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  • FTC Issues Report to Congress on Using AI to Combat Online Harms

    On June 16, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission issued a report to Congress titled Combatting Online Harms Through Innovation that urges policymakers and other stakeholders to exercise “great caution” about relying on artificial intelligence to combat harmful online content.

  • Power to Launch: Creation of Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership

    Yesterday, June 23, 2022, The Biden Administration announced the launch of a Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership (“Partnership”) to expedite and foster the growth of wind energy, tackle the climate crisis, strengthen American energy security, and achieve the goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030.  Key parties in the Partnership include the White House...

  • Maryland Amends Its Personal Information Protection Act

    On May 29, 2022, the Maryland legislature enacted House Bill 962, which amends Maryland’s Personal Information Protection Act.

  • Assessing Wage and Hour Insurance Coverage Following Proposed FLSA Amendments

    A post on the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog recently discussed how Democrats in the House of Representatives sought to amend the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as part of new proposed legislation called the “Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act”. The post concluded that the legislation, if enacted, would increase both the frequency and severity of not only FLSA collective

  • Register today – HuntonAK Labor & Employment Webinar – OSHA 2022 Mid-Year Report

    Please join Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP for a complimentary webinar: OSHA 2022 – Mid-Year Report

  • Senators Dive Into the World of NFTs, Asking US Patent and Copyright Offices to Consider Questions Regarding Related IP Rights

    June 9, 2022 letter to the Directors of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and US Copyright Office, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) requested that the agencies jointly undertake a study of intellectual property (IP) rights considerations with respect to non-fungible tokens (NFT or NFTs).

  • Airline Cargo Loaders Are Exempt Under the Federal Arbitration Act, Supreme Court Holds

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon unanimously held that a ramp supervisor who frequently handled cargo for an interstate airline company was exempt from coverage under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) because she belonged to a “class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.” 9 U.S.C. § 1.

  • EPA Issues Near Zero Drinking Water Health Advisories for Certain PFAS

    On June 15, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released drinking water health advisories [1] for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), resulting in the establishment of: Near zero updated interim advisory levels for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) that are not only orders of magnitude below previously established...

  • HuntonAK Labor and Employment Recognized By The Legal 500 USA

    We are pleased to announce that the Labor and Employment team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has been recognized as practice leaders in Immigration and Labor and Employment by the 2022 Legal 500 US Guide. Twelve individual lawyers on HuntonAK’s Labor and Employment and Immigration Team also were acknowledged.

  • FTC Seeks Public Comment on Modernizing Its Digital Deception Guidance

    On June 3, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission announced it is seeking public comment on its 2013 guidance, “.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising.” The public can provide comments on possible updates to the guidance through August 2, 2022.

  • BREAKING: Supreme Court Reverses California Court of Appeal in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana

    On June 15, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana (Case No. 20-1573) reversing the California Court of Appeal’s decision to affirm the denial of Viking’s motion to compel arbitration Moriana’s “individual” PAGA claim and to dismiss her other PAGA claims.

  • House and Senate Release a Bipartisan U.S. Federal Privacy Bill

    On June 3, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Chair Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Ranking Member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) released a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.

  • House and Senate Release a Bipartisan U.S. Federal Privacy Bill

    On June 3, 2022, House Energy and Commerce Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sen. Roger Wicker released a new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the American Data Privacy and Protection Act.

  • Wildfire Insurance Coverage Series, Part 3: Standard Form Policy Exclusions

    Even when claims are within the scope of coverage, insurers often rely on exclusions in an attempt to avoid coverage for wildfire claims. In this post in the Blog’s Wildfire Insurance Coverage Series, we discuss the interplay between coverage grants and exclusions, and the “anti-concurrent cause” provision.

  • TCEQ Approves Changes to Compliance History Rules Focused on Industrial Incidents

    Prompted by several emergency events, as previously reported, on June 1, 2022, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted revisions to the compliance history rules to authorize the executive director to reclassify a site’s compliance history if an “exigent circumstance” exists. An exigent circumstance is defined as: i) a significant disruption to one or...

  • Jury Still Out On EJ-Focused Enforcement Results, Former EPA GC Says

    In a wide-ranging interview on environmental justice (EJ) issues with Inside EPA, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partner Matt Leopold discussed the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new enforcement strategy.

