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|Once Again, David Defeats Goliath in Cross-Border Dispute|
Adrian Martinez; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2015Our litigation team prevailed in defending a Mexican corporate executive who was sued in Los Angeles, California, by a worldwide known conglomerate, engaged in media and telecommunications industries (among many others).
|President Issues Executive Order Establishing New Sanctions Regime to Combat Cyber Attack Threats|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13694, which effectively establishes a new sanctions regime designed to combat cyber-attack threats. Specifically, this Executive Order grants authority to the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the...
|Defamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith|
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 [“Baglow”], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, “rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.”...
|International Hacking Ring Executes $1 Billion Banking Breach|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Kaspersky Lab, an Internet security firm, confirmed that an international hacking ring made up of hackers from Russia, Ukraine, China, and Europe stole as much as $1 billion from more than 100 banks in 30 countries, including the United States, in what could be one of the biggest banking breaches...
|Protect Your Business from Competitive Intelligence|
Zachary W. Behler, Samuel J. Frederick, Mindi M. Johnson, Iris K. Linder, John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their marketing department. These experts specialize in...
|CRTC Issues $1.1 Million Penalty for CASL Violation |
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission (“CRTC”) issued the first Notice of Violation under Canada’s anti-spam law (commonly known as “CASL”). The Notice, which imposes a $1.1 million administrative penalty, was issued to...
|Environmental Branding in Social Media|
Cheri A. Budzynski; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014For the last three years, I have been the Vice Chair of Social Media for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Air Quality Committee. The position requires posting developments in the law associated with air quality on Twitter and LinkedIn. While most companies...
|Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife|
Kristina L. M. Wildman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new...
|HIPAA hurts: Jury Verdict Upheld against Walgreen Co. for $1.8 Million|
Kimberly T. Boike; Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.;
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015It seems like every day in the news there is a new story about electronic data breaches from hackers. While these types of data breaches tend to make the front page headlines, hackers account for only a small percentage of reported breaches under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...
|Conversational Privacy - It’s A Thing in Illinois|
Tara W. Kuchar; HeplerBroom LLC;
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015Illinois’ former eavesdropping law was unconstitutional because it was too broad to protect the fundamental interest in conversational privacy. When the former law was held unconstitutional, many wondered how the General Assembly would respond. By enacting this new law on December 30, 2014,...