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By Daniel I. Prywes
Litigators have long known that electronic-mail messages are a fertile source of discovery because people often send their unguarded and candid thoughts by email.
By John Lockett
British Petroleum ("BP") has reached a preliminary settlement of the class action lawsuit related to the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By Robert Byrd, Jr.
The costs to providers for data breaches of personal health information ("PHI") are dramatically on the rise.
By Chris Petersen, Joseph Holahan, Tony Roehl
The Supreme Court's decision in Nat'l Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 56 U.S. __ (2012), upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA") raises more questions than it answers, as the focus now will shift to how the ACA's major provisions will be implemented, especially in the states.
By Daniel Mohan, Joseph Ross, Michele Madison, Bob Threlkeld, Ward Bondurant
The Supreme Court's decision and the potential changes forthcoming in the redesign of the delivery and payment of healthcare will impact both providers and payers.
By Brian Levy
The June 30, 2012, deadline for filing a Report of Foreign Bank And Financial Accounts ("FBAR") with the Department of the Treasury is rapidly approaching. (Form TD-F 90-22.1).
By Lynn Wilson
If the dramatic increase in foreclosures has resulted in the closing attorney being forced to get up to speed in short order on nonjudicial foreclosure and its effect on marketable and insurable title.
By Jessica Pardi
1970, Congress enacted the Organized Crime Control Act within which is the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act better known as "RICO" (codified as amended at 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68 (2011)).
By Joseph Holahan
During its Fall 2011 meeting, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") adopted important changes to its Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and Regulation following years of work on this issue.
By Lewis Hassett
Because many states have statutes barring or restricting the enforcement of arbitration clauses in insurance contracts, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, Case No. 09-893 (U.S. April 27, 2011) (upholding class arbitration waivers) has been of limited benefit to insurers.
By Robert Myers, Jr.
On December 8, 2011, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") issued a report to Congress entitled "Clarifications Could Facilitate States’ Implementation of the Liability Risk Retention Act" ("GAO Report").
By Robert Byrd, Jr.
On April 14, 2010, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Health and Human Services ("Secretary") directing the initiation of rulemaking to ensure that hospitals respect the right of patients to have and designate visitors.
By Brian Harris, Jason D'Cruz
On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation immediately repealing a court-imposed mandate that companies use lawyers to handle garnishment responses filed in Georgia courts.
By Margaret Paradis
Real estate fund managers that are not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as investment advisers should be reviewing now each of their current and planned funds to determine whether they should be registering to meet fast approaching SEC deadlines.
By Daniel Sineway
We are all familiar with the common and widely-used generic top level domain names (gTLDs) currently available on the Web, such as .com, .org, .net, .biz, and the like.