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    Biometric Info Emerging As Major Liability Risk

    A law in Illinois is seen as a possible model, as more states contemplate regulating how companies handle consumer biometric information. The Illinois law, known as the Biometric Information Privacy act, was passed in part because the...

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    Billion Dollar Lead Paint Lawsuit Won’t Go Away

    In California, a lawsuit targeting three lead paint manufacturers is at 17 years and counting. Plaintiffs are 10 California cities and counties, mounting an unusual lawsuit under the perennial “nuisance theory.” They won a victory in 2014,...

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    Are Harassment Hotlines Just Hokum?

    In countering an onslaught of sexual harassment claims by former female employees, 21st Century Fox has pointed to an employee hotline set up more than 10 years ago. Former Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly, in his defense, pointed...

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    Watch Out When Opting For “VPN” Internet Connections

    Now that Congress and the Trump administration have blocked proposed Obama administration internet privacy rules, internet providers will be free to harvest their customers’ browsing history and sell it. The prospect of having everything from their idle...

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  • The Regulatory Challenge of Autonomous Vehicles

    The autonomous vehicle is one of the most important technological innovations of the last several decades. One thing that separates the AV industry from other advanced sectors is the difficult regulatory issues that come with it. Public...

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  • Improve Compliance Programs to Avoid Government Investigations

    Employee misconduct is a significant factor in many cases that lead to government investigations and a major driver for legal fees, fines and associated costs. This means companies need to embrace practical and attainable measures that can...

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    Firms Establishing “Cannabis” Practice Groups

    As legalization of marijuana takes hold across more and more U.S. jurisdictions, cannabis as law firm specialty is taking hold as well. It’s a move that’s not without potential downside – some traditional clients might not like...

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    An Expert Conversation About “Proportionality”

    E-Discovery software company Exterro convened three experts to discuss a recent case where the concept of “proportionality,” as addressed by Rule 26, played a significant role. The case was Solo v. United Parcel Services in the Eastern...

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    Liability When An Employee Refuses Medical Treatment

    How should employers react when an employee is injured on the job, or presents with some medical condition, but refuses medical attention? This article, from Occupational Health & Safety Magazine, warns of potential liability in this situation...

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    For Nurses, A Plague Of Workplace Injuries

    Normally not considered “hard labor” like construction or work on a loading dock, many nursing jobs involve repeated and unpredictable heavy lifting. Moreover, because of the current obesity epidemic, that lift is getting heavier. That result is...

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