Regulations/Compliance

 
 
  • Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails

    A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...

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  • Should U.S. Companies Get On The Bribery Bandwagon?

    “Every other country goes into these places, and they do what they have to do,” according to Donald Trump. Granted, that was in a 2012 interview, but one recent study finds that in the first months of...

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  • Insider Trading Goes Cyber

    The old paradigm involving real insiders, or their lawyers and accountants, is yesterday’s news. Technically proficient operators are now getting inside information by hacking. One of the largest of such attacks hit the Security and Exchange Commission...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Countdown To New FASB Rules

    It’s a matter of weeks before new revenue recognition rules issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) begin to go into effect. Publicly traded companies must apply the new standards to annual reporting periods beginning after...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • You Won’t Need A Lawyer To Play This Money-Laundering Game

    The head of an international investigation outfit, the Mintz Group, has teamed up with a professor of “interaction design” to unleash a game app called Kleptocrat, which got the attention of New Yorker writer Mark Singer. Players,...

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  • Lieut Governor Candidate, An “Ethics Attorney,” Reps Super Pacs

    The managing partner of a boutique law firm that represents some of the biggest super pacs in the country is running for lieutenant governor of Virginia and billing herself as “an ethics attorney,” according to an article...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Greenpeace Beats Back A RICO Suit

    A federal judge in the Northern District of California has dismissed a potentially $300 million RICO lawsuit filed by a Canadian logging company against Greenpeace.  The general counsel of the environmental group said he was pleased that...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Arbitration Clauses In, Cordray On His Way Out

    A rule years in the making that would have allowed consumers to file class actions against financial institutions has been squelched by Congress. Democrats and consumer groups consider the move “a gift to financial institutions like Wells...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • More Website Accessibility Lawsuits Under The ADA

    Plaintiffs are claiming that websites are also public spaces and need to be accessible, by way of such things as captions or audio descriptions. This has proven to be a grey area...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Sessions Cracking Down On Marijuana

    Thanks to an obscure provision in a budget bill passed at the end of the Obama administration, the DOJ doesn’t have the budget to go after any marijuana sellers or users who are operating legally under a...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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