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Title IX sexual assault lawsuits are increasingly asserting both “post-reporting” and “heightened risk” claims

USA - March 29 2017 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is enforceable through an individual’s private right of action, which has given rise to two

California physician must disclose patient records pursuant to medical board’s subpoena

USA - March 7 2017 A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, ruled last week that the Medical Board of

The cost of Yahoo’s data breach

USA - February 22 2017 How much does a data breach really cost a company? Ask Yahoo Inc. After a cyberattack compromised the data of at least 500 million user accounts

Looking past the pink and blue: bathroom access based on gender identity not at issue in NYC

USA - February 28 2017 In recent weeks, bathroom access for transgender individuals has been making national headlines. On February 22, 2017, the Trump administration

Massachusetts high court declares that public company directors owe fiduciary duty to corporation rather than to shareholders

USA - March 13 2017 Massachusetts SJC holds that directors of publicly traded Massachusetts corporations owe fiduciary duties not to the shareholders (as in Delaware

Supreme Court on nursing home arbitration: watch what we do, not what we ask

USA - May 16 2017 Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Kindred Nursing Centers, L.P. V. Clark, a case that had captured the attention of health care and

China new Cybersecurity law takes effect June 1, 2017

China - May 16 2017 China new Cybersecurity law takes effect June 1, 2017 by: Jenny L. Holmes On June 1, 2017, China’s new cybersecurity law will go into effect. The law

SEC fines and sanctions executive for misstatement of executive compensation

USA - May 16 2017 On May 11, 2017, the former head of MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA), a NASDAQ-traded marketing firm, entered into a settlement with the Securities and

New York’s proposed “textalyzer” legislation would allow field tests of a driver’s cell phone after car accident

USA - May 15 2017 In an effort to combat distracted driving, the New York State Legislature is considering a new law that would allow law enforcement to “field test” a

Hugler v. Vinoskey: Court holds that employee of corporate trustee might be personally liable for breach of fiduciary duty

USA - May 15 2017 In the latest of a series of ESOP stock purchase cases, a court recently held that an in-house attorney who oversaw a private company sale to an ESOP