• Sixth Circuit: Chalking Tires Violates Fourth Amendment

    The plaintiff was a woman who tires had been chalked fifteen times over a period of about three years. The district court had allowed her contention that the act of chalking was a search, but...

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  • Rare Supreme Court Victory for SEC

    In a ruling that will cheer the plaintiffs’ bar, the US Supreme Court in Lorenzo v. SEC  ruled that intentionally misleading investors was actionable even if the violator simply disseminated the misleading statements. The SEC found that...

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  • Judge Flags Celebrity Divorce Firm For Excessive Fees

    A law firm known for representing wealthy clients in divorce proceedings was chastised for excessive fees, in a high-profile case in Chicago. In its representation of Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and investment banker Richard Stephenson,...

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  • A “Chilling Caution” On Expectation Of Privilege, From A Blackberry Case

    The market analyst’s report was bad news for BlackBerry, coming shortly after the company released an updated smartphone in 2013. The report said that following the rollout of the product there had been by an extraordinarily high...

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  • New Employment Laws in Many States

    An article on the Littler Mendelson site discusses roughly 300 new labor and employment-related bills introduced in various state legislatures in March, about 200 of which have cleared at least one legislative house. Approximately 50 new state...

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  • Law Firm Couldn’t Get Its Hijacked Money Back

    To facilitate the closing of a real estate deal, the lawfirm as supposed to forward money to Deutsche Bank, per the payoff instructions of the mortgage and real estate services company, but unbeknownst to the law firm...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Pending Supreme Court Decision Could Upend Regulatory Ground Rules

    Although the case pertains to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the outcome will have broad implications, affecting potential corporate liability in any sector subject to federal regulatory authority, writes attorney Becca Wahlquist in this Today’s General Counsel...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Company Fined $5.7M For Violating Children’s Privacy; Industry Executives Are Warned

    A company that markets video-creation software to children was hit with a record-breaking $5.7 million fine for violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The software at issue allows users to make 15 second videos...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • 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,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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