• Trend Sharply Up For Securities Litigation

    The number of federal securities class actions filed in the first six months of 2018 was more than double the 20-year average. The reason? It’s neither an epidemic of fraud nor the machinations of aggressive plaintiff lawyers,...

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  • Cybersecurity ABCs

    The numbers are mind-numbing. In the U.S. alone by mid-year there had already been more than 850 reported data breaches, with more than 34 million records exposed. Meanwhile, the quantity of extant data – and thus potential...

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  • Law Firm Fined $30K For Firing Pregnant Legal Assistant

    A Colorado law firm has settled a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $30,000. According to a press release from the EEOC, the firm fired a legal assistant approximately ten days after...

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  • Respectful Investigation Of Sexual Misconduct

    A process that was difficult but more or less routine has become a minefield, with uncertain outcome and potential legal liability from multiple directions. There is, among other things, the risk of a defamation suit, as well...

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  • Tax Carbon Or We’re Cooked, Says U.N. Report

    A U.N. report, the first to be commissioned by the Paris agreement, details a massive global crisis as soon as 2040 unless the world is able to “turn on a dime,” as one of the author’s describes...

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  • BigLaw “Sustainability” Consortium Lauded, But Must Fend Off Conflicts Charge

    A consortium of nine major law firms was unveiled at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Under the aegis of their group Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, they said that by 2020 they would...

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  • Can Politicians Block Critics From Their Social Media Platforms?

    A case being heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has “potentially enormous First Amendment implications" - not to mention implications for the President...

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  • SEC Fines Investment Firm $1 Million After Data Breach

    In its first enforcement charging a violation of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule, the SEC has fined a Des Moines-based broker-dealer and investment adviser $1 Million. According to the SEC, hackers were able to impersonate the...

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  • Supreme Court Will Severely Restrict Abortion – With Or Without Kavanaugh

    In the only case Brett Kavanaugh decided involving abortion, he vacated an order directing that a young woman who found out she was pregnant while in government custody be allowed to access abortion. A federal court had...

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  • Bipartisan Accord On Aircraft Seats

    As part of an FAA funding bill, Congress is considering a package of consumer-friendly provisions, including a minimum size for airline seats. It would also order the FAA to look into the size and number of lavatories,...

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