Litigation

 
 
  • In FLA, Black Lawyer Defending White Shooter Catches Some Flack

    The recent trial of a white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man had echoes of the Trayvon Martin case, which spawned the Black Lives Matter movement. But there were some differences too. This one...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Alleged Genetic Test Scam Cost Medicare $2 Billion

    The DOJ brought charges against 35 individuals associated with dozens of telemarketing companies and testing labs that allegedly engaged in fraudulent genetic testing schemes. The targets were mainly people 65 and older, and according to the indictments,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Is CA “Winning” Against Trump?

    A member of the Republican National Committee likened President Trump’s recent San Francisco visit to a trip “behind enemy lines.” No other state has been as actively opposed to Trump and the Trump agenda as California, and...

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  • A Gathering Storm Of Vaping Lawsuits

    One plaintiff lawyer says he now has more than 200 clients, of whom eight have filed lawsuits, but that he expects “hundreds if not thousands” more cases to be filed. Nationwide dozens of lawsuits have already been...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Automakers Who Cooperate With CA Face Trump Antitrust Investigation

    The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation against four automakers that say they will voluntarily comply with California’s emission standards. But the companies can rest easy on that front, according to Mary Nichols, chair of...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • In-House Counsel, PR Consultants And The Privilege

    Formerly PR, and PR crises in particular, were handled internally and with extensive involvement of the legal department. Today the handling of PR crises is often outsourced, and crisis management is a recognized specialty industry. “Unfortunately,” writes...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Lt. Gov. Of VA, Fielding Sexual Assault Allegations, Sues CBS For Defamation

    A case that made headlines a few months ago has re-emerged, as Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax alleges CBS, in the course of interviews with women who accused him of sexual assault, failed to air exculpatory information...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Cyber Insurance Said To Be Fueling Ransomware Attacks

    An article from ProPublica makes the case that the economics of the insurance business is resulting in decisions that effectively fuel ransomware attacks, and there is evidence that ransomware hackers are specifically targeting companies that do have...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • CLO Tony West Says California’s Employee Reclassification Bill Doesn’t Apply To Uber

    The California legislature recently passed legislation that will require gig economy companies to reclassify many workers as employees. It doesn’t take effect until Jan 1, 2020, but litigation over its provisions has already begun. Uber CLO Tony...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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