• New Life For Roundup Litigation: $289 million verdict

    A former groundskeeper at a school in California has won a $289 million victory in a lawsuit against Monsanto, after claiming that repeated contact with the company’s herbicide product Roundup was responsible for his blood cancer. A...

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  • A Done Deal: Corporate Cybersecurity Now The SEC’s Business

    The SEC has made clear that it requires disclosure not only about breaches, but also about the risk of a breach. That means even though the U.S. has nothing like Europe’s 72-hour reporting rule, part of the...

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  • Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination

    Courts are split regarding the degree to which Title VII applies to transgender employees. Further muddying the waters is the fact that the executive branch under Trump – or in this case more specifically under Attorney General...

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  • Tattoo Artist Suing World Wrestling

    A tattoo artist who says she turned down $450 for rights to her copyrighted tattoo designs, which cover the body of wrestling superstar Randy Orton, is continuing her lawsuit against WWE, 2K Games Inc., and a number...

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  • Insidious “Sextortion” Phishing Scheme Has Your Password

    Cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs says his post about this scam got more readers than anything he’s put up since his website launched in 2009. Yes, he acknowledges, sex sells, but beneath the lurid scenario, in this case,...

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  • Will US and UK Tech Regulators Ever Be On The Same Page?

    Increased regulation of tech companies is clearly in the cards, both in the United States and in Europe...

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  • Feds Tightening The Noose On Cryptocurrencies

    One of the less publicized provisions of the 2017 Republican tax bill effectively put a tax on crypto assets, and cryptocurrency transactions are now defined as taxable events. Nor was this the first move by the federal...

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  • Is Asbestos Litigation Breathing Its Last?

    Hardly, but it appears to be on a downward trend, or possibly at “top of the bell curve” to be followed by “a long, slow, gradual decline,” according to Mark Behrens, a defense attorney and co-chair of...

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  • Privilege Non-Waiver Sticks; GC Avoids Grand Jury

    Most federal courts reject a “selective-waiver doctrine,” which means that waiver to one is waiver to all. But a recent decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals precluded the DOJ from calling the general counsel of...

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  • GDPR And Data Maps

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, specifically the so-called “right to be forgotten,” means that many companies will need to either delete or anonymize vast amounts of data. The first steps in the process are the same...

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