Litigation

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…

Biometric Privacy Suits Face Hurdles

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is possibly the most advanced such law in the U.S., but the difficulty of suing biometrics providers as third…

Sacha Baron Cohen v. Roy Moore – Round 2

In their first encounter, satirist Sacha Baron Cohen piqued the interest of Alabama ex-judge and unsuccessful senate candidate Roy Moore with a fake Israeli device…

PACER Takes A Hit From Appeals Court, May Have To Return Some Fees

“Information wants to be free” is only half of Stuart Brand’s famous quote from the early information age, in 1984. The other half is that…

Covid Brings Transfer Pricing Issues

This article summarizes the essential role of inter-company agreements in transfer pricing compliance. Transfer pricing relates to the charges made between associated entities, such as…

Trump Lawyer In WI, Working For Kanye West, Draws An Ethics Complaint

A complaint filed with Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation alleges that a long-time Republican attorney is working for both the Trump campaign and the presidential…

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