December 12, 2018

Trump SCOTUS Potential Proposes Discovery Ban on Cases Under $500K

Judge Thomas Hardiman, a potential Supreme Court nominee proposes eliminating discovery in federal cases worth less than $500,000. Even BigLaw lawyers cut their teeth on cases under half a million dollars. The way it sounds, however, a U.S. Third Circuit...

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December 12, 2018

California’s New Law for the Internet of Things

California legislators nervous and have passed a new law that says internet-connected devices must have "reasonable security" to protect stored or transmitted information. Read the source article at blogs.findlaw.com

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December 12, 2018

Court Rules Registration To Transact Intrastate Business Does Not Establish General Jurisdiction

A foreign corporation registering with the California Secretary of State to transact intrastate business must, among other things, designate an agent for service of process in California. Does this amenability to service confer personal jurisdiction? Read the source article at...

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December 12, 2018

Hearing Scheduled for DC False Claims Expansion – Taxpayers Beware!

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson recently announced that a public hearing will take place later this month before the Committee of the Whole to consider a bill (The False Claims Amendment Act of 2017, B22-0166) that would allow tax-related false...

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December 12, 2018

Federal Circuit Affirms $140M Reasonable Royalty for Sprint

The Federal Circuit upheld a $140 award million for Sprint after Time Warner was found to infringe claims of five patents covering technologies related to methods for linking circuit-switched and packet-switched networks within a telecommunications system.  Read the source article...

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December 12, 2018

New ERISA Class-Action Litigation over Fees in Health and Welfare Plans

Sponsors and fiduciaries of health and welfare plans should be aware of a recently filed class-action lawsuit against alleged fiduciaries of a health plan. It challenges health-plan fiduciary oversight and reasonableness of fees similar to actions against fiduciaries of defined-contribution...

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December 12, 2018

MyWebGrocer won a stunning reversal by the Vermont Supreme Court of a nearly $1.5 million judgment in a lawsuit involving a former employee who said he was shorted on a deal that paid him for so-called "phantom stock" he held...

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December 12, 2018

Social Media Engagement: Top 10 Legal Issues and Risk Mitigation Strategies

While individuals can interact with celebrities, brands, and anyone else on social media with impunity and little legal risk, companies may not. Companies and the brands they manage occupy a different space because companies sell things, and therefore benefit from...

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December 11, 2018

Lawyers slap Sears with $5M legal bill — for 17 days of work

The bankrupt retailer’s white-shoe law firm, Weil Gotshal & Manges submitted its first bill in the Chapter 11 case: a whopping $5 million for 17 days of work. Weil Gotshal partner Michael Bond, who bills at a rate of $1,600...

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December 11, 2018

IBM Securities Suit Gets New Life From Second Circuit

Reviving securities fraud claims, the Second Circuit ruled Monday that IBM must face a suit by workers accusing the company of having mismanaged their retirement plans. The New York class action stems from a 2014 announcement by IBM that it...

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