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The Illinois Senate recently passed legislation by a 46-13 vote that would significantly amend the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).[1] Senate Bill 2979 (“SB2979’),
which Senate President Pro Tempore William Cunningham introduced, includes a significant benefit to corporations, employers, and other private entities in Illinois by clarifying that, in a case where the

As many REGucation readers know, Thompson Coburn has followed the U.S. Department of Education’s Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) rules closely over many years. This blog post will outline three recent BDR-related developments that institutions of higher education should have on their radar.Fifth Circuit Enjoins Biden Administration BDR Rule Pending Final Judgment of the District

In the Illinois Senate, a recently proposed Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) amendment seeks to change how BIPA claims accrue, limiting the amount of damages available in instances where there are multiple violations.The Cothron decision, which held that BIPA claims accrued each and every time biometrics were collected, transmitted, or stored absent a written release,

The California Chamber of Commerce filed a petition to the California Supreme Court on February 20, 2024, seeking review of a February 9, 2024 appellate decision that paved the way for the state’s privacy enforcement agency, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), to start enforcing the California Privacy Right Act’s updated regulations immediately.The CPPA filed

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a settlement between the State of California and DoorDash on February 21, 2024, regarding allegations that DoorDash violated the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) by selling its California customers’ personal information without providing notice or an opportunity to opt out. The

This month’s Wonkology is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Thompson Coburn’s Lobbying & Policy and Higher Education practices. An administrative process used by federal agencies during which a proposed rule is debated and developed by relevant interest groups and agency representatives.  Best Thing Since Sliced Bread The concept of a negotiated rulemaking, colloquially known as “neg reg,” was hatched in the 1970s when

Congress passed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”) to benefit small businesses. The SBRA established a new framework within Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, known as subchapter V, which streamlines and simplifies the bankruptcy process for small businesses to allow them to restructure and exit bankruptcy in an expedited timeframe.Section 1182

On December 18, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) issued a final version of their Merger Guidelines. Initially proposed in July 2023, after five months of public commentary and feedback and two years of work in total, the 2023 Merger Guidelines include 11 enforcement principles

As health care payers increasingly rely on artificial intelligence (“AI”) to speed up patient claim adjudication and prior-authorization determinations, providers should be on the lookout for algorithms designed to deny claims with minimal
human oversight. Two putative class action lawsuits filed against Cigna and UnitedHealth in November 2023 allege that the payers’ respective AI models,