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|Bulger's Old Antagonist, Accused of Wrongdoing in Civil Suit, Seizes the Initiative|
John Hahesy; Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015When Alan Dershowitz, emeritus professor of law at Harvard, was accused in a recent civil action of having had sexual relations with a teenage girl, my first thought was, what does Bill Bulger think of this?
|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....
|More on Covenants to Insure|
Ariel DeJong, Michael Nienhuis; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In a recent blog entry, Covenants to Insure, we summarized the protection afforded when a party (the “beneficiary”) obtains a contractual promise from its counter-party (the “covenanter”) to obtain insurance against specified risks.
|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...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|EEOC FY 2014 Statistics Are Here: What Do They Mean for Employers?|
Evan J. Shenkman, Evan J. Shenkman; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released its fiscal year (FY) 2014 enforcement and litigation statistical report for the private sector. Presented annually, the report always contains some nuggets for employers and employment attorneys, and this year’s is no...
|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...
|What We Can Learn from PennDOT's Award of the First Rapid Bridge Replacement P3 Project |
Anthony L. Byler, Jason C. Tomasulo; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
March 24, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015In the first significant public private partnership (“P3¿) infrastructure project in Pennsylvania, PennDOT recently selected Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (“Plenary Walsh”) for award of the Rapid Bridge Replacement program. Under the P3 agreement, Plenary Walsh is required...