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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

Digital footprint dilemma: how to handle your digital assets after you're gone

USA - March 9 2017 These days most everyone leaves some sort of digital footprint at death. To this end, whether it be your e-mail inbox, iTunes library, digital photo

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

A real win for a virtual casino: game developer avoids class action liability under gambling loss recovery statute

USA - March 20 2017 The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded that players who lost "virtual gold" in the virtual casino of a mobile video game did not lose

West Virginia: employer’s right to drug free workforce outweighs employee’s right to privacy in the workplace

USA - May 9 2017 On April 26, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law the West Virginia Safer Workplace Act (the “Act”), which authorizes employers

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

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

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

NYC’s ban on employer inquiries into applicants’ prior salary history to take effect October 31, 2017

USA - May 15 2017 NYC employers take notice! The New York City Council's legislation preventing employers from inquiring into an applicant's salary history takes