Litigation

 
 
  • Extreme Hurricanes Could Spawn Climate Litigation

    The U.S. EPA says there is no causal relationship between climate change and the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey, but many climate scientists disagree. New “event attribution” methodology is giving them the means to quantify the relationship,...

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  • Uber Engineer Who Brought Kalanick Down Files Collective Action Briefs

    Baker Curtis & Schwartz, the law firm that represents Susan Fowler, the former Uber engineer whose blog led to the ouster of CEO Travis Kalanick, has filed amicus briefs for Fowler in three U.S. Supreme Court cases,...

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  • Judge Questions LinkedIn’s Use of CFAA

    LinkedIn and other companies often send out threatening letters with bogus claims about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. When a company named hiQ received such a letter it asked the...

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  • Settlement Reversed In 11 Inch “Foot-Long” Case

    The 7th Circuit reversed a Milwaukee federal judge’s approval of a $520,000 settlement in a case questioning whether Subway’s “foot-long” sandwiches were always 12 inches long. The three-judge panel said the settlement yielded “zero benefits for the...

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  • Philadelphia Lawyer, Mum At Traffic Stop, Wins $30K

    When the lawyer, stopped for speeding by New Jersey state troopers, chose to remain silent in the face of the routine questions, the frustrated troopers threatened to and then did arrest her. Sued in federal court, the...

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  • Using Big Data Analysis To Protect Against Internal Threats

    The disgruntled engineer, the employee angling for a new job, or just the chatty manager who likes to tell people how much he knows about the business – they may all constitute a potential threat to a...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Court Appoints Firms For Bond Rigging Lawsuit

    Quinn Emanuel, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Labaton Sucharow  were appointed co-lead counsel in a class action lawsuit accusing major banks of rigging the market for securities sold by the US Department of Treasury. The appointment...

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  • Is Fear Of Data Breach Injury Grounds For A Lawsuit?

    Can someone whose information was stolen sue over fear of future injury even where there is no evidence an actual injury has occurred? A recent decision from the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit further deepens...

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  • Legal Hurdles In Global Employment

    Already fielding a variety of federal, state and local employment regulations, companies that expand globally will find compliance even more of a challenge. Variations in the requirements for paid parental leave, for example, run the gamut from...

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  • Wright Brothers Were Pioneers In IP Litigation

    After the success of their first design for a flying machine, the Wright Brothers stopped focusing on improvements and put their energy into suing anyone who tried to get their own designs airborne. According to Investors.com, Qualcomm...

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