• Spoliation Sanctions Can Dwarf What The Case Is Worth

    A ruling from the Second Circuit Court earlier this year is a cautionary tale about the importance of implementing sound legal hold and production practices even in smaller cases. The value of this case in terms of...

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  • CA’s New Privacy Law, And Why Insurers Are Paying Close Attention

    In many respects, California’s sweeping new privacy law is similar to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. It puts businesses on the defensive, while giving consumers vastly more control over their data. But there is at least one...

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  • Important Considerations In Pay Equity Audits

    A proactive strategy to avoid being caught flat-footed when defending against a claim of unequal pay...

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  • Ruling Limits Whistleblowers To Nuclear Option

    A Supreme Court decision earlier this year has overturned understanding of the test for employees to gain whistleblower status. Protections against retaliation...

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  • SEC Refinement: “Smaller Companies” Just Got Bigger

    The SEC has redefined “small reporting company” in a way that will significantly increase the number of public companies that qualify for less-extensive reporting rules. The SEC estimates that an additional 966 public companies will be eligible...

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  • Trump’s SCOTUS Choice, Judge Kavanaugh, Just Opined On “Privilege”

    Brett Kavanaugh, the President’s nominee for the Supreme Court and current judge on the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, recently authored an opinion that lays out a relatively expansive view of privilege in the context...

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  • Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Confidentiality Issues

    Companies considering using cryptocurrencies for some of their business are advised to make sure they understand the legal issues involved, in particular issues related to confidentiality and privacy. That requires understanding how blockchains work, and how crytocurrencies...

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  • Will Republicans’ Lawsuit Reinstate Denial For “Preexisting Conditions”?

    A lawsuit signed by 18 Republican attorneys general and two Republican governors would block the Affordable Care Act. Some Democrats and many health care experts say that is tantamount to suing to allow insurers to, once again,...

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  • Judge In CA Accepts Global Warming But Throws Out Global Warming Lawsuit

    A federal judge in the Northern District of California – after holding an unprecedented courtroom “tutorial” on climate change – has dismissed a lawsuit targeting five big oil companies. The cities of Oakland and San Francisco, projecting...

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  • Real Cybersecurity Tips for Law Firms

    Quick takes from a mix of experts, especially targeted to small and mid-sized law firms.  While some of the recommendations here will be numbingly familiar and hard to fault  (train your employees!) others will be news to...

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