Litigation

Data-Breach Conundrum For In-House Counsel Now Said To Include Potential Personal Liability

A data breach brings with it some of the most difficult calls in-house legal will ever have to make. What happened? How serious is it?…

“Vishing” Threat To Employees Working At Home

The modus operandi isn’t new, but the goal has evolved and is more insidious. Before the pandemic, vishing (voice phishing) mainly went after a single…

How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

As bring-your-own device policies proliferate and digital storage becomes cheaper and more prevalent, it gets easier to pilfer trade secrets. Whether intentional or unintentional, it…

Courts Holding Amazon Liable For Defective Products

More than 2.5 million third-party vendors, based everywhere from Arkansas to China, sell their goods on Amazon, which typically takes a cut of roughly 15…

Portrait Of The Artist As Identity Thief

The son of a family that owned an electronics store in Vietnam, Hieu Minh Ngo got his first computer around the age of 12.  Attending…

AI Can Generate Big Liabilities

Consumers who have been steamrollered by algorithms – e.g., unfairly denied credit or the opportunity to rent an apartment – have been looking to class…

Insurers Deny Covid Business Interruption Claims

In one recent case, Life Time Inc. sued insurance company Zurich over alleged failure to pay all but “a measly quarter of 1% (0.28%)” of…

Spotlighting In-House Memos, Ninth Circuit Adopts Work-Product Waiver Standard

The Ninth Circuit has issued a decision that for the first time adopted a waiver standard for the work-product doctrine – a standard that is…

Employers Hit With Covid-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

An increasing number of families of employees who have died of Covid-19 are filing lawsuits against employers. The key question in many of these suits…

What About Honky Tonk Women?

“It is fitting, perhaps, that the future of music copyright law be decided by a case about rock n’ roll’s most iconic song, ‘Stairway to…

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