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Protecting student data: Student privacy requirements and guidelines for post-secondary institutions

Student privacy has long been an important issue for policymakers and the law. This article focuses on aspects of student privacy and data protection that apply to post-secondary institutions.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 October 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Reed Smith 2017 California Wildfires Relief Resources Guide

Families and individuals impacted by this season’s wildfires in California will have significant claims. This guide from Reed Smith offers advice for policyholders on what to do next at this stressful time.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Local Authorities

Reed Smith Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief Resources Guide

Individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria will generally have claims relating to flooding of their homes and/or automobiles. This guide offers advice for businesses on how to respond.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 October 2017 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting

California v. Continental: Horizontal exhaustion the rule in California? Not so fast.

A recent decision clarifies that vertical exhaustion applies to an excess policy that only specifies a retained limit, even where the insured subsequently purchases insurance to cover the retained amounts.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s new policy on self-reporting and cooperation

The CFTC released an Updated Advisory on Self-Reporting and Full Cooperation to supplement the cooperation advisories that it released earlier this year. This article examines the proposals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 11 October 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Federal Trade Commission provided guidance regarding affiliate marketing

The FTC recently alerted consumers to the truth behind online advertisements connected to affiliate marketers. This briefing examines the implications of the FTC's involvement.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 10 October 2017 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

Federal Court in Ohio rejects another attack on Ohio Supreme Court’s ruling on the Ohio Dormant Mine

An Ohio federal court recently rejected an attempt by surface landowners to avoid and limit the holding in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 09 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

SEC creates new units focused on cyber crimes that will cover crypto tokens

The Securities Exchange Commission announced Monday two new initiatives to address cyber-based threats and protect retail investors. This article looks at the proposals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 October 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

FDA unveils ramped-up regulatory initiatives for drug compounders

US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. released a statement about the FDA’s ramped up regulatory initiatives for drug compounders. This briefing looks at the proposals.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Department of Energy’s Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

This article looks at the DOE's attempts to ensure that the “reliability and resiliency” attributes of coal-fired and nuclear generation resources receive full value.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 04 October 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

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