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Business risk doctrine no talisman in CGL coverage dispute

In a recent decision, the California Court of Appeal demonstrated that it continues to apply rules of insurance policy interpretation that are favorable to policyholders.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 22 September 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

Montrose and multiple policy periods: Policyholders in California may have to demonstrate exhaustion

A recent California Court of Appeal decision may make it more difficult for policyholders to obtain payment from excess insurers when a claim involves multiple policy periods.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 September 2017 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

FDA clarifies trading partners under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act

The Federal Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft guidance to assist industry and State and local governments in understanding how to categorize entities in the drug supply chain. Find out more.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 September 2017 | Practice Area: Life science

The FCA offers its two cents on Initial Coin Offerings

Regulators across the globe have been speaking out (and in some cases acting out) on initial coin offerings (ICOs). The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now added itself to the map...

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 19 September 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Massachusetts to move forward with new “cookie” nexus regulation effective October 1

The regulation represents yet another attempt by a state to work around the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Quill Corp v. North Dakota.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 18 September 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Are Contractor Joint Ventures the next development in Development?

Within the US – and California particularly – a large number of reputable, experienced contractors are banding together to pitch and win construction contracts on trophy properties.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 September 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Mitigating third-party data breach risks

This briefing identifies key considerations for organizations to reduce their compliance and data protection risk.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 14 September 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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No summer vacation for distributed ledger technology

It appears that DLT is transitioning from a proof-of-concept phase, to real-world deployment. This article examines recent developments.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 September 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Responding to Harvey: Know your Federal Emergency Management Agency rights

A special publication by Reed Smith LLP and Texas Young Lawyers Association explains how FEMA can help companies respond to Hurricane Harvey.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 September 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Reed Smith Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Resources Guide

In order to assist you in responding to employee inquiries, Reed Smith has created a Harvey Relief Resources Guide to use as a quick reference in directing you and your employees in the recovery process.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 11 September 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

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