The Inevitable Data Breach:
Pray for Peace, Prepare for War

Home Depot is facing nearly 50 claims for liability arising out of a breach in their data systems, about which it had been warned. This time last year, Target had been vulnerable to security breaches.

Data breaches will happen. Businesses can and must plan for them so that they can react appropriately. But make no mistake. They will happen.

John T. Holden, a shareholder located in Charlotte, North Carolina, focuses his practice on cyber and data breach litigation. His experience in dealing with company security breaches guided him in composing this article on what companies need to do to prepare for the inevitable.

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Pittsburgh's 2015 "Lawyer of the Year"

J. Lawson Johnston



J. LAWSON JOHNSTON:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Railroad Law

Robert J. Marino



ROBERT J. MARINO:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Insurance Law

John E. Wall

JOHN E. WALL:
2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

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Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Bad Faith

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Are Statutory Bad Faith Claims Assignable in the Context of Third Party Tort Claims?


In the December 2014 issue of Claims Management magazine, Dickie McCamey attorneys addressed the question, “Are Statutory Bad Faith Claims Assignable in the Context of Third Party Tort Claims?”

J. David Ziegler, Esq. and Robert J. Marino, Esq. detail the positions presented to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to this question in Wolfe v. Allstate Insurance, which was asked to decide the issue of assignability.

The Third Circuit’s desire to clarify the differences between tort and contract claims is not unique to Wolfe or the traditional insurance industry. Attorney W. Alan Torrance, Jr. illustrates this point through Reginella Construction Company, Ltd. v. Travelers Cas. and Sur. Company (July 2014).

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Medicare:  the “M” word that can instill confusion and raise questions for those unfamiliar with the laws and regulations governing Medicare compliance.

How do I protect myself and my company from fines and penalties Medicare may impose?

What do I need to do to make sure I am protecting Medicare’s future and present interest on this case?

Do I have the right mechanisms in place to ensure that we are Medicare compliant?

Are we properly reporting claims to Medicare?

Where do I go for help … the right kind of help?

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