The latest in the drug scene for teenagers is “synthetic marijuana.” It was first being sold at convenience stores as “herbal incense”. So when it first hit the streets it was legal.
Supreme Court Rejects Plaintiffs’ Efforts to Avoid Federal Jurisdiction by “Stipulating” to Limit Class Recoveries to Under $5 Million
Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles, No. 11-1450, that should make it a lot harder for plaintiffs and their counsel to avoid federal-court jurisdiction over significant class actions.
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a comic book geek. And while Spider Man was not my favorite superhero, a favorite quote of mine is associated with him: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Recently, the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to recuse herself from a case simply because her husband and his clients may have been the victim of the defendant’s efforts to hack a computer system.
The infamous LinkedIn ownership case, Eagle v. Edcomm, is over, and for the plaintiff, Dr. Linda Eagle, it was a win and a loss.
It is increasingly common to see personal mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and mass storage/entertainment devices in the workplace.
FTC Updates Online Advertising Guidelines, but the Multitude of Consumer Technologies Puts Onus On Advertisers : LXBN Roundtable
In the 13 years since the Federal Trade Commission released its guidelines for online marketing, a great deal has changed. When first written in May of 2000, internet advertising was a relatively new practice, and internet consumption had yet to reach the soaring heights we see today. Responding to the changing times, the FTC updated the “.com Disclosures” last week, with a new focus on social media advertising. But while the document provides a great deal of guidance, advertisers are still expected to make the toughest decisions.
In the past year or so I’ve been working with a Chinese industrial manufacturing company looking to tap into the U.S. market. In just a few years, the company has wildly exceeded its expectations.
This week the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a voluntary Review Panel reprimand is insufficient discipline for a lawyer who violated client confidentiality in responding to an ex-client’s derogatory comments in a consumer forum website.
Discussing the Push and Pull Between the Terms of the Bribery Act and the Demands On British Business Abroad
In a recent survey by accountants Ernst & Young, it is reported in HR Magazine they found that around half of British employers are failing to vet their suppliers for compliance with the Bribery Act. This is surprising to anticorruption practitioners, taking into account that the Bribery Act provides strict liability for the acts or omissions of associated parties, including suppliers, in the situation where adequate procedures were not in place.