• New Joint Employer Rule “Qualified Positive” For Employers

    The new joint employer rule, approved by the Department of Labor earlier this month, is a positive for employers, but practitioners expect a spate of litigation before its effect will be clarified....

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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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  • Maryland A Leader In Embracing Blockchain Technology

    Legislation signed in 2019 by the governor of Maryland, a forum of choice for many investment companies, allows use of blockchain in corporate record-keeping and as a vehicle for communication with shareholders. Many companies, writes Morrison &...

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  • Women in Porn Dispute Win Copyright – And $12.7 Million

    Twenty-two women who claim they were duped into participating in porn videos have won their case in California state court. In addition to $12.7 million in damages, a judge has awarded them copyright to the work. The...

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  • An Unlikely Industry That Could Be Snared By The CCPA

    Just how wide is the reach of the California Consumer Protection Act? Could it apply to companies that only incidentally collect and process personal information in the course of operating drones? Does advanced facial recognition software mean...

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  • Real Estate Is A Litigation Battleground In LA

    With its growing and increasingly visible homeless population, Los Angeles has become a seat of contention over real estate development. Some who consider it a force for gentrification and dislocation are taking their case to court. Apparently,...

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  • Compliance Reboot At The Antitrust Division

    For more than a decade DOJ guidelines included an exception to the general policy that prosecutors will take into account the existence of a compliance program when deciding whether or not to charge a corporation with a...

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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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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

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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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