• Spoliation Sanctions Can Dwarf What The Case Is Worth

    A ruling from the Second Circuit Court earlier this year is a cautionary tale about the importance of implementing sound legal hold and production practices even in smaller cases. The value of this case in terms of...

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  • CA’s New Privacy Law, And Why Insurers Are Paying Close Attention

    In many respects, California’s sweeping new privacy law is similar to Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation. It puts businesses on the defensive, while giving consumers vastly more control over their data. But there is at least one...

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  • Important Considerations In Pay Equity Audits

    A proactive strategy to avoid being caught flat-footed when defending against a claim of unequal pay...

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  • Ruling Limits Whistleblowers To Nuclear Option

    A Supreme Court decision earlier this year has overturned understanding of the test for employees to gain whistleblower status. Protections against retaliation...

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  • The Wheel Of Justice Grinds Slower If You’re Rich

    After a two month delay starting his four year sentence for bribery, billionaire Ng Lap Seng asked Judge Vernon S. Broderick of federal district court in Manhattan for an additional two months to wind up his “complex...

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  • Sun Sets On Sino-Canadian Tech Giant

    Canada benefits from its close business ties to China, and lawmakers in the Great North have gotten used to viewing the country as a major source of investment as well as a market for Canadian goods. A...

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  • Settlement In Lawsuit Claiming Motel Chain Informed On Guests

    Motel 6 has entered into a tentative agreement to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against Latino customers at two Phoenix locations by giving their whereabouts and personal information to immigration agents, who later arrested...

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  • Whistleblower Hits Jackpot

    The biggest award ever made to a whistleblower by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, $30 million, was announced on July 12. According to a press release the whistleblower “voluntarily provided key original information that led to...

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  • Patent
    Cult Leader Games Patent Office

    A cult leader with deep enough pockets to doggedly pursue patents for mundane variations on established technology has been using his inventions as evidence of his genius. Keith Raniere’s followers, many of them women, several of whom...

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  • SEC Refinement: “Smaller Companies” Just Got Bigger

    The SEC has redefined “small reporting company” in a way that will significantly increase the number of public companies that qualify for less-extensive reporting rules. The SEC estimates that an additional 966 public companies will be eligible...

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