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Monday, February 8, 2016
 
Vol. 16, No. 26
 
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 PUBLICATIONS
In-House Weekly
Bloomberg
General Law News
 LEGAL BUSINESS / TECHNOLOGY
GC Moves
Records Mgt
Legal Vendors
 GOVERNANCE
Bus Law Prof Blog
Insurance Blogs
Compliance/Ethics
Sarb-Ox
 EMPLOYMENT
Workplace Prof
 SECURITIES LITIGATION
Federal Courts
State AGs
Class Actions
 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Trade Related IP
 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
FTC
SEC
OSHA
FCC
 ALSO OF NOTE
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PUBLICATIONS

In-House Weekly (Law.com)

  1. Crane Collapse Impacts Legal Community, February 6, 2016
  2. Google Facing New Privacy Suit Over Email Scanning, February 6, 2016
  3. The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits Continue to Slide at Cadwalader, February 6, 2016
  4. Ex-Fox Rothschild Partner Found Guilty in Insider-Trading Case, February 6, 2016
  5. Court Takes On Same-Sex Couple's 'Tri-Parenting' Model, February 6, 2016
  6. Appeals Court Backs $350,000 Tab for Derogatory Posts About Divorce Attorney, February 6, 2016
  7. How Criminal Discovery is Different, According to the U.S. Government, February 6, 2016
  8. Jobs Report: Legal Sector Has Rocky Start in 2016, February 6, 2016
  9. Crane Collapse Impacts Legal Community, February 6, 2016
  10. Post-Bench Work Means Walking an Ethical Line, February 6, 2016
  11. Anxiety Remains for U.S. Businesses Despite New EU Data Agreement, February 6, 2016
  12. At ABA Meeting, Bar Groups See Threat from Nonlawyers, February 5, 2016
Bloomberg BNA News

  1. Perspective: GCs Hold the Keys to Innovation, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, February 5, 2016
  2. Big Law and Big Data: On What’s Legal and What’s Creepy, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, February 5, 2016
  3. Why Is the U.S. Still Sitting on $4 Billion in Madoff Money?, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, February 5, 2016
  4. The Start of 2016 Brings Contraction to the Legal Sector, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, February 5, 2016
  5. Paul Hastings Launches ‘Internet of Things’ Practice Group, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, February 5, 2016
  6. Ogletree Deakins’ New Leader Predicts Smart Growth, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, February 5, 2016
  7. Why New Cicayda CEO Believes e-Discovery is Moving to Cloud, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, February 5, 2016
  8. Perspective: Everything is Hackable, Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, February 5, 2016
  9. Spoofing Isn’t a U.K. Crime, Attorney Says in Sarao Case, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, February 5, 2016
  10. Wake Up Call: Opening Profession to Non-Lawyers Faces Resistance at ABA Meeting, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, February 5, 2016
Law Industry News - General

  1. The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Profits Continue to Slide at Cadwalader, February 6, 2016
  2. UPDATE 2-Caesars proposes a mediator to speed up bankruptcy deal, February 5, 2016

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LEGAL BUSINESS / TECHNOLOGY

General Counsel Moves

  1. Allen named vice chancellor and general counsel​ - Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom, (General Counsel), February 7, 2016
  2. Acting State Attorney General John J. Hoffman to Lead Rutgers' Legal Team as General Counsel - News from Rutgers, (General Counsel), February 5, 2016
Records Management

  1. GAO reports most federal agencies are working to improve records management - FierceContentManagement, February 6, 2016
  2. Implementing FSMA: Records Management - Food Safety Magazine, February 6, 2016
  3. Illinois Attorney General sues records management firm - Storage & Destruction Business, February 6, 2016
  4. Records management in the cloud: a multidimensional issue - KMWorld Magazine, February 6, 2016
  5. National Archives and Records Administration Leverages ZL Unified Archive(R) for Records Management - Marketwired (press release), February 6, 2016
  6. Conference on Disposition of Records and Records Retention for Medical Records, Including Electronic Records - Austin Monthly, February 6, 2016
Legal Vendor / Consultant News

  1. Conflicts Push Talent Out of Firms as BigLaw Sharpens Focus, MLA Global in the News, February 7, 2016
  2. Litera Corp. is proud to announce Jeremy Leonard was named a 2016 Legal Elite in the area of Corporate Counsel!, Litera, February 5, 2016
  3. Deloitte Launches Pilot Program as an Implementation Collaborator for Thomson Reuters Elite Professional Services Network, Thomson Elite: Press Releases, February 5, 2016
  4. Nuance Appoints Ken Siegel as Chief Legal Officer, Nuance: Press Releases, February 5, 2016

