to provide paid family and medical leave in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bill still must be signed into law by the President. In the interim,…more

Coronavirus/COVID-19, Local Ordinance, Paid Leave, Paid Sick Leave Act, Sick Leave

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 21

Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 21 of Currents. This week, we take a look at hydrogen, nuclear, cyber security, renewable energy storage, and the latest in the coal industry. How An Old Power Plant Is Being Refitted For The…more

Biden Administration, Coal Industry, Cybersecurity, Electricity, Energy Projects

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 5, Issue 17

Gas Stations Run Dry as Pipeline Races to Recover From Hacking - "Gas stations along the U.S. East Coast are beginning to run out of fuel as North America’s biggest petroleum pipeline races to recover from a paralyzing…more

Coal, Coal Industry, Coal Mines, Coal-Fired Generation, CPUC

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Promissory Notes - Banking & Finance Insights, Issue 4

Welcome to our fourth issue of Promissory Notes -- our e-newsletter focused on banking and finance insights. We hope you are enjoying our monthly publication. New OCC Chief Signals Greater Caution on Crypto "'We created an…more

Banking Sector, Cannabis-Related Businesses (CRBs), Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, Digital Currency

See all updates »

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

Breaking News: America’s Next Energy Hub - Philadelphia Dealt a Major Setback

In 2012, the city of Philadelphia announced plans to privatize the Philadelphia Gas Works ("PGW"). PGW is the nation’s largest municipality-owned natural gas utility with more than 6,000 miles of gas mains and service pipes…more

Marcellus Shale, Municipalities, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas, Private Utility

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 9

Consumer Watchdog Group Issues Policy to Strengthen National Eviction Moratorium - "Since the eviction moratorium has been in effect, housing advocates and renters have said a lack of enforcement has led to landlords…more

Capital Gains Tax, Congressional Investigations & Hearings, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Credit Reporting Agencies, Cryptocurrency

See all updates »

Decoded: Technology Law Insights, Volume 5, Issue 11

US Senator Urges Treasury Secretary Yellen to Take Action on Cryptocurrency Scams to Protect Investors “'This is an unregulated industry, and the alarming amount of criminal activity surrounding cryptocurrency demands…more

Automation Systems, Blockchain, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

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ERISA & Employee Benefits Alert: Ninth Circuit Rules ERISA Claims Subject to Arbitration Provisions

On August 20, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned its long-standing precedent, and ruled statutory claims under ERISA are subject to arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act. In Dorman…more

Appeals, Arbitration Agreements, Breach of Duty, Employee Benefits, ERISA

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All Consuming - Financial Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

TCPA CLASS COUNSEL LOSES MILLIONS: $60MM+ Class Recovery Looks to be Down the Tubes as Eleventh Circuit Finds No Insurance Coverage for TCPA Suit - "The policy at issue has an exclusion for claims 'arising out of' invasions…more

Article III, Attorney's Fees, Debt Collection, Debt Relief, Eviction

See all updates »

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12

Welcome to the twelfth issue of the 2021 edition of Unprecedented. Since the COVID-19 vaccines were approved, most employment lawyers agree employers can require employees to become vaccinated (although they are more divided on…more

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Civil Liability, Coronavirus/COVID-19, Employment Policies, Health Care Providers

See all updates »

Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Volume 5, Issue 21

Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 21 of Currents. This week, we take a look at hydrogen, nuclear, cyber security, renewable energy storage, and the latest in the coal industry. How An Old Power Plant Is Being Refitted For The…more

Biden Administration, Coal Industry, Cybersecurity, Electricity, Energy Projects

See all updates »

Decoded: Technology Law Insights, Volume 2, Issue 6

Binance Probed by CFTC Over Whether U.S. Residents Traded - "Binance, which has an office in Singapore but says it lacks a single corporate headquarters, hasn’t been accused of misconduct and the investigation may not lead to…more

3D Printing, Blockchain, CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

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Virginia Legislation Significantly Impacts Construction Industry

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JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of professionals, journalists and associations.

This Privacy Policy describes how JD Supra, LLC ("JD Supra" or "we," "us," or "our") collects, uses and shares personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") who view only publicly-available content as well as subscribers to our services (such as our email digests or author tools)(our "Services"). By using our Website and registering for one of our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Please note that if you subscribe to one of our Services, you can make choices about how we collect, use and share your information through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard (available if you are logged into your JD Supra account).

Collection of Information

Registration Information. When you register with JD Supra for our Website and Services, either as an author or as a subscriber, you will be asked to provide identifying information to create your JD Supra account ("Registration Data"), such as your:

  • Email
  • First Name
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  • Company Name
  • Company Industry
  • Title
  • Country

Other Information: We also collect other information you may voluntarily provide. This may include content you provide for publication. We may also receive your communications with others through our Website and Services (such as contacting an author through our Website) or communications directly with us (such as through email, feedback or other forms or social media). If you are a subscribed user, we will also collect your user preferences, such as the types of articles you would like to read.

