Confidentiality. Legal news and articles for September 28 - 30, 2014

Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax recordsIowa lawmakers: Make cronyism, secret settlements illegalNJ Supreme Court ruling protects confidentiality of hospital's investigation...Holder's inconsistent constitutional legacyNew Law Sets Bar for Sexual Consent on California's CampusesHospitals' Internal Error Reviews Not Discoverable, Court SaysDC Councilmember Alexander: 'Who Cares About The Confidentiality Of Gun ...Hospitals' Internal Error Reviews Not Discoverable, Court SaysSheriff: Warning unheeded in Gainesville-area tragedySoccer Transfers Fueled by Secretive Loans Beat UEFA ClampdownDon't hold breath waiting on NFLPAIran-Born Billionaire Hakim Emerges With NYC PropertiesBoos and BravosCorporate Whistleblowing, From the Whistler's POVReforming the National Guard to Prevent Sexual Assault

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It's Tesla's game as states bid to play
Press HeraldSeptember 1, 2014

In one glimpse behind the curtain of secrecy and confidentiality, California provided an email from a Tesla official to the governor's senior adviser for jobs and economic development. It contained a newspaper story speculating on a possible site and ...more »

NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid
KOB.comSeptember 1, 2014

State law requires the release of recruiting documents after a company has announced a decision on its preferred location, which Toyota did four months ago. Since Gov. Pat McCrory took office last year, ... "Incentives were just one of many ...more »

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Court says TIGTA must process FOIA on White House access to tax records
Washington ExaminerSeptember 30, 2014

A federal judge ruled Monday that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration cannot withhold information on whether the White House received confidential taxpayer information by citing certain exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act.more »

Iowa lawmakers: Make cronyism, secret settlements illegal
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 30, 2014

Iowa's state government would ban secret settlements and set in place safeguards against cronyism in hiring under a list of recommendations made today by the Senate Government Oversight Committee. The recommendations were strongly criticized by ...more »

NJ Supreme Court ruling protects confidentiality of hospital's investigation...
The Star-LedgerSeptember 30, 2014

TRENTON — Patients who sue a hospital for medical malpractice are not entitled to records documenting the hospital's internal examination into what went wrong, the state Supreme Court has ruled, upholding a 2004 law intended to encourage medical ...more »

Holder's inconsistent constitutional legacy
Al Jazeera AmericaSeptember 30, 2014

Republican leaders and the conservative media roundly and repeatedly criticized him for “needlessly injecting politics into law enforcement,” often based on meritless arguments. In the aftermath of the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African ...more »

New Law Sets Bar for Sexual Consent on California's Campuses
NewsweekSeptember 29, 2014

These include policies that address issues of privacy and confidentiality, how to handle to handle interviews and work with law enforcement, and trauma-informed training for staff involved in investigations. Schools will have to work with existing ...more »

Hospitals' Internal Error Reviews Not Discoverable, Court Says
New Jersey Law JournalSeptember 29, 2014

The court said the 2004 Patient Safety Act was specifically enacted to grant confidentiality to some internal reports so that health care workers can engage in self-critical analysis, without fear of retribution, in an effort to ensure that mistakes ...more »

DC Councilmember Alexander: 'Who Cares About The Confidentiality Of Gun ...
AmmoLand.comSeptember 29, 2014

Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, the D.C. City Council unanimously passed an emergency bill that created a highly-restrictive “may-issue” concealed carry licensing system in the District. The law will be in effect for only 90 days ...more »

Hospitals' Internal Error Reviews Not Discoverable, Court Says
New Jersey Law JournalSeptember 29, 2014

The court said the 2004 Patient Safety Act was specifically enacted to grant confidentiality to some internal reports so that health care workers can engage in self-critical analysis, without fear of retribution, in an effort to ensure that mistakes ...more »

Sheriff: Warning unheeded in Gainesville-area tragedy
The News HeraldSeptember 29, 2014

Spirit also killed their mother, Sarah Spirit, 28. Both the UF team and the Florida Department of Health refused to confirm that they interviewed the children, citing confidentiality laws. However, Darnell said an Alachua County deputy's role in the ...more »

Soccer Transfers Fueled by Secretive Loans Beat UEFA Clampdown
BloombergSeptember 29, 2014

Nigel Howe, Reading's CEO, said he couldn't comment on the arrangement with Vibrac, citing a confidentiality agreement. UEFA has tapered soccer's transfer boom by limiting the outlay of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain ... That's ideal for clubs ...more »

Don't hold breath waiting on NFLPA
TBO.comSeptember 29, 2014

If we believe that any member of team management or anyone from the league has deliberately taken steps to thwart that privacy and breach that confidentiality, this union will take every step and file every grievance and pursue any law to rectify that.''.more »

Iran-Born Billionaire Hakim Emerges With NYC Properties
BloombergSeptember 29, 2014

His son-in-law Robert Jaffe, who's in divorce proceedings with his daughter Wendy, served 37 subpoenas to Kamran's LLCs -- 32 of which were quashed -- in an effort to determine her ownership interests in the companies. All the cases touch on his ...more »

Boos and Bravos
Glens Falls Post-StarSeptember 29, 2014

Bravos to Queensbury town officials for drafting a law that will include hefty fines for any all-terrain vehicles using town land. There are far more people biking, running and walking on the trails of Queensbury than riding ATVs, but the recent damage ...more »

Corporate Whistleblowing, From the Whistler's POV
Law.comSeptember 28, 2014

“The point for corporate counsel is to be very careful and make sure they don't go drafting confidentiality agreements without looking carefully at the case law and these rules, so that they can make sure that they remain within the requirements of the ...more »

Reforming the National Guard to Prevent Sexual Assault
SitNewsSeptember 28, 2014

Cleaning up the Guard scandal requires accountability and reforms that protect victims' confidentiality while ensuring that law enforcement can investigate and prosecute alleged crimes. When we talk about the victims, we are talking about Alaskans who ...more »

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