Litigation

 
 
  • Pending Supreme Court Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules

    Although the case pertains to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the outcome will have broad implications, affecting potential corporate liability in any sector subject to federal regulatory authority, writes attorney Becca Wahlquist in this Today’s General Counsel...

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  • Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

    Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the fraud examiners themselves. A study from a trade group, The Association of...

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  • Watchful Eyes On A Disputed Cyber Insurance Claim

    A case in the Illinois courts has drawn the attention of many legal and risk managers, and a variety of commentators. A Fortune 500 company that fell victim to the so-called NotPetra ransom attack of 2017 –...

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  • Two Black-Owned LA Law Firms Win Record Verdict

    The two law largest black-owned law firms in Los Angeles, typically not on the same side, teamed up in a case involving the fatal police shooting of a woman who was pushing a shopping card and wielding...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Aldi Sues Upstart Grocery Chain Over Trade Secrets

    Aldi, a rapidly growing national retail grocery chain, has filed a trade secret lawsuit against a competitor that is trying to make inroads with a similar modus operandi. Competitor Lidl is a new-comer to the U.S, with...

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  • SF State Settles Antisemitism Lawsuits

    A recently announced settlement resolves two lawsuits alleging that San Francisco State University has fostered antisemitism. One of them had been dismissed by a district court but was under appeal. The other, a more recent state case...

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  • Who Owns Photos Of Dead Slaves?

    They are stark historical images, but they are also long-lost family photos that depict the ancestors of some people who are alive today. Tamara Lanier says she is one of them, specifically that she is a descendant...

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  • Climate Activists Want To Make Fossil Fuel Industry Go Naked

    As part of a strategy “to keep fossil fuels in the ground,” a movement to pressure insurance companies to avoid underwriting fossil fuel projects is underway in California, expected to take hold nationwide, and has already made...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Company Fined $5.7M For Violating Children’s Privacy; Industry Executives Are Warned

    A company that markets video-creation software to children was hit with a record-breaking $5.7 million fine for violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The software at issue allows users to make 15 second videos...

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  • You Should Push For Alternative Fee Arrangements

    “The death of the billable hour has been foretold for years, but it’s still prevalent,” writes Michael S. Zullo in this Today’s General Counsel Article. He suggests that legal departments should push for alternative fee arrangements (AFAs)...

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