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Moore & Van Allen PLLC

MVA Monitor – May 2019

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It was a relatively quiet week at the General Assembly. No votes were taken on the House floor until Wednesday and on the Senate floor until Thursday. Only about a dozen bills had any action this week....more

Snell & Wilmer

Dynamex Impact on California Businesses – Revisiting Dynamex One Year Later

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It has been more than a year since the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles, setting forth a new test for determining whether a worker is...more

Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

May 2019 IP Update: Bipartisan Legislation Develops to Remove Supreme Court Roadblocks to Biotechnology and Computer Science...

On April 17, 2019, Senators Tillis (R-NC) and Coons (D-DE), along with a bipartisan group of three members of the House of Representatives, announced the release of a framework on Section 101 patent reform. Senators Tillis...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Feds Want New IoT Guidance to Address Security Vulnerabilities

“Internet of Things” devices are listening. And now the federal government is taking notice. As we reported in our Government Contracts and Investigations blog, to date, federal cybersecurity regulations for government...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Massachusetts Consumer Data Privacy Bill Could Dramatically Expand Class Action Litigation Risk

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Earlier this year, Massachusetts state senators introduced a consumer data privacy bill with a private right of action that could become the broadest in the country. ...more

Michigan Auto Law

Will Gov. Gretchen Whitmer veto Michigan No-Fault Reform Bills?

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican leadership have been in talks through the weekend. The two sides are now attempting to reach enough common ground for Gov. Whitmer to sign No-Fault Reform legislation after the No-Fault...more

Holland & Knight LLP

The Illinois House Revives Lead Pipe Bill

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• The Illinois House has resurrected the effort to require municipalities and other water suppliers to create and implement plans for replacement of private lead service lines. • If the bill survives in its current form,...more

White & Case LLP

US Targets Telecommunications Transactions Involving the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

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On May 15, 2019, President Trump issued an executive order (EO), "Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain," prohibiting certain transactions involving...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

#MeToo: Rapid Legal Developments But Considerable Uncertainty Remains

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The #MeToo movement sparked a legislative response that continues to spread across the country. In the absence of significant federal legislation, states and cities have jumped into the breach to address sexual harassment...more

Holland & Knight LLP

LIFT America Act Includes Proposed PFAS and Brownfields Remediation Grants

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The Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow's America Act (LIFT America Act or the Act), H.R. 2741 – 116th Congress, was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) on May 15, 2019. The House Committee on Energy and Commerce is...more

Wilson Elser

California Poised to Remove Prohibition on Hemp-Derived CBD in Foods and Supplements

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California Assembly Bill 228 would expressly permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD in foods and supplements in California, notwithstanding the Food and Drug Administration’s position to the contrary. On Thursday, May 16,...more

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

NAIC Task Force Advances Credit for Reinsurance Reforms in Response to Covered Agreements

On a May 15 conference call, the Reinsurance Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) advanced model legislation on reciprocal treatment for reinsurers as between the United States, on the one...more

Proskauer - Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Expansive Amendments to New York Whistleblower Protection Law Introduced

On April 29, 2019, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced Assembly Bill A7384, which would amend and significantly expand New York’s whistleblower statute, N.Y.L.L. §§ 740, 741. The identical Senate version of this bill,...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Arkansas Drinking Water Update (Engineering Section/Department of Health): Relevant 92nd Arkansas General Assembly Legislation

The Spring 2019 edition of the publication Arkansas Drinking Water Update (“Engineering Section – Department of Health”) addressed legislation relevant to the Engineering Section of the Department of Health. The article is...more

Sera-Brynn

Cybersecurity Training Is Not Optional...Unless You Are in the House

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Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution will mandate training for elected officials. Cybersecurity risk management is about understanding why you are a target, how you will be attacked, and the fallout if an attack...more

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

SB 50 Update: Vote Postponed to 2020

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The Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee announced that Senator Wiener’s SB 50 is now a two-year bill, which means that it will not be eligible for vote until January.   ...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session Yields Bills Related to Vaping in the Workplace and Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence...

The Florida Legislature concluded its annual legislative session on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Over 20 employment-related bills were introduced, covering subjects such as E-Verify, criminal background screening, discrimination...more

Wilson Elser

New Jersey Voters Will Likely Decide Recreational Marijuana Legalization in 2020

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In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, New Jersey’s top state lawmaker advised that he was dropping all efforts to have the Legislature pass a bill that would have legalized adult use marijuana in New Jersey,...more

Akerman LLP

2019 Legislative Session - Health Bill Summaries

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The 2019 Florida legislative session was prolific in terms of proposed legislation that could impact the healthcare industry. A brief synopsis of some of these bills are detailed below. First, we have provided an analysis of...more

Field Law

New Challenges to Free Speech on Campus

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Last week the new provincial government announced its intention to require Alberta post-secondary institutions to enact policies about free speech on campus. While no specific proposals were released, and the Minister of...more

White and Williams LLP

Pennsylvania House Bill Introduced to Protect Venue Rule in Medical Professional Liability Cases

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On May 13, 2019, proponents of the current medical malpractice venue rule in the Pennsylvania General Assembly introduced House Bill No. 1063. If passed, this bill would limit the personal jurisdiction of Pennsylvania courts...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Philadelphia City Council Proposed Right-To-Counsel Ordinance for Low-Income Tenants – What Does it Mean for Landlords?

On May 9, 2019, Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym introduced an ordinance to provide the right to counsel for eligible tenants facing eviction. The proposed ordinance will amend Chapter 9-800 of The Philadelphia Code,...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Senator Sanders to introduce bill imposing 15% or lower consumer credit interest rate cap

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Senator Bernie Sanders recently announced that he will be introducing a bill, the “Loan Shark Prevention Act,” that would amend the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1606) (TILA) to establish a “national consumer credit usury...more

Polsinelli

California Bill Would Require Hospitals, Clinics and Other Health Facilities to Report Allegations of Patient Sexual Abuse to...

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California Senate Bill 425, introduced in February 2019, would require health facilities and clinics to report any allegations of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct made against a clinician within 15 days of receiving the...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Proposed Legislation Aims to Address Safe and Equitable Financial Services in the Growing Cannabis Industry

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The state-legal marijuana industry in the United States continues to grow – as does support for it. Ten states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational adult use and 23 other states allow some form of medical...more

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