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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...

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  • Scattershot Regulation Of Biometrics

    Advances in biometrics technology are rapidly finding their way into many industries – automotive, travel, security, health care, insurance and financial services, among others – with impressive results but also some predictable privacy concerns. Some insurance companies...

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  • Secure Sharing Of Files Online

    A brief look at some off-the-shelf options for sending files and documents over the internet. All seven platforms reviewed here encrypt, but only one of them is not able access the files itself. All the others “retain...

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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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  • Contraceptive Rights v. The Little Sisters of the Poor, Round 2

    Kevin C. Walsh, professor of law at the University of Richmond, writes that The Little Sisters of the Poor are headed back to the Supreme Court, where they will win a victory that “could end up benefiting...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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