• A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

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  • Getting Full Value From Hotline Reports

    Hotlines can be more effective than fraud examiners when it comes to ferreting out misconduct – and that contention comes from none other than the fraud examiners themselves. A study from a trade group, The Association of...

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  • Former Penn State GC Could Face Censure In Fallout From Sandusky Case

    A disciplinary board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recommended censure for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin. The matter is related to her role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case, and what the...

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  • Which Attorney Jobs Pay The Most?

    A recent survey broke it down by type of attorney, from the top two (“Law Firm Partner”) to the bottom (guess). General counsel came in at number two. The numbers, compiled by Payscale Inc. and based on...

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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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  • In-House Privilege Claim Stumbles Before Skeptical Judge

    A magistrate judge had a stern message for lawyers from Adidas and to in-house lawyers generally, as he denied a claim of privilege for certain in-house attorney emails in a breach of contract/IP case in the Eastern...

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  • SEC Hits Mayweather, DJ Khaled, For Crypto-Coin Promotion

    Early in November the SEC issued a stern warning to investors: Be wary of paid endorsements “from artists, sports figures, or other icons” who may not know what they are talking about. Celebrities, the SEC said, “often...

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  • Biggest Shareholder Suit Ever?

    A lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Barbara Underwood does not allege that Exxon lied about what it understood regarding climate change, or that it bankrolled deniers, or that the company bears some responsibility for the...

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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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  • Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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