• Frenzied Speculation Over Kennedy Retirement

    With time starting to run out for confirmation before the mid-term elections, Republicans have their fingers crossed. “If you’re thinking about quitting this year, do it yesterday,” was the message from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, delivered...

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  • Death Of Trump Corruption Enforcement Greatly Exaggerated

    Enforcement of laws governing companies’ international operations is alive and well, according to this client alert from Foley & Lardner. Laws in question include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, various anti-money laundering laws, as well as laws...

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  • Your Location Data, Bought And Sold

    A dramatic event in an industry many people weren’t aware of – the buying and selling of cell phone user location data – occurred last week, when security investigator and blogger Brian Krebs contacted LocationSmart to let...

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  • Business Continuity Plan for the Legal Department

    The list of potential business disruptors is long and disturbing, from flooding, tornadoes, and fires to computer viruses and active shooters. Companies have responded with a variety of resilience programs, typically under the aegis of the chief...

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  • Massive Slip-And-Fall Scheme Alleged In New York

    Five men have been charged in what federal prosecutors in Manhattan say was a massive litigation fraud that involved doctors, lawyers and litigation finance companies. Hundreds of lawsuits may be at issue. However, no lawyers, doctors or...

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  • Does Your Boss Own Your Brain?

    If a prospective hire approaches a company with a new business idea, that company’s lawyers must determine when the idea was developed, using what resources, and whether or not the prospective hire is subject to a “proprietary...

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  • A Call For Algorithm Bounty Hunters

    Amid fears that the online environment is becoming dominated by machine-generated bias and deception, an article in the Canadian publication Motherboard proposes a market-based solution based on a version of so-called white-hat hackers. In this scenario, a...

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  • Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Employers can expect to see an increase in sexual harassment claims and complaints. All claims must be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated. Employers should update their policies to clarify...

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  • CA Supreme Court Cracks Down On “Contractor” Designation

    California ’s state supreme court has made it more difficult for employers to classify workers as contractors. It’s not only companies in the gig economy that will be affected by this decision,  because it is likely to lead...

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  • $50 Million Damages For A Smelly Hog Farm

    Ten neighbors of a hog raising facility under contract with Smithfield Foods will receive $75,000 in compensation and $50 million in punitive damages from the company, following a verdict in federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina. “These...

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