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  • January 17, 2018

    Aetna To Pay $17M To Settle HIV Info Disclosure Claims

    Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million and implement new "best practices" for handling policyholders' sensitive data in litigation matters to resolve a consolidated putative class action accusing the insurer of negligently exposing HIV-related information through window envelopes mailed to roughly 12,000 people, according to documents filed Tuesday in Pennsylvania federal court.

  • January 17, 2018

    FCC, Cos. Urge Justices To Pass On Junk Fax Rule Review

    The Federal Communications Commission and companies including Anda and Staples told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lower court had correctly axed a commission rule requiring opt-out notices on solicited faxes and argued that having the high court review that determination would offer little benefit to anyone.

  • January 17, 2018

    Bock Hatch Looks To DQ Foley & Larder For Fla. Bar Violation

    Bock Hatch Lewis & Oppenheim LLC urged a Florida federal court Wednesday to prohibit Foley & Lardner LLP from representing a chiropractic clinic in a malpractice suit alleging attorney David Oppenheim decamped with sensitive documents, arguing the representation agreement allows an entirely separate law firm to pay for Foley's services without being licensed in the state.

  • January 17, 2018

    Scarinci Hollenbeck Nabs Cybersecurity, Employment Vet

    Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC added a former Eaton & Van Winkle LLP partner on Wednesday who brings years of experience working across a variety of practice areas, including cybersecurity and privacy, employment and securities.

  • January 17, 2018

    DOT To Face More Data Fights After Safety-Record Ruling

    The D.C. Circuit’s finding that the U.S. Department of Transportation can be sued for mishandling safety citation records that potentially hurt truck drivers’ job prospects may expose the agency to fresh litigation and force it to better manage its information systems, experts say.

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