• 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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  • Tips For GC Trying To Survive The Litigation Pandemic

    Covid-19 related litigation is trending up and there is no indication that the curve will flatten anytime soon. Along with retaliation and discrimination claims, the pandemic has apparently accelerated the filing of ordinary wage and hour claims....

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  • Ragged Implementation But Overall Success For GDPR

    According to a report by the European Commission, two years after it went into effect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an overall success in providing more privacy for citizens and a better understanding of...

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  • Data From 200 Police Departments Hacked

    In an unusual twist, the hackers’ own public statement seems to have vastly understated the extent of the breach. They announced on twitter that they took, and posted in searchable form, a trove that included ten years...

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  • Trump Appoints 200th Judge

    On June 24th the Senate confirmed Cory Wilson’s appointment to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, Trump’s 200th judicial appointment. He has confirmed two Supreme Court justices, 53 appeals court judges, 143 district...

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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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  • Supreme Court Decision Means Smaller Whistleblower Awards

    The Supreme Court’s decision in Liu v. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the argument that the SEC could never obtain disgorgement of profits from unlawful activity in securities litigation. But according to Ronald Mann, writing in scotusblog,...

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  • Trump’s Defeated Pick For Prosecutor Sued Elon Musk At the SEC

    Jay Clayton was Trump’s pick to become the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York after the sudden firing of Geoffrey Berman. For the past three years he has served as head of the SEC....

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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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  • Next Target For Ransomware Attack May Not Be “Data”

    It’s described as “a rich and relatively easy target environment,” visible, exposed and essential in every country on earth, and according to some security experts U.S. facilities are among the least prepared and the most vulnerable. The...

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