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  • DC Sues Nevada Ghost Gun Maker

    The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer of partially-assembled and untraceable firearms, commonly called “ghost guns.” The lawsuit alleges that Nevada-based Polymer80 Inc. violates the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act by falsely representing...

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  • MN Climate Lawsuit First To Target Koch

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota names as a defendant, for the first time in the short history of climate change litigation, Koch Industries, whose principals Charles Koch and the late David Koch have been...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • A Giant Canary In The Digital Coal Mine

    Virtually all law firms and companies with legal departments, and even most businesses with no in-house lawyers, by now are aware of the increased cybersecurity risk they face because so many employees are working at home. But...

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  • Next Target For Ransomware Attack May Not Be “Data”

    It’s described as “a rich and relatively easy target environment,” visible, exposed and essential in every country on earth, and according to some security experts U.S. facilities are among the least prepared and the most vulnerable. The...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

    Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont and Washington are applying “the common interest doctrine,” says an analysis in...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Photographer, Model, Sue Volvo Over Copyright

    A professional photographer and a sought-after model did the shoot on their own, for “portfolio building” purposes, and when some representatives of Volvo saw their...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Survey: How Covid Is Affecting In-House Legal

    Among the findings: Twenty-five percent said their budgets had been reduced. Workloads haven’t, however, in a few areas in particular...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Ranchers Fear Animal Rights Drones

    Ranchers and others in the animal agriculture sector are concerned over a detailed aerial map that has been produced and posted by animal rights activists. The map, which uses publicly available satellite data, shows what the activists...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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