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  • Recent FTC Guidance on the Use of Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms in the Age of COVID-19

    On April 8, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a blog post titled, “Using Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms,” that offers important lessons about the use of AI and algorithms in automated decision-making. The post begins by noting that headlines today tout rapid improvements in AI technology, and the use of more advanced AI has... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 10:34 AM

  • Top Takeaways: Permissible Provider Collaborations During COVID-19 and Beyond

    If you missed our latest webinar, enjoy the replay below and learn more as we provide highlights on competitor collaborations, avoiding violations in labor markets, provider M&A and partial acquisitions. Competitor Collaborations Antitrust compliance remains an important priority in the US. While companies have been engaged in finding creative solutions to COVID-19 challenges and regulators... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • U.S. State Dept. Fails to Certify Hong Kong’s Autonomy: Signals Potential Change in Trade and Economic Treatment

    On May 27, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a statement that Hong Kong “does not continue to warrant treatment under United States laws in the same manner as U.S. laws were applied to Hong Kong before July 1997.” U.S. relations with Hong Kong are governed by the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992,... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Follow-up dairy study shows less Salmonella; wild boar meat rules reviewed

    A follow-up study on Salmonella prevalence among dairy cattle on a Swedish Island has found much lower levels. In late 2019, the National Veterinary Institute (SVA) and Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket), did an anonymous national milk tank survey for antibodies against Salmonella. Milk samples from all the dairy herds tested showed a generally low... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Legal Update: SEC Amends Business Acquisition and Disposition Disclosure Rules

    On May 21, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments (Amended Rules) to financial statement disclosures with respect to business acquisitions and dispositions required by Regulation S-X’s Rule 3-05 (Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired or to be Acquired), Rule 3-14 (Special Instructions for Real Estate Operations to be Acquired), Article 11 on... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Join us for the Next Women Who Wow Virtual Get-Together on June 4 at 4pm ET

    Please join us for the next Women Who Wow virtual get-together featuring Kerrie Mohr, founder and director at A Good Place Therapy. We will focus on finding coping strategies during this uncertain times and anything else you want to discuss. Kerrie has focused her career on seeking out solutions to individual, family and community problems... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Seaton: Sheriff Roy and the Health Inspector

    Sheriff Roy Templeton regularly worked a patrol shift despite holding the title of Mud Lick’s top cop. He strongly believed the best way for a cop to serve a community involved maintaining a connection to the people. That belief saw the Sheriff out one Thursday night cruising for any signs of unusual activity. The first... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Commission adopts Delegated Regulation on revisions to RTS on prudent valuation under CRR

    On 28 May 2020, the European Commission adopted a Delegated Regulation (plus Annex) amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/101 of 26 October 2015 supplementing the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) with regard to regulatory technical standards (RTS) for prudent valuation under Article 105(14) of the CRR. The Delegated Act introduces a temporary adjustment aimed at mitigating increases... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Upcoming Quorum Forum Podcast – "Live" Local Gov Legislation Update

    Ancel Glink’s Quorum Forum Podcast will be “live” on Monday, June 1st at 5:00 p.m. for Episode 39: Local Gov Legislation with Rep. Chris Welch.  Information about the upcoming podcast and how to register is below: The Illinois General Assembly recently concluded a socially-distanced special session unlike any other, sending lots of legislation affection local governments to... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Webinar Recap! COVID-19-Related Consumer Class Action Developments and Trends in California

    In this webinar, Seyfarth attorneys Robert Milligan, Jonathan Braunstein, Daniel Joshua Salinas, and Darren Dummit covered the recent developments in consumer class actions related to COVID-19 in California, explaining the claims and expected defenses, and proactive attempts that companies can employ now to attempt to avoid these suits. As a conclusion to this webinar, we... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • From Safer-at-Home to Safer-at-Work: the EEOC Issues Guidance to Help Reopening Employers Manage “High Risk” Employees

    Are you ready to protect employees at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as you reopen? That’s a question the CDC asks in its recently-released guidance for employers considering reopening. And the EEOC recently issued three new Q&As in the “Return to Work” section of its technical assistance guidance for COVID-19, instructing employers on... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • FERC Approves Additional Early Action Investments to Support Longer License Term on Relicensing

    On May 26, 2020, FERC staff issued an order determining that additional information provided by the South Carolina Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) was sufficient for FERC to determine that certain investments made over the term of the existing license for the Santee Cooper Project (FERC No. 199) satisfied the criteria under section 36(b) of... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Welfare Losses Associated with Fire Sales Are Smaller than Previously Documented

    When companies in financial difficulty are forced to sell assets – especially real assets such as factories, business units, real estate, or the entire company – the news is often seen as negative all around. In these situations, often referred to as “fire sales,” companies are forced to sell assets below fair value (see Pulvino,... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Update on California bill to revamp Department of Business Oversight

    California Governor Newsom submitted his updated 2020-2021 budget proposal to the state legislature on May 14, 2020.  The proposed budget amendments include substantial cuts to compensate for the anticipated impact to state revenue due to job losses and business closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The funding allocated to the revamping of the Department of... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Senator Harris and Representative Jeffries write to AG Barr to express "concern about the process for transferring incarcerated individuals to home confinement"

    As reported in this AP piece, “Democratic lawmakers are raising questions about the federal Bureau of Prisons’ release of high-profile inmates and are calling for widespread testing of federal inmates as the number of coronavirus cases has exploded in the federal prison system.”  Here is more from the press piece: Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep.... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • To Disclose Or Not To Disclose: Responding to Trade Secrets Misappropriation by an Employee?

