• Tracking A “Wave” Of Covid Lawsuits Vs Employers

    There have been more than 300 Covid-related lawsuits filed in U.S. courts since the beginning of the year, according to a tracking project by law firm Fisher Phillips. Issues raised included refusal to grant unpaid time off,...

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  • CA “Strike Teams” Enforcing Covid Rules

    California has set up “strike teams” of inspectors to go after businesses that are not following public health guidelines. However, Governor Gavin Newsom, quoted in an AP article before the July 4 holiday, stressed they would not...

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  • Professor, Chinese University Conspired To Steal Trade Secrets

    The DOJ announced the conviction of Professor Zhang Hao, a Chinese national who stole trade secrets from two U.S. tech companies. He worked with China’s Tianjin University, and a firm he and a co-defendant started, to unfairly...

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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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  • DC Sues Nevada Ghost Gun Maker

    The District of Columbia has filed a lawsuit against a manufacturer of partially-assembled and untraceable firearms, commonly called “ghost guns.” The lawsuit alleges that Nevada-based Polymer80 Inc. violates the District’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act by falsely representing...

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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...

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  • Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

    Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South Korea and China. The settlement is split, with $234 million going to...

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  • Class Actions Target COBRA Election Notices

    In a time of widespread layoffs, there’s been a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that an employer’s’ COBRA “election notice” is deficient. Election notices are supposed to inform laid off or furloughed employees that they can...

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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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  • IPO Docs Instruct Compliance Officers

    Richard Cassin, writing in the FCPA Blog, explains why the section of an S-1 registration statement called Risk Factors is must reading for compliance professionals. Compliance is all about risk, he explains, and “like great poetry or...

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