• Features

    Cybersecurity Insurance
    Untangling the Mystery

    Sean B. Cooney

    High-profile breaches have encouraged many businesses to proactively assess their cyber liabilities, and implement prevention and response plans. Fortunately, there are more technology options available to protect businesses than ever before, and both the U.S. government and private industry have made great strides in understanding and combating some of the most common cyber threats.

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    Chapter 13
    Best Practices in Credit Reporting

    Amy L. Drushal and Lara Roeske Fernandez

    There is a new trend emerging in FCRA litigation involving Chapter 13 bankruptcy, under which debtors propose a repayment plan to make installment payments to creditors over three to five years. Increasingly, plaintiffs are filing suit based on certain credit-reporting actions taken (or not taken) during a pending Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, after plan confirmation but prior to the entry of the discharge — when a debtor has met all requirements set by the court.

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    Do Your Employment Practices Violate Antitrust Law? They Might!

    Robert G. Brody and Alexander Friedman

    Did you know that your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the FTC and the DOJ Antitrust Division. The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, like any other market, the job market is subject to antitrust laws.

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    Beware the W-2 Phishing Scam

    Patrick H. Haggerty and Kathryn C. Mellinger

    In 2016, numerous businesses fell victim to a surge of phishing scams involving W-2 forms. In response, the IRS sent a broad consumer alert regarding these schemes after seeing an approximate 400% surge in phishing and malware attacks during the 2016 season. As the tax filing season ramps up for 2017, we have already seen a number of successful attempts to obtain W-2 forms from unsuspecting employees.

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