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  • Big Awards For SEC Whistleblowers

    A whistleblower “whose information led to multiple successful enforcement actions” received a $2.1 million award on April 12. The SEC is required to protect the confidentiality of whistleblowers, but the person, described as “a former company insider,”...

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  • ISS Advises Vote Against Equifax Directors

    Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that investors oppose the re-election of five Equifax directors. They all served on the company’s audit and technology committees prior to a 2017 data breach. Equifax says hackers stole names, Social Security...

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  • Bench Nominee Says Birth Control Causes Murder And Assault

    Wendy Vitter, Trump’s choice to become a federal judge in Lousiana, dissembled when asked whether she supported Brown v. Board of Education at her senate confirmation hearing. “I think I get into a difficult area when I...

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  • Woman Wins Equal Pay Suit In 9th Circuit Reversal

    In a rare turnaround after being petitioned for a rehearing, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that women cannot be paid less than men based on a work history of lesser pay. The court sided...

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  • Insurers Keep Wary Eye On School Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

    Most industry observers are not paying much attention to a climate lawsuit in Oregon, where 21 teen-age students are suing the federal government. But the insurance industry is, according to a Reuters article appearing in Insurance Journal....

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  • Can A CEO Administer Compliance?

    Should a CEO ever be in charge of an anti-bribery policy? asks Richard Cassin, in the FCPA Blog. He seems to think not. There are so many ways that the CEO’s interests could interfere with his or...

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  • State’s Hurrying To Protect Net Neutrality

    Washington has already passed a law protecting net neutrality, and Oregon’s is about to be enacted. In all more than 20 states are debating passage of such laws. California has three bills pending that, if passed, would...

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  • The End Of “Regulatory Exceptionalism” For Silicon Valley

    Regulators seemed to accept what  John Perry Barlow proclaimed in his widely quoted Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in 1996: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel … On behalf of the future,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Trump Park Ave Says Saudi Prince Skipped Out On Rent

    A Saudi prince owes almost $2 million in back rent, according to Trump Park Avenue LLC, in a suit filed in New York state court in Manhattan. The lawsuit also claims the prince owes an additional nearly...

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  • Appeals Court Eases Robocall Rules, And The Calls Keep Coming

    “Proving once again that technology moves much faster than the law,” the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down significant parts of...

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