Information from third parties (such as, from your employer or LinkedIn): We may also receive information about you from third party sources. For example, your employer may provide your information to us, such as in connection with an article submitted by your employer for publication. If you choose to use LinkedIn to subscribe to our Website and Services, we also collect information related to your LinkedIn account and profile.

Your interactions with our Website and Services: As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Website and our Services, to improve the content and performance of our Website and Services, and to track users' movements around the site. We may also link this automatically-collected data to personal information, for example, to inform authors about who has read their articles. Some of this data is collected through information sent by your web browser. We also use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about cookies and other tracking technologies that JD Supra may use on our Website and Services please see our "Cookies Guide" page.

How do we use this information?

We use the information and data we collect principally in order to provide our Website and Services. More specifically, we may use your personal information to:

  • Operate our Website and Services and publish content;
  • Distribute content to you in accordance with your preferences as well as to provide other notifications to you (for example, updates about our policies and terms);
  • Measure readership and usage of the Website and Services;
  • Communicate with you regarding your questions and requests;
  • Authenticate users and to provide for the safety and security of our Website and Services;
  • Conduct research and similar activities to improve our Website and Services; and
  • Comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities and to enforce our rights.

How is your information shared?

  • Content and other public information (such as an author profile) is shared on our Website and Services, including via email digests and social media feeds, and is accessible to the general public.
  • If you choose to use our Website and Services to communicate directly with a company or individual, such communication may be shared accordingly.
  • Readership information is provided to publishing law firms and companies and authors of content to give them insight into their readership and to help them to improve their content.
  • Our Website may offer you the opportunity to share information through our Website, such as through Facebook's "Like" or Twitter's "Tweet" button. We offer this functionality to help generate interest in our Website and content and to permit you to recommend content to your contacts. You should be aware that sharing through such functionality may result in information being collected by the applicable social media network and possibly being made publicly available (for example, through a search engine). Any such information collection would be subject to such third party social media network's privacy policy.
  • Your information may also be shared to parties who support our business, such as professional advisors as well as web-hosting providers, analytics providers and other information technology providers.
  • Any court, governmental authority, law enforcement agency or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or otherwise to protect our rights, the rights of any third party or individuals' personal safety, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or safety issues.
  • To our affiliated entities and in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of our company or our business.

How We Protect Your Information

JD Supra takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to insure that user information is protected from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We restrict access to user information to those individuals who reasonably need access to perform their job functions, such as our third party email service, customer service personnel and technical staff. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. Where you use log-in credentials (usernames, passwords) on our Website, please remember that it is your responsibility to safeguard them. If you believe that your log-in credentials have been compromised, please contact us at privacy@jdsupra.com.

Children's Information

Our Website and Services are not directed at children under the age of 16 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through our Website and/or Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website and Services may contain links to other websites. The operators of such other websites may collect information about you, including through cookies or other technologies. If you are using our Website or Services and click a link to another site, you will leave our Website and this Policy will not apply to your use of and activity on those other sites. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those sites, including their privacy policies. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices of such other sites. This Policy applies solely to the information collected in connection with your use of our Website and Services and does not apply to any practices conducted offline or in connection with any other websites.

Information for EU and Swiss Residents

JD Supra's principal place of business is in the United States. By subscribing to our website, you expressly consent to your information being processed in the United States.

  • Our Legal Basis for Processing: Generally, we rely on our legitimate interests in order to process your personal information. For example, we rely on this legal ground if we use your personal information to manage your Registration Data and administer our relationship with you; to deliver our Website and Services; understand and improve our Website and Services; report reader analytics to our authors; to personalize your experience on our Website and Services; and where necessary to protect or defend our or another's rights or property, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, safety or privacy issues. Please see Article 6(1)(f) of the E.U. General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") In addition, there may be other situations where other grounds for processing may exist, such as where processing is a result of legal requirements (GDPR Article 6(1)(c)) or for reasons of public interest (GDPR Article 6(1)(e)). Please see the "Your Rights" section of this Privacy Policy immediately below for more information about how you may request that we limit or refrain from processing your personal information.
  • Your Rights
    • Right of Access/Portability: You can ask to review details about the information we hold about you and how that information has been used and disclosed. Note that we may request to verify your identification before fulfilling your request. You can also request that your personal information is provided to you in a commonly used electronic format so that you can share it with other organizations.
    • Right to Correct Information: You may ask that we make corrections to any information we hold, if you believe such correction to be necessary.
    • Right to Restrict Our Processing or Erasure of Information: You also have the right in certain circumstances to ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or to erase your personal information. Where you have consented to our use of your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

You can make a request to exercise any of these rights by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

You can also manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard.

We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. There may be times, however, where we are not able to fulfill your request, for example, if applicable law prohibits our compliance. Please note that JD Supra does not use "automatic decision making" or "profiling" as those terms are defined in the GDPR.

