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  • Cybersecurity litigation: The tip of the iceberg, part one: A standing challenge

    Traditionally, when a major corporation harms someone, the target of litigation is easily identified and the ability to recover damages is relatively sure. Cyber-attackers, however, are often difficult to identity, frequently lack the resources to pay judgments against them, and are sometimes sovereign state actors (such as China or North...

  • Online dispute resolution and the future of the law

    Commercial transactions routinely circle the globe in milliseconds. But if a problem arises, resolutions are still largely tied to paper-bound, in-person processes. Business has gone virtual, but the resolution of disputes is still primarily a face-to-face endeavor. To stay relevant to the challenges presented by global business we need to...

  • Employees who report claims internally get protection from retaliation, SEC says

    A new interpretive rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reinforces the position that employees who report whistleblowing-type complaints internally to their company – as opposed to reporting it first to the SEC – will still receive protection from employer retaliation.

  • Far from heaven, too near on earth

    Predictably, the advent of the Internet has created consternation for holders of concurrent use registrations. Obviously, the Internet has no geographic boundaries, and that creates more potential for confusion.

  • State sanctions remain possible even if Iran deal gets approved

    “I would advise state legislators interested in maintaining the traditional American position on Iran to pass any and all divestment measures they can, and use the full strength of the federal authorization to do so,” Northwestern Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich said.

  • Labor & Employment Digest: July/August 2015

    Labor and employment attorneys must deal with a veritable alphabet soup of acts and organizations in their day-to-day practice. From the ADA to the FMLA, these acronyms drive the conversations that L&E attorneys have every day. And, whether these matters pertain to employee discipline, pregnancy and the workplace or paid...

  • Opponents to birth control win legal victory

    There is a new twist in the ongoing U.S. legal debate over whether birth control can be a required as part of an insurance plan.

  • The future of preemption

    For FDA (Food and Drug Administration)-regulated companies, federal preemption can provide a potentially powerful defense to state tort claims. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided numerous preemption cases, each emphasizing the highly context-sensitive nature of the inquiry. Determining when preemption applies and how to deploy it to...

  • For better or worse? Key employer takeaways from the same-sex marriage ruling

    Obergefell’s most obvious takeaway for employers is that all employees who are eligible to be married may now enter into same-sex marriages in their state of residence or any other state, including the 13 states that previously banned same-sex marriage.

  • Georgetown Law School professor to receive Margaret Brent Award

    Renowned professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center, Emma Coleman Jordan, has been awarded with the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award is given annually by the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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