New York Rolls Out New Cybersecurity Requirements For Banks, Insurers

According to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), new cybersecurity rules aimed at safeguarding consumer data go into effect on March 1, 2017. The regulations will require banks, insurers, and money services to strengthen their cybersecurity protocols by, in part, putting data security programs in place and accepting greater responsibility for monitoring the vendors with whom they do business. The rules also require reporting breaches within 72 hours.

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Pa. Federal Judge Orders
Westport To Produce Underwriting Manual, But Not Personnel Files,
In Discovery

OSHA Updates 40-Year-Old Beryllium Permissible Exposure Limits

A federal judge has granted an insured's motion to compel the insurer's underwriting manual in a bad faith case but denied the motion as to production of personnel files. In Westport Ins. Corp. v. Hippo, Fleming & Pertile (W.D. Pa. March 7, 2017), U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson decided the discovery dispute in the context of a declaratory judgment action filed by Westport and a bad faith counterclaim against Westport by the insured, the Hippo law firm, which sought coverage after being sued in an underlying case.

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Paul J. Schumacher

On January 6, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) dramatically lowered its workplace permissible exposure limit (PEL) to beryllium. This final rule replaces a 40-year-old PEL, making the new standards effective March 21, 2017.

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