• Four Years After Alice, Software Patents Making a Comeback

    Following the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, many practitioners assumed it that any attempt to patent software would be so difficult and unpredictable that it was ...

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  • 9-11 Insurance Hack Breaks New Ground In Cyber-Extortion

    By successfully breaching a law firm retained by global insurer Hiscox, a group known as The Dark Overlord has obtained a trove of litigation documents related to the 9-11 attack. “The news gives insight into how hacking...

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  • Cyber Breach Most Feared Company Crisis, Ahead Of Sexual Harassment & Violence

    The type of incident most commonly addressed by company crisis management plans is a cyber breach, according to a survey by Morrison & Foerster and the Ethisphere Institute. It was cited as the number one concern by...

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  • Hard Lesson In Privilege For Marriott Legal

    A federal court in Colorado found that analysis and sensitive advice about strategy and “Risks/Opportunities” was not protected by privilege, even though it had been drafted and reviewed by in-house lawyers, because it was contained in two sections...

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  • Two Prominent Law Firms Accused, As $100M Ponzi Scheme Gets Unwound

    Mississippi law firm Butler Snow and the law firm Baker Donelson are alleged to be partly liable for the “negligent and reckless acts of their agents.” That’s according to the court-appointed receiver in the matter, in a...

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  • Marriott Backs Down On Mandatory Arbitration Deal

    Following the Marriott hotel data breach, which exposed around 500 million current and former customers, the company offered victims a free one-year subscription to a fraud monitoring service called WebWatcher, from security firm Kroll. There was a...

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  • “Country Lawyer” Who Pummeled Big Tobacco Is Targeting Opioid Industry

    The attorney who spearheaded both the 1998 multi-state settlement with big tobacco and the settlement with BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is now taking on the major opioid manufacturers and distributors. From what 60...

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  • “Debtor Prison” Suit Filed, After Tiny Town Collected Millions In Fines and Fees

    Arnold & Porter, in an alliance with public interest law firm ArchCity Defenders, has sued the town of Edmondson, a small town near St. Louis Lambert International Airport. As reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the lawsuit maintains...

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  • A Divorce Lawyer’s $80M Malpractice Suit

    The former clients of divorce lawyer Mark Luttier include Bill Koch, rock and roll hall-of-famer Clarence Clemons, and more recently Florida oil executive Todd Kozel, founder and former CEO of Gulf Keystone Petroleum. Kozel, who established his...

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  • Internecine Climate-Denier Lawsuit Settles for $630K

    In a saga to warm the hearts of environmentalists everywhere, the board of directors of an aggressive climate-change skeptic group called the “Free Market Environmental Law Clinic” has been embroiled in a legal battle with its former...

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