    This article was originally published on IP Watchdog. An employee comes to you with a recipe for your competitor’s “secret sauce.” You know she worked for your competitor before coming to work for you.  How do you respond? It’s an important question, because it may go to the core integrity of your organization and because... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Keep Calm and Go Online: Regulatory Considerations Around the Spike in Demand for Mental Health Apps

    A recent Marketplace Tech podcast episode on the spike in demand for mental health apps caught our attention.  As shocking headlines and stay-at-home orders rolled across the country, demand for mental health apps increased almost 30% since the pandemic began, according to CNBC.  And there is a wide variety of options to choose from, with... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – June 1, 2020

    Your guide to the latest Hill developments, news narratives, and media headlines provided by the Hogan Lovells Government Relations and Public Affairs team. In Washington: Today, the House will meet for a pro forma session and the Senate will resume consideration of John Badalamenti to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. ... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • A quick hit – arbitration could tame the ADA website litigation monster update

    I’ve written before about the possibility that a properly written clickwrap or browsewrap arbitration agreement could help tame the ADA litigation monster, which like the Hydra seems to grow two new heads for each one that is cut off. A new decision from the United States District Court in Illinois, Miracle-Pond, et al. v. Shutterfly,... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Coronavirus Legal News Briefing — June 2, 2020

    Editor’s Note: The State Bar of Texas is providing this collection of important links, blog posts, and media stories to keep its members and the public informed of the latest news and resources related to the novel coronavirus outbreak and its impact on the legal community. Important links State Bar of Texas Coronavirus Legal Resources... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Law Firms Seeking Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 Losses Face Uncertainty

    Virginia Lawyers Weekly (sub. req.) reported on May 18 that businesses which shut down due to the pandemic thought their business interruption insurance would cover their losses. But maybe not. At least three lawsuits have been filed asking Virginia judges to find coverage for pandemic losses. An Arlington restaurant says its insurance company violated policy... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • PA ASC Guidance Requires CLIA Certification for COVID-19 Testing

    On May 23, 2020, the PA Department of Health (DOH) revised its guidance for ambulatory surgical facilities (ASFs) to require ASFs that intend to provide COVID-19 testing to patients and staff to hold the appropriate CLIA certification and state laboratory permit to perform such testing. For specific information on what CLIA certification is required, please... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Thoughts on how to limit fraud risks in the APAC region

    The cryptocurrency and digital-asset ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region has seen rapid growth over recent years and is generating opportunities for novel business models, but is also giving rise to various types of fraud. While fraud risk in this sector is being mitigated by service providers such as cryptocurrency exchanges and digital-wallet operators implementing practical... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • COVID-19: US Developments – Implementation and Oversight of CARES Act – June 2, 2020

    For the first time since early 2020, the dominant topic in the American policy debate is not the COVID-19 pandemic. With national attention consumed by protests, riots and the state of race relations in the United States, efforts continue in Washington to stabilize and stimulate an American economy that was brought to a screeching halt... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Fraudulent Wire Transfer Instruction Changes on the Rise (Again)

    Phishing and social engineering attacks to divert wire transfers or invoice payments are not new fraud techniques, but they have recently taken a back seat to ransomware as posing the greatest cyberthreat to businesses. However, over the past few weeks, we have seen a surge in new matters where the fact pattern is the same as... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Register Now: Law and Crisis Management Event with The Honorable Eric Holder, Wednesday June 3rd

    Join us tomorrow, June 3, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a webinar featuring The Honorable Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States, to discuss the topic of Law and Crisis Management: Working with Lawyers in Business, Government, and Society to Manage the Challenges of COVID-19. You may register for this... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Sending Children to Camp or Daycare in the Time of COVID

    The weather is finally warmer and distance learning is finally ending for most students in New Jersey. While New Jersey’s COVID-19 metrics are trending in a positive direction, the national pandemic continues and many parents are thinking about whether or not their children should go to summer camp as planned. In New Jersey, Governor Murphy... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations on Section 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Capture

    The Treasury Department and IRS have issued long-awaited Proposed Regulations regarding the tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration under Section 45Q of the Code1 (the “section 45Q credit”). Generally, the amount of the section 45Q credit and the party that is eligible to claim the credit depend on whether the taxpayer captures qualified carbon oxide using carbon capture equipment originally placed in service at a qualified facility before February 9, 2018 (“Old 45Q Facility”), or on or after February 9, 2018 (“New 45Q Facility”), and whether the taxpayer disposes of the qualified carbon oxide in geological storage (“sequestration”), uses it as a tertiary injectant in a qualified enha (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Second Circuit Upholds Reinstatement of Democratic Primary

    In an opinion yesterday, the Second Circuit affirmed Judge Torres’s decision (covered here), to reinstate the Democratic Primary on June 23. The Board of Elections argued that the cancellation was necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19, but the Second Circuit concluded that this “justification is overstated for at least two reasons”: First, Governor Cuomo... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM

  • Webinar: Final CCPA Regulations Published

    The California Attorney General’s office just published final CCPA regulations. The Attorney General also submitted a written justification requesting an expedited review of the regulations and an effective date upon the filing of the regulations with Secretary of State. Join us on Friday, June 5, 2020, from noon to 1:00 CDT for a live webinar... (See Article)

    Jun 3, 2020 8:34 AM