Litigation

SEC Fines Company For Understating Covid Hit

The SEC has levied a $125,000 penalty against Cheesecake Factory Inc. for understating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business. Specifically, the company…

Trump Diversity Training Order Roils HR Depts, Triggers Lawsuit

An executive order prohibiting “divisive concepts” in diversity training has caused confusion and discord in HR and legal departments, and in some organizations, engendered some…

Is A Pipeline For Export-Gas “A Public Good”?

Landowners in Oregon are appealing a Trump administration decision in a case that raises a fundamental question regarding how and when eminent domain can be…

Trump & Family, Sued For Pitching Alleged Pyramid Scheme, Want The Case Sent To Arbitration

Fending off a lawsuit filed more than two years ago, lawyers for defendants Donald Trump and three of his adult children have asked an appeals…

How the Courts Are Enforcing Proportionality in Discovery

In December 2015, Congress and the Supreme Court introduced amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure designed to control the costs of litigation, particularly…

E-Discovery Insights From Five Years Of Surveying Judges

  E-discovery has evolved In just a few decades, from a “technique” to a fundamental component of virtually all litigation. That evolution has meant, in…

“Snoop,” Not Hack, Hits The Mayo Clinic

Two putative class actions have been filed against the Mayo Clinic, following its announcement in October that a former employee had accessed the health records…

Netflix Filing Takedowns Against Its Own Movie Trailer

Movie trailers are a great marketing tool and film producers are more than happy to have them making the rounds online. But the trailer for…

Need-To-Know Rules For In-House Counsel

The in-house lawyer achieves attorney-client privilege protection upon proving an attorney-client relationship with the entity that employs the person with whom she communicates, the communication…

Former Abbott Labs VP Took Covid Trade Secrets, Company Alleges

In a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of Illinois, Abbott Laboratories has accused a former VP of “absconding to a competitor with Abbott’s confidential…

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