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Nevada's New Privacy Bill Requires Website Operators That Collect Information About Consumers To Update Privacy Policies By October 1, 2019
While most U.S. companies have been focused on complying with the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), which goes into effect January 1, 2020, Nevada quietly passed its own
United States
11 Sep 2019
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Update On Validation Of The Safety Of Autonomous Vehicles
A challenge confronting the acceptance and deployment of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is validating the safety of a vehicle operated not by a human, but rather by an automated driving system (ADS).
United States
11 Jun 2019
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Skirting A Dress Code Crisis
In a recent case, a federal court in North Carolina struck down a charter school's dress code requiring girls to wear skirts under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
United States
2 May 2019
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Innovative 401(K) Plan Benefit For Employees With Student Loan Repayments
Many recent college graduates find it difficult to make contributions to their employer's 401(k) plan as they have significant student loan repayments which take precedence in their budget.
United States
6 Sep 2018
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Québec's Superior Court Upholds Bill 74
By way of background, on May 17, 2016, the Québec government passed Bill 74, which contained Internet-censoring provisions that were unprecedented in Canada.
United States
20 Aug 2018
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Education Tax Credits
If you have a son or daughter who is or will be pursuing a college degree, you may wish to keep in mind the possibility of taking advantage of two income tax credits that may be available in connection ...
United States
24 Jul 2018
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Who Will Pay For College?
Every parent wants their children to have the opportunity to go to college and prepare themselves for a career. In the midst of a divorce case, however, making your children's college plans can be problematic.
United States
11 Jul 2018
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The New Federal Tax Act Makes It Easier To Save For Education At All Levels
The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes it possible to set aside funds that can both accumulate and be withdrawn tax-free to pay for tuition at public, private or religious elementary and secondary schools...
United States
6 Feb 2018
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State Department Updates Policy Guidance Regarding F-1 Student Visa Applications
On August 8, 2017, the Department of State (DOS) updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) to modify instructions to consular officers considering F-1 student visas.
United States
31 Aug 2017
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Education Newsletter: Volume 1, Number 2
This bill restructures post-secondary credit system for high school students. Unlike dual enrollment programs, a student enrolled in concurrent coursework will attend regular classes at a community college campus.
United States
10 Aug 2017
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Education Newsletter Volume 1 Number 1
By a razor thin one-vote majority in each chamber, the Arizona Legislature passed SB1314/HB2394 which was signed into law on April 6th by Gov. Doug Ducey.
United States
12 May 2017
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Obama-Era Guidance On Transgender Student Rights Reversed By Departments Of Education And Justice
On February 22, 2017, President Donald Trump's administration issued a two-page "Dear Colleague" letter that formally rescinded the Obama administration's interpretation of transgender student rights as an extension of Title IX.
United States
3 Mar 2017
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Contaminated Product Insurance Policy Held Void Due To Insured's Misrepresentations
A federal appeals court recently held void a product contamination policy issued to H.J. Heinz Company on the basis that Heinz failed to disclose previous contamination claims on its insurance application.
United States
1 Feb 2017
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Michigan Consumer Protection Act Claims Do Not Require Proof Of Intent To Deceive
The plaintiffs in Brownlow filed an insurance claim after a small fire in the plaintiffs' microwave filled their house with smoke.
United States
4 May 2016
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New Law Provides Gaming Industry With Broader Background Investigation Powers
The Nevada Legislature has amended the state's consumer reporting laws to remove restrictions on the information a credit reporting agency may report to gaming operators.
United States
27 May 2015
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Food Safety In Canada – More Work For Franchisors Who Import Food Products
The Safe Foods for Canadian Act (the Act) received Royal Assent in November 2012 and is anticipated to start taking effect at the beginning of 2015.
Canada
26 Jan 2015
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Determination Of Joint-Employer Status Of Educational Service Provider And Public School Academy
The Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff and the American Federation of Teachers filed an election petition to organize a collective bargaining unit.
United States
2 May 2014
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Lessons For Suppliers From GM’S Belated Ignition Switch Recall
GM’s well-crafted, post-bankruptcy image as a more efficient, product-savvy, financially prudent, customer-focused automaker is suffering severe damage.
United States
23 Apr 2014
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CFPB Targets Companies’ Duty To Investigate Consumer Disputes
Credit reports provide a record of each consumer’s use of credit over time.
United States
11 Sep 2013
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In A Matter Of First Impression, The Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Damages For Loss Of Consumer Credit Are Recoverable Under The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act
In a recent decision, the Supreme Court held that under Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-109(a) of the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act, actual damages are recoverable for the loss of available consumer credit due to the actions of a defendant if such damages can be proven with particularity.
United States
7 Feb 2013
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