• Hundreds Of Climate Suits Being Litigated

    Hundreds of climate change lawsuits are working their way through U.S. courts, using arguments grounded in a variety of legal theories: tort, fiduciary duty, securities laws and constitutional law. This Today’s General Counsel article looks at the...

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  • Private Facebook Boosts Are Discoverable, Says NY Appeals Court

    A recent decision from the New York Court of Appeals found that Facebook posts are not entitled to protection, even when they are under the user’s privacy settings. There’s nothing so novel about Facebook materials that would...

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  • Investigations Post #MeToo

    The #MeToo movement has changed what’s expected from an internal investigation of a sexual harassment claim. Every situation and employer is different, but previous assumptions – notably assumptions about privilege and confidentiality – may need to be...

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  • “Unexplained Wealth” Now Corruption Target In UK

    Last month the first unexplained wealth order (UWO) in the UK was made public. The target was one Mrs. Zamira Hajiyeva, who is a recent purchaser of “two properties worth £22 million, a property in Knightsbridge and...

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  • CA’s Prop 65 Requirements Have Gotten Tougher

    Changes to California’s Proposition 65 product warning requirements took effect on August 30. Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about potential exposures to chemicals that are on a list of chemicals known to the...

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  • Firewalls And Why Your Organization Needs One

    Effective firewalls are the first line of defense against a system breach, and having one is considered a minimum security standard by regulators, among others, for any company that handles personal information. This post explains what a...

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  • “Free Speech Warrior” Threatens To Sue Feminist Critic

    Jordan Peterson, a Canadian academic and best-selling author, rocketed to fame when he confronted transgender students over demands that he use their preferred pronouns when he addressed them. He told the BBC that based on his decades...

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  • NY Courts Embrace Technology-Assisted Review

    A new rule that explicitly encourages technology-assisted review in the Commercial Division of the New York state courts, the arm of the courts that handles major commercial cases. The intent of the new rule is to “steer...

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  • CA Backs Off On Its “Slack Fill” Law

    This is the California law that allows plaintiffs to allege that packaging is misleading because it contains nonfunctional empty space, known as slack fill. Recent amendments signed by Governor Jerry Brown “will be an additional hurdle to...

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  • $3.6 Billion Company Sues Janitor

    Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate management firm, is suing one of its former janitors. She is accused of cleaning the same building she cleaned for her former employer, but for a different firm, a violation...

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