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  • To Defuse Potential Litigation, Defense Dept To Clarify IP Rights With Contractors

    The Department of Defense is setting up a new office intended to define, clarify and allocate IP rights in the course of DoD contracting and acquisition. The new initiative was announced in a press briefing by Ellen...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Third-Party Workplace Compliance Investigations

    All major corporations have HR departments and policies to combat workplace discrimination and harassment, but as the impact of the #MeToo movement has demonstrated, current systems often fail to meet the needs of both businesses and employees....

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • An Old Judge Kavanaugh Opinion Prevails In A GC Privilege Case

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a general counsel’s emails to various in-house parties were ruled privileged when the court declined to apply “the primary purpose” test as requested by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wanted the defendant...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Is The ABA Defending Money Laundering?

    A British lawyer and specialist in investigations and asset recovery says the ABA has come out against proposed legislation that would make it more difficult for company principals to hide their identities.

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • 3M, Litigation Quelled At Home, Said To Face National Onslaught

    For years in Minnesota, where the global Fortune 100 company is headquartered, 3M has been fending off litigation based on alleged problems caused by perfluorochemicals in ground water. Sometimes short-handed as PFCs, this group of chemicals was...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • What General Counsel Should Ask Tax Directors

    Tax departments report up through finance rather than the legal function in most companies, so it’s easy for chief legal officers to be disconnected from one of the most legally complex and risky parts of any enterprise....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Why Won’t U.S. Law Enforcement Promote Anti-Ransom Tools?

    According to Europol, the police agency of the European Union, its library of free online tools has helped more than 200,000 ransomware victims recover their files, saving victims roughly $108 million in ransom since the initiative, dubbed...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Gun-Tracing In The U.S Is From Another Century

    It’s no accident the U.S. has an archaic system for tracing guns, according to documentary film maker David Freid, whose work on the subject is up for an Emmy. “The technology that we use is largely designed...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Data And Business Litigation

    Data retention is a double-edged sword. Data can be a treasure trove of evidence, notably in matters involving trade secrets and non-compete agreements, but in virtually any type of litigation. At the same time, data – holding...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • “AI” Run Amok, Falsely Accuses Thousands Of Unemployment Fraud, Says Class Action

    A case in Michigan will set the alarm bills ringing for those concerned about artificial intelligence in the legal system, specifically when it’s employed in the course of enforcement and prosecution. In Michigan, a class action was...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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