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  • Whistleblower Tweeting About Tesla

    A former Tesla process technician, Martin Tripp, has been fighting a well-publicized legal battle with the company. CEO Elon Musk accused him of giving confidential and false info about the company’s manufacturing practices to the press, and...

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  • Proposals In 16 States To Give Courts’ Power To Legislatures

    West Virginia’s attempt to impeach the state’s entire Supreme Court is just the latest example of a trend, driven by Republican legislative majorities, to take power away from the courts and put it in the hands of...

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  • Who Is The Greatest Con Man In U.S. History?

    “Yellow Kid” Weil and his accomplices, Doc Meriwether, Colonel Jim Porter and Romeo Simpson, were said to have inspired the classic film, The Sting, but their careers as bunco artists pale to insignificance compared to con men...

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  • Another Twitternut, This One A Law Prof

    University of Chicago Law Professor M. Todd Henderson closed his Twitter account recently, for the second time this year. In February, he tweeted that: “The most marginalized group at every university is conservatives.” Though relatively uncontroversial, that...

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  • When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Go On Vacation

    “Obviously this has been a tough week,” said CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl, at a meeting of the Television Critics Assn. in Beverly Hills. It’s been especially trying for Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,”...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Compensation For Non-Competes

    Governor Charlie Barker of Massachusetts has indicated that he will sign a bill passed by the legislature that requires companies to give employees some kind of compensation for up to a year after leaving, if the company...

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  • Progressives Despair, Thomas Is The Future For SCOTUS

    Linda Greenhouse, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, writes that the influence of Justice Clarence Thomas is pervasive, and may well prove the dominant in respect to the Court’s direction for the next...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Wildfires Force PG&E To Restructure Debt

    California’s biggest utility is exploring debt restructuring options in the face of liabilities stemming from wildfires in the state that could exceed $8 billion. And those were last year’s fires. Attorneys from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the...

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  • Single Sexual Harassment Claim Dramatically Alters Public Perception Of A Company

    Harvard Business Review reports on research suggesting that a single sexual harassment claim is enough to dramatically shape public perception of a company and elicit perceptions of structural unfairness. Standard responses to isolated harassment claims, especially those...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Control Freak GC Wanted To Offer VP As “Sexual Gift”

    Wayne Levin resigned as General Counsel of Lions Gate Entertainment with a generous severance package. It has since been revealed that Wendy Jaffe, former Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, left the company in 2016 after Levin...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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