Recent Entries

  • Collecting and maintaining fingerprints or other biometric data can lead to huge liability if not handled correctly
    Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the consequences of violating the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“Act”). The Act has been on the books for ten years, and during that time, the use of biometric data, such as finger prints, voice prints, or facial recognition, has grown by leaps and bounds. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Friday, February 22nd, 2019By Amy E. McCracken
  • California Bill Would Allow Drivers To Legally Eat Roadkill
    by: Michelle Pardo The “You Kill It, You Grill It” headline dominated yesterday’s news across California and other internet media outlets. California State Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Montebello) has introduced legislation that will amend state law to allow drivers who fatally strike certain animals to retroactively apply for a wildlife salvage ... read more
    Posted to Animal Law DevelopmentsPublished on Friday, February 22nd, 2019By Michelle Pardo
  • Pa. Superior Court Holds “No-Hire” Provision in Commercial Contract Between Two Businesses Unenforceable
    On January 11, 2019, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, sitting en banc, affirmed a trial court decision that a “no-hire” provision in a commercial contract between two companies—i.e., an agreement by which one company agrees not to solicit or hire the employees of the other for a certain period of time—violated public ... read more
    Posted to Non-Compete & Trade Secrets LawPublished on Thursday, February 21st, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • New Jersey – One step closer to Adult Use, Recreational Marijuana Legalization
    Earlier this week, Governor Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-19th District, reached a tentative agreement on key pieces of adult use marijuana legislation, overcoming one of the key sticking points of how to tax the product sales, reaching a collective consensus of a ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019By Brad A. Molotsky
  • Will California Consumers Share in Wealth From Their Online Data?
    Technology companies collect all sorts of data on their users. The terms of service located on their web sites spell out for users the types of data collected and how that data will be used. The data collected from users is extremely useful for tech companies in terms of how ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019By Eric J. Sinrod
  • May Health Plan Administrators Recoup Overpayments From Providers Through Cross-Plan Offsetting? One Federal Appeals Court Is Skeptical.
    By Christopher Crosswhite Health insurance conglomerates like UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, and Anthem administer benefits and process medical claims for thousands of employee health insurance plans that are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”).  Similarly, most health care providers furnish services to beneficiaries of numerous health insurance plans, meaning ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Health LawPublished on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019By DuaneMorris3
  • EU Parliament Vote Supports Medical Cannabis
    The Parliament of the European Union is calling for a formal EU policy for the manufacture and use of medical cannabis and targeted funding for scientific research. A number of EU states have legalised the use of certain forms of cannabis or cannabinoids for medical purposes and others are in ... read more
    Posted to Cannabis IndustryPublished on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019By Thomas JJ. Rainey
  • Pro Bono makes the Profession: A Profile of Arfat Selvam, Managing Partner of the Duane Morris Singapore Office
    Arfat Selvam, Managing Partner in the Duane Morris  &   Selvam, LLP  Singapore office was recently profiled by the Law Gazette of the Law Society of Singapore.  In 2017  Ms. Selvam was Pro Bono Ambassador for the Society.  In this profile, Ms. Selvam answers questions on her pro bono work:  How  ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Pro Bono LawPublished on Monday, February 18th, 2019By Valentine A. Brown
  • VIETNAM – WIND POWER BREAKING NEWS – NEW MODEL POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT OUT – IMPROVED BANKABILITY? WHAT YOU MUST KNOW:
    Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) released Circular 02 (effective from 28 February 2019) in including final template power purchase agreements (PPA) for the wind energy sector. This Circular is issued to guide the Prime Minister’s Decision 39 to regulate new FiT for onshore and offshore wind power projects ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, February 15th, 2019By Oliver Massmann
  • Delaware Supreme Court Issues Additional Guidance on Scope of Section 220 Inspections
    In the case KT4 Partners LLC v. Palantir Technologies, Inc., No. 281, 2018 (Jan. 29, 2019), the Supreme Court of Delaware provided additional guidance as to two issues that can arise in disputes over statutory inspections of books and records demanded by stockholders.  First, the court clarified when the scope of an inspection ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Delaware Business LawPublished on Thursday, February 14th, 2019By Richard L. Renck