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Mintz Member Jennifer B. Rubin authored an article published by Law360 that examined legal challenges employers face as they contemplate the impact of the coronavirus vaccine on the workforce, and how mandatory vaccination programs may create a workforce of immuno-haves, or those who have received the vaccination, and potentially expose employers to employment and consumer claims.
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In Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw, Vice President of ML Strategies Christian Fjeld was quoted on the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, which establishes security standards for IoT devices owned or controlled by the federal government and was recently signed into law by President Trump, and its potential “spillover effects” into the private sector.
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In an article published by Bloomberg Law, Mintz Member and Chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Practice Jeffrey R. Porter criticized draft guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clarifying permitting requirements for pollution discharges into federal waters, which was issued in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s April ruling in Country of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. 
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The Boston Globe covered the launch of the Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Fund, a collaboration between the Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Access to Justice Fund Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, which will support initiatives to advance access to justice, racial equity, and criminal justice reform in the legal system. 
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Kim V. Marrkand, Mintz Member and Founder and Co-chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice, authored an article published in The Brief by the American Bar Association, regarding the American Law Institute (ALI)’s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance. The article traces the history of the Restatement and how the ALI’s “fractured” process, which included revising the rules governing Restatements and rewriting well-settled laws of liability insurance, justifies skepticism by both the bench and bar as to its reliability.
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