Litigation

 
 
  • Supreme Court Changing Where You Can Be Sued

    In three decisions over the past five years, the Supreme Court has curtailed the power of U.S. courts over out-of-state and international defendants by restricting both general and specific jurisdiction. Litigation is being routed to where the...

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  • Tesla Drops Suit Against A Short-Seller & Critic

    Tesla was trying to get a permanent restraining order against the man, who is part of an online community of Tesla short-sellers and critics who maintain the company exaggerates its technological claims and financial prospects. Tesla claims...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Can You Copyright A Drink?

    A recipe is like a phone book, and you can’t own anything so "factual,” said an IP expert, a panelist at a recent bar industry conference. The question arises because there’s been something of a renaissance in...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • After Nearly Two Decades, A Settlement In CA Lead Paint Litigation

    A case originally filed in the year 2000 was thought by some to be the opening round of a major mass tort matter, comparable in some respects to tobacco. It dragged on, and in 2017 was identified...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • A First: Execs Indicted For Failure To Report Product Defects

    Two executives of a CA company that imports humidifiers from China are being prosecuted for failing to report a potentially dangerous defect in one their products until at least six months after they became aware of it....

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Sit or Stand Is The Question For California Employers

    California requires employers to provide suitable seating at any workstation where the nature of the work “reasonably permits the use of a seat.” Cashiers, greeters, bank tellers and even security guards have filed lawsuits claiming that their...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Amazon, Fielding A Big Counterfeit Merchandise Problem, Sets Up A Grievance Procedure

    Amazon, badgered by the problem of counterfeiters proliferating among the growing ranks of its third-party sellers, has set up what amounts to a private arbitration system for resolving complaints by aggrieved retailers whose merchandise has been faked....

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Make Sure Employees On The Stand Understand Privilege

    In a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class action targeting 7-11, the plaintiffs wanted to see a slew of emails involving a company HR rep, the company’s in-house attorneys, and its outside law firm. The emails pertained...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Cyber “Advanced Persistent Threats” Lurk Before Striking

    Some of the most insidious and sophisticated cyber attacks against organizations take the form of “Advanced Persistent Threats.” The key to how APTs work is stealth. An initial breach may employ conventional hacking strategies, like phishing or...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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