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Constitutional issues in confidentiality agreements in insurance law

Nov 24, 2014 By: Dennis Wall

Court holds that stipulated confidentiality provision is not enough to keep records sealed under U.S. Constitution

Retailers Urge Feds to Adopt Data Privacy Legislation

Nov 24, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley

In a somewhat surprising move, the nation’s leading retail stores are urging Congress to adopt federal consumer data security legislation

Preparing For the Boomer-Millennial Seismic Shift in Government Law Offices: Part 3

Nov 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

In today’s post, we’ll cover an important aspect of succession planning that government should consider: attracting a millennial workforce with promising skills and value sets.

Proposed FRCP Amendments: Rule 37

Nov 24, 2014 By: Heidi Fey

Next, we loook at the proposed amendments to Rule 37, which would modify the rule in three main ways

Contract is not an overflowing cornucopia of wished-for legal duties

Nov 24, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Covenant of good faith and fair dealing is not an overflowing cornucopia of wished-for legal duties

New FDA ‘guidance’ offers little of it

Nov 21, 2014 By: Nick Sullivan

Medical device law specialist Jeffrey K. Shapiro says the FDA’s recently released standards on medical device recalls vs. medical device enhancements didn’t point the industry in a definite direction.

News in Brief: Home-sharing website challenges San Francisco rental law

Nov 21, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

A Texas-based home-sharing website has sued the city and county of San Francisco in California federal court to overturn an ordinance prohibiting

What do The View and law firm marketing have in common?

Nov 21, 2014 By: Allan Colman

Far too many attorneys spend too much time talking and not nearly enough time asking questions and listening to the needs of the prospects and clients.

Activists push change at Oplink, but may not be happy with results

Nov 21, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

(Editor’s Note: This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in Practitioner Insights on WestlawNext) Oplink Communications Inc. has become the latest company to

New Guidance on Insurance Coverage for Product Disparagement Claims: Part II

Nov 21, 2014 By: John K. DiMugno

My last post discussed the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v. Swift Distribution, Inc., 59 Cal.4th 277,

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