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  • Queen of New York Art Scene Reports to Prison Next Month

    Manhattan art dealer Mary Boone was sentenced to 30 months in prison on two counts of tax fraud in February. She recently learned that she must begin her sentence in May. She pleaded guilty to falsely claiming...

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  • Pitfalls of 502(d) Orders

    Rule 502(d) orders provide protection against arguments that parties waive the attorney-client privilege or the work product doctrine after mistakenly producing such documents in discovery. Since 2008, when rule 502 became effective, 502(d) orders have allowed parties...

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  • Growing Demands to Use 1980 Law to Break a Patent

    Gilead Sciences holds a patent of the drug Truvada, the only approved medication for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a course of treatment that can help reduce the risk of contracting HIV. A growing number of protesters claim it is...

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  • Whistleblower Allegations Cost Duke $112.5 Million

    Duke University will settle False Claims Act allegations with a payment of more than $112 million. Whistleblower Joseph Thomas, an analyst who worked in pulmonary research at the university claimed researchers falsified data to win more than...

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  • SF State Settles Antisemitism Lawsuits

    A recently announced settlement resolves two lawsuits alleging that San Francisco State University has fostered antisemitism. One of them had been dismissed by a district court but was under appeal. The other, a more recent state case...

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  • Who Owns Photos Of Dead Slaves?

    They are stark historical images, but they are also long-lost family photos that depict the ancestors of some people who are alive today. Tamara Lanier says she is one of them, specifically that she is a descendant...

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  • Vote On EU Copyright Directive Is Imminent

    A controversial update to EU copyright rules goes before the European Parliament for a vote this week. A petition opposing it attracted more signatures than any other petition in change.org’s history. After being discarded as unworkable, two divisive...

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  • Mob War A La Trump Era

    When Gambino mob boss  Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali was shot six times and killed outside his Staten Island home on March 15 the news was full of speculation about a war between rival Mafia factions, but it...

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  • Noncompetes Ubiquitous in Health Care Professions

    Noncompete clauses that prevent physicians and other health care professionals from taking patients with them if they move to a competing practice are common. A recent survey of 2,000 primary care physicians in five states found that...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Equifax Report Referenced at Congressional Hearing

    The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has issued a report titled How Equifax Neglected Cybersecurity and Suffered a Devastating Data Breach. It was referenced repeatedly in a March 7 hearing during which Congress members...

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