• Online Linking Can Be Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

    A federal Judge in New York has ruled that an embedded Tweet can be a copyright infringement, rejecting the theory that copyright liability rests with the entity that hosts the infringing content, not someone who simply links...

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  • Ex-Quinn Emanuel Lawyers Start Boutique

    Philippe Selendy, Faith Gay, and eight other partners from Quinn Emanuel’s New York office have opened a new boutique law firm. The other attorneys include the former co-chair of Quinn Emanuel’s investment fund litigation practice, David Elsberg,...

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  • $75 Ticket For Keeping Chickens, $5,600 In “Prosecution Fees”

    A class-action has been filed against two CA municipalities that have “made a practice of taking residents to criminal court for exceptionally minor crimes, then charging them thousands to pay for the cost of their own prosecution,”...

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  • Best Practices For Protecting Trade Secrets

    The threat of losing confidential information through targeted cyber-attacks by outsiders is real, but the more likely culprits are a company’s own employees. To protect proprietary data, it’s crucial to foster a culture of confidentiality in the...

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  • New Civil Rights Mission For DOJ

    The Jeff Sessions DOJ has created a new division of the Office of Civil Rights, the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, dedicated to allowing healthcare and other workers to deny treatment to LGBTQ people and women seeking...

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  • Minority Rules On Gun Control

    A large majority of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, support stricter gun control, but a vociferous minority that favors no gun control at all is more willing to take action based on its agenda, and always gets...

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  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

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  • When Arbitration Is Mandatory, Workers Don’t Complain

    Soon the Supreme Court will decide the legality of employment contracts that require workers to arbitrate their disputes individually. Alison Frankel argues that when employees are prevented from acting collectively corporations are less likely to be held...

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  • Will “Popcorn Lung” Litigation Expand To Coffee & Vaping?

    A type of litigation that targets a flavoring used in microwave popcorn may be about to branch into coffee and vaping products. The flavoring diacetyl is a highly volatile substance that has a “characteristic buttery flavor,” and...

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  • FCC AWOL On Cybersecurity, Says Former Chairman

    Tom Wheeler, who served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013-2017, says the Trump FCC has taken a laissez-faire approach to its cyber responsibility. Wheeler notes that the Communications Act that gives the FCC its...

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