Blog Archive

  • 08.07.2019

    North Carolina Distillery and ABC Modernization Bill Signed into Law

    On July 29, 2019, Governor Cooper signed SB290 into law.  The bill makes major changes to North Carolina alcohol laws, including allowing distilleries to sell unlimited bottles directly from the distillery and to sell mixed drinks at the distillery.  The...
  • 07.08.2019

    Virginia Takes First Step to Address “Deep Fake” Images and Video

    A law just went into effect in Virginia that makes it illegal to distribute falsely created pornographic videos and images of a person. Section 18.2-386 of the Virginia Code was designed to prevent the distribution of sexual or nude images of an individual...
  • 07.03.2019

    SBA Finally Proposes a Regulation to Harmonize Its Receipts-Based Size Standards with the Small...

    On June 24, 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) finally proposed a regulation which would harmonize its receipts-based size standard regulation with the Congressional directive of the Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018 (SBREA).  The...
  • 06.07.2019

    Proposed Regulations Would Focus on "High Risk" Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) in connection with its efforts to streamline the process for obtaining a license to operate a commercial remote sensing satellite....
  • 05.21.2019

    A Framework for Due Diligence of Data in an M&A Transaction

    The broad adoption of technologies that collect, analyze, store and distribute data is disrupting a number of industries. It is also proving to be a challenge for lawyers attempting to apply existing laws and regulations to the novel issues these technologies...
  • 04.17.2019

    Data Due Diligence In M&A Transactions: Data Quality and Liability

    As data is quickly becoming a significant corporate asset, lawyers in corporate transactions need to consider the associated legal risks. Failure to understand and address these risks can result in significant future costs to the acquiring company.  There are...
  • 04.15.2019

    25 Proposed Changes to N.C. ABC Laws Brewing in 2019

    North Carolina House Bill 536, the ABC Omnibus Regulatory Reform Bill, was recently introduced. A link to the bill is here. Below is a summary of the provisions. If passed, most provisions of the legislation would be effective July 1, 2019.1. Brewery Private...
  • 04.12.2019

    Patient Privacy Breach… All in a Day’s Work?

    It is a health care provider’s nightmare – despite extensive HIPAA training and best efforts to hire the right people, one of your staff members has gone rogue with a patient’s information. Whether a receptionist loudly comments on health information in a...
  • 04.04.2019

    Data Due Diligence In M&A Transactions: Ownership Rights in Data

    As data are quickly becoming a significant corporate asset, lawyers in corporate transactions need to consider the legal risks associated with data. Failure to understand and address these risks can result in significant future costs to the acquiring company...