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|HIPAA Settlement Continues to Emphasize the Importance of Security Policies and Procedures|
Kate F. Stewart; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
February 19, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014A recently announced settlement between Anchorage Community Mental Health (“ACMHS”) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) emphasizes, once again, the importance of compliance with the Security Rule and keeping IT...
|The Supreme Court's Jurisdictional Stretch in Resolving the Evidence Needed to Support a CAFA Removal|
Jennifer A. Foster; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015 In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, the United States Supreme Court clarified exactly how much evidentiary proof defendants must submit in support of an adequate amount in controversy when removing cases to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”). Writing...
|Fraudulent Concealment of Bad Soils Results in Entitlement to Jury Trial|
Michael R. Bosse; Bernstein Shur;
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015Fraudulent concealment claims can allow a claimant to escape the legal bar of a statute of limitations. They are difficult claims to prove in court because you have to prove the undisclosed facts, and sometimes the cover up. Yet, in a case decided by the California Court of Appeals on January 15,...
|Georgia’s Securities Division Launches New Website For Electronic Form D Filing|
Lori A. Gelchion, Robert C. Hussle, Jody L. Spencer; Rogers & Hardin;
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 2014The Securities Division of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has launched its online Electronic Filing Depository (“EFD”) to be used for the filing of notices of certain exempt securities offerings.
|LA Mayor Proposes Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Commercial and Residential Buildings|
Tetlo N. Emmen, Alfred Fraijo; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on December 19, 2014Capping a year-long partnership between the City of Los Angeles and Dr. Lucy Jones, a well-known seismologist with the United States Geological Survey, Mayor Eric Garcetti released “Resilience by Design” last week, a plan that includes an ambitious set of proposed seismic regulations....
|ISS and Glass Lewis Release 2015 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines|
Colin Cameron-Vendrig, Jason M. Saltzman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014ISS and Glass, Lewis & Co. recently released updated guidelines for the 2015 Canadian proxy season
|California's Call Recording Class Actions: Upping the Game for Class Action Plaintiffs|
Paul M. Kakuske, Joel D. Siegel; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 19, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014In recent years, the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA) (Cal. Penal Code §§ 630-637.5) has spurred class action litigation related to the monitoring and recording of customer calls. The defendants in these actions are typically customer facing companies that routinely record...
|Secret Service Head Resigns|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has offered her resignation, and he has accepted it.
|Will the IPO Market Keep Its Momentum?|
Gabor Garai; Foley & Lardner LLP;
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014We’ve had a very active IPO market during the past year. A couple of reasons explain this phenomenon. First, institutional investors pulled back from the more risky initial public offerings after the crash of 2008. As the market recovered, the pension funds, mutual funds, and other...
|Primer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One|
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files. As you contemplate the recovery of your business data, you should also...