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  • Public nuisance
    A “Second Coming” For Public Nuisance Law?

    A combative industry defense attorney unwinds against an old legal theory that he says is on the verge of making a comeback. This post is part one of a three-part series that is to appear on the...

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  • Misconduct
    How to Conduct a Successful Internal Misconduct Investigation

    There is a specific path that investigations should follow in order to determine if misconduct allegations have merit.

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • Understanding The New Laws On Pay Equity

    California led the way in pay equity legislation with its Fair Pay Act in 2015, and since then other states, as well as a few cities, have enacted their own versions. These laws in one way or...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Marijuana use
    New Laws Complicate Employee Marijuana Use Rules

    While the first wave of medical marijuana laws beginning in 1996 generally left intact the rights of employers to prohibit and test for marijuana use, a number of new medical marijuana laws include employment-related protections for individuals...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Little Noted SCOTUS Decision Cheers Defense Lawyers

    A little noticed Supreme Court decision from earlier this year could have a significant impact in discovery disputes, by defining an important limit on the “inherent authority” power of a judge to impose sanctions.

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Fed Court Applies U.S. Privilege To An Internal VW Investigation

    U.S. lawyers from Jones Day had conducted an internal investigation for Volkswagen as part of their representation of the company in its dealings with U.S. authorities, following the emissions scandal. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit in Germany wanted...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Fed Financial Regulator Holds Out Generous “Self-Reporting” Option

    The head of enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a reputed tough watchdog under the Obama administration, says the agency will actively encourage self-reporting by the companies it regulates. For those that come clean the rewards...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Why Social Security Numbers Make Us Vulnerable

    Businesses and financial services companies use them as “authenticators,” as well as identifiers. That’s a problem, according to this analysis from Bloomberg writer Elaine Ou, written shortly after the Equifax hack.  It’s a recipe for cybersecurity failure,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Ban On Foie Gras Upheld In 9th Circuit

    In California, a law banning the sale of foie gras, which is made from the enlarged livers of geese or ducks, was passed in 2004. It went into effect in 2012 but was ruled unconstitutional by a...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Is Fed Consumer Agency Too Popular To Kill?

    Regulation hunters, particularly those associated with the financial industry, would like to take it down, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau won’t be a clean target, according to this analysis from The New York Times. The CFPB...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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