Legal

Sverre Roang has asked his colleague, Lisa Lange, to let us know about an interesting wrinkle in the economic stimulus plan (also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which we will refer to in this column as the "Recovery Act") that could be...

Legislation that would create a national cyber security czar reporting directly to the White House was introduced April 1 by U.S. Senators John D. Rockefeller (D-WVA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). The new position would serve as the government's top official on all cyber security matters,...

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. will acquire Metavante Technologies Inc. under an agreement announced today. Both company's boards approved an agreement for the stock deal that will combine the financial service firms to create the world's largest provider of comprehensive integrated payment and financial core...

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to consider reinstating Virginia's tough anti-spam law, leaving in place a lower court ruling that threw out the measure as unconstitutional. The high court's decision ends the legal odyssey of the 2003 anti-spam law, one of the nation's first,...

Recently, patent reform legislation has been introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate. The proposed legislation in both houses of Congress is referred to as the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (“Patent Reform Act”). The Patent Reform Act is the latest attempt at...

The Wisconsin Medical Society said Tuesday that it has filed an appeal to overturn a Dane County Circuit Court decision upholding the state's 2007 withdrawal of $200 million from the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund. The withdrawal from the fund, created by the state Legislature...

With social networks all over cyberspace, it's probably very easy to find out what your employees are doing and what they are thinking. But even if you find some damning information about one of your workers on Facebook, for instance, should you use that as...