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Posts from February 2015.

In a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Court found a that bank who made a voluntary reimbursement to its client for an unauthorized wire transfer, pursuant to state statute, should not have their policy disclaimed on this ...

HHS announced that the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) agreed to pay $50,000 and enter into a CAP as part of a settlement involving a breach of unsecured ePHI.  This was significant in that it was the first settlement by HHS involving a breach affecting less than 500 individuals. 

HHS announced that ...

A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (“UPMC”) employee filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against her employer and Ultimate Software Group, Inc. in the wake of a data breach that saw hackers use the personal information of UPMC employees ...

On February 11, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court raised the standards for plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases who are seeking to hold their employers vicariously liable for a supervisor’s alleged harassing conduct.

In Aguas v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court held ...

According to a report recently released by IBM Security, there has been a decreased of more than 50% in the number of cyber-attacks between 2012-2014.  However in 2014, retailers still suffered the theft of more than 61 million customer records.  Additionally, not surprisingly, retailers ...

On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurer in America revealed that hackers broke into the company’s servers and stole social security numbers and other personal information.   This is a massive data breach with the potential to expose the information of nearly 80 ...

It is recommended that you check your property or property of interest in the updated EPA and NJDEP online environmental databases and periodically verify your property’s information for accuracy and to ensure no outstanding issues. 

USEPA has upgraded its “Enforcement Compliance ...

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