• Split Rulings On Attack Ads In Supreme Court Election

    Judicial Crisis Network, a right-wing judicial advocacy organization that uses money from anonymous sources to fund attacks against liberal court nominees and candidates, is embroiled in litigation prior to a May 22nd election for the Arkansas Supreme...

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  • Supreme Court Deals Blow To Workers’ Rights

    In a five to four decision, with Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch tipping the balance, the Supreme Court ruled that employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The...

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  • Meet The World’s Most Consequential Regulator

    Ireland’s data protection commissioner, Helen Dixon, will soon gain vast new powers to investigate and fine companies with headquarters in her country. Ireland is the European headquarters for Airbnb, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft, which owns...

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  • Uber Does An About Face On Non-Disclosure

    Uber has ended forced arbitration and the requirement that passengers, drivers and employees refrain from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or assault complaints. It is an about face for a company which has been inundated with misconduct...

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  • Boston Mobster “Cadillac Frank” Salemme On Trial For 1993 Murder

    The bust of an industrial-sized marijuana farm in an old warehouse in Providence, Rhode Island, yielded an unexpected result, the indictment of former Mafia chieftain “Cadillac Frank” Salemme for a 1993 murder. Salemme, 84, was a street...

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  • Disgraced Chef Harassed Employees, Owner Didn’t Pay Them

    A labor lawsuit against chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich has been settled for $2.2 million. A former busser at a Bastianich restaurant filed the class action suit, alleging that from October 2015 to January 2017...

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  • Bankruptcy Professionals $348 Million – Employees $0

    When Toys “R” Us tried to refinance about $200 million of its total $5 billion in debt about a year ago word got out that it had hired restructuring advisers. That started a downward spiral that ended...

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  • Racketeering Suit Filed Against Bankruptcy Consulting Firm

    Well-known restructuring specialist Jay Alix has filed suit under the RICO Act against McKinsey & Company. He accuses the management-consulting firm of misleading bankruptcy courts about conflicts of interest. According to the suit McKinsey “knowingly and intentionally...

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  • Growth strategies In A Stagnant Legal Market

    Law firms are struggling to find new business and stay profitable, and given a choice between increasing rates and cutting expenses, and investing in smart development strategies, the latter is more likely to succeed. The most successful...

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  • NDA Ban Can Be Nullified By Complainant

    The state of New York has enacted several new laws that address sexual harassment. The prohibition against non-disclosure agreements has been well-publicized, but in a client alert, the Arent Fox firm points out an open question. It...

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