  • Timeframe for retaining your personal information: We will retain your personal information in a form that identifies you only for as long as it serves the purpose(s) for which it was initially collected as stated in this Privacy Policy, or subsequently authorized. We may continue processing your personal information for longer periods, but only for the time and to the extent such processing reasonably serves the purposes of archiving in the public interest, journalism, literature and art, scientific or historical research and statistical analysis, and subject to the protection of this Privacy Policy. For example, if you are an author, your personal information may continue to be published in connection with your article indefinitely. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
  • Onward Transfer to Third Parties: As noted in the "How We Share Your Data" Section above, JD Supra may share your information with third parties. When JD Supra discloses your personal information to third parties, we have ensured that such third parties have either certified under the EU-U.S. or Swiss Privacy Shield Framework and will process all personal data received from EU member states/Switzerland in reliance on the applicable Privacy Shield Framework or that they have been subjected to strict contractual provisions in their contract with us to guarantee an adequate level of data protection for your data.

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, our customers who are California residents have the right to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

You can make a request for this information by emailing us at privacy@jdsupra.com or by writing to us at:

Privacy Officer
JD Supra, LLC
10 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 300
Sausalito, California 94965

Some browsers have incorporated a Do Not Track (DNT) feature. These features, when turned on, send a signal that you prefer that the website you are visiting not collect and use data regarding your online searching and browsing activities. As there is not yet a common understanding on how to interpret the DNT signal, we currently do not respond to DNT signals on our site.

Access/Correct/Update/Delete Personal Information

For non-EU/Swiss residents, if you would like to know what personal information we have about you, you can send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com. We will be in contact with you (by mail or otherwise) to verify your identity and provide you the information you request. We will respond within 30 days to your request for access to your personal information. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, you can manage your profile and subscriptions through our Privacy Center under the "My Account" dashboard. If you would like to delete your account or remove your information from our Website and Services, send an e-mail to privacy@jdsupra.com.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please refer to the date at the top of this page to determine when this Policy was last revised. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised policy on the Website. By continuing to use our Website and Services following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, your dealings with our Website or Services, or if you would like to change any of the information you have provided to us, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

JD Supra Cookie Guide

As with many websites, JD Supra's website (located at www.jdsupra.com) (our "Website") and our services (such as our email article digests)(our "Services") use a standard technology called a "cookie" and other similar technologies (such as, pixels and web beacons), which are small data files that are transferred to your computer when you use our Website and Services. These technologies automatically identify your browser whenever you interact with our Website and Services.

How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to:

  1. Improve the user experience on our Website and Services;
  2. Store the authorization token that users receive when they login to the private areas of our Website. This token is specific to a user's login session and requires a valid username and password to obtain. It is required to access the user's profile information, subscriptions, and analytics;
  3. Track anonymous site usage; and
  4. Permit connectivity with social media networks to permit content sharing.

There are different types of cookies and other technologies used our Website, notably:

  • "Session cookies" - These cookies only last as long as your online session, and disappear from your computer or device when you close your browser (like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Safari).
  • "Persistent cookies" - These cookies stay on your computer or device after your browser has been closed and last for a time specified in the cookie. We use persistent cookies when we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use them to remember your preferences for the next time you visit.
  • "Web Beacons/Pixels" - Some of our web pages and emails may also contain small electronic images known as web beacons, clear GIFs or single-pixel GIFs. These images are placed on a web page or email and typically work in conjunction with cookies to collect data. We use these images to identify our users and user behavior, such as counting the number of users who have visited a web page or acted upon one of our email digests.

JD Supra Cookies. We place our own cookies on your computer to track certain information about you while you are using our Website and Services. For example, we place a session cookie on your computer each time you visit our Website. We use these cookies to allow you to log-in to your subscriber account. In addition, through these cookies we are able to collect information about how you use the Website, including what browser you may be using, your IP address, and the URL address you came from upon visiting our Website and the URL you next visit (even if those URLs are not on our Website). We also utilize email web beacons to monitor whether our emails are being delivered and read. We also use these tools to help deliver reader analytics to our authors to give them insight into their readership and help them to improve their content, so that it is most useful for our users.

Analytics/Performance Cookies. JD Supra also uses the following analytic tools to help us analyze the performance of our Website and Services as well as how visitors use our Website and Services:

  • HubSpot - For more information about HubSpot cookies, please visit legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.
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  • Google Analytics - For more information on Google Analytics cookies, visit www.google.com/policies. To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This will allow you to download and install a Google Analytics cookie-free web browser.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Network Cookies. Our content pages allow you to share content appearing on our Website and Services to your social media accounts through the "Like," "Tweet," or similar buttons displayed on such pages. To accomplish this Service, we embed code that such third party social networks provide and that we do not control. These buttons know that you are logged in to your social network account and therefore such social networks could also know that you are viewing the JD Supra Website.

Controlling and Deleting Cookies

If you would like to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from the JD Supra Website and Services you can do so by changing the settings in your web browser. To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you every time a site wishes to save a cookie. It's also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use your browser's "Help" function or alternatively, you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this cookie policy and our Privacy Policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Contacting JD Supra

If you have any questions about how we use cookies and other tracking technologies, please contact us at: privacy@jdsupra.com.

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