  • EDPB Publishes Guidelines on the Calculation of Administrative Fines Under the GDPR

    The European Data Protection Board recently adopted Guidelines 04/2022 on the calculation of administrative fines under the GDPR. This blog entry provides a summary of the Guidelines.

  • Vermont Enacts Insurance Data Security Law

    On May 27, 2022, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed H.515, making Vermont the twenty-first state to enact legislation based on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Insurance Data Security Model Law. This blog entry provides a summary of the legislation.

  • NLRB GC Advocates for Limiting Employer’s Private Property Rights

    Earlier this year, the Office of the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued an Advice Memorandum in Case 05-CA-281089 instructing Board Region 5 to issue a complaint alleging that the employer, LT Transportation (a shuttle bus transportation provider), violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act, when it banned nonemployee union organizers from...

  • New York DFS Releases Stablecoin Guidance

    On June 8, 2022, New York’s Department of Financial Services released interpretive guidance on the “Issuance of U.S. Dollar-Backed Stablecoins.” The guidance applies to entities that issue stablecoins under DFS supervision, and addresses three broad topics—redeemability, reserve requirements, and monthly attestation by an independent CPA firm.

  • New York City Lifts Rules Governing Auctions

    As part of a broader regulatory roll-back intended to stimulate business and economic activity post-pandemic, the New York City Counsel repealed regulations affecting the auction industry. Generally, the repeal’s effect is to remove rules that regulate the conduct of auctioneers and auction houses, including licensing and disclosure requirements.

  • Wildfire Insurance Coverage Series, Part 2: Coverage for Smoke-Related Damages

    For many policyholders, smoke emanating from wildfire causes as much if not more damage than the fire itself. In this post in the Blog’s Wildfire Insurance Coverage Series, we discuss damages caused by smoke emanating from wildfires.

  • California Attorney General Reminds Health App Providers of Obligations to Protect Reproductive Health Information

    On May 26, 2022, California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a press release reminding health app providers that California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act applies to mobile apps that are designed to store medical information, which includes health apps such as fertility trackers.

  • FTC Taking Another Look at Online Disclosures

    The FTC has announced that it is taking a fresh look at its guidance for online disclosures, in part because, according to its Consumer Protection Director, “some companies are wrongly citing the guides to justify practices that mislead consumers online.”

  • Hunton Insurance Partner, Andrea DeField, Weighs In On Cyber Insurance Captives

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP insurance partner, Andrea DeField, was recently interviewed by Courtney DuChene for Risk & Insurance magazine for their article, Cyber Captives 101: Is Self-Insuring the Right Risk Mitigation Choice for Your Business? As we’ve discussed previously on the blog, the cyber insurance market has become increasingly difficult, see here, here, here, and...

  • CNIL Unveils 2021 Annual Activity Report

    The French Data Protection Authority recently published its Annual Activity Report for 2021.

  • EEOC Adopts Guidance On Use of Algorithms and AI Under the ADA For Job Applicants And Employees

    The EEOC recently issued long awaited guidance on how an employer’s use of software, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will be treated by the Commission under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • DOJ Announces First NFT Insider Trading Prosecution

    On June 1, 2022, the Department of Justice announced its first criminal indictment for insider trading of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs. The case opens yet another front in the Government’s efforts to police the burgeoning marketplace for digital assets and NFTs. According to the indictment, the defendant—a former product manager at a prominent NFT marketplace—allegedly...

  • Visa Stamp Delays: US Consulates Publish Increased Wait Times to Schedule Appointments

    COVID travel restrictions may be improving, but the most recent update to the Department of State’s Visa Wait Times confirms that there are still very serious, ongoing visa appointment delays resulting from the pandemic.

  • Hunton Insurance Practice Receives Top (Tier 1) National Ranking by US News & World Report

    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s insurance practice has received U.S. News & World Report’s highest national ranking (Tier 1) in its ranking of Best Law Firms for Insurance Law.  Law firms are ranked in tiers from 1 (highest) to 3 (lowest) based on quantitative data that speaks to general demographic and background information on the practice...

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