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Immigration Law Enforcement and Visa Programs Focus of Draft Executive Order

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

President Donald Trump had campaigned on prioritizing and protecting the interests of American workers and reducing unlawful employment of aliens. In a draft Executive Order, “Protecting American Jobs and Workers by...more

California’s Storms Are Not California Dreaming

- It is essential to keep track of deadlines mandated under policies. - Keep in mind that several types of insurance—not just property insurance—may cover flood and storm-related losses (such as property damage, loss of...more

Bridging the Week - January 2017 #2

New Records Retention Regime for 21st Century Proposed by CFTC: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed a revised records retention rule that aims to eliminate many existing antiquated requirements and to be...more

California Court Declines to Issue DTSA Seizure Order

On January 6, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued one of its first decisions interpreting the ex parte seizure provisions found in the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016...more

Cybersecurity Still Top FINRA Operational Risk

by Carlton Fields on

On January 4, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published its annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter providing firms with information about areas FINRA plans to review in 2017 as well as...more

Technology Law Newsletter

by Buchalter on

As this election year draws to a close, forecasting the future is a topic of discussion, not only in political circles, but in technology circles as well. To chart the best way forward, it is important to understand...more

Who Would Ever Have Thought That Sending A Preservation Letter Might Be Dangerous?

by Brooks Pierce on

There is probably nothing more routine in litigation today than a Plaintiff's counsel sending a "preservation letter." A preservation letter, if you've never sent or received one, is a letter sent at the outset of litigation...more

Third Circuit Holds That Arguments Incorporated by Reference to Lower Court Briefs Are Waived

Last week the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated its disapproval of cursory arguments made in a footnote, while joining other Circuits that have held that making arguments solely by reference to trial court briefs is...more

This is a Non-Political Post: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

At the outset, I feel that I should state that, given that this post is about the Hilary Clinton emails and the FBI handling of them. In his latest post (E-Discovery Lessons from the Huma Abedin E-Mails), Craig Ball...more

E-Discovery Nightmares: 5 Experts Share Tales of Redactions, Huge Data Sets, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

by Exterro, Inc. on

Now that the days are growing short, and the summer sun gone, leaving us with overcast skies and wind driven mists clinging to the rain-soaked hills, the mood is set for telling stories of ghouls, goblins, and other specters...more

You Don’t Have to Move Your Data to Manage it Effectively: Information Governance Trends

by CloudNine on

When it comes to effective records management of your organization’s data, many people think that the data has to be moved to a centralized location, such as a server or other file share, to be managed effectively. But, you...more

Electronic Discovery Preparedness Audit Handbook

by Baker Donelson on

While your organization may not regularly be involved in costly or complicated litigation, there are instances in which it may nonetheless be required to identify, collect, and produce documents most likely in the form of...more

Electronic Discovery Preparedness Checklist

by Baker Donelson on

While your organization may not regularly be involved in costly or complicated litigation, there is always the potential for this to arise. Additionally, you may work in an industry that is heavily regulated and subject to...more

What Role Can Appellate Counsel Play Before the Appeal?

by Williams Venker & Sanders on

In many ways, referring to a lawyer with extensive experience practicing in appellate courts as an “appellate” lawyer is misleading. An appellate lawyer is practiced generally in legal research, writing and analysis and is...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19378 - State v. Francis - SC19411 - State v. Wright - Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC35949 - State v. Porter - AC36656 - State v. Gonzalez - AC36971...more

Court Awards $3M Sanction and Adverse Inference for Spoliation in Antitrust Case

On July 6, 2016, Judge Leonard P. Stark, of the federal district court in Delaware, ordered a $3 million punitive monetary sanction, and an adverse inference jury instruction, against antitrust defendant Plantronics after...more

Top 10 Mistakes Florida Commercial Real Estate and Leasing Brokers Make

by Shutts & Bowen LLP on

A good deal of our practice involves litigation over busted deals – sales of real estate, sales of businesses, commercial leases. By the time we’re asked to get involved, the deal is usually already dead, with the parties...more

Wave of the Future: Or, How I Learned to Streamline the E-Discovery Process from Howard Hughes

by Exterro, Inc. on

In 1935, Howard Hughes built and flew his revolutionary H-1 Racer. At that time, most of the United States’ military aircraft (such as the Curtiss P-6 Hawk) still used the same designs from the previous decade: biplanes with...more

Running Into A Brick Wall Who Wears A Black Robe: Tips For Trying A Case Before A Hostile Judge

For trial lawyers, hostile adversaries are par for the course. But judges are supposed to be irreproachably impartial, right? That is, after all, the very cornerstone of our judicial system. So when you find yourself trying...more

Discovery Obligations – Identification

by Bennett Jones LLP on

This is the second blog in our series regarding the obligations to preserve, identify and collect all relevant and material records in litigation or during an investigation. Earlier this year we wrote about the importance of...more

Continuing Data Security Lessons from the SEC

by Carlton Fields on

In September, we reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled charges against a registered investment adviser for a violation of Rule 30(a) of Regulation S-P (17 C.F.R. 248.30(a))(“Safeguards Rule”) for...more

AlphaGo – History Captured by Live Event Subtitling

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Traditionally, shorthand has been most widely used in the legal and political arenas, but did you know that stenographers also preserve the record at corporate, showbiz and entertainment events? Through the use of realtime...more

Be Safe, Get Your Standing Evidence in Early

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

A Land Use Practitioner representing opposition intervenors in a quasi-judicial land use matter is best served to present any evidence of special damages during the quasi-judicial hearing in order to preserve standing for...more

[Webinar] Working with IT / Legal Effectively - April 27th, 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT

by Exterro, Inc. on

IT says tomato, Legal says tomahto. Legal reads Latin, IT writes Javascript. Whatever analogy you want to use, Legal and IT speak different languages that often presents challenges communicating and working effectively...more

Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities 2016

by Wilson Elser on

Abstract - A guide for clients, lawyers, information technology staff and others interested in the litigation-related obligation to preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in United States litigation. The...more

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