• States Beginning to Legislate Cybersecurity

    Ohio has become the first state to legislate incentives for corporate entities to develop and implement effective data privacy and cybersecurity procedures. As of November 1, 2018, an organization can claim an affirmative defense to a lawsuit...

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  • Summary Highlights Legal Market, Partner Moves, In Asia-Pacific

    China’s economy might be close to recession, but lawyers are still in demand in the corporate M&A sector, and, according to a summary on the Major, Lindsey and Africa site, PRC firms (specialists in administrative and local...

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  • Money Laundering, Suspicious Transactions at Artichoke Joe’s

    Artichoke Joe’s Casino, a California card club ( a gaming establishment that only offers card games), has been fined $8 million for numerous willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act dating back to 2009. The Financial Crimes...

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  • Cops Who Killed Suspects Hides Identities Under Victim’s Rights Law

    A victims’ right law passed by referendum in South Dakota in 2016 allows crime victims to control whether information about themselves is released publicly. So far two policemen have exercised their rights under the law to hide...

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  • The Search For a Solvent Defendant

    The first asbestos lawsuit was filed in 1929. The key decisions fixing liability for the terrible consequences of breathing asbestos came more than four decades ago. By the year 2000 almost all manufacturers of building materials that...

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  • NASA Plagued By Security Breaches

    Its own Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been critical of IT management and cybersecurity at NASA for years, and now a cyberattack may have compromised personally identifiable information about NASA personnel, including their Social Security numbers....

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  • You’re the Quarterback, and Here Come the Bears

    He’s polymorphic and he can spread laterally – those are two key qualities shared by Khalil Mack, the Chicago Bears’ fearsome pass rusher, and the most threatening cyber criminals. If you were the San Francisco 49ers this...

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  • Six Hundred Dollars Per Month and a Free Trip To Miami

    In response to a FOIA request, the FCC has made public emails expressing investigators’ surprise when they learned that a major figure in an inquiry they were conducting had been named chief of staff to then-Attorney General...

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  • Has Jeff Sessions Filed An Amicus Brief?

    In a blog titled One Toke Over the Line, Mark Tabakman describes a case in which an employer defends an FLSA lawsuit by asserting that it is in an illegal business and therefore immune to suit. The...

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  • Conflicts Guide For Compliance Officers

    The International Chamber of Commerce has published new guidelines on conflicts of interest in enterprises. It advises diligent monitoring of actual or potential conflicts of interest, or the appearance of conflicts among directors, officers, employees, agents and...

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