• Minor Licensing Dispute or Racism?

    A mundane dispute about the way that Comcast licenses channels is before the Supreme Court, but the question the Justices will consider is how a federal judge should examine a discrimination complaint at the beginning of a...

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  • Another Delay For GDPR Crackdown

    Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has been poised to lower the boom on Facebook affiliate WhatsApp for a while now, but a procedural complaint by WhatsApp’s lawyers has delayed her decision. Facebook’s international offices are located...

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  • Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It requires an organization to process, review and then produce large quantities of...

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  • Insurance May Cover Allegations Related To Sexual Abuse

    Claims against companies related to sexual abuse – such as negligent hiring or negligent supervision and negligent retention – are becoming more common. Because the underlying act is often intentional and abhorrent, companies may assume their insurance...

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  • Online Law School Offers Degree, But It’s Not a Law Degree

    Several online law schools are offering a degree they call the Executive Juris Doctor. Their pitch: Graduates won’t be eligible to practice law, but they can use their “advanced legal training in one of many law-related areas.”...

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  • Grunts Flummoxed By 21st Century IP Issue

    The “right-to-repair” – or more accurately the absence of one – has been an issue in a variety of spheres (e.g. big farm equipment). Now it’s also affecting the military. This New York Times oped, by a...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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  • Eschew the Federalist Society, Says Former Federal Judge

    James P. Donohue, a former federal judge, recalls that the parties before him were often at the low point of their lives, but one of them was destined to feel lower still, because he was about to...

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  • A Powerful But Often Ignored Compliance Tool

    Social norms play a major role in governing behavior. That’s something compliance officers need to keep in mind when they design ethics and compliance programs, according to Vera Cherepanova, writing on the FCPA blog. Research shows that...

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  • Legal Battle With Ex-CEO At Barnes & Noble Is A Study In Privilege

    The CEO of Barnes & Noble was accused of sexual harassment by an executive assistant, triggering an investigation under the aegis of the company’s general counsel. The CEO was then fired, without severance pay, and rancorous litigation...

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