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SEC Investigates Possible Brokerage Activities Linked to Token Listings

Following the recent filing of the SEC’s insider trading complaint against a former manager of Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”), the SEC is now investigating Coinbase.

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SEC Enforcement Case Labels Some Cryptocurrency Tokens as Securities

In the long running question of whether cryptocurrency tokens are securities, the Securities and Exchange Commission has volleyed new claims against a former employee of Coinbase Global, Inc., alleging insider trading of securities listed on the exchange.

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CARU Determines Primark’s Advertising Furthers Negative Gender Stereotypes

The Children’s Advertising Review Unit of BBB National Programs has recommended that Primark US Corp. modify its children’s products and their associated advertising messages to not violate CARU’s recently revised Advertising Guidelines, which provide that “[a]dvertising should not portray or encourage negative social stereotyping, prejudice, or discrimination.”

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Justices Limit EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation, Stop Short of What Observers Hoped/Feared

The Supreme Court severely limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) asserted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from existing emission sources such as coal-fired power plants.

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Telehealth Model Legislation—A Comparison of AMA, FSMB and ULC Model Bills and Guidelines

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a drastic increase in telehealth utilization across the country, which meaningfully changed the way providers deliver care and illuminated novel state telehealth policy design challenges.

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Mandatory GhG Emission Reporting for Business: Advancing CA Law Even Broader than SEC Proposal

A California bill requiring large U.S. companies doing business in California to publicly report all of their worldwide greenhouse gas emissions moved one step closer to Governor Newsom's desk.

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Health App Providers May Have Confidentiality Obligations Under State Law

The wave of new state legislation limiting abortion access has raised concerns about the privacy and security of reproductive health data not subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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Navigating the Virtual Care Explosion: Mapping the Shifting Policy, Payment and Strategy Landscape

By March of this year, more than 61% of Americans had experienced a telehealth visit—and almost 88% want to continue using telehealth for nonurgent consultations, even after the pandemic passes, according to findings reported in Healthcare Finance.

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2022–2023 State Budget Update

California legislators have passed a 2022–23 spending proposal. This year’s budget measure, Senate Bill 154, totals over 1,000 pages.

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Climate Change Risk and Disclosure: A New Focus for SEC Enforcement

Manatt Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defense Partner Jacqueline Wolff authored an article for Law Journal Newsletters@ Business Crimes Bulletin about the SEC@s renewed focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) funds and how companies should engage in an assessment of their climate risks and communicate the status of their ESG goals to investors.@@As investors dedicate...

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