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Meet in Baltimore to Chart Year Ahead|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
February 11, 2016, previously published on January 29, 2016Last week the Republicans met in Baltimore to consider the year ahead. This week, Democrats did the same. The biggest challenge for Democrats is how to expand on their House caucus. With just 188 seats, the House Democratic caucus is at its smallest level in over 50 years.
|President Establishes Federal Cybersecurity Commission|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016The President has established a Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity within the Department of Commerce. Under a Feb. 9, 2016 executive order, the new advisory commission will consist of 12 members appointed by the President. The goal of the Commission will be to make detailed...
|Internal Confidentiality Agreements: 5 Things all Government Contractors Need to Know About the New Proposed FAR Rule|
James J. Murphy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016On January 22, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council issued a Proposed Rule prohibiting government contractors from using internal confidentiality agreements to restrict employees or subcontractors from making reports of fraud, waste, or abuse to federal officials. This issue...
|The Future of Criminal Justice Reform|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
February 11, 2016, previously published on January 29, 2016Bipartisan criminal justice reform, which once seemed likely, is facing longer and longer odds. This week, Senate Majority Leader John Cornyn (R-TX), a key sponsor of the effort, admitted that the measure may not move at all this year.
|"EU-U.S. Privacy Shield" to replace "Safe Harbor"|
Paloma Bru, Jonathon R. Little, Mauricio F. Paez, Elizabeth A. Robertson, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 2016On February 2, 2016, European Union ("EU") and U.S. regulators reached a political agreement on a new "Safe Harbor 2.0" that could provide thousands of companies with a legal basis for transatlantic data transfers.
|Governor Baker Files FY2017 Budget, Economic Development Bill; Speaker DeLeo Outlines Agenda|
Steve Baddour, Dan Connelly, Julie Cox, Sasha Dudding, Max Fathy; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
February 10, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016With Beacon Hill off and running in the new year, Governor Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo this week unveiled key parts of their policy agendas for 2016. As part of his second budget proposal since assuming office, Baker on Wednesday proposed targeted investments in local aid,...
|Election Law Updates and How They May Affect Your Local Government|
Leslie A. Dickinson; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016Several changes to Michigan election-related laws at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 may affect how municipalities administer and communicate information.
|Ontario Court Recognizes Existence of New "Revenge Porn" Privacy Tort|
Nils Goeteyn, Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 28, 2016Stinson J. of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a landmark decision explicitly recognizing that the public disclosure of private images constitutes a privacy tort for which pecuniary damages may be sought before civil law courts.
|Bond Counsel Corner|
John M. Kamins; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016Foster Swift is a nationally recognized Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel firm. We advise and represent Michigan townships, cities, counties, villages, school districts, libraries, drainage districts and other clients on the full spectrum of bonds, public finance and public private partnerships...
|Obtaining a Cognovit Judgment in Ohio Requires Strict Adherence to Statutory Requirements|
David Brown; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
February 10, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016Ohio Revised Code § 2323.13 outlines the procedure applicable to reducing a cognovit note to judgment. In order for the trial court to be vested with subject matter jurisdiction, the following three elements are required: