• Michael Jackson Estate Sues Over Documentary Alleging Pedophilia

    A new HBO documentary features extended interviews with two men who say Michael Jackson drew them into long-term sexual relationships when they were pre-adolescent boys, at Jackson’s Neverland estate. The four-hour long documentary, “Leaving Neverland,” premiered at...

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  • Public Defender Workloads Make “Right To Counsel” A Dead Letter

    Studies in a number of states find that public defenders are overwhelmed and that they should be spending from between two and five times more hours on each case in order to make a reasonably effective defense....

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  • A Hard Look At CA’s New Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards

    After a resolution that “urges” more equitable representation of women on corporate boards appeared to be having little effect, California passed a bill that requires it. In a Wharton School of Business post, two professors discuss California’s...

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  • Pentagon Hires More White-Hat Hackers

    The Pentagon, expanding a bug-bounty program it started two years ago, has awarded contracts to three private security firms, all of them relatively new crowdsourced Silicon Valley companies. This partnership allows “vetted hackers to simulate real and...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Boardroom Skills For Women

    Margo Wolf O’Donnell and Tara Kamradt of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff put together a panel titled Women Lawyers’ Leadership Skills: Navigating the Boardroom. The concept grew from their conviction that gender diversity is an important factor...

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  • NY Courts Embrace Technology-Assisted Review

    A new rule that explicitly encourages technology-assisted review in the Commercial Division of the New York state courts, the arm of the courts that handles major commercial cases. The intent of the new rule is to “steer...

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  • Why A.I. Can’t Stop Fake News

    News filters powered by artificial intelligence are unable to uncover ideas and the relations between them, nor will they be able to do that any time soon, according to the authors of this New York Times oped....

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Phone Phishing Scams That Sound Like The Real Thing

    If anything, it’s even more insidious than phishing by email. One of their targets got a succession of calls from what appeared to be his credit union. A security-conscious guy, he let two go to voicemail, but...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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