Compliance

Data-Breach Conundrum For In-House Counsel Now Said To Include Potential Personal Liability

A data breach brings with it some of the most difficult calls in-house legal will ever have to make. What happened? How serious is it?…

“Vishing” Threat To Employees Working At Home

The modus operandi isn’t new, but the goal has evolved and is more insidious. Before the pandemic, vishing (voice phishing) mainly went after a single…

Courts Holding Amazon Liable For Defective Products

More than 2.5 million third-party vendors, based everywhere from Arkansas to China, sell their goods on Amazon, which typically takes a cut of roughly 15…

AI Can Generate Big Liabilities

Consumers who have been steamrollered by algorithms – e.g., unfairly denied credit or the opportunity to rent an apartment – have been looking to class…

Was “Build The Wall” GC Asleep At The Wheel?

Four principals of crowdfunding organization “We Build the Wall,” including former Trump compadre and campaign manager Stephen Bannon, have been indicted on fraud charges. We…

Employers Hit With Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

An increasing number of families of employees who have died of Covid-19 are filing lawsuits against employers. The key question in many of these suits…

Compliance Conundrum: Pay a Bounty and They Thrive

You always get what you pay for in the corporate world, but that doesn’t guarantee the outcome you hoped for. Richard Cassin calls that axiom…

Robocall Defense Outfit Gets Hacked, Customer Data Stolen

A company that helps telemarketing companies avoid “TCPA predators” has been hacked. Information leaked included email addresses, phone numbers and passwords of its customers, as…

The Essential Process Of Contract Modification

Contracts may need to be modified for many reasons, including changes in the financial or regulatory regime. (One example: The coming replacement of LIBOR (the…

PACER Takes A Hit From Appeals Court, May Have To Return Some Fees

“Information wants to be free” is only half of Stuart Brand’s famous quote from the early information age, in 1984. The other half is that…

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