Litigation

 
 
  • Class Actions Are An M&A Deal Killer

    Quantifying financial potential, as a component of due diligence, is something that may be done with reasonable accuracy, but to quantify the nature and magnitude of potential class action litigation exposure is far more difficult. The risk...

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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Sleeper IL Law Could Cost Tech Giants $1 Billion-Plus

    A state law passed back in the day when the privacy issue was just a gleam in the eye of a few libertarians and left-wingers could become the basis for class-action lawsuits that will cost some major...

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  • Study Confirms: Employees Are Biggest Data-Security Threat

    Sixty-nine percent of organizations said they had been breached due to an insider threat. Symptomatic of how intractable the problem has become: Two thirds of the respondents themselves said they had brought data from former employers to...

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  • Exxon’s “Biggest, Most Immediate Legal Threat,” Trial Starts This Month

    A shareholder lawsuit that began with an investigation under former New York attorney General Eric Schneiderman is back in the spotlight, with a trial set to begin  in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    After decades of declining strike activity, 2018 proved to be an active year, with workers in both public and private sectors taking to the streets. This happened despite the fact that in 2018 the density of union...

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  • Lawyer For Trump Whistleblowers Repped RNC In Hillary Email Case

    Washington lawyer Mark Zaid has been taking some heat from Trump supporters on account of his representation of the whistleblowers in the Ukraine phone call matter. But he takes it in stride. Republicans liked him well enough,...

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  • Supreme Court Won’t Hear Website Accessibility Case

    The Supreme Court has denied a petition from Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled. That leaves standing a lower court decision against the company. It’s a big win for...

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  • Cyber Now Rated #1 Risk For Companies

    For the first time, the threat of a cyber attack ranks number one on the list of concerns for business leaders, ahead of medical cost inflation, cost of employee benefits, attracting and retaining talent, and legal liability....

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  • LGBT Dilemma Before the Supreme Court in Darda and Bostock

    The cases of Donald Zarda and Gerald Bostock will be argued before the Supreme Court together on Oct. 8. Zarda, a skydiving instructor told female divers he was gay so they wouldn’t be squeamish about being strapped...

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