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  • Supreme Court Decision Means Smaller Whistleblower Awards

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the argument that the SEC could never obtain disgorgement of profits from unlawful activity in securities litigation. But according to Ronald Mann, writing in scotusblog,...

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  • Trump’s Defeated Pick For Prosecutor Sued Elon Musk At the SEC

    Jay Clayton was Trump’s pick to become the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York after the sudden firing of Geoffrey Berman. For the past three years he has served as head of the SEC....

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  • FLA Insurer Sues Law Firm, Alleging Millions In Fraudulent Claims

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the state-run insurer of last resort for the climate-ravaged state of Florida, has sued a law firm and several other parties it alleges conspired to defraud the company into paying millions for sham...

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  • Clerk Gives Judge a History Lesson

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Laurence Silberman sent an email to scores of Court staff and judges lambasting Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the military to take the names...

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  • Blowback Against Harvard Law’s Decision to Hold Classes Online

    After announcing that it will provide online instruction for the 2020 fall semester, Harvard Law held webinars and posted online responses to questions on topics such as tuition, grading, and leave of absence considerations. The responses drew...

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  • More Groups Support Adding Justices to the Supreme Court

    The movement on the left to pack the Supreme Court is gaining momentum. Some evidence that the Court has taken notice came in the form of its June 15 refusal to take up new cases for next...

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  • Is the Party Over For Whistleblowers?

    Three SEC awards to whistleblowers this year are among the top ten ever, including the recent $50 million to a former BNY Mellon currency trader. In all, there has been $114 million awarded to whistleblowers so far...

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  • Sadly, Google Must Sue Sonos

    In January, Sonos sued Google alleging infringement of five patents covering multiroom network speaker systems. Sonos claimed the technology was stolen after Google worked with Sonos to integrate Google Play Music. The suit also claims that Google...

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  • Smartphones Increasingly Targeted As Entry Into Company Networks

    An analysis by cybersecurity company Lookout found that there has been a 37 percent increase in mobile phishing attacks worldwide between the last three months of 2019 and the first few months of 2020. The attacks target...

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  • Man Bites Dog? Green State AGs Are Defending Trump Fuel Standards

    Their defense comes in the form of a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by free market think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute. CEI argues that “the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency standards did not...

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