• Marriott International Hacked

    On March 31 Marriott International announced that it suffered a data breach affecting more than 5 million people. The app it uses to service guests was hacked in mid-January. The breach was discovered in at the end...

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  • California To T-Mobile, Sprint: Not So Fast!

    T-Mobile and Sprint called their merger a done deal on April Fool’s Day, but approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is lacking. The CPUC is scheduled to vote on the merger on April 16. Until it...

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  • Recent IP Law Highlights

    The course of IP law took convoluted turns in 2019, as many of the biggest cases involved issues outside the boundaries of traditional IP law. Both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

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  • Supreme Court Will Soon Decide If 27,000 Health Workers Should Be Deported

    In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected the grown children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision was challenged and is now before the Supreme Court,...

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  • They All Won Academy Awards

    A Hollywood Reporter article reveals that Tom Ajamie, a litigator who ran up against Harvey Weinstein when he was investigating a suspect transaction Weinstein was involved in on behalf of the Foundation for Aids Research (amfAR), may...

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  • Dissecting Supreme Court Opinions to See How They are Reached

    In a post on Scotusblog, Adam Feldman delves into the notoriously opaque process by which the most important decisions in the legal system are made. He starts from the premise that much is unknown about how the...

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  • Update on State Insurance Dept Actions Related To The Pandemic

    A law firm that specializes in handling state insurance regulation is compiles a survey of pandemic-related actions by state insurance departments nationwide. The firm says it will be updating the survey twice a week and making it...

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  • Ransomware Gangs Offer Covid19 Truce, Discounts, For Hospitals

    In its report on a ransomware attack on Finastra, a bank security company with 9,000 customers in 130 countries, KrebsonSecurity reports that ransomware gangs are doing their part to fight the Covid19 pandemic. Several ransomware gangs claim...

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  • EPA Will Back Off On Enforcement During Pandemic

    In a carefully worded memorandum, the EPA announced that it would suspend or curtail some types of enforcement. The agency said, for example, that it “does not expect to seek penalties for violations of routine compliance monitoring,...

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  • If This Isn’t A Force Majeure, What Is It?

    An advisory from Mayer Brown attorneys looks at the fate of contracts in the context of a pandemic and widespread business shutdowns, specifically the “legal rights of customers associated with the risk of such interruptions,” and then...

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