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Five Questions General Counsels Should Ask About Cybersecurity And Data Privacy Litigation
Cybersecurity and data privacy litigation continues to grow rapidly in scale and complexity.
United States
10 Nov 2016
Cybersecurity And Data Privacy: 2016 Outlook
Cybersecurity and data privacy were top priority issues in 2015 for companies in a broad range of industries.
United States
8 Feb 2016
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Upholds FTC's Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.
On August 24, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its opinion in the closely watched case of Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., ..
United States
25 Aug 2015
NYDFS Letter To Insurance Executives Regarding Cyber Security
Following up on its promise to "integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process," the New York Department of Financial Services ("DFS") issued a letter on March 26, 2015.
United States
1 Apr 2015
Letters Of Intent And Other Preliminary Agreements: Married, Engaged Or Just Friends?
The Delaware Supreme Court recently decided that an agreement that the parties "will negotiate in good faith with the intention of executing a definitive License Agreement in accordance with the terms set forth in the License Agreement Terms Sheet" gave rise to an enforceable contract and a right to recover full contract damages, notwithstanding the fact that every page of the Term Sheet was labeled "Non Binding Terms."
United States
20 Aug 2013
Material Breach In Outsourcing Contracts
A well-negotiated outsourcing agreement typically grants a customer the ability to terminate the arrangement without payment of any penalties in the event of a "material breach."
United States
3 Jan 2013
Resolving Small Sourcing Disputes
Resolving small disputes is daily fare for people who govern sourcing relationships. In the best relationships, it proceeds well, with each party feeling comfortable that they are being treated fairly.
United States
25 Jan 2012
First Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Mitigation Costs as Basis for Standing in Internet Privacy Litigation
Continuing the recent proliferation of cases brought by consumers claiming various statutory and common law violations by companies involved in collecting and storing confidential personal information, the First Circuit recently has had an opportunity to consider the issue of whether consumers’ alleged damages were too speculative, and not reasonably foreseeable, to establish cognizable injuries.
United States
11 Nov 2011
Is Data Breach Litigation a Continuing Threat?
On June 25, 2010, a federal court in New York granted summary judgment dismissing consumer class action claims against Bank of New York arising from the loss of unencrypted computer back-up tapes. "Hammond v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.", Case No. 1:08-CV-06060 (S.D.N.Y. June 25, 2010); 2010 WL 2643307 ("BNY Litigation").
United States
16 Jul 2010
Watch Out for the Patent Marking Trolls
History may record 2010 as "the year of the false patent marking suit." In just the past week alone, a single plaintiff has filed more than 20 separate false marking lawsuits in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and scores of similar suits have been filed in a variety of courts in recent weeks.
United States
8 Mar 2010
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