Regulations/Compliance

 
 
  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Will “Popcorn Lung” Litigation Expand To Coffee & Vaping?

    A type of litigation that targets a flavoring used in microwave popcorn may be about to branch into coffee and vaping products. The flavoring diacetyl is a highly volatile substance that has a “characteristic buttery flavor,” and...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • In-House Lawyers Can Be FCPA Targets

    In one case, the company itself got off the hook on the basis of full disclosure and cooperation, but no such luck for the former GC...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • The Annual Super Bowl Trademark Party

    The NFL has its IP wrapped up tight and it doesn’t suffer meddlers lightly, although it’s loosened up a bit from 2007 when it went after a church that advertised a “Super Bowl” party where it planned...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Pricing Algorithms, Collusion and Corporate Compliance

    Pricing algorithms are now commonly used by sellers as a way to maximize profits. Attorney Jeffrey Cross, in this Today’s General Counsel article, considers a question that sellers in some industries will have good reason to address:...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Chevron Sues A Brother Oil Company In Global Warming Fracas

    The logic is unusual, but it’s logic just the same. Chevron has filed a third-party lawsuit against Statoil ASA, the Norwegian state oil company (majority owned by Norway). This follows a climate change and sea-level-rise lawsuit filed...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • New EU Data Protection Will Conflict With IP Rights

    The Pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly impact many U.S. companies, and for IP practitioners in particular it will...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Cyber Protection Tip: Voice Recognition Is Safer Than Passwords

    This post from IT Security Guru points to research that finds 61 percent of fraud losses from account takeovers involve the call center. A remedy for this kind of fraud is to forget about using passwords or...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Popular “EPLI” Insurance Squeezing Out Smaller Employment Firms

    The era of employment litigation arguably began in the 1990’s, with the passage of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Penalties for the losers in these cases can...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Walmart Sued For Locking Up African-American Beauty Products

    A woman in Parris, CA, has filed a lawsuit after discovering that her local Walmart was putting specialty African-American beauty products behind lock and key. Plaintiff Essie Grundy was trying to buy a 49 cent comb for...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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