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Tips For Conducting An Internal Investigation

Perhaps your computer system was hacked. Maybe you opened a container to find goods in it that did not belong to you (thank goodness they were not dangerous) or perhaps no goods but evidence people lived in the container while…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Coldwater Creek Bankruptcy: Suppliers, Consider Remedies

On April 11, 2014 Coldwater Creek filed in Delaware for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. It follows filings in 2014 by Dots, January in New Jersey, and Ecko, April in New Jersey. For retailers, the most common motivation is…more

| Bankruptcy, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Corporate Officers Becoming Liable for Negligent Acts Is Reconsidered

In July 2013, the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) was announced in United States v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri, Case No. 2011-1527 (July 30, 2013). Harish Shadadpuri (Shadadpuri) was…more

| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts,...

Cybersecurity Update – How Are You Impacted?

On February 12, 2014, the Obama Administration released the long-awaited Cybersecurity Framework: “a voluntary how-to guide for organizations in the critical infrastructure community to enhance their cybersecurity” (the…more

| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Government Contracting

Did You Do Enough to Protect Your Trade Secrets?

On January 21, 2014, Mozaffar Khazaee, a naturalized American who maintained dual citizenship with his native Iran, was indicted in Connecticut on two counts of interstate transportation of stolen property, which carries with it…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law,...

Getting a Green Card Subjects Noncitizens to U.S. Foreign Bank Account...

A resident or citizen of a country other than the United States who obtains lawful permanent resident status in the United States, often referred to as a “green card,” becomes a resident of the United States for U.S. income tax…more

| Finance & Banking, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

What Compliance Program?

At a recent luncheon, a representative of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles made some remarks that are helpful to all companies, regardless of size or industry. The context for the comments by this Assistant U.S…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts

Labor And Employment Law 2013: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Constitutional Law,...

The Corporate Veil Can Easily Slip, Even After a Judgment

On December 31, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, issued an opinion making it easier to find business owners personally liable for a judgment entered against their limited liability entity – such…more

| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Anti-Discrimination Laws: Retailers Beware!

In August, we heard about the difficulties Oprah Winfrey encountered during an upscale shopping trip in Switzerland. It appears the issue hits quite a bit closer to home. In yesterday’s Women’s Wear Daily, there appeared an…more

| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts

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