• One Way To Sabotage Your Own Insurance Claim

    A case from the Sixth Circuit should serve as a caution for companies making an insurance claim that has any possibility of being disputed. From the outset, says attorney Shanti Eagle of Farella Braun + Martel LLP,...

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  • Big Whistleblower Award to GC Reversed

    Writing on the FCPA Blog, Bill Steinman says that according to his informal records there have only been about a dozen federal court opinions interpreting the FCPA since 1977, but one more joined the list last month...

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  • Civil Asset Seizure Slapped Down By Unanimous Supreme Court

    Civil forfeiture, a practice that’s periodically been demonized by critics from both left and right for decades, has finally been addressed – and curtailed – by a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Both the ACLU and the U.S....

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  • In-House Privilege Claim Stumbles Before Skeptical Judge

    A magistrate judge had a stern message for lawyers from Adidas and to in-house lawyers generally, as he denied a claim of privilege for certain in-house attorney emails in a breach of contract/IP case in the Eastern...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Skeptical Courts Are Rejecting Privacy Class Actions

    Of four major cases where a court has addressed the question of class certification, it refused to certify the class in three of them. “The theme of decisions denying class certification is that causation and damages in...

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  • Four Years After Alice, Software Patents Making a Comeback

    Following the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, many practitioners assumed it that any attempt to patent software would be so difficult and unpredictable that it was ...

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  • Hard Lesson In Privilege For Marriott Legal

    A federal court in Colorado found that analysis and sensitive advice about strategy and “Risks/Opportunities” was not protected by privilege, even though it had been drafted and reviewed by in-house lawyers, because it was contained in two sections...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Citing Paula Jones Case, Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Trump

    The New York attorney general alleges that the Trump Foundation was used as a checkbook to settle Trump’s business disputes and to support his presidential campaign, and the Trump Foundation, President Trump and three of his children...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Private Facebook Boosts Are Discoverable, Says NY Appeals Court

    A recent decision from the New York Court of Appeals found that Facebook posts are not entitled to protection, even when they are under the user’s privacy settings. There’s nothing so novel about Facebook materials that would...

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  • Does “Memo” About A Privileged Memo Waive Privilege?

    The defendant mortgage company conducted an internal investigation under the aegis of its outside lawyers, after an allegation that it had submitted false information to HUD. Company attorneys then prepared a memo summarizing the findings and reporting...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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