• Fair Pay Audits Can Help In The Event Of Litigation

    The pay gap between men and woman persists even though the federal Equal Pay Act has been on the books for more than 50 years, state and local laws have been passed, and lawsuits alleging pay disparities...

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  • A Few Rules Of Thumb About Press Releases

    Press releases, even social media posts, can draw attention from both regulators and the plaintiff bar. “Treat your posts on social media with the same caution as SEC filings and formal press releases,” say the authors of...

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  • Lawyer Sues MI Bar Over Mandatory Dues

    A Michigan attorney has sued the state bar over a requirement that all practicing attorneys join the bar and pay dues. Plaintiff Lucille Taylor was the chief legal counsel for former Michigan governor John Engler and was...

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  • Sour View Of Lawyers From Multinational Corporate Group

    A jaundiced take on the legal profession from its purported origin as a loose association of medieval scribes, in an age when few could write, to an ignoble present, “preying on the insecurity of someone trying to...

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  • Former House GC, Took On Obama, Now Lambasts Trump’s “War On Congressional Oversight”

    A former U.S. House general counsel, who fought the Obama administration tooth-and-nail on a number of issues related to Congressional oversight, says the Trump administration is taking oversight resistance to new and dangerous levels. Kerry W. Kircher...

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  • An Old Judge Kavanaugh Opinion Prevails In A GC Privilege Case

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a general counsel’s emails to various in-house parties were ruled privileged when the court declined to apply “the primary purpose” test as requested by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs wanted the defendant...

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  • 3M, Litigation Quelled At Home, Said To Face National Onslaught

    For years in Minnesota, where the global Fortune 100 company is headquartered, 3M has been fending off litigation based on alleged problems caused by perfluorochemicals in ground water. Sometimes short-handed as PFCs, this group of chemicals was...

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  • What General Counsel Should Ask Tax Directors

    Tax departments report up through finance rather than the legal function in most companies, so it’s easy for chief legal officers to be disconnected from one of the most legally complex and risky parts of any enterprise....

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  • Census Case A Bust For Trump; Opposing Lawyers Now Awarded Legal Fees

    In a nonpublic settlement, the Justice Department has agreed to pay $2.7 million in legal fees for the New York Immigration Coalition, which successfully opposed the Trump administration’s attempt to get a citizenship question on the 2020...

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  • Data And Business Litigation

    Data retention is a double-edged sword. Data can be a treasure trove of evidence, notably in matters involving trade secrets and non-compete agreements, but in virtually any type of litigation. At the same time, data – holding...

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