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Terrorist Acts

Insuring Against Terror: Some Common Coverage Blind Spots

by K&L Gates LLP on

In her speech at Mansion House in July earlier this year, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said that the occurrence of terror attacks in the United Kingdom is a case of "when not if". She was speaking in...more

Long-Time Reinsurance Attorney Ruled Not Qualified To Arbitrate 9/11 World Trade Center Reinsurance Dispute

by Carlton Fields on

An attorney with “considerably more than ten years’ experience of insurance and reinsurance law” has been deemed unqualified to arbitrate a reinsurance dispute stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the...more

Raffle for a Green Card: The Diversity Visa Program

After a madman plowed a rented pick-up truck down a bike path along Manhattan’s Hudson River killing eight people and injuring several more in New York’s deadliest terror attack since September 11, 2001, President Donald...more

Sudan Now Open For Business, But Risks Remain

On October 12, 2017, the United States made permanent its lifting of a longtime general embargo on trade and investment with Sudan. As a result, U.S. individuals and companies are now generally free to engage in transactions...more

USCIS Requires Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applications Beginning October 1

by LeClairRyan on

October 1, 2017 marks the start of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) mandate of an in-person interview for any individual adjusting from an employment-based status to permanent residency (Form...more

What Do You Say to Someone Who Lost a Coworker?

by Fisher Phillips on

We’ve had a difficult Summer and Fall... Hurricanes, the Las Vegas shooting, California fires... and now the firestorm about Presidents contacting family members whose loved ones were killed in battle. Many people have had to...more

Trans Union Hit with Largest FCRA Verdict to Date

Trans Union, LLC, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States has been hit with a verdict by a California jury for $60 million, which is the largest verdict under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to...more

Senate Considers Potential Changes to ECPA to Ease Access to Electronic Data Across Borders

Terrorist attacks, most recently in London and Manchester, England, have raised the pressure on law enforcement and lawmakers in countries like the U.K. and the U.S., to proactively intercept and interrupt terrorist...more

Is FAA Drone Licensure a Thing of the Past or Just in a Holding Pattern?

by Wilson Elser on

On May 19, 2017, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the challenge by a drone user who claimed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) drone Registration Rule promulgated in December 2015 ran afoul...more

TSA Issues Report on Threat of Terrorists Misusing Large Commercial Vehicles

by Holland & Knight LLP on

A six-page Transportation Security Administration (TSA) memorandum focusing on the potential misuse of large commercial vehicles was recently issued by the TSA's Office of Security Policy and Industry, Engagement Surface...more

Crisis Management – Are You Prepared?

by Fisher Phillips on

Newspaper headlines, television airwaves, and social media links are filled with companies dealing with crises on a near-daily basis. Just as Samsung learned in 2016 when its phones were catching on fire, and as United...more

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric in the Workplace: An Employer’s Guide to Risks & Prevention

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Anti-Muslim rhetoric dominates many media headlines. A May 9, 2017 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit highlights the risks to an employer when anti-Muslim rhetoric enters the...more

The Orlando Attack – A Female American-Muslim Attorney Perspective

by Baker Donelson on

I first heard about the Orlando attack from an American Muslim friend who was residing in Orlando and had posted on social media to pray for the city. As that day progressed, I soon discovered that this incident would be...more

Update On Efforts To Protect The U.S. Food Supply From Agroterrorism

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The recent horrific attacks in Syria reminded me of the concerns following 9/11 about potential attacks on livestock and poultry. Those concerns rose to the highest echelon in our government and others, exemplified by the...more

Terrorist Attacks: The importance of adequate security measures at hotels

by Hogan Lovells on

Hotels are targets for terrorists due to the likely presence of foreign tourists and the consequent possibility of impacting multiple nations with one attack. We blogged...more

Pulse Nightclub Shooting Lawsuit May Show Path Around the Communications Decency Act

by Butler Snow LLP on

I previously posted Facebook Fake News Problem May Impact Businesses Operating Open Web Sites on why the controversy over fake news stories on Facebook may cause concern for businesses operating open websites, although such...more

Lifting Jurisdictional Immunity of Foreign States Sponsoring Terrorism in the U.S.

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On 28 September 2016, the U.S. Congress adopted the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA). Even prior to its adoption, the bill was controversial as it lifts the immunity from jurisdiction of foreign States...more

CJEU holds that mass surveillance must not be general and indiscriminate

The CJEU (the European Union Court of Justice) has handed down a decision which makes clear that general and indiscriminate retention of electronic communications is unlawful. National legislation of each European Member...more

UK Court Considers Whether Later Conduct Stemming From A Loss Event Should Be Considered A Loss Under An Excess Of Loss...

by Carlton Fields on

This case considers an appeal against an arbitration award concerning whether health claims from persons involved in cleaning up the 9/11 World Trade Center site should be considered to be multiple claims or should be...more

FCPA Enforcement Going Forward in the Trump Administration

by Thomas Fox on

Donald Trump has gone on the record as saying the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a “horrible law and it should be changed” and that it puts US businesses at a “huge disadvantage.” This statement was made in the...more

A Subtle Snare of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act for Businesses Indirectly Supporting International Terrorism

While countless news outlets have reported the recent Congressional override of President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), few have given much thought to the more nuanced consequences...more

JASTA Amendments to FSIA Become Law

by King & Spalding on

On September 28, 2016, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), a bill whose purpose was to curtail foreign states’ ability to invoke...more

Encryption: Ensuring the Right to Privacy in the Information Age?

by LeClairRyan on

On December 2nd, 2015, a tragic mass shooting occurred in San Bernardino, California. The attack resulted in 14 deaths and severe injuries to 22 others. The attackers, a married couple, targeted the husband’s workplace – the...more

Home Grown Terrorism: The FBI and DEA Need to Drop “Sting Operations” and Focus on Americans Who Are Radicalized Here

by Melito & Adolfsen on

A short while ago 49 people were killed in a club in Orlando Florida. Last week bombs exploded in NYC’s Chelsea and Linden, New Jersey. These incidents reveal a very troubling issue for security in the United States. Each of...more

Is Air Travel Still Safe?

by Howard Ankin on

With so many airline crashes in the news, one has to wonder if it’s safe to fly anymore. Despite the threat of terrorist attacks, bombs and mid-air explosions, the International Air Transport Association assures passengers...more

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