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Bechtel National: Third Party Lawsuit Settlement Cost Allowability Remains Murky After Recent COFC Decision

by Dentons on

Contractor legal costs, including the costs to settle third party lawsuits (i.e., suits brought against a contractor by an individual or non-governmental entity), are allowable if the costs are reasonable, allocable,...more

Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR and...more

What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

by Fisher Phillips on

The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may...more

Blue Cross to Face Per Se Review in Multidistrict Antitrust Litigation

by King & Spalding on

On April 5, 2018, a Federal court held that Blue Cross health insurance plans’ “aggregation of a market allocation scheme” will be analyzed under the per se standard of antitrust review, which treats categories of restraints...more

Arizona Strengthens and Expands Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Arizona Legislature has significantly expanded and strengthened the state's data breach notification law. The legislation was signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on April 11, 2018....more

Ribbon Communications Files Two More Lawsuits against Metaswitch In Ongoing Patent Battle

Cloud competitor cases are definitely on the rise over the past year. We’ve seen patent infringement lawsuits from established cloud players such as Symantec, BMC Software and Citrix against their emerging cloud competition,...more

Blockchain Energizer – Volume 26

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and it’s potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and health care to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $4.5...more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Guidance to Financial Institutions on Cyber Insurance

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a joint statement providing guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of informational technology...more

DOE Announces Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America Webinar In Time For Earth Day

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced an upcoming webinar entitled “Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America” that will focus on American-produced bioproducts...more

Allen & Overy's weekly update on Key Regulatory Topics - 6 April 2018 – 12 April 2018

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Please see the “Other” section for an update on the Joint Committee of ESAs’ report on the risks and vulnerabilities in EU financial system. CBI publishes report on the future of UK regulation On 11 April,...more

Antitrust Enforcement Under the Trump Administration

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Divining trends in antitrust enforcement in a given presidential administration can take some time. Many commentators didn’t notice material changes in antitrust enforcement in the Obama administration – at least in merger...more

Massachusetts Case Against Equifax Survives Motion to Dismiss

by Goodwin on

On April 2, 2018, the Superior Court of Suffolk County, Massachusetts denied Equifax, Inc.’s motion to dismiss the Commonwealth’s case against it related to the company’s widely publicized 2017 data breach. Although the...more

“GDPR” Is Coming: The General Data Protection Regulation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Editor’s Note: Strictly speaking, this blog post isn’t really about human resources management or employment law. But it might be; the GDPR is vaguely written and it is not at all clear how it will be applied in relation to...more

Here’s the Recipe: How to Ensure Your Food and Beverage Company Will Be Ready for a Value-Maximizing Sale

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

You’ve created a great product and built a valued brand. You’ve devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging, and forging a social media presence. But...more

Home Depot is the next 401(k) lawsuit target

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The company that told us we can do home improvement by ourselves might not have been able to properly run their 401(k) plan. Home Depot is now the target of a $140 million class-action lawsuit that was filed in the U.S....more

What’s in a Name? Trademark Strength in the Blockchain Space

by Jaburg Wilk on

Following the recent investment frenzy in crypto-currencies, blockchain technology has seemingly reached mainstream status. Many different uses for this technology have emerged and are disrupting public and private-sector...more

Massachusetts Enacts Law Providing Greater Privacy Of Health Insurance Information

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Health insurance carriers often provide explanation of benefits (EOB) summaries to the policyholder specifying the type and cost of health care services received by dependents covered by the policy. EOBs often disclose...more

A North Carolina Federal Court Allows A Treble Damages Claim In Employee Data-Breach Lawsuit

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

As we have explored before, a common scam known as “W-2 phishing” can put companies in the crosshairs for data-breach lawsuits brought by their employees. In honor of Tax Day, today’s post examines an interesting recent...more

Innovation in Compliance Episode 5: The Future of Disrupting Risk with Dan Torpey

by Thomas Fox on

Dan Torpey is a forensic accountant CPA and former auditor with over 30 years of public accounting experience. He’s a partner at Ernst & Young and the US leader of EY’s Investigation and Compliance services. With all those...more

FTC Slams Anti-Aging Supplement Seller for False Advertising

by Reed Smith on

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently reached an agreement with New York-based Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. and its CEO Noel Patton (collectively, “TA Sciences”), barring TA Sciences from making false or...more

Cook County Circuit Court Denies Personal Jurisdiction Motion In Asbestos Case

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Circuit court in Cook County, Illinois has recently clarified one of the limitations on which it applies personal jurisdiction and venue protections to Defendants in asbestos cases. In John C. Clark v. A.W. Chesterton...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 15

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus Rescissions. The White House is continuing to press forward with pledges to rescind spending from the FY18 Omnibus despite multiple House and Senate Republicans...more

Oregon Enacts Tougher Data Breach Notification Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill last month toughening the state’s already stringent data breach notification law, which will take effect on June 2, 2018. The most significant change for companies to be aware of is...more

Renewable Energy Update - April 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - U.S. corporate solar procurement surges in 2017 - GREENTECH MEDIA - Apr 12 Corporate procurement of solar is on the rise for both distributed generation and offsite utility PV. As a testament to that trend,...more

Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in Cartel Cases: Risks in Potential Broad Theories of Harm

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Algorithms and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become commonplace in a vast number of markets, and this has drawn the attention not only of competition law academics and practitioners, but also of competition...more

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