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|The Obama Administration’s Personal Data Notification & Protection Act: An Analysis|
Peter Carey, Kenneth L. Wainstein; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015On January 12, 2015, President Obama proposed the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act, which would create a federal standard for data breach notification. The proposed bill is part of a more wide-ranging effort by the Obama administration to shore up the nation’s cybersecurity....
|Obama Administration Continues Push for National Privacy Governance|
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015He also announced that he was creating a new federal agency called the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center to collect and analyze cyber attacks against U.S. companies and develop and coordinate strategic defenses to those attacks.
|Contractor Beware: Noncompliance Could Result in False Claims Acts Liability|
Shalanda N. Franklin; Vandeventer Black LLP;
March 25, 2015A contractor could face false claims act liability for presenting a claim for payment when it fails to comply with material terms of a government contract, according to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. In January, 2015, the Fourth Circuit held that the Government could pursue a false claims act...
|Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Transformation of the Financial Market Management|
Oliver Massmann; Duane Morris Vietnam LLC;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015Vietnam is one of the most dynamic markets of Asia. Since the financial institutions and authorities are a part of the general economic system, they are not only strongly involved in the changes, but also have a more solid financial basis for the competitiveness of the country. The financial sector...
|Review of New Illinois Laws: Local Government|
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2015Audit Disclosure. The auditor for a county or municipality must provide a copy of the management letter and audited financial statements to each member of the county or municipal board and discuss the audit with the board in person or electronically. If the county or municipality has an Internet...
|Public Bodies Prohibited from Requiring Community Members to Disclose Address Before Public Comment|
Emily Perkins, Melissa Schoenbein; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 2015Public Access Opinion 14-009 recently established that a public body cannot require a person to disclose his or her address during the public comment portion of an open meeting. This binding opinion, published on September 4, 2014, serves as a warning to public bodies that their actions will be...
|Governor Tom Wolf Releases First Budget (2015-2016)|
Linda T. Ambroso, Steven D. Irwin; Leech Tishman;
March 24, 2015Today, March 3, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presented the General Assembly with his first budget. Wolf’s plan plugs a $2B hole in the state’s finances while boosting support to education and reducing taxes on businesses and property owners. Tax increases on natural gas extraction...
|Medtronic Pays $2.8 Million to Resolve Off-Label Medicare False Claims Case|
Wendy R. Fleishman; Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 6, 2015As noted in numerous news stories today, Minnesota medical device manufacturer Medtronic will pay $2.8 million to the U.S. Justice Department to settle a False Claims Act case alleging the company paid doctors tens of thousands to recommend an unapproved medical procedure that was not shown to be...
|$68 Million Settlement Approved in Office Depot False Claims Act Suit|
Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015Earlier this month, the Superior Court approved a $68.5 million settlement with Office Depot that will provide substantial recoveries to cities, counties, and school districts across California.
|Edward DeLisle and Maria Panichelli Team with Onvia to Publish Periodical Government Contracting Series, Legal Landscape|
Edward T. DeLisle, Maria L. Panichelli; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015Exciting news! We recently teamed up with Onvia, a well-known government contracting resource delivering the necessary data, business intelligence, analytics and tools to help clients succeed in the government market. In addition to our continued posts on this blog, we will now be publishing a...