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  • In Kansas, ACLU Defends Fossil Fuel Critics Accused of Unauthorized Practice Of Law

    After two fossil-fuel critics helped make the case against proposed injection wells before the Kansas Corporation Commission, the KCC deputy general counsel had them investigated for the unauthorized practice of law and possible criminal referral. Now the...

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  • Developments In International Employment Law

    Employment law is high on the agenda of many governments worldwide. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at these developments in three international jurisdictions: The United States, China and Europe. A key pending issue in the U.S....

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  • Supreme Court Changing Where You Can Be Sued

    In three decisions over the past five years, the Supreme Court has curtailed the power of U.S. courts over out-of-state and international defendants by restricting both general and specific jurisdiction. Litigation is being routed to where the...

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  • Big Fines, Early Lessons, From The GDPR

    The two biggest fines ever imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation were leveled by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office in July. Both dwarfed the €50 million ($56.3M) imposed by France against Google in January.

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  • After Nearly Two Decades, A Settlement In CA Lead Paint Litigation

    A case originally filed in the year 2000 was thought by some to be the opening round of a major mass tort matter, comparable in some respects to tobacco. It dragged on, and in 2017 was identified...

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  • A First: Execs Indicted For Failure To Report Product Defects

    Two executives of a CA company that imports humidifiers from China are being prosecuted for failing to report a potentially dangerous defect in one their products until at least six months after they became aware of it....

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  • Sit or Stand Is The Question For California Employers

    California requires employers to provide suitable seating at any workstation where the nature of the work “reasonably permits the use of a seat.” Cashiers, greeters, bank tellers and even security guards have filed lawsuits claiming that their...

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  • Cyber “Advanced Persistent Threats” Lurk Before Striking

    Some of the most insidious and sophisticated cyber attacks against organizations take the form of “Advanced Persistent Threats.” The key to how APTs work is stealth. An initial breach may employ conventional hacking strategies, like phishing or...

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  • Second Circuit: Trump Can’t Block Twitter Critics

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a trial court decision, ruling on First Amendment grounds that President Trump can’t block critics on his twitter account. “The fact that any Twitter user can block another account...

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  • “Deep Fakes” Are A Free Speech Conundrum

    By today’s standards the job that was done on Nancy Pelosi is relatively primitive. Recently, for example, to prove a point the filmmaker Jordan Peele (BlacKkKlansman and Get Out) collaborated with Buzz Feed and produced a video...

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