The number of tech companies offering alternatives to traditional banks has increased severalfold in recent years, piquing the attention of state and federal regulators. Read More ›
Experienced counsel who regularly litigate for or against federally chartered and regulated financial institutions appreciate the differences that apply when a federally chartered and regulated financial institution is the plaintiff or defendant. Read More ›
On December 28, 2018, the former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, signed into law House Bill 6941 (the “Bill”) amending the Insurance Code by adding Chapter 5A - Data Security (Sections 550 - 565). Michigan became the third state, after South Carolina and Ohio, to adopt a version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law. Read More ›
It’s only February, and 2019 has already been a big year for telehealth reimbursement. Read More ›
What’s around the bend for crypto and blockchain developers and the agencies tasked with regulating a burgeoning, transnational industry?
On Monday, France’s data protection authority (CNIL) levied the largest fine to date arising from violations of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by fining Google 50 million euros (more than $56 million) for Google’s lack of transparency, inadequate information, and lack of valid consent regarding advertisement (ads) personalization. Read More ›
Are you innovating with cannabis? Patent protection might help you secure a foothold in your industry.
A decision this month by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) delivered a mixed bag for the owners of a patent, which claimed methods of treating seizures using cannabidiol (CBD). Read More ›
On December 12, 2018, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 273 (the “Bill”) enacting Section 3965.01-11 to the Ohio Revised Code to “establish standards for data security and for the investigation of and notification to the Superintendent of Insurance of a cybersecurity event.” Read More ›
Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds a common law duty for employers to protect sensitive employee information
In 2014, hackers broke into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) computer system and stole large amounts of personal information about UPMC’s employees. Read More ›
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Michael E. Nitardy is a member in the litigation department. Michael helps clients comply with the proper use and disclosure of personal information in addition to investigating and addressing potential data breaches.