Litigation

 
 
  • Plaintiff Lawyer Accused Of Extortion In Roundup Case

    A Virginia plaintiff attorney has been arrested and accused of attempting to extort $200 million from manufacturers of a component chemical for the Monsanto herbicide Roundup. According to a DOJ complaint, Virginia plaintiff lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, from...

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  • Challenge To CA’s Women-On-The-Board Law Fails To Materialize

    A law that was expected to spawn a wave of litigation – and which even Governor Jerry Brown, who signed the bill in 2018, acknowledged might be challenged as unconstitutional – seems to be on track with...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Cyberwarfare Does Not Equal Cyberwar, But Can Still Be Devastating

    Many readers will remember the Stuxnet virus, which in 2010 infected computers in Iran and caused thousands of uranium enrichment centrifuges to spin out of control and self-destruct. The origin of Stuxnet has never been confirmed, but...

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  • Have Algorithms Gotten A Bad Rap?

    Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of behavioral and computational science at the University of Chicago, is the co-author of two studies that document the extent to which racial bias influences institutional decision-making. In one study, pairs of resumes...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Women Can Proceed As a Class Against Disney

    A California state judge has ruled against Disney in a pay equity suit brought by LaRonda Rasmussen, a product development manager at Walt Disney Studios and Karen Moore, who has spent over two decades as a senior...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • A Fresh Look At Japanese Trade Secret Protection

    Countries throughout East Asia have been feeling the sting of trade secret misappropriation and updating their respective trade secret protection regimes. In Japan, lawmakers responded by enacting amendments to a broader Unfair Competition Prevention Act. A recent...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Managing Mountains of Data: Q&A with H5

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to manage these...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Nine Law Firms Sued For Alleged Role In $1.3B Ponzi Scheme

    Following the conviction of Robert Shapiro for engineering a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme, nine law firms have been sued for their alleged part in the fraud. Shapiro was handed a 25-year prison sentence and ordered to give...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Epic Insurance Q: When Is A Cyber Attack An Act Of War?

    A 2017 cyber attack at drug maker Merck was said to have crippled more than 30,000 computers and 7,500 servers, and brought at least one manufacturing facility to a complete halt. As reported originally by Bloomberg News,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Use Of Landmark Images In Advertising

    Images of local landmarks can be valuable assets in advertising or branding campaigns, but just because the landmark is “public” doesn’t mean the image isn’t someone’s intellectual property or its unauthorized commercial use doesn’t rise to the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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