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State Regulations on Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technologies

State Regulations on Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technologies

April 19, 2019

State-by-state guide to case law and regulations impacting businesses dealing in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

 Food for Thought: Does Cheez-It Decision Establish a Concerning Precedent for Packaged-Food Makers?

Food for Thought: Does Cheez-It Decision Establish a Concerning Precedent for Packaged-Food Makers?

December 11, 2018

In its newest opinion addressing class action claims related to allegedly misleading labels, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal vacated a decision from the Eastern District of New York granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss – effectively validating the claims for deceptive advertising.

Reinsurance

Reinsurance

December 1, 2018

Second Circuit Finds Factual Issues Regarding Whether Limit of Liability in Reinsurance Agreements Include Loss Adjustment Expenses

Is It Time to Harvest the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation?

Is It Time to Harvest the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation?

November 26, 2018

At the NAIC Fall 2018 National Meeting, state regulators continued plowing through the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (Model 275) (Suitability Model).

Supreme Court of Florida Upholds the <i>Frye</i> Standard

Supreme Court of Florida Upholds the Frye Standard

November 13, 2018

On October 15, 2018, in the matter of Richard Delisle vs. Crane Co., et al. , the Supreme Court of Florida unequivocally reaffirmed that Frye remains the standard for the admission of expert testimony. This reaffirmation comes after the Florida Legislature amended section 90.702 to incorporate the Daubert standard into the Florida Rules of Evidence in 2013.

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