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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

NLRB roundup Part 1: Obama Board continues apace reversing Bush Board decisions, expanding labor laws

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 14 2011

Since our last summary, the Obama Board has taken significant steps to further outgoing Chairman Liebman’s stated goal of bringing the Board “back to life after a long period of dormancy”

Recent decision casts more uncertainty over New York Executive Order 38’s cap on executive compensation

  • Epstein Becker Green
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  • USA
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  • June 10 2014

With so many questions surrounding the implementation of the New York State ("NYS" or "State") Governor's Executive Order 38 cap on executive

Washington outlook for 2014

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Taiwan, USA, Vietnam
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  • January 13 2014

As Congress returns this month, ML Strategies is pleased to continue our tradition of offering an Outlook for the coming year. This year, in addition

Supreme Court decides Brown v. Plata

  • Faegre Baker Daniels
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  • USA
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  • May 23 2011

On May 23, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Brown v. Plata, No. 09-1233, affirming the Ninth Circuit's decision that a three-judge court was properly convened under the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA) and that the resulting order of that court was supported by the evidence and narrowly tailored to reduce prison overcrowding that had caused constitutional violations

Court reverses summary judgment for defendant based on improper consideration of expert testimony

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 21 2012

The First Circuit recently vacated and remanded a lower court’s grant of summary judgment for the defendant in an FCA case based on allegations that defendant submitted a grant application to the National Institute on Aging for research that relied on falsified data

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2014

Incumbent AG Luther Strange (R) and Joe Hubbard (D) received their respective party's nomination after both ran unopposed in the primary. California

Buckman preemption fraud on the coast guard

  • Dechert LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 23 2012

Don’t roll your eyes at us the way a daughter does when her mother is about to tell a story about the mother’s college years for the sixth, seventh . . . OK 100th time

Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Playing cards with a government that stacks the deck - D.C. District Court radically expands the "Christian doctrine" to subcontracts

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 29 2013

On March 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision imposing certain socio-economic contract requirements on