• SEC Hits Mayweather, DJ Khaled, For Crypto-Coin Promotion

    Early in November the SEC issued a stern warning to investors: Be wary of paid endorsements “from artists, sports figures, or other icons” who may not know what they are talking about. Celebrities, the SEC said, “often...

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  • Internecine Climate-Denier Lawsuit Settles for $630K

    In a saga to warm the hearts of environmentalists everywhere, the board of directors of an aggressive climate-change skeptic group called the “Free Market Environmental Law Clinic” has been embroiled in a legal battle with its former...

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  • A Guide To CA’s New Cybersecurity Laws

    California, has passed a number of internet and cybersecurity laws. This post from cybersecurity company SiteLock looks at the new net neutrality law, the privacy law, and the Internet of Things law, which was passed in August...

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  • Cybersecurity Risk With Seasonal Workers

    For many businesses, this is the season for rapid short-term hiring. There are risks that come with a hiring surge, and this post from RSA Security suggests some practices that will minimize that risk. Seasonal workers must...

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  • NRA, Said To Be In Financial Trouble, Settles Dispute Over Loss Of Insurance

    The National Rifle Association has settled with an insurance broker that had, under the terms of a consent agreement with the state of New York, ended its relationship with the group. The broker, Lockton Affinity, had been...

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  • Litigation Holds And The GDPR

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes compliance with litigation holds more complicated. United States courts expect corporate litigants to properly preserve records and have issued severe sanctions in cases where they are not preserved. In...

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  • Biggest Shareholder Suit Ever?

    A lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Barbara Underwood does not allege that Exxon lied about what it understood regarding climate change, or that it bankrolled deniers, or that the company bears some responsibility for the...

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  • Cybersecurity Primer From The Horse’s Mouth

    A global risk management company interviews its own chief information security officer for an inside take on the essentials of enterprise cybersecurity. Among the topics discussed are the ins-and-outs of hiring black-hat hackers, how the CISO’s understanding...

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  • Don’t Be Blind-Sided By New Export Controls

    Cutting edge technologies tend to outrun government controls. This means that in recent years many commercial technical innovations, as long as they were not designed for military application and did not involve encryption technology, could be exported...

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  • Junk Legal Verbiage Banned In AZ

    The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure now include a blanket prohibition on some popular legal terms in any answers filed in state court. Included in the prohibition is the phrase “the document speaks for itself” (which was...

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