• Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

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  • $10M Settlement In Riot Games Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Riot Games, a $1B-plus company owned by Chinese technology firm Tencent, has agreed to a $10 million payout to approximately 1000 women who worked at the company over a period of five years. Allegations in the gender...

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  • Law Firm Sued For Defamation, After Aggressive Move In Bankruptcy Case

    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation case against a law firm, in a ruling denying the law firm’s claim of privilege for some key elements of its defense. Attorney Bruce W. Edmands and his...

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  • Pre-Holiday Breach At Macy’s

    It hit the retailer over a one-week period early in October, scooping up essential information from credit transactions. The good news, according to CPO magazine (CPO stands for chief privacy officer) is that only a relatively small...

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  • Subsidiaries, Affiliates And Privilege Protection

    When the in-house lawyer communicates with someone from an “affiliated entity,” it complicates the question of attorney-client privilege – or does it? In some ways the process of making the determination is identical, says Todd Presnell in...

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  • Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It requires an organization to process, review and then produce large quantities of...

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  • Insurance May Cover Allegations Related To Sexual Abuse

    Claims against companies related to sexual abuse – such as negligent hiring or negligent supervision and negligent retention – are becoming more common. Because the underlying act is often intentional and abhorrent, companies may assume their insurance...

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  • Grunts Flummoxed By 21st Century IP Issue

    The “right-to-repair” – or more accurately the absence of one – has been an issue in a variety of spheres (e.g. big farm equipment). Now it’s also affecting the military. This New York Times oped, by a...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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  • Legal Battle With Ex-CEO At Barnes & Noble Is A Study In Privilege

    The CEO of Barnes & Noble was accused of sexual harassment by an executive assistant, triggering an investigation under the aegis of the company’s general counsel. The CEO was then fired, without severance pay, and rancorous litigation...

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