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December 12, 2019

Kellie W. Fisher
Supreme Court May Consider Whether Tribal Sovereign Immunity Is Abrogated by Bankruptcy Code

A petition for certiorari is presently pending with respect to the Sixth Circuit’s decision
in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. If granted, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.


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November 13, 2019

Elek A. Miller
Google's Health Care Data Push Puts Spotlight on Patient Disclosure

Google's Project Nightingale, which has access to the personal health information of millions of Americans, is unlikely to trigger HIPAA violations. But it may still have long-term repercussions for the way the law thinks about patient disclosures. 

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September/October 2019

Mark T. Broth
Matthew C. Decker
HR Report: RSA 159:26 Re-Revisited: New Superior Court Opinion Finds that Public Employer May, Through Employment Contract, Prohibit Employees from Possessing Firearms in the Workplace

RSA 159:26, enacted in 2011, stripped local governments of their ability to regulate firearms in their communities, and gave exclusive regulatory authority to the Legislature.[1]  Previous articles in this space[2] have discussed whether the statute prevents local governments, acting in their capacity as employers, from adopting workplace rules and policies that prohibit public employees from possessing firearms at work.  While the question still has not been answered directly, a recent Superior Court decision strongly suggests that the statute was not intended to interfere with a local government’s ability to regulate employee conduct....

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