• 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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  • Phone Phishing Scams That Sound Like The Real Thing

    If anything, it’s even more insidious than phishing by email. One of their targets got a succession of calls from what appeared to be his credit union. A security-conscious guy, he let two go to voicemail, but...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Attorneys, Judges, Colluding To Hide Legal Malpractice Suits

    Dozens of attorney malpractice suits in Colorado remain sealed, and attorneys and judges sometimes “appear to protect each other” to make that happen, says an article in the Denver Post. An investigation found 38 suppressed cases going...

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  • Does “Memo” About A Privileged Memo Waive Privilege?

    The defendant mortgage company conducted an internal investigation under the aegis of its outside lawyers, after an allegation that it had submitted false information to HUD. Company attorneys then prepared a memo summarizing the findings and reporting...

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