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  • Sensible Disclosure Concerning Litigation Finance

    Third-party litigation finance has been construed by some as unethical – unfairly, according to Vannin Capital managing director Alan Guy, and he notes that courts, for the most part, agree with him. “Ultimately,” he says, “commercial litigation...

    • Posted 17 hours ago
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  • Will United States Border Protection Admit Your Foreign Visitor?

    The chances that your visiting overseas employee will run into problems with Customs and Border protection may be as high as they’ve ever been, but you can improve the odds. This Today’s General Counsel article, by Sheppard...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Study Finds One In Four Phishing Emails Gets Past Office 365 Security

    About one percent of all emails are phishing attacks, and, per a recent study, 25 percent of those emails are able to get past a security tool that’s built into Office 365. The Global Phish Report from...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • McKinsey In The Crosshairs

    A critic of consulting giant McKinsey, himself a billionaire and sometime McKinsey competitor, says that since it entered that business in 2001, the firm has been failing to file requried disclosures, and has thereby concealed a pattern...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Judge Flags Celebrity Divorce Firm For Excessive Fees

    A law firm known for representing wealthy clients in divorce proceedings was chastised for excessive fees, in a high-profile case in Chicago. In its representation of Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and investment banker Richard Stephenson,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • DLA Piper’s Big Cyber Insurance Dispute

    The law firm and insurance company Hiscox are at odds over a claim by the firm for millions of dollars in losses it said were caused by the NotPetya ransomware attack of 2017. A spokesperson from Hiscox...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Nothing Safer Than Downloading A System Update, Right?

    Hackers using a fake authentication certificate got thousands of Asus computer owners to download what appeared to be a software update but was actually malicious code. The breach was discovered by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which estimates the...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Law Firm Couldn’t Get Its Hijacked Money Back

    To facilitate the closing of a real estate deal, the lawfirm as supposed to forward money to Deutsche Bank, per the payoff instructions of the mortgage and real estate services company, but unbeknownst to the law firm...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Pending Supreme Court Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules

    Although the case pertains to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the outcome will have broad implications, affecting potential corporate liability in any sector subject to federal regulatory authority, writes attorney Becca Wahlquist in this Today’s General Counsel...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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