Law new is a concept that many legal firms are exploring as an avenue to offer more help to clients. It can mean more efficient services, different types of client outreach or simply using strategies that may not have been part of standard practice in the past. This is one area of the law that should be closely watched by all those who are interested in growing their business in today’s challenging environment.
A look at some of the major legal news this week:
California is putting data brokers on notice, creating heightened liability risks. The Supreme Court takes on a case that could significantly curtail access to abortion pill mifepristone nationwide. Prominent Kirkland & Ellis LLP trial lawyer Jim Hurst returns to the firm, and the Federal Circuit’s Pauline Newman considers accepting an invitation to sit by designation in district court after her 12-month suspension.
This bill amends the City’s data breach notification laws to align them with requirements in the State’s SHIELD Act. The legislation would require City agencies to promptly disclose a data breach that involves persons’ private identifying information. It would also expand the disclosure obligation to include situations in which the information is reasonably believed to have been accessed, disclosed or used by an unauthorized person.
This bill requires the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in consultation with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, to prepare a notice that City agencies are required to provide to employees and job applicants regarding student loan forgiveness programs. The bill would require the department to publish the notice on its website. The bill would also repeal the subchapter in the Administrative Code that contains existing laws regulating third-party food delivery services. The City would license third-party food delivery service providers who meet the bill’s requirements. The City would have the power to deny, refuse to renew or suspend a provider’s license, and to revoke or suspend the license of a violator. The bill would take effect immediately upon enactment. New York State law consists of constitutional, statutory, regulatory and case law. The lawmaking branch of the State is the legislature, which passes bills that become laws through a process of research, discussion, change and voting. New York state laws are then codified and consolidated in the Consolidated Laws.