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Eric Altman is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) now appears set to expire as of December 31, 2014, barring further action from Congress.  The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014[1] would have extended the existing terrorism insurance coverage under TRIA.  Although the House of Representatives previously passed a bill reauthorizing TRIA on December 10, 2014[2], the Senate failed to pass the measure prior to the end of the 113th Congressional legislative session.[3]  The original insurance program was enacted in 2002 (and subsequently extended in 2005 and 2007)[4] after the 9/11 attacks as a backstop to the shortage of terrorism insurance in the private market.[5]
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September 9th was a significant day for Apple and its legions of loyal fans, but was it also the “beginning of a health revolution” as Apple alludes to?[1]  On September 9th, Apple announced its new iteration of the iPhone, the iPhone 6 running a new iOS 8 operating system, and also debuted its first wearable technology, the Apple Watch. The long awaited launch of these new devices also showcased software that Apple debuted earlier this year, Apple’s Health app and HealthKit platform which are integrated into the new operating system.
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The Statewide Health Information Network  of New York , also referred to as SHIN-NY, is a State-sponsored secure database network that is intended to house patient records, clinical data as well as other critical health care information across the State.  The network is designed to be an “information highway” which will enable New York clinicians and patients access to a comprehensive medical record and supplementary functions from virtually any location.[1] After several years of slow progress, the project is finally gaining momentum.
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