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Social media defamation victories assist companies in fighting reputational attacks

January 9 2013 A company's reputation is often its most important asset. Damage to reputation can lead to lost customers, revenue, investors, and employees. Not…

Data security laws and the rising cybersecurity debate

January 28 2013 The ever-increasing threat of a data security breaches and cyber terrorism has given rise to an intense debate over the nation's cybersecurity laws…

Combating a decedent’s testimony in wrongful death cases

July 15 2013 The testimony of a deceased plaintiff in a wrongful death case is often the most critical evidence presented. Defense counsel in such cases must be…

Retailer fights back against $13.3 million in PCI data breach fines

June 4 2013 A global retailer's recent lawsuit is the first to challenge fines assessed by credit card companies under the Payment Card Industry Data Security…

HIPAA audit program reveals organizations unaware of privacy and security rules

May 10 2013 The results of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) health information audit pilot program may be…

5 Keys to Navigating Environmental Claims

February 9 2016 The incredible complexity and variety of environ­mental claims challenge the most seasoned claims professionals. Simply interpreting the policy and…

Not so fast: Maryland federal court holds that a company’s duty to warn does not extend to plaintiff in her take-home asbestos exposure claim

November 10 2014 On September 16, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division granted Union Carbide's Motion for Summary Judgment…

Researchers identify technique to make carbon nanotubes safer

October 21 2014 One of the most promising new nanomaterials, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) has been limited in its use and application due to its tendency…

Worcester contractor sentenced to jail for asbestos and child endangerment violations

July 15 2014 Daniel Watterson, a Worcester-area plumbing and heating contractor, was ordered to serve 60 days of a 2-year jail sentence for a child endangerment…

Massachusetts asbestos regulations amended

July 2 2014 The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has amended the Massachusetts air pollution control regulations (310 CMR 7.00 and…