Lawsuits

 
 
  • Economic Espionage Charges Dropped Against Tech Employees

    Two fitness tech companies, FitBit and Jawbone, went head to head over the past decade. Jawbone debuted its fitness bracelet in 2011, FitBit came out with one in 2013. FitBit took a bigger market share and had...

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  • Dershowitz And Boies Trade Defamation Suits

    Weeks after being sued for defamation by attorney David Boies for calling his firm “the law firm of extortion, subornation of perjury and other crimes,” Alan Dershowitz has filed a defamation suit against Boies. Dershowitz, former Harvard...

    • Posted 2 days ago
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  • Lawyer Who Sued Chevron Under House Arrest In New York

    An attorney who has been litigating against Chevron over environmental devastation the oil company allegedly causes in South America has been put under house arrest in Manhattan. Steven Donziger won a multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador against Chevron....

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  • Facebook Settles Illinois Privacy Suit, And Residents Could Get $200 Each

    Facebook has settled a class action lawsuit, filed under the notoriously strict Illinois biometric privacy act, for $550 million. The amount Illinois consumer actually get will depend on how many of them file claims, but it could...

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  • Smoke-Tainted Grapes Yield Knotty Coverage Dispute In CA

    California wildfires, particularly those that hit Napa and Sonoma counties in 2017, smoke-damaged acres of grapes that were destined for wine-making. For some growers, attempts to collect on insurance policies are running into resistance. The issues are...

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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...

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  • “LawHQ” Sues 9 State Bars Over Ban On Trade Names

    A Salt Lake City-based law firm called LawHQ has sued state bars in 19 states regarding rules that forbid the use of trade names for law firms. The lawsuit contends the prohibition serves no valid purpose and...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Six Sekulows On Board Of Christian Defense Group

    The six are paid board members of the non-profit Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE), a group that was founded by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow. CASE in turn is the major funder of the American Center...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Eleventh Circuit Decision Will Impact Health Care Fraud Investigations

    An 11th Circuit opinion from late last year is a big win for healthcare providers, but it comes with a warning...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Corporate Investigations: What A New Survey Tells Us

    Being subject to investigations has become a fact of corporate life, and investigations are expected to become more common, according to a recent survey of legal and compliance professionals. Among the drivers of this trend are increased...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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