• Employees, Agents And The Attorney/Client Privilege

    Even though attorney-client privilege is the oldest of evidentiary privileges, many privilege issues remain unresolved, particularly as they relate to in-house representation. Recently two state supreme court decisions have provided some clarification. In Texas, the high court...

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  • “White-Hat” Hackers Can Beef Up Company Security

    So called white-hat hackers can be a powerful tool to expose system vulnerabilities. The process of utilizing them has become formalized and is now part of normal business operations for numerous organizations. Among them is the Pentagon,...

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  • Study: 40 percent Of Used Storage Drives Weren’t Wiped

    If you decide to donate used computer equipment to a good cause, or otherwise pass it on, don’t assume the hard drive is going to get wiped even if the recipients tell you it will be. That...

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  • Five Ways Your Website Can Be Infected

    The first step in protecting yourself against website malware is understanding what you’re up against...

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  • Sensible Disclosure Concerning Litigation Finance

    Third-party litigation finance has been construed by some as unethical – unfairly, according to Vannin Capital managing director Alan Guy, and he notes that courts, for the most part, agree with him. “Ultimately,” he says, “commercial litigation...

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  • Will United States Border Protection Admit Your Foreign Visitor?

    The chances that your visiting overseas employee will run into problems with Customs and Border protection may be as high as they’ve ever been, but you can improve the odds. This Today’s General Counsel article, by Sheppard...

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  • Woman Hit By T-Shirt Sues Houston Astros

    The mascot of the Houston Astros, named “Orbit” as homage to Houston’s space industry, was shooting t-shirts into the stands out of an air gun when one of them allegedly injured a spectator. According to the woman’s...

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  • Study Finds One In Four Phishing Emails Gets Past Office 365 Security

    About one percent of all emails are phishing attacks, and, per a recent study, 25 percent of those emails are able to get past a security tool that’s built into Office 365. The Global Phish Report from...

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  • 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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  • DLA Piper’s Big Cyber Insurance Dispute

    The law firm and insurance company Hiscox are at odds over a claim by the firm for millions of dollars in losses it said were caused by the NotPetya ransomware attack of 2017. A spokesperson from Hiscox...

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