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UK Government Expected to Present Data Protection Bill in September 2017

United Kingdom - August 4 2017 Media sources have reported that the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed its plans to present its Data Protection Bill to

Redemption of S corporation stock

USA - May 21 2009 There are two ways that a Subchapter S corporation shareholder can dispose of his stock in the company: sell it to another person or sell it back to the company

The Cost of Cyber Exposure: A Further Look A Lloyd’s Emerging Risk Report 2017

USA - August 3 2017 Last month’s post summarized key findings from the recent emerging risk report issued by Lloyd’s of London and risk-modeling firm Cyence, highlighting

USCIS Announces Return of H-1B Premium Processing

USA - June 26 2017 The USCIS announced on June 23, 2017, that it will reintroduce Premium Processing for H-1B petitions. USCIS suspended this program for all H-1B

The Ball Is In Their Court: U.S. Insured May Have To Litigate Insurance Coverage Dispute In China

USA - August 8 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods (“DSG”) sued a Chinese insurer, PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited Suzhou Branch (“PICC”), seeking coverage under a

SEC Warns Initial Coin Offerings May Be Subject to US Federal Securities Laws

USA - August 17 2017 In 2017, over $1.3 billion has been raised by start-ups through Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs"), a relatively new form of financing technique in which

Maryland District Court Holds Travelers Liable for Over $62 Million in Defense Costs for Private Equity Company and Its Portfolio Company in Heparin Litigation

USA - August 16 2017 Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland held, after a four-week bench trial, that Travelers breached its

Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise

USA - August 16 2017 The Santa Barbara City Council, in an effort to combat the retail malaise on State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara, has approved a pilot program that

Russian Privacy Regulator Adds Countries to List of Nations with Sufficient Privacy Protections

Russia - August 16 2017 As reported in BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, on August 9, 2017, the Russian privacy regulator, Roskomnadzor, expanded its list of nations that

Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

USA - August 15 2017 On August 7, 2017, the FTC extended the public comment period related to four proposed settlements with paint companies. According to the original