• Marriott International Hacked

    On March 31 Marriott International announced that it suffered a data breach affecting more than 5 million people. The app it uses to service guests was hacked in mid-January. The breach was discovered in at the end...

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  • California To T-Mobile, Sprint: Not So Fast!

    T-Mobile and Sprint called their merger a done deal on April Fool’s Day, but approval from the California Public Utilities Commission is lacking. The CPUC is scheduled to vote on the merger on April 16. Until it...

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  • Supreme Court Will Soon Decide If 27,000 Health Workers Should Be Deported

    In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected the grown children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision was challenged and is now before the Supreme Court,...

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  • They All Won Academy Awards

    A Hollywood Reporter article reveals that Tom Ajamie, a litigator who ran up against Harvey Weinstein when he was investigating a suspect transaction Weinstein was involved in on behalf of the Foundation for Aids Research (amfAR), may...

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  • Dissecting Supreme Court Opinions to See How They are Reached

    In a post on Scotusblog, Adam Feldman delves into the notoriously opaque process by which the most important decisions in the legal system are made. He starts from the premise that much is unknown about how the...

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  • Ransomware Gangs Offer Covid19 Truce, Discounts, For Hospitals

    In its report on a ransomware attack on Finastra, a bank security company with 9,000 customers in 130 countries, KrebsonSecurity reports that ransomware gangs are doing their part to fight the Covid19 pandemic. Several ransomware gangs claim...

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  • Judiciary Will Never Be The Same, Says Texas Supreme Court Justice

    Jury trials have been discontinued, ongoing cases have been significantly delayed and courthouses all over the country are locked due to public safety concerns raised by the pandemic. Some judicial administrators fret about the possibility of assembling a...

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  • Protecting Electronic Devices at the Border

    New guidance allows Customs and Border Patrol officers to continue conducting warrantless basic searches of electronic devices. This policy directive, coupled with the administration’s Executive Order on Enhanced Vetting, significantly increased electronic device searches by CBP. In...

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  • Cross-Border Discovery and Witness Considerations in Germany and Japan

    Products are an inextricable component of life, but it is only when something goes wrong that an action is filed and the design and manufacturing comes under scrutiny. Often, key documents and witnesses connected to products in...

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  • Negotiated Resolution of Criminal Cases in France

    In December 2016, France adopted a new anti-corruption law known as Sapin II. France equipped its prosecutorial authorities with a new instrument, the convention judiciaire d’intérêt public (CJIP), directly inspired by U.S.-style deferred prosecution agreements. CJIPs suspend...

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