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New Jersey revises data breach law, expands definition of personal information

On May 10, 2019, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphey signed Assembly Bill 3245 into law. AB 3245 expands the definition of “personal information” under the state data breach statute and addresses electronic notification in the event that a data breach involves a username or password.

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McDonald Hopkins IP litigators obtain significant win by invalidating four patents and receiving judgements of no infringement and no misappropriation

Two members of McDonald Hopkins intellectual property litigation team, Dave Cupar and Matt Cavanagh, won a significant judgment in a patent and trade secret case in favor of their client, Horizon Global Americas Inc., ending an eight-year legal battle between Horizon and a former business partner, Let’s Go Aero, Inc. (“LGA”) over intellectual property rights to hitch-mounted bike racks and automobile accessories. Horizon Global Americas Inc. is a subsidiary of Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment.

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EEOC Confirms Pay Data Collection Reporting

After what seems like months of drama about EEO-1 reporting issues, on April 30, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirmed that employers will be required to submit pay data by September 30, 2019. The text of the EEOC’s notice is below and can be found on the EEOC website:

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McDonald Hopkins recognized in Chambers USA 2019 rankings

McDonald Hopkins is pleased to announce the attorneys and practice areas that have been recognized by Chambers USA 2019.

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Workers Compensation attorney Margaret O’Bryon joins McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland office

Margaret O’Bryon is bringing 15 years of experience developing an expertise in workers’ compensation to McDonald Hopkins LLC, joining the firm as counsel in the Cleveland office.

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McDonald Hopkins’ new Litigation Finance Practice Group is one of the first of its kind and is unique in the legal market

McDonald Hopkins LLC has announced the creation of a practice group dedicated to the relatively new and exciting phenomenon of litigation finance. The firm’s Litigation Finance Practice Group is one of the first of its kind and is unique in the legal market.

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Dana White joins McDonald Hopkins in Detroit and Chicago offices

Dana White has joined McDonald Hopkins LLP in Detroit and Chicago as a member in the firm’s Business Law Department and Real Estate Practice.

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Ohio Senate passes bill to create tax credit for Opportunity Zone investments

We have been following a new federal program that provides federal tax benefits for qualifying investments in geographically designated Opportunity Zones. As part of federal tax reform in 2017, Congress created the Opportunity Zone program to encourage investment in low-income areas. Last October the IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulations to provide investors with further guidance on the program. Now, the Ohio General Assembly is seriously considering a tax credit against the Ohio income tax with similar policy objectives in mind.

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March Madness Department of Labor-style

While the rest of us were busy filling out our NCAA tournament brackets, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) was engaged in another kind of March Madness. In a flurry of activity during the month of March, the DOL issued two notices of significant Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rulemaking along with three new Opinion Letters on Fair Labor Standards Act (FMLA) and FLSA issues.

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Apple Closed Two of Its Stores in Eastern Texas. The Reasoning May Surprise You – How patent laws can affect key business decisions

Apple, the technology giant which runs successful Apple Stores all over the world, announced that it will close its only two stores in eastern Texas by Friday, April 12.

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