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An experienced litigator, Daniel Waltz advises and represents regional, national and international companies, financial institutions and insurers in all facets of business, complex commercial and insurance coverage litigation. He is committed to working with his clients to find creative solutions to meet their needs.

On February 28, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed to a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) to resolve False Claims Act allegations. The resolution represents the department’s first settlement under the False Claims Act since instituting its Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative in October 2021.[1] This is a watershed moment in the

On March 24, Governor Spencer J. Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), making Utah the fourth state in the country to adopt a comprehensive privacy law. The UCPA is set to take effect on December 31, 2023, and this law’s substantive requirements closely mirror the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). The UCPA

California Privacy Protection Agency Director Ashkan Soltani recently announced that long-awaited regulations related to the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) would be delayed. The agency initially scheduled a July 1 deadline to promulgate regulations and allow companies time to comply with the CPRA, which is set to be enforced beginning July 1, 2023. However, Director

On February 25, the Utah Senate passed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (the UCPA), which closely resembles both the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (the VCDPA) and the Colorado Privacy Act (the CPA). The House unanimously passed the bill on March 2. The bill now goes to Governor Spencer Cox, who has 20 days to

Despite overlap of alleged putative nationwide class definitions, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) denied Geico’s attempt to consolidate five class-action lawsuits arising from a data breach notification published in April 2021 (impacting a reported 132,000 individuals). The JPML’s decision might set a precedential limit for transfer and consolidation of smaller data breach class-action

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has resulted in the California legislature rolling out several emergency initiatives to address the impact of the outbreak. Initiatives range from introducing measures to address key employment issues to financial packages that provide funding to increase hospital capacity and protect those most vulnerable to the disease. Given the immediate impact these

With all 50 states in the process of lifting stay-at-home orders, many businesses are eager to reopen but remain committed to protecting their most important assets — their employees. As part of establishing reopening procedures, some businesses have considered collecting health-related information from employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the workforce.

While collecting

The Federal Trade Commission released guidance for increasing privacy and data security while videoconferencing over the internet. The FTC is recommending that video conference users take the following steps:

  1. Make sure that only those individuals who were invited to the meeting are in attendance by securing the meeting by password or providing unique meeting and/or

Illinois made its first attempt at being in the vanguard of adopting new privacy laws with legislation to protect the biometric data of its residents with the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Illinois followed BIPA as the first state to pass legislation requiring an employer to disclose the use of artificial intelligence in the video-interview process

On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law first-of-its-kind legislation regulating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Illinois.  As previously reported by Troutman Sanders on June 26, 2019, the Illinois legislature, in what has been described as the most momentous legislative session in decades, passed the privacy statute