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Rolls-Royce Plc Motors Away from Prosecution by Paying Authorities £671m in Connection with Bribery and Corruption Offences

After a four year investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) into car and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce, a UK Court approved a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) in January 2017. The investigation focused on…more

Bribery, Corruption, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, Rolls-Royce, SFO

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A Recent Decision by the Seventh Circuit that an Employer’s Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII Bolsters Protection for LGBTQ Workers

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, held that an employer’s sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Following in the footsteps of the Second Circuit, the Hively…more

Civil Rights Act, Employer Liability Issues, En Banc Review, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Orientation

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Breach Notification Update: New Mexico becomes the 48th State Requiring Breach Notification and Tennessee Adds a Safe Harbor for Encryption

As the frequency of data breaches continues, so do legislative developments on notification requirements that must be met in the event of a breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Even as of now, not every state has…more

Breach Notification Rule, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Protection, Personally Identifiable Information

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Prospective Employees Must Show Actual Harm From Failure to Properly Disclose Background Checks

Consent to a background check seems to be a part of any employment application these days, whether the job sought is with a large corporation or the corner deli. Employers gain a measure of protection from conducting background…more

Background Checks, Employer Liability Issues, FCRA, Hiring & Firing, Injury-in-Fact

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Which Area of Law Has Justice Werdegar Written the Most Civil Majority Opinions In?

Last week, we began our statistical retrospective of Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar’s twenty-three years on the California Supreme Court. Today, we further consider Justice Werdegar’s majority opinions and dissents in civil…more

Analytics, CA Supreme Court

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Breach Notification Update: New Mexico becomes the 48th State Requiring Breach Notification and Tennessee Adds a Safe Harbor for Encryption

As the frequency of data breaches continues, so do legislative developments on notification requirements that must be met in the event of a breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Even as of now, not every state has…more

Breach Notification Rule, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Protection, Personally Identifiable Information

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Under Trump Administration, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB Continue to Face Challenges

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or Dodd-Frank, was enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis. Through Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the CFPB) was created. The CFPB…more

CFPB, Constitutional Challenges, Dodd-Frank, FSOC, Regulatory Reform

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“W-2 Phishing Attacks Targeting Businesses to Cash in on Busy Tax Season: 10 Tips to Protect Your Business”

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses. An example of a common phishing scheme starts with a scammer posing as a legitimate employee of a company, sending…more

Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Loss Prevention, Email, Email Policies

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Trump Administration Continues to Indicate Tide Change Away from Support of the CFPB

As previously reported on this blog, President Trump’s issuance of an Executive Order and the subsequent introduction of bills seeking to eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) signaled a…more

CFPB, Constitutional Challenges, Dodd-Frank, PHH Corp. v CFPB, Trump Administration

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Media Law Bulletin: “When I Say Design, You Say Copyright! Supreme Court Ruling in Cheerleader Uniform Case to Provide Extra Protection for Fashion Designers”

Fashion designers around the nation are likely cheering after reading the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica LLC. That case involved whether the two-dimensional designs on…more

Cheerleaders, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Fashion Design, SCOTUS

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Florida High Court Clarifies When an Insured Is Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees When an Insurer Initially Denies a Sinkhole Claim

In Johnson v. Omega Insurance Co., 200 So. 3d 1207 (Fla. 2016), the Florida Supreme Court held that an insured was entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees under section 627.428, Florida Statutes and the confession of judgment…more

Attorney's Fees, FL Supreme Court, Florida, Insurance Industry, Insurance Litigation

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“W-2 Phishing Attacks Targeting Businesses to Cash in on Busy Tax Season: 10 Tips to Protect Your Business”

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of tax season to lure valuable W-2 information from vulnerable businesses. An example of a common phishing scheme starts with a scammer posing as a legitimate employee of a company, sending…more

Cyber Crimes, Cybersecurity, Data Loss Prevention, Email, Email Policies

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Drastic Increase in Number of Bank Lawsuits at London’s High Court

According to a recent report from the Financial Times, big banks were named as defendants in 157 High Court lawsuits in the 12 months preceding September 2016, causing the number of lawsuits the world’s largest banks were forced…more

Banks, Financial Institutions, Libor, UK

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