The social, economic, and political forces pushing for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s privacy regime are numerous, and many see 2019 as presenting the best opportunity yet for passage of federal data privacy legislation.
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) requires pleading a connection between a trade secret, a product or service, and interstate commerce. But failure to prove such a connection divests the district court of subject matter jurisdiction. This article summarizes the first three years of cases discussing the jurisdictional element and explores implications.
For Years, Federal Legislators Have Attempted to Pass Comprehensive Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Legislation. With More Support Than Ever from the Public, Industry and Both Sides of the Political Spectrum, 2019 May Be the Year When Such Legislation Is Enacted.
Michael L. Cook
A bankruptcy court properly denied a bank’s motion to compel arbitration of a debtor’s asserted violation of the court’s discharge injunction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held.
Gabrielle Orum Hernández
Gov. Nathan Deal opted to veto a cybersecurity bill criticized by technology groups that would have made “unauthorized computer access” a crime.
Thomas D. Selz and Bernard C. Topper Jr.
Section 181 of the IRC has provided benefits to both producers of movies and television programs and — under pass-through legal structures such as limited liability companies — to their investors. Now, with the enactment of the sweeping new federal tax law, §181 has been given new life, with a couple of additional benefits and a couple of additional twists.
On Jan 8, 2018, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2018, which is designed to prevent forum shopping in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, a practice that has resulted in a concentration of bankruptcy cases in a few districts.
Richard S. Hartunian, Jacqueline C. Wolff and Andrew C. Case
On Oct. 26, 2017, Eric D. Hargan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced that, as a result of the opioid epidemic, “a public health emergency exists nationwide.” As a result, counties, states and the federal government have mounted an attack on the pharmaceutical industry.
This edition of the Quarterly State Compliance Review looks at some legislation of interest to corporate lawyers that went into effect from Oct.1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. It also looks at recent decisions of interest from Delaware.
Matthew B. Schiff and Kathryn C. Nadro
President Trump's first 11 months in office brought significant changes to labor and employment law. Immediate changes to the leadership and agendas for the DOL, the EEOC and the NLRB) have already occurred, along with reversals of policy and positions taken in court.