Regulations/Compliance

 
 
  • Spoliation Sanctions Can Dwarf What The Case Is Worth

    A ruling from the Second Circuit Court earlier this year is a cautionary tale about the importance of implementing sound legal hold and production practices even in smaller cases. The value of this case in terms of...

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  • SEC Refinement: “Smaller Companies” Just Got Bigger

    The SEC has redefined “small reporting company” in a way that will significantly increase the number of public companies that qualify for less-extensive reporting rules. The SEC estimates that an additional 966 public companies will be eligible...

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  • The Lawyer Who Gave Sexual Harassment Its Name

    A look back at the career and contribution of lawyer and legal scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon, whose 1979 book...

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  • #TimesUp

    “It’s time to ensure that your company has a strong policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace and that the policy is vigorously enforced,” writes Jennifer Robinson in this Today’s General Counsel column from the employment firm...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Dershowitz Assails ACLU For Defending Raid On Trump’s Lawyer

    Harvard law professor and civil liberties advocate Alan Dershowitz calls the ACLU to task for defending the FBI’s raid on the law office and hotel room of President Trump’s trusted attorney, Michael Cohen. Noting that he used...

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  • 17 Percent Of EEOC Sexual Harassment Complainants Are Male

    In a recent CNN poll, ten percent of men reported they had been victims of sexual harassment at work. The percentage of sexual harassment charges filed before the EEOC by men is even higher – 17 percent...

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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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  • 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 5 months ago
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  • Tech Regulation Will Stifle Start-Ups

    A push is on to expand regulation of tech companies, but Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, and a professor at MIT Sloan, is skeptical. He acknowledges recent high-profile tech scares – a fatality...

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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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