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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.

Introduction

On April 29, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. (Aerojet) settled claims by whistleblower Brain Markus for a reported $9 million after the second day of a jury trial.[1] This is the second recent settlement under the False Claims Act (FCA) relating to alleged misrepresentations about a company’s cybersecurity practices and systems in connection with

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

The “right-to-repair” movement continues to gain momentum, and as predicted, litigation has started even in the absence of enacted right-to-repair laws. In a recently filed class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the plaintiff alleges that the equipment manufacturer deliberately prevents farmers from repairing their own equipment or using

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

On January 28, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that his office was beginning an “investigative sweep” of businesses operating consumer loyalty programs in California. The California AG’s press release stated that letters were sent to “major corporations in the retail, home improvement, travel, and food service industries” and allege the recipients’ potential noncompliance with

Data brokers beware, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has signaled increased scrutiny into the data and privacy practices of technology-enabled companies in the financial services industry. On September 14, the SEC announced that it settled a securities fraud investigation into private technology company App Annie, Inc. and its former CEO and Chairman Bertrand Schmidt, in

FTC’s ‘Nixing the Fix’ Offers Insight Into Ramifications of Presidential Directive

Introduction

Regulators are increasingly interested in transactions related to consumer technology. For example, hybrid transactions involving the purchase and sale of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is one area ripe for regulatory oversight and enforcement as detailed in our prior article, “Regulators Likely