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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - December 2018 #2

Revised Definition of "Waters of the United States" - Proposed Rule - "The agencies' proposal is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of 'waters of the United States' consistent with...more

Verrill Dana LLP

The Year in Lawsuits

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2018 brought us the type of lawsuits you would expect in the world of sweepstakes, contests and giveaways. From “The Annoyance Lawyer” to Bobbleheads to “You’re Probably Never Going to Be A Winner.” The most depressing thing...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Update: “Square Donuts” Dispute Headed to Settlement

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Earlier this year I posted about a trademark dispute regarding the use of the term “Square Donuts” for square-shaped donuts. The case involved proceedings both in federal court and at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

In the News: USA Gymnastics Files Bankruptcy Due to Fallout over Sex-Abuse Scandal

A sex-abuse scandal has landed another organization in bankruptcy court. USA Gymnastics (“USAG”) filed chapter 11 last week in Indiana following a team doctor’s conviction for abusing hundreds of girls. ...more

Orrick - Structured Finance Group

Deutsche Bank Settles Two BlackRock RMBS Suits

Deutsche Bank settled with BlackRock and other RMBS investors in New York federal (BlackRock Balanced Capital Portfolio (Fi) v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, S.D.N.Y., No. 1:14-cv-09367) and California state...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Colorado Hospital Pays $111,400 HIPAA Settlement For Failing To Stop Former Employee From Having Access To Patient Protected...

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) just announced an $111,400 settlement and substantial corrective action plan for a Colorado hospital whose former employee still had access to...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

Big Pharma settlements in kick-back cases fuel doubts on patient groups, too

Patients now have more than half a billion reasons to wonder whether advocacy groups that purport to speak up for the special needs of folks with diseases and conditions like theirs really do so. Or has Big Pharma corrupted...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

TCPA Lawyers Cashing In: Court Approves Massive $20.4MM Fee Award in Favor of Class Counsel in TCPA Case Against Dish Networks

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While the saga in Krakauer v. Dish Network, LLC may be far from over, the Plaintiff’s attorneys in that case certainly have something to smile about. Twenty million somethings. In Krakauer v. Dish Network, Case No....more

Garvey Schubert Barer

Short-Term Rental Update: Airbnb's new 'Backyard' initiative; Miami-Dade County files lawsuits against HomeAway and FlipKey; the...

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In our upcoming Short-Term Rental Updates, we will share with you the latest news and stories related to short-term rentals, with a focus on industry-wide trends and regulatory developments, enforcement, and practical...more

Hogan Lovells

Digital Media Company Agrees to $4.95 Million COPPA Penalty in Settlement with NYAG

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On December 4, 2018, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) announced that Oath Inc., which was known until June 2017 as AOL Inc. (AOL), has agreed to pay a $4.95 million civil penalty to settle allegations that AOL’s ad...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

CFPB Settles With VA Lender Regarding Claims of Deception

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The CFPB recently filed a complaint and a proposed stipulated final judgment and order to address claims that Village Capital & Investments LLC (Village) engaged in deceptive acts and practices in the solicitation of veterans...more

Dechert LLP

SEC Staff Releases Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading and Provides Guidance on Path Forward for Resolving...

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced two settled enforcement actions on November 16, 2018, imposing registration requirements and civil penalties against issuers of initial coin offerings (ICOs) for failing...more

The Brown Firm

Factors Affecting Your Settlement Value in a Personal Injury Case (Infographic)

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The amount of any settlement you can expect to receive for your personal injury claim depends on the specific facts surrounding your case. Both insurance adjusters and attorneys use multipliers to determine either to increase...more

McGuireWoods LLP

Amendments to Rule 23 Are Now Live

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A number of changes to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 took effect on December 1, 2018. They’ve been in the works for some time, so no surprises, but now is a good time to summarize them. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

“Expensive News”: Medical Practice Enters Into $125,000 HIPAA Settlement For Sharing PHI With a Reporter

On November 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C. (AAH) agreed to pay $125,000 to settle alleged HIPAA violations...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Let the Seller Beware? Debtor’s Attempt to Monetize its Own Default May Impact Sellers of Credit Default Swaps

The Sears bankruptcy case made headlines this month in the complex world of credit default swaps (CDS). A credit default swap is a contract pursuant to which the seller receives payment from a buyer in exchange for which the...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Money Transfer Company Pays $125M for Continuing to Allow Fraud Transfers

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A major money transfer services company paid $125 million to settle allegations that it violated a previous order from 2009 requiring the company take specific steps to stop fraudulent money transfers....more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Three Central Banks Explore Advantages of Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currencies

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The Bank of England, the Bank of Canada and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have published a joint report entitled, "Cross-Border Interbank Payments and Settlements." Referring to current industry projects to address...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Bank of England Writes to UK Firms on Upcoming Obligations for Internalized Settlement Reporting

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The Bank of England has published a letter sent by its Financial Market Infrastructure Directive to compliance officers of U.K. firms that may be affected by forthcoming obligations under the EU Central Securities...more

Murtha Cullina

Six-Figure OCR Settlement for Three-Physician Practice Failing to Follow Policies

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On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $125,000 settlement with a three-physician allergy practice in Connecticut for HIPAA Privacy Rule violations. According to...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Standing in the Way of a Supreme Court Decision on Cy Pres-Only Class Action Settlements

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

What is the value of the class action mechanism if no redress is provided to plaintiffs at all? Is the class action about providing a remedy to plaintiffs, is it just about getting the defendant company to pay something to...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

HIPAA settlement highlights need for caution when speaking with media

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On November 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it reached a settlement with a Connecticut physician group practice for compromising the privacy of a patient’s protected health...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Allergy Practice Pays $125,000 HIPAA Settlement for Disclosing Patient Protected Health Information to Reporter

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“HHS”) just announced a $125,000 settlement for a disclosure of patient protected health information (“PHI”) to a reporter. In 2015, a patient of...more

Michael Volkov

Société Générale Pays $1.4 Billion for Systemic Sanctions Violations

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Société Générale (“SocGen”) entered into two deferred prosecution agreements (“DPA”) and agreed to pay $1.34 billion in penalties: $717 million to the Justice Department...more

Burns & Levinson LLP

Call Me, Maybe

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$4.8 million. That is an impressive class-action settlement number, particularly when you consider that the automated calls and texts triggering the litigation and settlement arose from a single auto dealership. The auto...more

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