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Hold the Phone: Dramatic Increase in California "Illegal Recording" Class Actions

We have recently observed a dramatic uptick in California consumer class actions alleging that businesses have illegally recorded telephone conversations between consumers and customer service, telemarketing and/or...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – August 2013: Colorado - Court References Defendant’s Previous Spoliation in Granting Sanctions

Hart v. Dillon Cos., 2013 WL 3442555 (D. Colo. July 9, 2013). In this wrongful termination case, United States Magistrate Judge David West held that the defendant acted in bad faith when it failed to preserve a relevant...more

Healthcare Update, No. 1, February 2013: Now, Just Why Are We Firing Bob?

When dealing with the separation of an employee, there is often more than one thing the employee did that warranted termination. But when categorizing the reasons, it’s important for employers to avoid taking a...more

Are You Recording Your Customers’ Calls? Better Listen

Federal law and most states only require one party to a phone call to consent to recording it, which means the person recording the call doesn’t need anyone else’s permission; however, a minority of states, including...more

Florida Judge Quashes Subpoena in Political Taping Case

In a criminal case arising from the secret recording of a private conversation, Florida prosecutors issued a subpoena to compel a news reporter to testify in a case against a former aide to Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll. The...more

CFTC Adopts Tape-Recording and Recordkeeping Rules

Final rules require tape recording by futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, retail foreign exchange dealers, and commodity trading advisors; affected CFTC registrants must implement systems to comply by December...more

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