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Proposed HIPAA clarification expected soon

A proposed rule that will clarify HIPAA privacy and security changes is expected within the next few weeks, and could be announced as early as this Friday.

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‘Sexting’ case leaves privacy issue unresolved

When the U.S. Supreme Court took up the case City of Ontario v. Quon, the legal world braced for the justices to rule on whether employees have a privacy interest in the messages they send on employer-issued mobile devices.

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EAJA fee awards belong to litigant, not lawyer

Attorneys' fees awarded under the Equal Access to Justice Act can be reclaimed by the government to satisfy other outstanding debts, the U.S. Supreme Court held last week.

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Employers also have reason to fear Facebook

Experience tells us that people, including employees and job seekers, write things in e-mails that they would not otherwise put in writing. And social networking sites are no different. Apparently thinking that only their friends will see their posts, many ...

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Open wide and say ‘DNA’

Imagine a federal agent reaching into your mouth and taking a swab of your DNA for a national data bank.

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Law firm can be sued for race discrimination, says a U.S. District Court in North Carolina

A law firm that allegedly hired a black attorney as a "marketing tool" and then excluded her from her area of expertise can be sued for racial discrimination under §1981, but not for harassment, a U.S. District Court in North Carolina has ruled.

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Miss. congressman submits plan to protect Coast from oil spill

Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) has sent letters to BP executive Tony Heyward and Admiral Thad Allen, Commander of the National Incident Command Center, providing a plan to protect the Mississippi Barrier Islands, estuaries and coast from oil reaching the shores.

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