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First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Former police officer's damages award accounted for data breach distress, rules NI court

The former Special Branch officer, referred to only as 'CR19' in the judgment issued by Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal, was awarded nominal damages of £1 to reflect the fact that the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) ... [Published Out-Law.com - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Bill Gates gives condom company a run for the thinnest rubber

A condom-strength demonstration at the Beijing Family Planning Products Expo on April 4. (Photo/CNS)A Chinese rubber company's battle to be known as the producer of the world's thinnest condom may be under threat thanks to Microsoft co-founder Bill G ... [Published Want China Times - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

How the Apple class certification ruling affects all tech companies

The unrelenting wave of wage and hour suits continues to roll through the high-tech industry.On July 21, 2014, in Felczer v. Apple Inc., Judge Ronald S. Prager of the Superior Court of California granted class certification as to a class of approximately ... [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Almirante: Notice of closure of business

LAST Feb. 12, 2004, Sangwoo Philippines, Inc. (SPI) notified its employees who are members of Sangwoo Philippines, Inc. Employees Union (SPEU) of its permanent closure and cessation of business operation effective March 16, 2004 due to serious economic ... [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

Judge signs off on deal over union fees

COLUMBUSA federal judge has signed off on a settlement between a group of school teachers and a union in a class action suit that alleged non-members of the latter were overcharged fees, a portion of which were used for political purposes.The National ... [Published Vindy.com - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 2 reports

Ohio teachers win class-action settlement over union dues

Fourteen public school teachers have won a federal class-action settlement against the Ohio Education Association and 11 of its regional and local affiliates for violating their rights.The settlement stemmed from a class-action lawsuit that the group ... [Published News-Herald - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Fifth Circuit reaches split decision in Texas Optometrists v. Wal-Mart; $1.3M civil penalty evaporates

NEW ORLEANS – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has partly affirmed and partly reversed a district court’s decision regarding Wal-Mart’s regulation of its optometry doctors’ hours.The dispute was centered on the Texas Optometry Act (TOA), which prohibits ... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Molly Reynolds sought for comment on privacy class actions

Associate Molly Reynolds was quoted in Law Times on an article about the changing landscape of privacy class actions, particularly in light of recent high-profile privacy breaches in Canada, including those related to cases like Condon v. Canada and Evans ... [Published Torys - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

The Supreme Court of Texas Rules Injunctions for Defamation Not Proper and Requires Proof of Damages

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas issued two important defamation rulings.  The first, Kinney v. Barnes , held that injunctions to prohibit defamatory speech do not pass constitutional muster.  The second,  Burbage v. Burgbage Funeral Home,  raises ... [Published JD Supra - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Focus: Privacy class actions on the rise

With the certification of Evans v. The Bank of Nova Scotia , the newly introduced tort of intrusion upon seclusion has become another weapon in the arsenal for the class action plaintiffs’ bar.The rise of privacy class actions will send a message about ... [Published Law Times - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Google Wins $1.3 Million From Patent Troll

An anonymous reader writes Earlier this year, Google sued Beneficial Innovations for breach of contract, ostensibly in defense of its Doubleclick ad technology clients against whom Beneficial Innovations had filed suits despite Google having already paid ... [Published Slashdot - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

A £3.6m yacht 'bought as seen' scuppers telecoms tycoon

For most people, the concept of "buyer beware" usually applies to a second-hand family saloon, but for one multimillionaire American entrepreneur, caveat emptor has taken on a whole new meaning with a blighted luxury yacht purchase and subsequent High ... [Published The Independent - Aug 10 2014]

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...As amended by AB 658, CMIA applies to "[a]ny business that offers software or hardware to consumers, including a mobile application or other related device that is designed to maintain medical information … in order to make the information available to an individual or a provider of health care at the request of the individual or a provider of health carecare for purposes of allowing the individual to manage his or her information, or for the diagnosis, treatment or management of a medical condition of the individual."
"Not only can a data controller face a fine of up to £500,000 from the ICO for a serious breach of the Act, individuals also have the right to claim compensation. With the proposed changes to EU data protection rules seeing fines potentially reaching the dizzying heights of €100,000,000 or 5% of global turnover, businesses should have clear policies and procedures in place to minimise risk" Gillespie said
...little interest in developing medicines to combat illnesses such as malaria and tuberculosis as they are not prevalent in wealthy countries, but "there could be a market for this (thin condom) among well-off nations, which doesn't happen with a lot of innovations" Gates said
"OEA union officials have a long history of abusing teachers' rights in the workplace to fund"

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Confidentiality of Health Information in PHRs a... [Published IHealthBeat - 14 hours ago]
Former police officer's damages award accounted... [Published Out-Law.com - 18 hours ago]
Bill Gates gives condom company a run for the t... [Published Want China Times - Sep 22 2014]
How the Apple class certification ruling affect... [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]
Almirante: Notice of closure of business [Published Sun Star Network - Sep 12 2014]
Judge signs off on deal over union fees [Published Vindy.com - Sep 11 2014]
Ohio teachers win class-action settlement over ... [Published News-Herald - Sep 11 2014]
Ohio teachers win class-action settlement to ha... [Published Sidney Daily News - Sep 11 2014]
State teachers' union to repay fees used for po... [Published Columbus Dispatch - Sep 11 2014]
Maricopa County Officials Violated Rights of La... [Published Phoenix New Times - Sep 09 2014]
Expert evidence and kitchen sinks [Published Practical Law Company - Sep 09 2014]
Fifth Circuit reaches split decision in Texas O... [Published The Southeast Texas Record - Sep 05 2014]
Molly Reynolds sought for comment on privacy cl... [Published Torys - Sep 05 2014]
The Supreme Court of Texas Rules Injunctions fo... [Published JD Supra - Sep 02 2014]
Focus: Privacy class actions on the rise [Published Law Times - Sep 01 2014]
Case reinforces need for specific right to disc... [Published Linklaters - Aug 31 2014]
Google Wins $1.3 Million From Patent Troll [Published Slashdot - Aug 28 2014]
The need for causation in negligence claims … a... [Published Lexology - Aug 22 2014]
Termination at convenience [Published Building.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
Fee Award Nixed After Client Abandons Case [Published JD Supra - Aug 15 2014]
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