• Texas Bar Owners Sue Governor Over Shutdown

    A group of Texas bar owners and a trade group, the Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance, have sued Texas Governor Greg Abbot over his bar shutdown order. The plaintiffs ask for damages of up to $10 million,...

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  • Caste Discrimination Alleged In Suit v Cisco

    Plaintiff California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleges an unnamed engineer, whom it identifies as a Dalit, suffered repeated acts of discrimination, including lower pay and fewer opportunities, at the hands of two supervising engineers.

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  • MN Climate Lawsuit First To Target Koch

    A lawsuit filed by the state of Minnesota names as a defendant, for the first time in the short history of climate change litigation, Koch Industries, whose principals Charles Koch and the late David Koch have been...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Data From 200 Police Departments Hacked

    In an unusual twist, the hackers’ own public statement seems to have vastly understated the extent of the breach. They announced on twitter that they took, and posted in searchable form, a trove that included ten years...

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  • A Giant Canary In The Digital Coal Mine

    Virtually all law firms and companies with legal departments, and even most businesses with no in-house lawyers, by now are aware of the increased cybersecurity risk they face because so many employees are working at home. But...

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  • FLA Insurer Sues Law Firm, Alleging Millions In Fraudulent Claims

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the state-run insurer of last resort for the climate-ravaged state of Florida, has sued a law firm and several other parties it alleges conspired to defraud the company into paying millions for sham...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

    Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont and Washington are applying “the common interest doctrine,” says an analysis in...

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  • Survey: How Covid Is Affecting In-House Legal

    Among the findings: Twenty-five percent said their budgets had been reduced. Workloads haven’t, however, in a few areas in particular...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Former CEO Of Municipal Utility In FLA Is Sued, Massive Fraud Alleged

    The largest municipal utility in Florida has sued its former CEO, alleging he attempted to orchestrate a privatization plan what would pay him and other senior executives hundreds of millions of dollars in performance payouts. As part...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Executing Contracts and Deeds From Home

    For a simple contract, executed under English law, it’s relatively simple and electronic signatures are usually valid. However, if the other party is overseas...

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