• IT Provider Discovers Massive Breach After Hacker Runs Out of Storage Space

    ArsTechnica reports that InfoTrax Systems, an IT provider, was first breached in 2014, when a hacker exploited vulnerabilities in the company’s network that gave remote control over its server. The FTC has now filed a complaint alleging...

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  • Human Rights v. Security At Issue In WhatsApp NSO Lawsuit

    Last month WhatsApp sued the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group for installing surveillance malware on the phones of more than a thousand users, including journalists and human rights activists. The suit doesn’t identify the NSO clients on...

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  • “An Algorithm Did It”: Product Liability Law In The Age of AI

    It’s a certainty that artificial intelligence is being employed more and more widely, that this trend is accelerating, and that many areas where AI is being applied are intrinsically fraught with risk. Some stark examples cited in...

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  • Depp Settlement Could Change The Way Hollywood Lawyers Do Business

    Johnny Depp’s settlement with his former attorney for “an undisclosed eight-figure sum” may put the case to rest for the contending parties, but the way it unfolded is likely to have some major repercussions. According to attorney...

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  • Trump Legal Aid Set For Lifetime Appointment to 2nd Circuit

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the nomination of Steven Menashi, a 40-year-old White House legal aide to the Senate floor for his confirmation vote. Every Democrat voted no. Civil rights and women’s groups opposed his nomination,...

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  • Making the 30(b)(6) Witness Work For The Defense

    Appearing under the pall of an ominous warning – that their testimony will “bind the company” – 30(b)(6) witnesses are often considered hapless and unwilling allies of the plaintiff attorneys who are trying to nail the company....

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  • CEO Busted For Suing Whistleblowers

    In an amended complaint, the SEC alleges that CEO Mykalai Kontilai of Collectors Cafe used settlement agreements with investors that illegally prohibited them from complaining to authorities about alleged fraud. The agency had previously sued Kontilai for...

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  • Battle Erupts Over Military Right To Sue

    Active duty service personnel cannot sue the government for medical malpractice, as the result of a 1950 Supreme Court ruling that gave rise to what’s been deemed the Feres Doctrine. (In May of this year the Court...

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  • More Spending, More Attacks

    Annual spending on cyber breach management activities increased an average of $282,750 from 2018 to $1.4 million this year, according to a Ponemon Institute survey. Nevertheless, there was a 17 percent increase in the number of companies...

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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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