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State administrators float draft cyber rules update ahead of annual meeting

By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. The North American Securities Administrators Association issued a proposed model rule update dealing with cybersecurity for investment advisers. The draft documents began circulating as NASAA was set to kick off its annual meeting this week … Continue reading

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SEC Clarifies Effective Date for Disclosure Simplification Rules

In August, the SEC adopted amendments updating and simplifying disclosure rules.  See our prior summary here.  Notable amendments included: the extension of a previously annual requirement to interim periods, to present a statement of changes in shareholders’ equity and to … Continue reading

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FCC Proposes Rules to Improve 911 Emergency Calling

By Glenn S. Richards and Joseph A. Cohen The first 911 call was made 50 years ago, long before wireless phones, texting, and Internet calling were used for everyday communications. Congress and the FCC regularly propose and adopt laws and … Continue reading

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State Supreme Court Rules That Neurosurgeon’s Deposition Testimony About Hypothetical Setting Was Reversible Error

The Florida Supreme Court has held that the trial court committed reversible error by allowing testimony by deposition of a patient’s treating neurosurgeon. The doctor testified at trial about what he would have done had the patient arrived at the … Continue reading

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NEW DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) RULES FOR NEEDS-BASED BENEFITS

On October 18, 2018, over three (3) years after the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) originally proposed them, new regulations to qualify for needs based benefits go into effect. The new regulations contain “net worth” limitations, look-back periods, penalties and … Continue reading

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