• New Joint Employer Rule “Qualified Positive” For Employers

    The new joint employer rule, approved by the Department of Labor earlier this month, is a positive for employers, but practitioners expect a spate of litigation before its effect will be clarified....

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  • Oklahoma Hires Perkins Coie In Gaming Dispute With Tribes

    The governor of Oklahoma has hired Seattle-based Perkins Coie to represent the state in a dispute over gaming rights with the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Choctaw nations. The newspaper The Oklahoman, which obtained a copy of the legal...

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  • Big Law Firms “Pay-To-Play” In Oregon

    A report from Oregon Public Broadcasting finds that several national law firms are contributing big bucks to the political campaigns of Oregon public officials who hire outside counsel for the state’s class action lawsuits targeting corporations. Since...

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  • The Unlikely Resume Of Jay Sekulow

    To mark the start of President Trump’s impeachment trial, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reprints its 2017 profile of attorney Jay Sekulow, now co-lead counsel of the President’s legal defense team. Self-described as “the grandson of a fruit...

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  • Harvard Law Prof Sues Over “Clickbait”

    Read on at your peril. “The use of a shocking headline and/or lede to entice readers to click on a particular article, irrespective of the truth of the headline,” writes Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, “is part...

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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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  • Fox, Netflix Litigation Ready For Appeals Court

    In 2016 Disney’s Fox unit sued Netflix after two Fox executives jumped ship. Netflix countersued alleging that the executives’ employment contracts were unenforceable under California laws forbidding contracts that extended beyond seven years of personal service or...

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