• #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Sleeper IL Law Could Cost Tech Giants $1 Billion-Plus

    A state law passed back in the day when the privacy issue was just a gleam in the eye of a few libertarians and left-wingers could become the basis for class-action lawsuits that will cost some major...

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  • Exxon’s “Biggest, Most Immediate Legal Threat,” Trial Starts This Month

    A shareholder lawsuit that began with an investigation under former New York attorney General Eric Schneiderman is back in the spotlight, with a trial set to begin  in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    After decades of declining strike activity, 2018 proved to be an active year, with workers in both public and private sectors taking to the streets. This happened despite the fact that in 2018 the density of union...

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  • Truckers Getting Busted For Hauling Hemp

    Defined as a cannabis product that contains 0.3% or less of THC, hemp becomes legal to both produce and distribute in the U.S as the result of the farm bill signed by President Trump in December of...

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  • Is The U.S. Giving Away Leadership In 5G?

    On the verge of new era – some call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution – the U.S. is ceding leadership to others, notably in China and Europe, by virtue of, among other problems, “failures on the 5G...

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  • Why Big Law Firms Are Hiring National Security Experts

    Several of the largest U.S. firms have been bringing in lawyers with national security backgrounds as client demand mounts in two key areas. Not surprisingly, privacy and cybersecurity is one of them, given recent history of data...

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  • Adelson Sued By His Las Vegas Newspaper Competitor

    Billionaire casino and media mogul Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and major supporter of both President Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, has been sued by the owner of another Las Vegas newspaper, the Las...

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  • A Gathering Storm Of Vaping Lawsuits

    One plaintiff lawyer says he now has more than 200 clients, of whom eight have filed lawsuits, but that he expects “hundreds if not thousands” more cases to be filed. Nationwide dozens of lawsuits have already been...

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  • Ohio Lawsuit Puts “Sheltered Workshops” Under Scrutiny

    An obscure section of a 1938 fair labor standards law is allowing employers to pay thousands of disabled workers astonishingly low wages, according to an analysis from FairWarning, an investigative news organization that covers consumer, workplace and...

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