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Recent Publications

Appellate Division Review
Criminal, Business, Immigration Matters
Source: New York Law Journal
Authors: The Honorable E. Leo Milonas, Andrew C. Smith

This article was originally published in the New York Law Journal on April 15, 2016.

As this winter's cold gives way to spring flowers, the Appellate Division has experienced its own blossoming. This year has already seen 10 judges appointed to fill vacancies across the Appellate Division. They join their colleagues already hard at work resolving new and thorny issues of New York law. Below, we highlight some of the Appellate Division's leading decisions from the first quarter of 2016.

Restaurants and Food Retailers Are Now Required to Post Proposition 65 Warning Signs about BPA in All California Locations
Authors: Anna M. Graves, Corrie L. Plant, Lisseth Ochoa-Chavarria*

As of May 11, 2016, all businesses that distribute or sell food and beverage products in California that potentially contain bisphenol A (BPA) are required to provide a warning under California’s Proposition 65 to consumers. BPA is a chemical commonly used in the protective lining of many food cans, bottle lids, and other food-packaging materials. Failure to provide the required warning for products sold or distributed into California that potentially contain BPA could expose restaurants and their vendors to considerable liability under Proposition 65.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the EU-US Privacy Shield
Source: Tech City News
Authors: Rafi Azim-Khan, Steven P. Farmer

Back in February, the European Commission and the US Department of Commerce reached an accord on a new transatlantic data transfer protocol.

Trade Secrets Claims Reach Federal Court: New Law Changes Jurisdiction, Remedies and Duties
Authors: Bruce A. Ericson, Kirke M. Hasson, Kenneth W. Taber, Philip Shecter

Until May 12, 2016, trade secret law was the only area of intellectual property law left largely to state courts and state law. But no longer. On May 12, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-153.1 It establishes a new federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets, including an innovative ex parte civil seizure provision, provides non-exclusive federal question jurisdiction for claims arising under the Act, and creates new duties–effective immediately–for employers, contractors and consultants. Much remains to be sorted out by litigation, but several things about the new Act are clear and warrant immediate attention.

A New Cybersecurity Regime and a New Regulation to Mandate Secure Information Systems for Government Contractors
Authors: C. Joël Van Over, Travis L. Mullaney

Congress has enacted a recent wave of legislation to address ongoing cybersecurity threats; the Executive Branch, on May 12, 2016, adopted new cybersecurity regulations; and other Federal initiatives are underway and will bring additional promised change requiring enhanced cybersecurity protections.

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