Child Custody invesitgations are meant to be confidential even for Lawyers

Psychological evaluations of children are confidential.  A recent case has come down in California that enforces the idea of confidentialty and the importance of keeping information gotten from a investigation secret.  All of this comes from the importances of keeping … Continue reading

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Recent Dorsey eUpdate: Summary of SEC’s FAST Act Amendments and Additional Guidance on Confidential Treatment Requests

The SEC recently finalized amendments to its regulations to modernize and simplify disclosure requirements for public companies, investment advisors and investment companies, consistent with the Commission’s mandate under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The SEC subsequently released an … Continue reading

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Recent Dorsey eUpdate: New Streamlined Procedure for Extension of Confidential Treatment

Public companies that have previously obtained a confidential treatment order from the Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a material contract filed as an exhibit under the periodic reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 must … Continue reading

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Considering the strong policy of including all public employees within the ambit of the Taylor Law, authority to designate certain employees managerial or confidential is to be read narrowly

For the purposes of Article 14 of the Civil Service Law, the Taylor Law, the term "public employee" means any person holding a position by appointment or employment in the service of a public employer except:[1] judges and justices of … Continue reading

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That’s Confidential: Supreme Court to Consider FOIA Exemption for Confidential Business Information

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case that could significantly affect access to business information provided to the federal government that is otherwise kept confidential:  Food Mktg. Inst. v. Argus Leader Media, No. 18-481.  It would mark … Continue reading

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