• Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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  • Cybersecurity ABCs

    The numbers are mind-numbing. In the U.S. alone by mid-year there had already been more than 850 reported data breaches, with more than 34 million records exposed. Meanwhile, the quantity of extant data – and thus potential...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Tough Cyber Policies From Trump Lambasted As “Reckless”

    A security expert from academia maintains the Trump administration cyber strategy (which she says involves “using offensive cyberattacks for defensive purposes”) is dangerously aggressive and risks escalating conflict with adversaries who have shown they are capable of...

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  • Phone Phishing Scams That Sound Like The Real Thing

    If anything, it’s even more insidious than phishing by email. One of their targets got a succession of calls from what appeared to be his credit union. A security-conscious guy, he let two go to voicemail, but...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • Tax Carbon Or We’re Cooked, Says U.N. Report

    A U.N. report, the first to be commissioned by the Paris agreement, details a massive global crisis as soon as 2040 unless the world is able to “turn on a dime,” as one of the author’s describes...

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  • BigLaw “Sustainability” Consortium Lauded, But Must Fend Off Conflicts Charge

    A consortium of nine major law firms was unveiled at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Under the aegis of their group Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, they said that by 2020 they would...

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  • Facebook Moderator Alleges Toxic Content Gave Her PTSD

    A woman who worked several months as a Facebook content moderator has sued, alleging that “constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images” gave her PTSD. The putative class action, filed in California state...

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  • Can Politicians Block Critics From Their Social Media Platforms?

    A case being heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has “potentially enormous First Amendment implications" - not to mention implications for the President...

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