• Class Actions Are An M&A Deal Killer

    Quantifying financial potential, as a component of due diligence, is something that may be done with reasonable accuracy, but to quantify the nature and magnitude of potential class action litigation exposure is far more difficult. The risk...

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  • #MeToo Two Years Later: Some Unintended Consequences

    Consciousness has been raised, and training and reporting procedures have improved, but some new laws have had mixed results, writes Littler attorney Helene J. Wasserman in this Today’s General Counsel article. Settlement short of trial has become...

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  • Weinstein Ally Hires Big Firms, Tries Prior Censorship

    Dylan Howard, a former National Enquirer editor who allegedly dug up opposition research on actress Rose McGowan on behalf of her accused rapist, Harvey Weinstein, has hired law firms on three continents in an effort to suppress...

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  • Experienced Channel-Stuffer Comments On Fiat-Chrysler’s Cookie Jar

    Fiat-Chrysler recently paid the SEC $40 million for its practice of accumulating unreported sales in what the company’s employees called their “cookie jar. When Fiat-Chrysler wanted sales to appear better than they were, it dipped in to...

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  • Hit-Man Who Shot Florida State Law Prof Convicted

    The murder trial of a hit-man accused of killing Florida State University law professor Dan Markel ended with a guilty verdict, and a hung jury with respect to the alleged co-conspirator. Sigfredo Garcia, faces the death penalty...

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  • Media Entrepreneur’s Bias Case Against Comcast Goes To High Court

    Byron Allen, a former stand-up comic turned small channel owner, sued cable operators and satellite distributors in 2015 after they refused to license his small channels devoted to topics including criminal justice, cars and pets. He demanded...

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  • Exxon’s “Biggest, Most Immediate Legal Threat,” Trial Starts This Month

    A shareholder lawsuit that began with an investigation under former New York attorney General Eric Schneiderman is back in the spotlight, with a trial set to begin  in the state Supreme Court in Manhattan...

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  • 24/7 Hum From Data Center Forced Az Homeowner To Move

    Noise is becoming autonomous and inexhaustible, writes Bianca Bosker in the Atlantic—Human noisemakers have to sleep, but our mechanical counterparts do not tire, die, or strain their vocal cords. Her story, which details the corrosive effect of...

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  • Unions Strike Back

    After decades of declining strike activity, 2018 proved to be an active year, with workers in both public and private sectors taking to the streets. This happened despite the fact that in 2018 the density of union...

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  • Judge Says Miami Beach’s Ban On Airbnb Is Illegal

    Miami Beach’s crackdown on Airbnb is “in jarring conflict” with a state law capping municipal fines at $1,000 per day, a Florida judge has ruled. The city had been imposing fines ranging from $20,000 to $100,000, arguing...

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