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April 5, 2017

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies

Privacy Policies Going Digital: The CFPB’s Final Rule Ditches Requirement to Distribute Annual Paper Copies On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that it had finalized a rule that alters the way that financial institutions provide privacy policies to their customers. Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (“GLBA”), financial institutions are […]

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April 5, 2017

CFPB Updates – March 2015

CFPB Updates – March 2015 CFPB Report Claims Arbitration “Less Beneficial To Consumers” than Individual or Class Litigation, Foreshadows Attempt to Impose Restrictions in Future On March 10, Director Richard Cordray of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau” or “CFPB”) presided over a Field Hearing on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Clauses, discussing what he described as the […]

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April 4, 2017

What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for You

What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for You On May 11, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which received rare support across party lines, passing Congress unanimously in the Senate and by a vote of 410-2 in the House of Representatives. Overview – Currently, trade secrets are protected at […]

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April 3, 2017

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave Summary On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers with ten (10) or more employees in Philadelphia to begin providing employees with paid sick leave later this year. The Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, which takes effect in May, provides that […]

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March 28, 2017

How Will the Consolidation of Insurance Markets Affect You?

How Will the Consolidation of Insurance Markets Affect You? HIGHLIGHTS: Market consolidation dominated the insurance industry last year, and all signs suggest that this trend toward consolidation will continue. For insurance buyers, it is important to understand how these mergers may affect your insurance program and how to best manage your risk going forward. Insureds […]

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March 27, 2017

Supreme Court Calls for Greater Deference to District Court Claim Construction

Supreme Court Calls for Greater Deference to District Court Claim Construction This week, in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the Supreme Court held that the Federal Circuit must apply a deferential “clear error” standard of review to any finding of fact underlying a district court’s claim construction. This holding overrules Federal Circuit precedent […]

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March 27, 2017

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms

CMS Provides More Time to Comment on MACRA Physician Payment Reforms CMS has extended the comment period on its October 1, 2015 request for information (RFI) regarding implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and promotion of alternative payment models in accordance with MACRA. The comment period, which originally was scheduled to end on November […]

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March 20, 2017

Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers

Meatpacking – The Hidden Dangers The Bureau of Labor Statistics has called meatpacking the most dangerous industry in the country, resulting in illnesses and injuries to over 40,000 workers each year. With such a high risk of illness and injury to workers, a workers compensation attorney is often required to handle legal issues concerning medical […]

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March 19, 2017

New Washington Rule Clarifies Authority to Issue Penalties Against TPAs

New Washington Rule Clarifies Authority to Issue Penalties Against TPAs The Washington State Department of Health has promulgated a new rule clarifying the Department’s authority to issue civil penalties against health carriers and third-party administrators. This rule, which is outside the Washington Insurance Code, applies to third-party administrators, which are not otherwise licensed or regulated […]

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March 18, 2017

AIM and Euroclear Improve Ability of US Issuers to Access London Capital Market

AIM and Euroclear Improve Ability of US Issuers to Access London Capital Market The London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) on 7 August 2015, published AIM Notice 411 and issued new guidance in Inside AIM2 on certain U.S. securities known as “Regulation S, Category 3 securities,” which is intended to improve the access of U.S. issuers seeking […]

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