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Business Law Prof Blog

  1. Enter your email to subscribe:, February 7, 2016
  2. Enter your email to subscribe:, February 7, 2016
  3. Why a Corporation?, February 6, 2016
  4. University Billboards, Local Grants, and Super Bowl Ads, February 5, 2016
  5. The thorny relationship between business and human rights, February 5, 2016
Insurance Blogs

  1. FLORIDA and LENDER FORCE-PLACED INSURANCE PRACTICES WIND 2016, Insurance Bad Faith Law Blog, February 7, 2016
Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics

  1. U.S. and Europe in ‘safe harbor’ data deal, but legal fight may await, February 5, 2016
Sarbanes Oxley

  1. Nasdaq's BWise Launches Sarbanes-Oxley Software Solution for New Public Companies - GlobeNewswire (press release), (Sarbanes Oxley - 404 Compliance), February 6, 2016
  2. Changing Approaches To SOX Compliance — And Implications - Law360 (subscription), (Sarbanes Oxley - 404 Compliance), February 6, 2016
  3. Lawmakers reflect on Sarbanes-Oxley's effect on corporate culture - Journal of Accountancy, (Sarbanes Oxley - 404 Compliance), February 6, 2016

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EMPLOYMENT

Workplace Prof Blog

  1. Enter your email to subscribe:, February 5, 2016
  2. Bauries Voted Full Professor, February 5, 2016
  3. Breastfeeding at Work, February 5, 2016
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  5. NFL's Pension Plan Underfunded, February 5, 2016
  6. 4th Circuit on an Extreme Arbitration Waiver-of-Rights Case, February 5, 2016

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SECURITIES LITIGATION

Federal Courts

  1. LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL v. BURWELL, U.S. 2nd Circuit Court Opinions, February 6, 2016
  2. LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL v. BURWELL, U.S. 2nd Circuit Court Opinions, February 6, 2016
  3. ATLANTICA HOLDINGS INC v. SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUND SAMRUK KAZYNA JSC, U.S. 2nd Circuit Court Opinions, February 5, 2016
State Attorneys General

  1. AG Fox Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: Montana, February 5, 2016
  2. Delaware Borrowers To Benefit From National Settlement With HSBC To Address Mortgage Loan Abuses, Attorney General: Delaware, February 5, 2016
  3. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: California, February 5, 2016
  4. Texas Attorney General Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: Texas, February 5, 2016
  5. Nationwide, Bipartisan Support for HB 2, Attorney General: Texas, February 5, 2016
  6. A.G. Schneiderman Announces $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement With HSBC To Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, And Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: New York, February 5, 2016
  7. Arizona Homeowners to Receive up to $6.6 Million in State-Federal Settlement with HSBC, Attorney General: Arizona, February 5, 2016
  8. Attorney General Sam Olens Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: Georgia, February 5, 2016
  9. Attorney General Kilmartin Reaches $470 Million Joint State-Federal Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing, and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: Rhode Island, February 5, 2016
  10. $470 Million Settlement Reached with HSBC, Attorney General: Florida, February 5, 2016
  11. February 5, 2016 - Herring joins $470 million settlement over HSBC mortgage/foreclosure practices, Attorney General: Virginia, February 5, 2016
  12. AG Frosh: $470 Million Settlement with HSBC to Address Mortgage Loan Origination, Servicing and Foreclosure Abuses, Attorney General: Maryland, February 5, 2016
Class Actions

  1. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTPH), Wolf Haldenstein: Case List, February 5, 2016
  2. Labaton Sucharow Partner Michael Stocker Appointed to the Council of Institutional Investors' Markets Advisory Council, Labaton Sucharow: Press Releases, February 5, 2016

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trade Related Intellectual Property

  1. WTO Members Approve TRIPS Non-Violation Extension, Debate E-commerce Language - International IP and the Public Interest, February 5, 2016
  2. Rada ratifies changes to agreement on trade aspects of intellectual property rights simplifying imports of generics - Interfax, February 5, 2016

