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HTMLEU: New Data Protection Regulation Back on Track
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Recently, there has been increased concern over the ever slipping timetable of the Draft Data Protection Regulation, see here and here for our previous commentary on the issue.

 

HTMLThe Case for an International Anti-Corruption Court
James Maton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
The lack of political will is undoubtedly the biggest obstacle to investigating and prosecuting corruption and to bringing proceedings to recover the proceeds of corruption. All other obstacles are secondary.

 

HTMLCMS Proposes Changes to the Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Requirement
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 21, 2014, previously published on July 2014
On July 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule updating the Home Health Prospective Payment System (“HH PPS”) rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the...

 

HTMLSEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
Stacie Sawchak Aarestad, Matthew C. Dallett, Stanley Keller, Eugene W. McDermott; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 2014
On July 3, 2014, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of purchasers for purposes of the Rule 506(c) exemption that permits general solicitation. The guidance, which is in the form of several...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit; Finds Aereo is Engaging in Unlicensed Public Performances of Broadcast Programs
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
In a much-anticipated ruling, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, overturned the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC et. al v. Aereo. The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, held that the transmissions of broadcast programming made to...

 

HTMLUnited States Supreme Court Rejects Presumption of Prudence for Stock-Drop Cases
Lori A. Basilico, Jonathan R. Shank; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
In a highly anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court held that fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”) are not entitled to any special presumption of prudence when investing in employer stock. In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoffer, the Supreme Court rejected...

 

HTMLFDA Issues Draft Guidance for Medical Device Data Systems
Leslie J. Levinson, Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
On June 20, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities that FDA does not intend to enforce compliance with the agency’s 2011 regulations governing medical device data systems (MDDS) subject to 21 CFR...

 

HTMLMajor Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1
Theodore P. Augustinos, Karen L. Booth, Mark E. Schreiber, Thomas J. Smedinghoff; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524, the “Act”) into law, amending Florida’s breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments are significant, including the first statutory requirement to provide...

 

HTMLMicrosoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers
Lawrence R. Freedman, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Reconciles Federal Circuit Diverse Views on Patent Eligibility of Computer Implemented Inventions
Dev Batta, Rory J. Radding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014
The Supreme Court has tried to quiet the debate on what is patent eligible. They have now recognized that fundamental economic practices are not patent eligible if they are merely implemented on a computer without additional features as well as that computers are ubiquitous now so wholly generic...

 


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