• The Relationship Partner: Planning For A Smooth Transition

    Begin the process years ahead of time and don’t treat it as a simple administrative task, say this article’s co-authors, who come from opposite sides of the table. The act of preparing a succession plan should be...

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  • New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

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  • Facebook to Settle Suit Alleging Inflated Ad Viewing Figures

    Facebook has opted to settle a class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged that the social media giant overstated the viewership on its paid ads. The original allegation was that the metrics were inflated by 60 to...

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  • Alexa Gets Sued

    A class action alleging Amazon’s Alexa virtual-assistant product violates the privacy rights of minors has been filed against Amazon in a Washington state court. The complaint contends that Alexa’s modus operandi differs from and is more intrusive...

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  • The Strange Case Of Pepe The Frog Ends With Settlement, Key Legal Questions Unresolved

    A benign cartoon character named Pepe the Frog got morphed into an alt-right symbol, of exactly what it isn’t clear, but the character’s creator, Matt Furie, alleged in a copyright lawsuit, targeting the website Infowars, that it...

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  • Women Suing Their Lawyers In Pelvic Mesh Case

    In two separate putative class actions, some of the women who are plaintiffs in one of the largest ever U.S. tort matters are suing their attorneys. In one lawsuit they allege excessive fees, and in another, in...

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  • Survivors Of London High-Rise Fire Are Suing In Philadelphia Court

    Survivors and relatives of victims of the Grenfell Tower high-rise fire in London are suing in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The fire, in which seventy-two people died, was fed by an updraft blamed on the...

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  • Why Justice Thomas Sided With The Liberals In A Consumer Case

    On May 28, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Home Depot v. Jackson, and in an unusual configuration Justice Clarence Thomas joined with the liberals, writing the majority opinion. Justice Alito wrote the dissent. The matter...

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  • Bakery Wins Defamation Suit Against Oberlin College

    The day after Donald Trump was elected, three black Oberlin College students entered a family-owned bakery near campus, and one of them tried to buy wine with a fake ID. A white employee suspected that the student...

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  • Pending CA Ammo Law Spurs A Run On Bullets, Lawsuit From The NRA

    A pending law that puts some restrictions on the purchase of ammunition has gun owners stocking up. The law, scheduled to into effect in July, will require buyers to show photo ID and sellers to get the...

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