• Oklahoma Hires Perkins Coie In Gaming Dispute With Tribes

    The governor of Oklahoma has hired Seattle-based Perkins Coie to represent the state in a dispute over gaming rights with the Chickasaw, Cherokee, and Choctaw nations. The newspaper The Oklahoman, which obtained a copy of the legal...

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  • Big Law Firms “Pay-To-Play” In Oregon

    A report from Oregon Public Broadcasting finds that several national law firms are contributing big bucks to the political campaigns of Oregon public officials who hire outside counsel for the state’s class action lawsuits targeting corporations. Since...

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  • Biometrics Is Litigation Flashpoint In Illinois

    Biometric technology is just “a natural outgrowth of how humans have always told each other apart,” according to one attorney cited in this post from trade publication BiometricUpdate.com, as he casts a skeptical eye on Illinois’s Biometric...

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  • Four Questions To Answer About New Privacy Regulations

    Many companies, and not just in California, as of January 1 became subject to The California Consumer Privacy Act. Those that didn’t should assume this law is almost certainly the first of a coming generation of privacy...

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  • New Ransomware Threat: We’ll Broadcast Data You Won’t Buy Back

    Purveyors of a strain of malware called Maze Ransomware have added another term to their extortion deal. Not only will they freeze your computers if you don’t pay up, they will start publishing your data. This ploy...

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  • Plaintiff Lawyer Accused Of Extortion In Roundup Case

    A Virginia plaintiff attorney has been arrested and accused of attempting to extort $200 million from manufacturers of a component chemical for the Monsanto herbicide Roundup. According to a DOJ complaint, Virginia plaintiff lawyer Timothy Litzenburg, from...

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  • Cyberwarfare Does Not Equal Cyberwar, But Can Still Be Devastating

    Many readers will remember the Stuxnet virus, which in 2010 infected computers in Iran and caused thousands of uranium enrichment centrifuges to spin out of control and self-destruct. The origin of Stuxnet has never been confirmed, but...

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  • Have Algorithms Gotten A Bad Rap?

    Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of behavioral and computational science at the University of Chicago, is the co-author of two studies that document the extent to which racial bias influences institutional decision-making. In one study, pairs of resumes...

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  • Managing Mountains of Data: Q&A with H5

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to manage these...

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  • Nine Law Firms Sued For Alleged Role In $1.3B Ponzi Scheme

    Following the conviction of Robert Shapiro for engineering a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme, nine law firms have been sued for their alleged part in the fraud. Shapiro was handed a 25-year prison sentence and ordered to give...

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