Litigation

 
 
  • $75 Ticket For Keeping Chickens, $5,600 In “Prosecution Fees”

    A class-action has been filed against two CA municipalities that have “made a practice of taking residents to criminal court for exceptionally minor crimes, then charging them thousands to pay for the cost of their own prosecution,”...

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  • New Civil Rights Mission For DOJ

    The Jeff Sessions DOJ has created a new division of the Office of Civil Rights, the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, dedicated to allowing healthcare and other workers to deny treatment to LGBTQ people and women seeking...

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  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

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  • When Arbitration Is Mandatory, Workers Don’t Complain

    Soon the Supreme Court will decide the legality of employment contracts that require workers to arbitrate their disputes individually. Alison Frankel argues that when employees are prevented from acting collectively corporations are less likely to be held...

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  • Will “Popcorn Lung” Litigation Expand To Coffee & Vaping?

    A type of litigation that targets a flavoring used in microwave popcorn may be about to branch into coffee and vaping products. The flavoring diacetyl is a highly volatile substance that has a “characteristic buttery flavor,” and...

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  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Trump Lawyer’s $130K To Porn Actress Raises Legal Ethics Questions

    There are a number of ways to look at the $130K that President Trump’s personal lawyer paid to a former porn movie actress, and all them...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Crytocurrecy Promoter’s Virtual Cash Stolen

    Carlos Tapang, the founder of Pure Money Technology, a company that encourages merchants to accept cryptocurrencies, is suing T-Mobile. He claims the telecom company allowed hackers to steal thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from him. His...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • The Annual Super Bowl Trademark Party

    The NFL has its IP wrapped up tight and it doesn’t suffer meddlers lightly, although it’s loosened up a bit from 2007 when it went after a church that advertised a “Super Bowl” party where it planned...

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  • Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Corporate Compliance

    Pricing algorithms are now commonly used by sellers as a way to maximize profits. Attorney Jeffrey Cross, in this Today’s General Counsel article, considers a question that sellers in some industries will have good reason to address:...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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