• Now It’s States That Are Getting Cyber Insurance

    “It’s a big budget item for us. But it’s absolutely worth it,” says Utah’s chief information officer. Utah was badly stung by a hacker in 2013 and ended up paying millions to victims, lawyers, and for computer...

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  • $5 Million Legal Malpractice Verdict

    A jury in a federal court in Detroit has imposed $5 million in damages for legal malpractice against a Michigan law firm that provided advice on an acquisition. Trade magazine Business Insurance America reports that Jaffe Raitt...

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  • Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails

    A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...

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  • Competitors’s Case Vs Malwarebytes Is Dismissed

    A case alleging that computer security software from Malwarebytes Inc. illegally classifies a competitor’s software as a potentially unwanted program, or “PUP,” was dismissed by Judge Edward J. Davila in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of...

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  • Should U.S. Companies Get On The Bribery Bandwagon?

    “Every other country goes into these places, and they do what they have to do,” according to Donald Trump. Granted, that was in a 2012 interview, but one recent study finds that in the first months of...

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  • Chamber, Big Pharma, Take On Trial Lawyer Ads

    The Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the pharmaceutical industry, is mounting a PR and lobbying challenge against what they call an “active volcano” of ads seeking clients in mass tort cases. They want the Federal Trade...

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  • Countdown To New FASB Rules

    It’s a matter of weeks before new revenue recognition rules issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) begin to go into effect. Publicly traded companies must apply the new standards to annual reporting periods beginning after...

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  • Insider Trading Goes Cyber

    The old paradigm involving real insiders, or their lawyers and accountants, is yesterday’s news. Technically proficient operators are now getting inside information by hacking. One of the largest of such attacks hit the Security and Exchange Commission...

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  • Harvey Weinstein Sues To Get His Own Emails

    Ex movie-mogul Harvey Weinstein has sued his former company to regain access to his email account, as well as his own employment file. Weinstein is the founder and was co-chair of Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, until getting...

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  • You Won’t Need A Lawyer To Play This Money-Laundering Game

    The head of an international investigation outfit, the Mintz Group, has teamed up with a professor of “interaction design” to unleash a game app called Kleptocrat, which got the attention of New Yorker writer Mark Singer. Players,...

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