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Washington State’s My Health My Data Act (the Act), which is working its way through the reconciliation process after the Washington Senate and House passed different versions of the Act, is ultimately expected to be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee this year.
Automatic renewal programs continue to be a hot topic for businesses, consumers, and regulators.
In November 2022, the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association (ABA) published a formal opinion advising attorneys to refrain generally from including clients on emails and texts sent to opposing counsel.
As expected, the number of state consumer privacy laws continues to rise.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) updated Final Rule on the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Summary of Rights includes such non-substantive changes as corrections to contact information for various federal agencies and eliminating reference to the term “Federal Land Banks,” as well as other technical changes.
The American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section held its annual Spring Meeting in Washington, DC, on March 29–31, 2023.
There’s a South Park episode about Kyle being kidnapped by Apple after agreeing to an iTunes user agreement without reading it, and forced to being a part of the HumancentiPad (a play on B-level cult horror movie Human Centipede).
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released an updated version of the “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” notice to job applicants and employees required in connection with conducting employment background checks (also known as the Summary of Consumer Rights).
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reminded us that, in the context of related goods, the likelihood of confusion analysis does not require that actual or potential consumers of the goods be the same, but only that there be sufficient overlap.
There has been a flurry of state privacy activity in the past week, with Colorado becoming the latest state to finalize sweeping data privacy rules and Iowa on the precipice of becoming the sixth state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation.
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S. workers able, available, and qualified to fill a position.
On May 18, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, a case that presented the Court with an opportunity to bring clarity to the often highly subjective standards lower courts apply when deciding the issue of fair use of visual works of art under copyright law.
It is more important than ever that employers understand the serious long-term, non-monetary consequences of settling or accepting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations.
A new Washington law regulating employers’ use of production quotas or production standards for employees working at warehouse distribution centers (House Bill 1762) will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
As a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA), Congress passed new exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Law (Stark Law) and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) allowing certain healthcare entities to provide mental health or behavioral health improvement and/or maintenance programs to physicians and other clinicians.
On May 17, 2023, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill No. 14 (SB 14), prohibiting physicians from providing gender-affirming medical care to minors experiencing gender dysphoria (distress that results from having one’s gender identity not match one’s sex assigned at birth).
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