• Ransomware Attacks Hit Legal System

    The tools to carry out this scam are a cheap commodity, and it’s become a plague. Using software that’s available on the internet, cyber-extortionists are said to have mounted 100,000 attacks a day in 2018, a rate...

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  • Old Sexual Violence Charges Won’t Derail This Career

    Boxing may be one of the last big-time careers where an old sexual assault allegation – or sometimes even a conviction, as in the case of Floyd Mayweather – can be “slipped” like a weak left jab....

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  • Is It A Trade Spat Or The Start Of Another Cold War?

    It could well be the latter, according to Peter Hartcher, journalist and visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute, a Sydney-based foreign policy think tank. Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, he quotes former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson,...

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  • Combating Internal Fraud

    Organizational fraud, said to be costing on average about five percent of revenue, is by definition difficult to detect. There is no typical fraudster profile. On the contrary, fraudsters often have the ability to “build a false...

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  • #MeToo And Federal Law: Will The Courts Ever Catch Up?

    There is a disconnect between what courts have deemed actionable workplace behavior under sexual harassment law and what, because of the #MeToo movement, has been widely recognized as behavior that is unacceptably discriminatory and oppressive. With few...

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  • Should Some Internal Controls Be Surreptitious?

    The Israeli defense forces claim they destroy all the attack tunnels they discover, but there is speculation that they leave some alone to monitor who uses them and why. Richard Cassin, writing on the FCPA blog, wonders...

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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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  • Why To Avoid “WeChat” When Managing Chinese Employees

    It’s the most widely used messaging and social media app in China, and its many users now include employees and employers communicating with each other. That’s not a good idea for either side, at least not when...

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  • Skeptical Courts Are Rejecting Privacy Class Actions

    Of four major cases where a court has addressed the question of class certification, it refused to certify the class in three of them. “The theme of decisions denying class certification is that causation and damages in...

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  • SAFETY Act Decreases Private Sector Risk And Liability

    An often overlooked law passed in the wake of 9-11 can provide risk and liability protection for both end users and developer/sellers of anti-terrorism technology. Recent media coverage “has not adequately described the SAFETY Act or explained...

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