California Consumer Privacy Act:
A Law Influenced by the European General Data Protection Regulation

On July 1, 2018, the world was shocked by LeBron James’s decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers. However, a few days prior on June 28, another game-changing force made its way to California in the form of a modified version of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Now, the California legislature has adopted very similar privacy laws as laid forth in the GDPR with the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”).

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"The Intersection of Gas and Coal in Pennsylvania"

“The Intersection of Gas and Coal in Pennsylvania” traces the evolution of the state’s law concerning the competing interests of coal owners and gas operators. The article then provides an overview of the current Pennsylvania laws and asks: What operations are coal and oil and gas operators allowed to engage in at any given time? Finally, the authors detail whether damages for “interference” caused by competing oil and gas operations may be recoverable.

Click here to read the article co-authored by Jason P. Webb and published in the July 2018 edition of Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly.

New Appellate Case Law in New York on Issue of SLU when there are Classified Injury Sites

CMS Issues New MSPRP User Guide

The Appellate Division has issued a recent opinion that will alter how the Law Judges and Board Panel address permanency where the Claimant has injuries subject to both scheduled (scheduled loss of use) and nonscheduled (classification) permanency determinations from the same accident.

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While Americans celebrated Independence Day this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a new Medicare Secondary Payer Recovery Portal (“MSPRP”) User Guide that will hopefully lead to some increased independence and efficiency for the Medicare Secondary Payer community in how they use the MSPRP during the conditional payment recovery process.

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