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Sustainable Development Update - April 2018 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Major California housing bill narrowed before its first legislative debate - LOS ANGELES TIMES - Apr 10 Ahead of its first legislative committee hearing scheduled for next week, a Bay...more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

All's Fair in Love and Litigation: The Intellectual Property War of Bumble and Tinder

Last month Match Group, which owns Tinder (as well as OkCupid, Match.com and Plenty of Fish) filed suit against Bumble alleging patent infringement, trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. See Match...more

Delaware Chancery Court Finds Elon Musk May Be Controlling Stockholder of Tesla Motors

On March 28, 2018, in In re Tesla Motors, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by stockholders of Tesla Motors, Inc. (“Tesla” or the “Company”)....more

Fintech Sandboxes – Update on State Approaches

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Arizona’s Fintech Sandbox - Last month Arizona became the first U.S. state to enact a law allowing for the establishment of a fintech regulatory sandbox program (H.B. 2434) to facilitate the growth of innovative financial...more

Seventh Circuit Reinstates Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a data breach class action filed against Barnes & Noble (B&N).  The litigation, styled as Dieffenbach v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., now heads back to the U.S....more

FCPA Compliance Report-Episode 379, Steve Durham on $83MM SEC Whistleblower Award

by Thomas Fox on

In March the SEC made its biggest-ever whistleblower award. It gave one person more than $33 million and in the same case split nearly $50 million between two others. The previous high for an SEC award to a single...more

Employment Law This Week®: Sexual Harassment Legislation, Browning-Ferris Appeal, DTSA Whistleblower Immunity, Salary History and...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Panera’s Breach And The Knead For National Notification

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Eight months after a significant data breach involving customer data was reported to Panera Bread company by a security researcher and within a day of an article being published laying out the nature and extent of the breach,...more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Advise on Cyber Insurance for Information Security Programs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Federal regulatory agencies, acting through the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have issued guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of information...more

Digital Cops and Cyber Robbers: OFAC Guidance on Crypto Currency

A lot of us in the sanctions compliance world were wondering whether and when OFAC would issue official guidance on its application of sanctions in the digital currency world. On March 18, OFAC issued five FAQs related to...more

Captive Insurance Update | Issue No. 1 | 2018 - A summary of state and federal developments in the captive insurance industry

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Vermont’s leadership team for captive insurance was remarkably stable in 2017. Governor Phil Scott and Michael Pieciak, the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (the “DFR”), completed their first full year...more

Regulators and Courts Clarify Virtual Currency Regulation, but Overall Framework Remains Murky

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

This update serves to cover virtual currency regulatory developments over the past two months in the U.S., U.K. and EU. This follows our previous virtual currency regulatory updates as part of Shearman & Sterling’s FinTech...more

What is blockchain and how will it affect me?

The term “blockchain” is everywhere, and it is likely that you will interact with blockchain technology every day in the years to come. Blockchain technology recently came to the public’s attention thanks to rising prices...more

Beyond Title III: Website Accessibility Lawsuits Filed Alleging Inaccessible Online Employment Applications

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Plaintiffs who pursued numerous web accessibility actions under Title III of the ADA are now using website accessibility to test the limits of a different area of law – employment law – California’s Fair...more

No Celebration For Yahoo! Data Breach Claims Survive Motion To Dismiss

by Carlton Fields on

After Yahoo! Inc. suffered three data breaches in a span of four years, plaintiffs brought a putative class action lawsuit against the internet service provider and a subsidiary (collectively, “Yahoo”), alleging defendants...more

Investment Treaty Tribunal Confirms Trademark Licences Can Be Qualifying Investments Entitled To Treaty Protection

by Reed Smith on

In a recent deliberation arising from an ICSID dispute between two U.S. Bridgestone entities and the Republic of Panama involving trademarks for tires, an arbitral tribunal has for the first time engaged in a full discourse...more

Alabama's Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect June 1, 2018

by Baker Donelson on

On March 28, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed SB 318, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which becomes effective on June 1, 2018. Alabama was the final state to enact a data breach notification law, and many...more

New White House Guidance and Multi-Agency MOU Continue Push to Expedite Environmental Reviews and Permitting for Major...

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

The Office of Management and Budget and Council on Environmental Quality, on March 20, 2018, issued a Memorandum instructing federal agencies how to implement the “One Federal Decision” policy established in Executive Order...more

Uber Scores Big Win in Independent Contractor Misclassification Case

by Locke Lord LLP on

Yesterday, Uber Technologies, Inc. won a watershed case under federal and state wage laws on the issue of whether Uber drivers are independent contractors, as the company has steadfastly maintained. A federal district court...more

Of Course I Meant to Send the Email, But Not to the Criminal - Court Rules that Companies Have a Duty to Train Employees on...

by Brooks Pierce on

With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, businesses need to remain vigilant for employee reports (or more likely questions) about fraudulent tax returns being filed in their names. Multiple employee reports of...more

Wyoming Signs Cryptocurrency Bills Into Law

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

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...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Pay Equity Law

Back in July 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed an Act to Establish Pay Equity (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 149 § 105A, referenced herein as the “Law”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) and serves to...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Honduras

1 .What role does the government of Honduras play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Honduran government has acknowledged that foreign direct investment is vital for the generation of economic...more

Need An OSHA-Authorized Trainer? Check Out OSHA’s New Online Database.

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Need an authorized instructor to train your team? OSHA has launched a new online database of trainers who provide 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA outreach training courses. The site is searchable by location and provides contact...more

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