SEC Victim of Cyberattack

Sep 26, 2017 / Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the critical, independent government agency that oversees our stock markets, regulates the securities industry, and enforces federal securities laws, reported on Thursday that a cyberattack may have permitted criminals to trade on insider information. Only two weeks after Equifax suffered what we dubbed an “unprecedented data breach,” new precedent may have been set. Our securities laws are premised on the belief that equal access to […]

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The Truly Unprecedented Equifax Data Breach

Sep 20, 2017 / Cybersecurity

The word “unprecedented” is often used to describe a variety of events that are, on the whole, ordinary happenings. But, when the Crown Jewels of personally identifiable information –the names, dates of birth, and Social Security Numbers of up to 128 million individuals – are compromised by persons unknown, that is a truly unprecedented incident. Last week, the New York Times reported that Equifax, a major consumer credit reporting agency […]

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How to Distinguish the Real FEMA from Fraudsters Posing as FEMA After a Hurricane

Sep 19, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

A natural disaster can bring out the very best in people and hurricane Irma is no exception. As soon as the winds died down, individuals, communities, and charitable organizations rallied together to take care of those most affected. Unfortunately, a natural disaster can also bring out the worst in people. For every person offering a helping hand, there may be an unscrupulous individual scheming to benefit from the event. For […]

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Florida Statutory Bad Faith Claims

Sep 14, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

You purchase insurance with the expectation that it will help reduce your losses. In some cases, the law requires you to purchase insurance, which is why we all must have car insurance. In other cases, you are contractually required to carry insurance, including when you have a mortgage (homeowners insurance) or when you rent or lease property (renters insurance). Suddenly, you suffer a catastrophic loss from a hurricane. You think […]

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