February 26, 2015

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Target Data Breach Price Tag: $252 Million and Counting
In a recently-released Form 8-K filing announcing fourth quarter and year-end financial results, Target Corporation reported that expenses incurred... Read More >
A Cheap Website Could Cost Your Firm Millions of Dollars
Lawyers know the value of hiring an experienced, successful lawyer for representation. An inexpensive lawyer that has a small, inexperienced staff... Read More >
States Respond to Recent Breaches with Encryption Legislation
In the wake of recent breaches of personally identifiable information (PII) suffered by health insurance companies located in their states, the ... Read More >
Nurse’s Request to Use Cane in Behavioral Health Unit Not a Reasonable Accommoda
A nurse’s request to use a cane while working in a hospital’s behavioral health unit is not a reasonable accommodation under the... Read More >
Five Key Takeaways From ICANN 52 in Singapore: The Internet Corporation for Assi
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently concluded its first public meeting of 2015, held February 8–12 in... Read More >
Weekly Data Privacy Alert for February 23, 2015 re: EU Right to be Forgotten, Un
EU Google’s Advisory Council Publishes Final Report on the Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten The report sets out the criteria the... Read More >
White House Budget Proposal Includes Many Retirement-Related Provisions
On February 2, 2015, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, which includes a number of tax code changes targeting retirement savings.... Read More >
Fifty Shades Of Grey Area – It’s Prostitution For Tax Reasons, Virtually
In Poland the Tax Office operates a system whereby you can seek prior confirmation of the tax treatment which would be applied to any proposed... Read More >
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Releases 2016 Draft Call Letter
Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released its 2016 Advance Rate Notice and... Read More >
OSHA Extends 1910.269 & Subpart V Compliance Dates
Pursuant to a settlement agreement reached with the Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”),... Read More >
EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch
It was Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who offered the first tip: “So why can’t... Read More >
Walmart Raises Its Wages and Ups the Ante for Private Employers and Lawmakers
On February 19, Walmart Stores, Inc. announced that it would raise wages for roughly a half-million... Read More >
Finders Bill Was Lost, But Now Is Found
In the last legislative biennium, the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the... Read More >

Federal Court News

Affordable Housing is an Economic Development Benefit

When we think of economic development opportunities that lead to greater prosperity, we are likely to think of major employers such as factories, corporate offices, universities or health care centers. While these are...

OSHA Calls Special Meeting on Proposed Rule for Crane Operator Qualification

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (“ACCSH”) is an advisory body that provides advice and assistance to OSHA regarding construction standards...

Contempt Charge Vacated Based On Valid Assertion of Attorney Client Privilege

Finding that a district court had not provided procedural due process to an attorney for a sanctioned party, and that the district court abused its discretion in imposing sanctions for civil contempt against the attorney, the...

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. v. Gum Tree Prop. Management, LLC

Finding that the specific allegations made in a plaintiff’s civil petition filed against an insurance policy holder did not meet the specifications of the insured’s policy, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

PTO Litigation Center Report – February 26, 2015

Listed below are all new filings before PTAB of requests for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM).  Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at...

Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using electronic communications, has gone mainstream, and employers are paying attention. The numbers speak for themselves. A ...

State Court News

Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Healthcare Providers Can Only Collect What In

A woman is seriously injured in a car accident. It is not her fault. She is taken to the emergency room where she is treated. When she is released, the hospital bills total $100,000. The woman has health insurance. The hospital...

INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS

India Shows a Way
by: A. Tracy Gomes of McDermott Will & Emery

Mr. Akhilesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary Ministry of Finance, and also Competent Authority for the Government of India, spoke this past week at the Pacific Rim...

Part II – Corruption Enforcement in Brazil: What Does the Future Hold?
by: George Horn of Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The anti-corruption regulatory environment in Brazil has become more risky and complex during the CCA era. Do enforcement trends foreshadow eventual robust application of the CCA? The number of recent high profile cases brought...