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  • Another Law Firm Sues China

    A Las Vegas personal injury firm has filed a class action lawsuit against the People’s Republic of China and a number of Chinese entities, including  the city government of Wuhan, on grounds of negligence and public nuisance....

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • If This Isn’t A Force Majeure, What Is It?

    An advisory from Mayer Brown attorneys looks at the fate of contracts in the context of a pandemic and widespread business shutdowns, specifically the “legal rights of customers associated with the risk of such interruptions,” and then...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Med Equipment Fixers To IP: Get Out Of The Way

    Hospital technicians and others in the medical field are pushing to expand “the right to repair” (something that’s been an issue in other sectors, like auto repair and farm equipment, for years) into the world of hospital...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • FLA Law Firm Sues China Over Coronavirus Pandemic

    A Florida law firm is mounting a class action suit against the People’s Republic of China and a number of Chinese agencies that it says helped oversee China’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The lawsuit alleges the...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • China Accuses U.S. Of Massive Hack

    In a reversal of the usual direction of such accusations as reported in the U.S, a Chinese cybersecurity company says it has evidence that the CIA has been hacking sensitive Chinese targets for at least 11 years....

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Hacked Law Firm Sued For Malpractice By Chinese Client

    A Chinese businessman and political dissident who had retained a Detroit law firm to help with his asylum claim has sued the firm for malpractice. The plaintiff — who maintains that he has evidence of corruption in...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Japan Going Whole-Hog To Coal, And A Lawsuit Looms

    Still reeling from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japan is moving ahead with plans for construction of as many as 22 new coal-fired power plants. The proposals have generated unusual pushback in Japan, and residents of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Compliance Reboot At The Antitrust Division

    For more than a decade DOJ guidelines included an exception to the general policy that prosecutors will take into account the existence of a compliance program when deciding whether or not to charge a corporation with a...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • A Fresh Look At Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    Countries throughout East Asia have been feeling the sting of trade secret misappropriation and updating their respective trade secret protection regimes. In Japan, lawmakers responded by enacting amendments to a broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. A recent...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Epic Insurance Q: When Is A Cyber Attack An Act Of War?

    A 2017 cyber attack at drug maker Merck was said to have crippled more than 30,000 computers and 7,500 servers, and brought at least one manufacturing facility to a complete halt. As reported originally by Bloomberg News,...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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