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Arbitration Rule Now Effective

Ulmer Client Alert By: Frances Floriano Goins and Jennifer Monty Rieker Topics: Consumer & Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Despite initial criticism, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Arbitration Rule became effective on Monday, September 18, 2017. Compliance with the rule will be required March 19, 2018. While companies will have…

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Don't just say your IT system is secure, prove it

Ulmer Client Alert By: Kathryn E. Hickner and Gregory P. Stein Topics: Health Care, Data Privacy & Information Security In today’s environment, where cybersecurity threats are becoming more and more pervasive, even small  healthcare organizations understand that purporting to have comprehensive data privacy and security policies and procedures in place…

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Frances Goins Quoted in WESTLAW Data Privacy - Practitioner Insights

Frances Floriano Goins, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Data Privacy and Information Security Practice Group, contributed her legal perspective to an article published in WESTLAW Data Privacy – Practitioner Insights. The article spotlights the recent 8th Circuit decision in Kuhns v. Scottrade Inc., a case that explored the level of harm plaintiffs…

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Frances Goins Published in Manufacturing Business Technology

Frances Floriano Goins, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Data Privacy & Information Security group, was published in Manufacturing Business Technology on September 7, 2017. In the article, entitled Cybersecurity 101 For Manufacturers: Why Should You Care?, Ms. Goins details how manufacturing businesses can protect themselves from data and system breaches. From the…

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David Leopold Appears on NPR’s All Things Considered to Discuss DACA

David Leopold, Chair of Ulmer’s Immigration Law group, was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered on September 6, 2017, discussing the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Leopold explains, among other things, that so-called “Dreamers,” even those with advance parole documents, should avoid…

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Medical Marijuana: Accommodating Employees Who Use It

Here is the latest tip for employers: Do not be too quick to “just say no” to medical marijuana. The “it’s a federal crime” escape hatch employers invoked previously has been closed by more and more courts in states with medical marijuana laws. By Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau September 2017 Here…

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