Litigation

 
 
  • Higher Ed Wants Liability Protection

    Many colleges and universities expect they will reopen in the fall with person-to-person classes. When they do, they could face an unpredictable and potentially intractable financial problem: the cost of liability lawsuits alleging failure to protect students...

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  • Avoiding The Snare Of “Green Crime”

    The prevalence of environmental malfeasance, labeled “green crime” in this post from a compliance consultant, is said to have reached the crisis stage, with an estimated dollar value of $250 billion per year. In quantitative terms it’s...

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  • Privilege Upheld For In-House Investigation, Despite Previous “Summary” Release

    The senior in-house counsel of a major defense contractor seemed to have covered the bases when it came to insuring privilege for an internal investigation conducted under her aegis. The subject of the inquiry was an employee,...

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  • Employers Soon To Be Immunized Against Covid-19 Lawsuits

    Buzzfeed reports that workers and customers of newly reopened businesses are unlikely to be able to sue if they are inadequately protected from Covid-19 exposure and get sick as a result. There are no federal health and...

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  • California Files Suit Against Studios, Producers of Criminal Minds

    The studios and producers of the CBS hit Criminal Minds are being sued by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges sexual touching by Gregory St. Johns, director...

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  • In The UK: Virus Passports For Football?

    A system that integrates coronavirus testing with a “digital health passport” is said to have been developed by a company in the UK.  Noting the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the economy, and specifically on...

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  • Law Professor Accused Of Rape Wins Million Dollar Defamation Case

    A University of Minnesota law professor who had been accused by a woman of raping her in a startlingly violent encounter has won more than $1 million in a defamation suit. The judge ruled that the woman’s...

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  • Work-At-Home Strategies For In-House Lawyers And Contract Managers

    A post from contract management firm ContractPodAi discusses some pitfalls in the work-from-home scenario and how to avoid them. Distractions are one of them. Difficult as it may be, some elements of office life and its routine...

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  • Two Mainstream Media Groups Support Fox In Coronavirus Lawsuit

    In a lawsuit filed by a Washington state consumer group against Fox News, two mainstream news organizations have filed amicus briefs on the side of Fox. The plaintiff consumer group, the Washington League for Increased Transparency and...

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  • Covid Litigation Dog Not Barking

    An anticipated surge in litigation blaming companies for exposing workers and consumers to the coronavirus at this point shows no signs of materializing. The presumed litigation onslaught is the premise upon which a largely Republican effort to...

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