In 2016, consumers will likely gain the right to bring claims against banks, credit card issuers, and other lenders in class actions instead of only through mandatory, one-on-one arbitrations.
More than two years after the Edward Snowden leaks, the effects still linger. Most recently, those effects were felt on October 6, 2015, in a decision issued by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (“Safe Harbor”) – a decision which has companies that regularly transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) to the U.S. struggling to understand available alternatives.
The 2015 Oxford County Fair that was held in mid-September will be remembered for the death of one child and the severe illness to another due to infections with E. coli O111. The common exposure to the two children was the same petting zoo.
Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were once again quoted by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her recent articles in Medical Practice Compliance Alert entitled “Improve Usability but Mind HIPAA if Using Personal Mobile Devices for Work.”
Bullying behaviour comes in all shapes and sizes. Identifying and deciding how to respond to diverse bullying behaviour by a worker (or workers) can create challenges for employers.
In 1992 in response to a growing risk of pathogenic E. coli being linked to hamburger being cooked to the 140 degrees then suggested by the FDA Food Code, the State of Washington Department of Health increased the recommended temperature to 155 degrees – the only state to do so.
The U.S. Green Building Council is soliciting comments on its proposal to change the prerequisites of the current LEED 2009 rating system increasing the minimum energy performance thresholds.
This past Friday I chaired a “Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Southern California” seminar in Santa Monica. During the seminar, Governor Brown signed into law the three bills that comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA).
DWT recently attended a CFPB field hearing on arbitration agreements relating to consumer financial products or services.