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Federal Trade Commission

  1. Consumer Protection for the Sports and Fitness Industry -- Sports and Fitness Industry Association, FTC: Speeches, February 5, 2016
  2. Portland, Maine Weight-Loss Supplement Sellers to Stop Deceptive Advertising, Illegal Billing Practices Following Joint FTC and Maine Attorney General Action, FTC: News Releases, February 5, 2016
  3. Tech Company Settles FTC Charges It Unfairly Installed Apps on Android Mobile Devices Without Users’ Permission, FTC: News Releases, February 5, 2016
  4. Why deceiving consumers is “highly illogical, Captain”, FTC: Consumer Protection Business Center Blog, February 5, 2016
Securities & Exchange Commission

  1. Edgar R. Page and Pageone Financial, Inc., Securities & Exchange Commission: Administrative Proceedings, February 5, 2016
  2. Joseph Stilwell and Stilwell Value LLC, Securities & Exchange Commission: Administrative Proceedings, February 5, 2016
  3. Bioelectronics Corp., et al., Securities & Exchange Commission: Administrative Proceedings, February 5, 2016
  4. SEC Charges Company Executive With Insider Trading, Securities & Exchange Commission: Press Releases, February 5, 2016
  5. Notice of Filing of Amendment No. 1 and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1, to Provide that the Co-location Services Offered by the Exchange include Three Time Feeds and Four Partial Cabinet Bundle Options, SEC: Selected NYSE Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  6. Notice of Filing of Amendment No. 2 and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 2, to Provide that the Co-location Services Offered by the Exchange include Three Time Feeds and Four Partial Cabinet Bundle Options, SEC: Selected PCX Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  7. Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the NYSE Arca Options Fee Schedule, SEC: Selected PCX Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  8. February 5, 2016, Securities & Exchange Commission: What's New, February 5, 2016
  9. February 4, 2016, Securities & Exchange Commission: What's New, February 5, 2016
  10. Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Professionals, SEC: Selected CBOE Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  11. Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Content Outline for the Series 9/10 Examination Program, SEC: Selected MSRB Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  12. Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to the AdvisorShares Athena High Dividend ETF's Investments in Sponsored and Unsponsored American Depositary Receipts, SEC: Selected PCX Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
  13. Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Professional Customer Definition, SEC: Selected PHLX Rulemaking, February 5, 2016
Department of Labor: OSHA

  1. National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules third meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee, OSHA News Releases, February 5, 2016
  2. OSHA renews partnership with Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc., OSHA News Releases, February 5, 2016
  3. Maine State Plan for State and Local Government Employers, OSHA What's New, February 5, 2016
Federal Communications Commission

  1. Wireline Competition Bureau Network Change Notification Filed By BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC D/B/A AT&T Georgia, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  2. Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment On South Carolina ILECS Emergency Request For Expedited Treatment Regarding Petition For Limited Waiver Of The Commission's Intercarrier Compensation Revenue Recovery Rules For Rural ILECS, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  3. Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Onvoy, LLC, Zayo Enterprise Networks, LLC, Minnesota Independent Equal Access Corporation, Broadvox-CLEC, LLC, and Layered Communications, LLC to GTCR Onvoy Holdings LLC, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  4. Notice of Effective Date of Second Accessible User Interfaces Order and Announcement of Comment and Reply Comment Deadlines for Related Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  5. Deadline Established for Petitions for Reconsideration of the Commencing Operations Report and Order, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  6. Policy Branch Information, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  7. Ex Parte Presentations And Post-Reply Comment Period Filing In Permit-But-Disclosure Proceedings Received on 1/29/2016, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  8. Ex Parte Presentations And Post-Reply Comment Period Filing In Permit-But-Disclosure Proceedings Received on 1/28/2016, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  9. Consumer And Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment On A Petition For Declaratory Ruling Filed By Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  10. FCC Enforcement Advisory; Telecommunications Carriers and Interconnected VOIP Providers Subject to the Commission's CPNI Rules Must File Annual Reports Certifying Compliance with Commission Rules Protecting Customer Proprietary Network Information, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  11. Broadcast Actions, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016
  12. Broadcast Applications, FCC: Headlines, February 5, 2016

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ALSO OF NOTE

From the Blogs

  1. ABA Resolution Stirs Fears of Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership, Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 5, 2016
  2. Corporate Criminal Liability 2.0 - Discussion/Symposia, White Collar Crime Blog, February 5, 2016
  3. Judge Denies Access to Source Code for DNA Software Used in Criminal Cases, Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 5, 2016
  4. AM Roundup: Water-Testing Methods Under Scrutiny, Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 5, 2016

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