• 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

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  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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  • An Unlikely Industry That Could Be Snared By The CCPA

    Just how wide is the reach of the California Consumer Protection Act? Could it apply to companies that only incidentally collect and process personal information in the course of operating drones? Does advanced facial recognition software mean...

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  • Real Estate Is A Litigation Battleground In LA

    With its growing and increasingly visible homeless population, Los Angeles has become a seat of contention over real estate development. Some who consider it a force for gentrification and dislocation are taking their case to court. Apparently,...

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  • Biometrics Is Litigation Flashpoint In Illinois

    Biometric technology is just “a natural outgrowth of how humans have always told each other apart,” according to one attorney cited in this post from trade publication BiometricUpdate.com, as he casts a skeptical eye on Illinois’s Biometric...

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  • Compliance Reboot At The Antitrust Division

    For more than a decade DOJ guidelines included an exception to the general policy that prosecutors will take into account the existence of a compliance program when deciding whether or not to charge a corporation with a...

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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

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  • Plaintiff Lawyer Accused Of Extortion In Roundup Case

    A Virginia plaintiff attorney has been arrested and accused of attempting to extort $200 million from manufacturers of a component chemical for the Monsanto herbicide Roundup. According to a DOJ complaint, Virginia plaintiff lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, from...

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  • Challenge To CA’s Women-On-The-Board Law Fails To Materialize

    A law that was expected to spawn a wave of litigation – and which even Governor Jerry Brown, who signed the bill in 2018, acknowledged might be challenged as unconstitutional – seems to be on track with...

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  • Women Can Proceed As a Class Against Disney

    A California state judge has ruled against Disney in a pay equity suit brought by LaRonda Rasmussen, a product development manager at Walt Disney Studios and Karen Moore, who has spent over two decades as a senior...

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