Data privacy legislative round-up

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Data privacy legislative round-up

Monday, March 28, 2022

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Supreme Court rules Taco Bell franchisee waited too long to compel arbitration of employee wage dispute

Friday, May 27, 2022

Based on the Supreme Court’s ruling in a recent case, detailed below, parties to litigation looking to enforce arbitration provisions in contracts must not sit on their hands and wait for months prior to seeking a stay of litigation to compel arbitration. If a party waits too long, it may waive its right to compel arbitration even if the other party to the litigation is not prejudiced by the delay. 

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Kathleen Stearns sworn in as WLAM-Wayne Region President

Friday, May 27, 2022

McDonald Hopkins associate Kathleen Stearns has been sworn in as president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan for the Wayne Region. 

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Senate declines to advance the Relief for Restaurants and Other Hard Hit Small Business Act of 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

On May 19, 2022, the Senate declined to advance the Relief for Restaurants Act, which would have provide $42 billion in relief to foodservice businesses that originally applied for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and an additional $13 billion to other businesses that were hit hard during the pandemic, including live event venues, gyms, and sports teams.

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Connecticut becomes fifth state to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Connecticut is the latest state to adopt data privacy measures aimed at giving consumers more control over their personally identifiable information. Effective July 1, 2023, businesses that operate in Connecticut or collect data from Connecticut residents will be required to adhere to certain data privacy principles when collecting personal information, to give consumers specific rights over the collection and use of their information, and to establish mechanisms and procedures for consumers to exercise those rights.  

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Law 360 article by Christine Czuprynski and Kate Jarrett: "New Ariz. Cyberattack Info Sharing May Be Worth The Burden"

Monday, May 23, 2022

Christine Czuprynski and Kate Jarrett's article, "New Ariz. Cyberattack Info Sharing May Be Worth The Burden," published in Law360 on May 19.

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"5 Questions With" Tom Bullock, Executive Director of Citizens Utility Board of Ohio (CUB-OH)

Monday, May 23, 2022

The McDonald Hopkins Public Law Practice Group presents "5 Questions with" Tom Bullock, Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board of Ohio (CUB-OH).

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Robison appointed co-lead counsel of Space Generation Advisory Council

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Space Generation Advisory Council has announced the appointment of McDonald Hopkins Associate Stephen Robinson as Co-Lead Counsel for the global, non-governmental, non-profit organization.

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McDonald Hopkins welcomes Alexander Koenig to Business Department and Commercial Finance team

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Alexander Koenig has joined McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Business Department, adding his experience to the firm’s Commercial Finance team.

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Spencer Pollock quoted in The American Lawyer article: "For Small and Midsize Firms, Threats of Data Breaches Loom Large"

Monday, May 16, 2022

McDonald Hopkins Member Scott Pollock was quoted in the April 20 edition of The American Lawyer in Justin Henry’s article “For Small and Midsize Firms, Threats of Data Breaches Loom Large.”

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McDonald Hopkins Chicago attorneys raise money to fight rare cancers during Cycle for Survival

Monday, May 16, 2022

A team of attorneys from McDonald Hopkins LLC spent the afternoon of Friday, May 13, in Chicago’s Daly Plaza riding stationary bikes to raise money for Cycle for Survival and its fight to defeat rare cancers.

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