Boxes of medical records left on the curb. A stolen thumb drive. Patient information available on the Internet. What do these actions have in common? Violations of the Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA)’s Privacy and Security Rules, costing ...Read More »
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A warehouse club sued after an employee shooting must pay its share of a mediated settlement, despite its claim that its lawyer was only authorized to attend the mediation, not to bind the club to a $3 million payment. A ...Read More »
Almost four years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act took effect, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed and settled the agency’s first lawsuit alleging discrimination under the law. GINA prohibits discrimination based on genetic information as well as the ...
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Virginia-based group the Retail Industry Leaders Association has decided to pass on a settlement deal in a major national case against MasterCard and Visa. The class action was originally filed in 2005 against the card companies alleging that they violated ...Read More »
Settling the squabbling of law students across the nation once and for all, a California law professor has released a definitive ranking of bar exam difficulty. Robert Anderson, an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, combined bar passage ...Read More »
Wedding planners, take note. Religious groups that don’t use ordained ministers may see more members performing marriage ceremonies, in the wake of a Fairfax Circuit case striking down a statute that regulates who may officiate at weddings. The Virginia statute ...Read More »