• Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

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  • $10M Settlement In Riot Games Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

    Riot Games, a $1B-plus company owned by Chinese technology firm Tencent, has agreed to a $10 million payout to approximately 1000 women who worked at the company over a period of five years. Allegations in the gender...

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  • Pre-Holiday Breach At Macy’s

    It hit the retailer over a one-week period early in October, scooping up essential information from credit transactions. The good news, according to CPO magazine (CPO stands for chief privacy officer) is that only a relatively small...

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  • Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It requires an organization to process, review and then produce large quantities of...

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  • Grunts Flummoxed By 21st Century IP Issue

    The “right-to-repair” – or more accurately the absence of one – has been an issue in a variety of spheres (e.g. big farm equipment). Now it’s also affecting the military. This New York Times oped, by a...

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  • Cybersecurity Protocols and ADR

    Surveys taken after the massive Panama Papers hack suggested that law firm cybersecurity industry-wide was lagging behind health care and financial services companies. Now it appears that another niche of the legal industry may be even less...

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  • Data Breach Fallout: Target Sues Insurer Chubb

    Target Corp. has sued a unit of insurer Chubb Ltd., alleging it failed to indemnify the company for a $138 million dollar settlement reached with financial institutions. The settlement was for claimed costs related to credit card...

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  • Shareholder’s Rights V. The Accountant-Client Privilege

    It’s not unusual for a business or its executives to be accused of mismanagement or wrongdoing by a minority shareholder and then get a request for company financial records. Shareholders and members do have an absolute right...

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  • Insider Trading Liability

    Steep sanctions and reputation damage to the company often follow an insider trading event. Insider trading can be an elusive concept, mostly because the law has developed primarily through the judiciary and administrative proceedings. No statute or...

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  • Senate Bill Would Send Tech Execs To Prison For Data Misuse

    In the wake of continuing privacy violations and what some perceived as tone-deaf Congressional testimony from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, some senators are taking a close look at a bill first introduced last year by Senator Ron...

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