• New Life For Roundup Litigation: $289 million verdict

    A former groundskeeper at a school in California has won a $289 million victory in a lawsuit against Monsanto, after claiming that repeated contact with the company’s herbicide product Roundup was responsible for his blood cancer. A...

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  • A Done Deal: Corporate Cybersecurity Now The SEC’s Business

    The SEC has made clear that it requires disclosure not only about breaches, but also about the risk of a breach. That means even though the U.S. has nothing like Europe’s 72-hour reporting rule, part of the...

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  • Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination

    Courts are split regarding the degree to which Title VII applies to transgender employees. Further muddying the waters is the fact that the executive branch under Trump – or in this case more specifically under Attorney General...

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  • Tattoo Artist Suing World Wrestling

    A tattoo artist who says she turned down $450 for rights to her copyrighted tattoo designs, which cover the body of wrestling superstar Randy Orton, is continuing her lawsuit against WWE, 2K Games Inc., and a number...

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  • California Supreme Court Revives The Concept Of Usury

    Lending law in California sets no cap on interest rates on loans over $2500, and the theory that rates might be  unconscionable or exorbitant has mostly disappeared since the advent of payday loans, but in an opinion...

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  • DOJ Settles Turf Battle, Goes After Goldman Sachs

    An investigation into the disappearance of about $4 billion from a huge Malaysian government investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, is in the hands of Brooklyn-based prosecutors, after deputy AG Rod Rosenstein sided with them in a dispute...

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  • Will US and UK Tech Regulators Ever Be On The Same Page?

    Increased regulation of tech companies is clearly in the cards, both in the United States and in Europe...

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  • White Collar Prosecutions Down More Than 35 Percent

    Monthly comparisons of the number of defendants charged with white collar crime-related offenses are down 6.3 percent from the same period one year ago, and more than 35 percent from 2013. The downward trend has accelerated under...

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  • Feds Tightening The Noose On Cryptocurrencies

    One of the less publicized provisions of the 2017 Republican tax bill effectively put a tax on crypto assets, and cryptocurrency transactions are now defined as taxable events. Nor was this the first move by the federal...

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  • Is Asbestos Litigation Breathing Its Last?

    Hardly, but it appears to be on a downward trend, or possibly at “top of the bell curve” to be followed by “a long, slow, gradual decline,” according to Mark Behrens, a defense attorney and co-chair of...

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