InsideCounsel Magazine April 2013
Much has been made in the press of an aggressive antitrust crackdown by the Obama administration on mergers and acquisitions.
How to cut external costs and get the most from your service providers
From The Editor
It’s that time of year again when InsideCounsel starts gearing up for our annual SuperConference, which will be held in Chicago from May 6-8.
One of the sessions at the 2013 InsideCounsel SuperConference is titled “Corporate Culture and Setting the Right Ethical Tone From the Top”—critical concepts in business today.
According to two recent studies, securities class actions were down in 2012—a welcome announcement for embattled Corporate America, which faced strings of post-recession lawsuits tied to the financial crisis.
In early 2009, Roger Hall’s prospects were excellent.
Recently released statistics show a surge in employee complaints of retaliation for blowing the whistle on their employers’ wrongdoing. But they also show that the federal agency charged with investigating such allegations finds few that have merit.
On Jan. 3, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the culmination of its antitrust investigation into three facets of Google Inc.’s business practices: online advertising, patents and search algorithms.
After nearly 40 years of discussion, a unitary patent system for the European Union is set to become a reality.
In the past few years, mobile devices have become an integral part of business and personal communications.
Employers do not have to provide special accommodations to pregnant workers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the 4th Circuit ruled on Jan. 9 in Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS).
The 1st Circuit issued a precedential ruling on Jan. 17, creating a circuit split when it found that the risk of relapsing back into an addiction constitutes a current disability in Colby v. Union Security Insurance Company.
In its recent decision in Owen v. Bristol Care Inc., the 8th Circuit ruled that mandatory arbitration agreements including class action waivers are enforceable in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases.
Stored Communications Act doesn’t protect cell phone contents; CEO who caused company bankruptcy needs longer prison sentence; Customer can sue for emotional distress over uneaten contaminated food; Externs not employees under FLSA
I was thinking about the persistence of disbelief earlier this year.
Paying It Forward
Courts, companies, law firms, legal services organizations and bar associations all have their roles to play when it comes to providing pro bono legal aid to low-income citizens.
On Feb. 28, the Supreme Court issued a decision that will greatly impact securities class action litigation.
On the same day in February that it released its recommendations on mobile app privacy, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Path, a social networking app.
The antitrust agencies recently saw two changes in leadership.
In 2012, legal departments spent more on outside counsel costs than on external expenses or non-law firm vendors.
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