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HTMLFCC Adopts Rule Limiting Joint Retransmission Consent Negotiations; Initiates Further Rulemaking on Repeal of Cable Blackout Rules
Seth A. Davidson, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014
On Monday, March 31, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to amend its “good faith negotiation” rules to prohibit the joint negotiation of retransmission consent by two or more stations that are among the four most highly rated stations in a market and are...

 

HTMLFrench Law Grants French Data Protection Authority New Powers to Conduct Remote Inspections Online
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
A new French consumer law (No. 2014-344), passed on March 17, 2014 has granted the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l’Information et des Libertés (CNIL)) the ability to conduct remote inspections online.

 

HTMLHHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment APP
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014
On March 28, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a tool designed to help guide small and medium sized health care providers through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security risk assessment...

 

HTMLCJEU Rules Blocking Injunctions against ISPs are Acceptable and Do Not Need to Specify Particular Blocking Measures to be Implemented
Ellen Hughes-Jones, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 2014
The CJEU last week ruled on the subject of blocking injunctions addressed to internet service providers (“ISPs”), requiring them to prevent access to certain websites in the interest of preventing copyright infringement (or infringement of associated IP rights).

 

HTMLSenate Approves Bill to Extend "Doc Fix" and Delay ICD-10
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014
On March 31, 2014, the Senate passed legislation to extend the current Medicare physician pay rates by 12 months. The approval came just in time to avoid the scheduled 24 percent cut under Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (“SGR”) formula. Congress has not been able to...

 

HTMLPace Picks Up on Congressional Consideration of Legislation Impacting Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Industries
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 2014
On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee approved by voice vote an as-yet unnamed and unnumbered bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (“STELA”) and to make certain other...

 

HTMLSEC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable
Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) held a Cybersecurity Roundtable discussion in Washington, DC Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at which representatives from the government and private sector, including publicly held corporations, market exchanges, investment advisors, and...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Holds that Severance Payments Constitute Wages under FICA
Lori A. Basilico, Karl P. Fryzel, Rebecca Melaas; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
On March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in United States v. Quality Stores, Inc. that severance payments made to employees who were involuntarily terminated are taxable as wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”). United States v. Quality Stores,...

 

HTMLInternational Insurance Relations (G) Committee Spring NAIC Meeting
Zachary N. Lerner; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
The International Insurance Relations (G) Committee (the “Committee”) Spring NAIC Meeting focused primarily on providing updates to efforts made in the international sphere by the NAIC. Commissioner Consedine of Pennsylvania gave an update on the International Association of Insurance...

 

HTMLThe Continued Fight Against Impunity in Guatemala
Ajita Shah; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) recently received a €4m boost from the European Union (EU) when the EU and the United Nations in Guatemala signed a cooperation agreement worth €4m or 44 million Guatemalan Quetzales to support the work of the CICIG.

 


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