• 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...

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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 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
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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....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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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 4 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...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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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 ...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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