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The Non-U.S. Litigator’s Dream Come True: U.S. Style Discovery to Obtain Evidence for Cases Litigated Outside the U.S.

Litigators outside the United States have often dreamed of using U.S.-style discovery to obtain evidence that is in the U.S.  Somehow, it didn’t seem fair that they could not use the techniques of the country where the evidence is located.  With the assistance of U.S. counsel, foreign litigants can obtain U.S.-style discovery to obtain evidence …

Cyber-Attack on a Hospital System Leads to HIPAA Breach for 4.5 Million Patients. Now Comes the BIG Expense: Regulatory and Legal Actions

Increasingly, organizations face the threat of costly breaches of personal data arising from cyber-attacks. In an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) dated August 18, 2014, Community Health Systems (“CHS”) revealed that personal information of 4.5 million patients was improperly accessed in a cyber-attack. CHS, one of the largest health care providers …

Sound the Alarm: Law Firms are Hacking Targets Too

On August 5, 2014, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner “sounded the alarm” on data breaches within the legal profession in the U.K. Citing the fact that 15 incidents had been reported in the previous three months, the  ICO used the press release to highlight the potential downfalls of poor information management protocols (a fine of …

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