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HTMLNew Law Protects Employees’ Personal Online Information
John Paul Nefflen; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Joining a dozen other states, Tennessee has enacted legislation which protects employees’ privacy rights in personal, non-business related online information. The Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014 (“EOPA”) became effective on January 1, 2015 and protects information related to...

 

Adobe PDFState Regulatory Boards Are Open to Antitrust Liability, Says the Supreme Court
Graham Cotten, Gary M. London, April McKenzie Mason, John T. Mooresmith; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
The Supreme Court’s antitrust decision this week could have significant implications for various state regulatory agencies throughout the country. The Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) illegally suppressed competition in...

 

HTMLEPA’s Rules Related to Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Prompt A New Focus By The Opposition
Ronald W. Farley; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
EPA’s new rules for limiting emissions of carbon dioxide for both existing power plants and proposed plants have prompted at least two substantive reports by public policy institutes focusing on the economic aspects of the proposals. The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University and The...

 

HTMLFracking: To Ban Or Not To Ban?
Ronald W. Farley; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015
The process of hydraulic fracturing (also known simply as “fracking”) continues to divide the public and public policymakers, even as resulting lower natural gas prices have encouraged industries, including many power plants, to convert from coal-fired boilers as one means as coping...

 

HTMLSEC Sweep on NDAs Restricting Whistleblowers
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the SEC is in the midst of a sweep to crack down on companies’ use of NDAs or employment agreements that might impede whistleblower reporting in violation of Dodd-Frank amendments. Wall St. J. at C1 (Feb. 26, 2015).

 

HTMLConsumer Protection Laws Prohibit Anti-Gay Discrimination?
John Paul Nefflen; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015
A recent ruling in a New Jersey consumer fraud case may signal a new strategy for combating some forms anti-gay discrimination. In Ferguson v. JONAH, Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. prohibited the defendant, a gay-to-straight conversion therapy provider, from introducing expert testimony that...

 

HTMLThe Danger of Settling Disputes: Novation
John Paul Nefflen; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
Resolving business disputes before filing a lawsuit is efficient, cost effective - and sometimes dangerous. At least that’s what an architect learned when he tried to settle a pay dispute with the owner of a luxury condominium development. His efforts nearly cost him $900,000.

 

HTMLFINRA’s 2015 Exam Priorities
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) released its 10th annual Exam Priority Letter earlier this week (Jan. 6, 2015). The so-called “Errico Letter” advises broker-dealer member firms of the operational risks the regulator expects to focus on in its...

 

HTMLFINRA Panel Precludes Evidence & Awards Punitives as Discovery Sanction
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
An all-public panel of FINRA arbitrators entered a preclusion order and awarded $750,000 in punitive damages for Respondents’ failure to participate in discovery and disregard of pre-hearing filing requirements.

 

HTMLCommissioner Piwowar on SEC & Fairness: Physician Heal Thyself?
Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
In an address Friday at the 44th annual “SEC Speaks” conference, SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar suggested that the Securities Exchange Commission might do well to apply its own rules to itself. He suggested the Commission might best build on its 2014 accomplishments by...

 


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