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|Michigan Enacts Law Allowing Local Stock Exchanges|
Nicholas M. Oertel; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
December 8, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014On October 22, 2014, Governor Snyder signed Public Act 355 of 2014 into law. The cardinal rule of securities laws is that a person cannot sell a security unless the security is: (A) registered, or (B) exempt from registration. Public Act 355 creates a new exemption for secondary sales facilitated...
|The Second Wave of CASL: Transmission Data and Computer Program Rules in Effect Soon|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; Davis LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them. While anti-spam compliance is a work in progress, it is important to remember that CASL addresses more than just spam. Specifically, CASL’s altering...
|I Have Texts And Facebook Posts That Prove My Spouse Is Cheating. Does This Get Admitted In My Divorce Case?|
Samantha Evian; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP;
November 20, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014In a previous blog we posted about a spouses cheating and whether it’s a crime to spy on them. Following up with that post:
|Cyberwarfare Is Here; Is the U.S. Prepared?|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014Practically every aspect of life now takes place in cyberspace in addition to in the traditional world we know. While at first blush that generally may sound like a good thing, warfare now also takes place online as part of real conflicts, and not just in the realm of computer games.
|NARB Panel Cautions Use of Online Consumer Reviews to Substantiate Claims|
Thomas P. Jirgal, David Mallen; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 2014A recent ruling by the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) cautions companies about using online customer reviews to support "most recommended" claims, reminding advertisers that are eager to leverage customer feedback and online reviews for marketing purposes that they must adhere...
|Here Comes the Sun...|
Thomas M. DeMicco; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014House fires have always been a major source of product liability litigation in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of house fires occur each year, resulting in billions of dollars in insurance claims. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 487,500 structure fires in...
|“Why, I Declare” ... Proper Use of Evidentiary Declarations under New (Post-AIA) Rule 37 C.F.R. 1.130|
Terri Shieh-Newton, Matthew D. Show; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law on September 16, 2011. While the AIA alters U.S. patent practice in several ways, perhaps the most significant change brought about by the law is the switch from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file”...
|FDA to Hold Webinar on Cybersecurity in Medical Devices Guidance|
Mark A. McAndrew; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014On Oct. 29, 2014, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a webinar on its Final Guidance “Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” According to the FDA, the webinar seeks to explain the guidance and provide a forum for...
|West Virginia High Court Addresses Electronically Stored Information in CashCall v. Morrisey|
Floyd Boone, Thomas M. Hancock, Evan R. Kime, Brian M. Peterson; Bowles Rice LLP;
October 22, 2014, previously published on June 12, 2014Eleven years after Zubaluke I, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in CashCall v. Morrisey, finally officially dipped its toes into the choppy waters of electronic discovery. As a result, in West Virginia, if you print out an electronic document, stripping it of its...
|FDA: Industry Must Address Cybersecurity Risks for Medical Devices.|
Theodore P. Augustinos, Sharon A. Blinkoff, Ellen Marie Giblin, Mark E. Schreiber, David S. Szabo; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 2014On October 1, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized guidance on recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The purpose of the guidance is to encourage manufacturers to consider possible cybersecurity risks while...