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Texas High Court Strikes Down Open Meetings Act Provision; New Bill Proposed
In a split decision, on March 1, 2019, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals invalidated a significant provision of Texas's Open Meetings Act as unconstitutionally vague.
United States
21 Mar 2019
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Wisconsin High Court Finds Duty To Defend Notwithstanding Fraudulent Conduct Falling Under Knowing Violation Exclusion
The Wisconsin Supreme Court held last week in West Bend Mut. Ins. Co. v. Ixthus Med. Supply, Inc., that West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. ("West Bend") could not escape its duty to defend.
United States
19 Mar 2019
Hunton Immigration Law Blog: Another Fake University – U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement Stings Again
This is not the first time that a fake university created by ICE has come to public attention.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Year In Review: Top Insurance Cases Of 2018
2018 was a busy year for courts deciding insurance coverage disputes.
United States
23 Jan 2019
SEC Issues Report On Cybersecurity Internal Controls
On October 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a report of investigation entitled "Certain Cyber-Related Frauds Perpetrated Against Public Companies and Related Internal...
United States
12 Nov 2018
Hunton Employment & Labor Perspective: New California Legislation Imposes Human Trafficking Training Requirements On Hotel And Transit Employers
According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, California has had the highest number of reported cases of human trafficking in the country over the last six years, followed by Texas and Florida.
United States
17 Oct 2018
Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: New Federal Credit Freeze Law Eliminates Fees, Provides For Year-Long Fraud Alerts
Effective September 21, 2018, Section 301 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act") requires consumer reporting agencies to provide free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts to consumers throughout the country.
United States
26 Sep 2018
NASAA Updates Status Of "Operation Cryptosweep"
As we previously reported, in May 2018, more than 40 state and provincial securities regulators in the United States and Canada launched a coordinated enforcement sweep of the ICO market dubbed
United States
11 Sep 2018
Blockchain Legal Resource: CFTC Issues Advisory On Digital Tokens
On July 16, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") issued a customer advisory on digital tokens.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Blockchain Legal Resource: U.S. District Court Reaffirms CFTC's Authority Over Cryptocurrency Fraud
On July 12, 2018, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York reaffirmed its view that cryptocurrency fraud is subject to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's ("CFTC's") ...
United States
10 Sep 2018
Sixth Circuit Declines Reconsideration Of American Tooling Center's "Spoofing" Win
In doing so, the court likewise confirmed that intervening steps by the insured, such as following the directions contained in the bogus emails, did not break the causal chain so as to defeat coverage for "direct" losses.
United States
9 Sep 2018
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Second Major Policyholder Win For Social Engineering Schemes
The Sixth Circuit, in American Tooling Center, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, No. 17-2014, 2018 WL 3404708 (6th Cir. July 13, 2018), reversed the District Court's grant of summary judgment ...
United States
7 Sep 2018
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Insurance Carriers Tell Circuit Courts To Reconsider Holdings For Coverage In Cybercrime Suits
In a recent post, we discussed the Sixth Circuit's holding in American Tooling Center, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Co. of America, No. 17-2014, 2018 WL 3404708 (6th Cir. July 13, 2018) ...
United States
7 Sep 2018
Hunton Insurance Recovery Blog: Sixth Circuit Declines Reconsideration Of American Tooling Center's "Spoofing" Win
The Sixth Circuit has rejected Travelers Casualty & Surety Company's request for reconsideration of the court's July 13, 2018 decision, confirming that the insured's transfer of more than $800,000 to a fraudster ...
United States
5 Sep 2018
Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: Unixiz Agrees To Settle Charges Under COPPA And The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
On August 3, 2018, California-based Unixiz Inc. ("Unixiz") agreed to shut down its "i-Dressup" website pursuant to a consent order with the New Jersey Attorney General ...
United States
4 Sep 2018
Hunton Immigration Law Blog: USCIS Issues, Then Postpones, New Policy Expanding Agency's Issuance Of Notices To Appear In Removal Proceedings
On June 28, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a policy memo telling adjudicators when they are required to issue Notices To Appear after denying or while processing a petition
United States
4 Sep 2018
SCOTUS Limits Protections For Whistleblowers
The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken: Dodd-Frank protection extends only to individuals who report violations of securities laws directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
United States
27 Feb 2018
Goodbye, Newman – U.S. Supreme Court Gives Government Key Victory In Insider Trading Cases
The Supreme Court just made it easier for the government to prove insider trading charges. In Salman v. United States, which involved a federal criminal prosecution...
United States
14 Dec 2016
‘Representations And Warranties' Made Clear - Guaranteed!
In corporate acquisitions, references to ‘representations and warranties' abound. Even though these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, in law ‘representations' and ‘warranties' are quite different.
United States
27 Oct 2016
DOJ And SEC Find Advance Due Diligence And Robust Compliance Program Shield Purchasing Company In FCPA-Stained Transaction
In an event that may be the first of its kind, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to prosecute the Harris Corporation.
United States
6 Oct 2016
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