• Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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  • Cybersecurity ABCs

    The numbers are mind-numbing. In the U.S. alone by mid-year there had already been more than 850 reported data breaches, with more than 34 million records exposed. Meanwhile, the quantity of extant data – and thus potential...

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  • Walmart Settles Cashiers Lawsuit

    About 100,000 current and former Walmart cashiers will receive up to $1000 each as a result of a settlement in a suit accusing the retailer of failing to provide suitable seating for workers who want it. The...

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  • Big Time Spread Between Adjudication By Trial And By Arbitration

    According to a Micronomics analysis, U.S. district court cases took more than 12 months longer to get to trial than cases adjudicated by arbitration (two years v. a little less than one). Taking the comparison through appeal,...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Company Discusses Corruption Risk In Share Statement

    Richard Cassin, writing in FCPA Blog, urges more companies to follow the lead of Arcosa, a spinoff from Trinity Industries. In a registration statement for shares filed with the SEC, it warned investors that “anti-bribery and anti-corruption...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • BigLaw “Sustainability” Consortium Lauded, But Must Fend Off Conflicts Charge

    A consortium of nine major law firms was unveiled at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Under the aegis of their group Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, they said that by 2020 they would...

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  • Lawyer’s Age Discrimination Suit Before 7th Circuit

    Dale Kleber, 58, had many years of experience as a lawyer, including a stint as general counsel of Dean Foods. Nevertheless, he was having a hard time finding work. He came across an ad for a senior...

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  • Facebook Moderator Alleges Toxic Content Gave Her PTSD

    A woman who worked several months as a Facebook content moderator has sued, alleging that “constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing images” gave her PTSD. The putative class action, filed in California state...

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