Litigation

Malpractice Lawyer Indicted – Was It Extortion Or A Consulting Fee?

One of Maryland’s leading medical malpractice attorneys has been charged by federal prosecutors with attempted extortion. Allegations are that he demanded $25 million, couched as…

Covid-19 Is Increasing Fraud, But Companies Can Protect Themselves

Declining corporate revenues, a dispersed workforce, and an increasingly desperate population is proving to be a potent recipe for fraud. Based on their experience as…

The Handy Wallet Card That Says “I’m Friends With The Police”

Sometimes called courtesy cards, tens of thousands have been distributed by police union members to simpatico friends and acquaintances, primarily in a few big cities.…

Fines, Restitution, “Recommended” For Law Firm Owner In Wayward Investment Scheme

A South Carolina law firm and its attorney/owner are among respondents who could face nearly $3 million in fines and restitution, in a matter before…

Why Employers Are Vulnerable To “Take-Home” Covid Lawsuits

It’s a growing litigation niche that could generate billions in liabilities, following a pattern that became familiar in asbestos litigation. These cases allege company liability “even though the plaintiff…

How Overreach Can Sink An In-House Privilege Claim

In-house legal at Dartmouth college was brought up short, when a judge ruled its privilege claim for a trove of in-house communications exceeds the privilege’s…

Flow Chart For Communication After A Data Breach

From the UK, an information security website lays out a systematic communications strategy for companies that have suffered a data breach. This post, a summation/analysis…

Big Retailers, Landlords, On Collision Course

By early summer the statistics were already grim, with fewer than a third of retail tenants paying as little as 75 percent of their rent,…

StockX Facing Class Action For Breach It Denied

StockX, a trading platform for fashion and sneakers, is facing a class action lawsuit after a data breach this past spring. TechCrunch reported the breach…

Legal Fight
Cyber Expert’s Legal Fight Over A Stolen Pistol

A cybersecurity expert who has Top Secret clearance with the Defense Department and was an “integral architect in the development of the Air Force’s first cyber weapon system,” has sued Red McCombs Toyota…

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