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  • Tesla Wins In Ruling Vs Ex-Employee

    In the latest turn in a protracted legal battle, a federal judge dismissed a defamation claim by a former Tesla employee, while allowing the company's trade secrets case...

    • Posted 2 days ago
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  • Patient Death Follows Hospital Ransomware Attack

    After what apparently was a misdirected ransomware attack, a woman was unable to get emergency treatment at a Dusseldorf, Germany, hospital and had to be transported to another facility. The approximately one hour delay is said to...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • Another “Next Tobacco”? Plastic Industry Targeted For Bogus Recycling Claims

    The decades-long deception about cigarettes and cancer finally disintegrated in the 1990s, with multi-billion dollar legal settlements. Since then tobacco has been invoked repeatedly as an archetype by hopeful reformers and plaintiff attorneys in other areas, notably...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Recovering From A Ransomware Attack

    More than half of businesses were hit by a ransomware attack in 2019, at an estimated total cost of $11.5 billion. That’s per a recent survey cited in an article that bypasses the question of prevention and...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Elevator Repairmen Allege Years Of Blatant Racism On The Job

    It’s inherently dangerous work, but when it also includes confronting things like “noose” graffiti, the n-word scrawled playfully backwards, racist insults and clueless or actively participating supervisors, and it goes on for years, it really gets creepy....

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Law Prof: Private Sector Taking The Lead On Climate Action

    With government failing to act or denying a problem exists, major players in the private sector are taking the lead in trying to mitigate climate change, according to Michael Vandenbergh, the director of Vanderbilt Law School’s Climate...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Top Management Will Be Liable For CSP Incidents

    Gartner research predicts that in four years the top management of companies that suffer cyber-physical security (CSP) incidents will routinely be held liable, especially those incidents that involve fatalities. Gartner defines CPSs as “systems that are engineered...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Pandemic Underscores Need To Insure Intangible Assets

    A recent joint report from Lloyd’s of London and KPMG finds that as much of 85 percent of total business value in many industries now resides in intangible assets. An interview with a Lloyd’s executive who heads...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Ten Mistakes Lawyers Make in Mediation

    First on the list: not nailing down a deal that has just been agreed to. After a long day of haggling that ends in a tentative agreement, parties may pack up and walk out, promising to take...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • No Communication, No Privilege

    What constitutes a privileged communication? This Today’s General Counsel article considers some of the complexities and the light that may be shed on this question by some recent and not so recent court decisions. One finding: Parties...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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