• CA “Strike Teams” Enforcing Covid Rules

    California has set up “strike teams” of inspectors to go after businesses that are not following public health guidelines. However, Governor Gavin Newsom, quoted in an AP article before the July 4 holiday, stressed they would not...

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  • Texas Bar Owners Sue Governor Over Shutdown

    A group of Texas bar owners and a trade group, the Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance, have sued Texas Governor Greg Abbot over his bar shutdown order. The plaintiffs ask for damages of up to $10 million,...

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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • DC Sues Nevada Ghost Gun Maker

    The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer of partially-assembled and untraceable firearms, commonly called “ghost guns.” The lawsuit alleges that Nevada-based Polymer80 Inc. violates the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act by falsely representing...

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  • Immigration Judges Sue DOJ, Claim They’re Being Muzzled

    The 460-plus U.S. Immigration judges, represented by the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), are suing the agency of the Department of Justice that oversees the immigration courts.

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  • MN Climate Lawsuit First To Target Koch

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota names as a defendant, for the first time in the short history of climate change litigation, Koch Industries, whose principals Charles Koch and the late David Koch have been...

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  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

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  • Data From 200 Police Departments Hacked

    In an unusual twist, the hackers’ own public statement seems to have vastly understated the extent of the breach. They announced on twitter that they took, and posted in searchable form, a trove that included ten years...

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

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  • A Giant Canary In The Digital Coal Mine

    Virtually all law firms and companies with legal departments, and even most businesses with no in-house lawyers, by now are aware of the increased cybersecurity risk they face because so many employees are working at home. But...

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