CPR Appoints New Cyber Panel Ahead of Anticipated Increase in Data Security Disputes

CPR Appoints New Cyber Panel Ahead of Anticipated Increase in Data Security Disputes The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, a New York-based organisation offering Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, has recently announced the launch of a new specialised panel of neutrals, commissioned to deal with cybersecurity disputes. The Cyber Panel is composed of experts in cyber-related areas such as data breaches and subsequent insurance claims. View Full Post
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States to Feds: Leave Marijuana Alone

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 11, 2017
States to Feds: Leave Marijuana Alone On Monday, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) adopted a formal resolution that Congress enable financial institutions to serve marijuana businesses. The most interesting thing about the resolution was its forcefulness: it did not ask Congress to pass a banking bill specific to cannabis, or even to revisit the FinCEN guidelines for financial services. View Full Post
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UK Government Releases Statement of Intent On Proposed Data Protection Bill

UK Government Releases Statement of Intent On Proposed Data Protection Bill On 7 August 2017, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its Statement of Intent on a proposed Data Protection Bill, which will replace the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The proposals set out in the Statement of Intent are intended to reassure businesses concerned about the impact of Brexit on data flows between the UK and the rest of Europe. View Full Post
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Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?)

By | Texas Appellate Law | August 10, 2017
Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?) Likely obscured by the legislative din emanating from the capitol these days, the Texas Legislature has somewhat quietly altered the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction by passing HB 1761. The Governor signed it, without much fanfare, on May 26, 2017, and the bill is now effective on September 1, 2017. View Full Post
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5th DCA: Can Someone Other Than Your Client Sue You for Drafting an Invalid Quitclaim Deed?

5th DCA: Can Someone Other Than Your Client Sue You for Drafting an Invalid Quitclaim Deed? Dingle v. Dellinger, 134 So.3d 484 (Fla. 5th DCA February 7, 2014) There’s nothing like the threat of a malpractice suit to focus the mind. And in the trusts-and-estates context this risk is exponentially greater for all sorts of reasons, including the fact that you can get sued by lots of people who were never even your clients.  View Full Post
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Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act is Live

Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act is Live Searching “millennials killed…” on the Internet returns over 1.5 million results in .65 seconds. Commentators have blamed the generation raised by tablets, smartphones, and apps for killing everything from marriage to brunch, often deriding today’s youth for being too opinionated and too obnoxious. View Full Post
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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Affirms Primacy of at-Will Employment Rule

By | Wisconsin Appellate Law | August 10, 2017
Wisconsin Court of Appeals Affirms Primacy of at-Will Employment Rule The traditional description of at-will employment allows employers to discharge employees for “good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all.” While that’s never been entirely true (as an obvious example, you can’t fire someone because of their race), it is true that the at-will rule makes it harder for employees to assert legal claims against their employers for terminating them. View Full Post
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Bank of Canada Releases Fintech Discussion Paper

By | snIP/ITs | August 10, 2017
In July 2017, the Bank of Canada released a discussion paper outlining a framework for the assessment of risks and opportunities for central banks in connection with Fintech. This paper also more generally explores potential implications of Fintech for central banks, given their mandate over monetary policy, the design and distribution of currency and/or financial stability. View Full Post
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Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff?

Could Regular Interviews Help Law Firms Retain Valuable Staff? A brief article in Canadian Business suggests a way that businesses and professional companies like law firms can help to identify areas of concern among valuable legal and support staff before they lead to major problems. The article is based on a book co-authored by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. View Full Post
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