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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....
|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.
|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?
|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...
|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...
|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...
|$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.
|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...
|White House Memo Will Impact How Federal Contractors Can Use Drones|
Anthony H. Anikeeff, Robert E. Korroch, Kevin D. Pomfret; Williams Mullen;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015There has been a great deal written about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) recent release of proposed regulations concerning the commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - or drones. Much of what has been written has quite accurately pointed out that the proposed...