• SEC Hits Mayweather, DJ Khaled, For Crypto-Coin Promotion

    Early in November the SEC issued a stern warning to investors: Be wary of paid endorsements “from artists, sports figures, or other icons” who may not know what they are talking about. Celebrities, the SEC said, “often...

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  • Internecine Climate-Denier Lawsuit Settles for $630K

    In a saga to warm the hearts of environmentalists everywhere, the board of directors of an aggressive climate-change skeptic group called the “Free Market Environmental Law Clinic” has been embroiled in a legal battle with its former...

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  • A Guide To CA’s New Cybersecurity Laws

    California, has passed a number of internet and cybersecurity laws. This post from cybersecurity company SiteLock looks at the new net neutrality law, the privacy law, and the Internet of Things law, which was passed in August...

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  • Cybersecurity Risk With Seasonal Workers

    For many businesses, this is the season for rapid short-term hiring. There are risks that come with a hiring surge, and this post from RSA Security suggests some practices that will minimize that risk. Seasonal workers must...

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  • It’s Risky To Automate Risk Profiling

    Profiling third parties for risk in respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other regulations is a tedious and difficult chore for compliance officers. Laws and requirements vary across jurisdictions, and the variety of factors that...

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  • NRA, Said To Be In Financial Trouble, Settles Dispute Over Loss Of Insurance

    The National Rifle Association has settled with an insurance broker that had, under the terms of a consent agreement with the state of New York, ended its relationship with the group. The broker, Lockton Affinity, had been...

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  • Protecting Your Company’s Domain Name

    Other companies cannot use your company’s domain name, but they may attempt to use something similar. This Today’s General Counsel article explains the potential problems – specifically cybersquatting and the related practice of “typosquatting” – why it’s...

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  • Litigation Holds And The GDPR

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes compliance with litigation holds more complicated. United States courts expect corporate litigants to properly preserve records and have issued severe sanctions in cases where they are not preserved. In...

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  • Biggest Shareholder Suit Ever?

    A lawsuit filed by New York attorney general Barbara Underwood does not allege that Exxon lied about what it understood regarding climate change, or that it bankrolled deniers, or that the company bears some responsibility for the...

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  • Who Is Reading Your Email Exchanges With Your Client?

    The vast majority of attorneys, more than 90 percent, routinely send confidential information over email, most frequently over Gmail. These are subject to all the hacks, leaks, and security breaches that non- attorneys experience, with the additional...

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