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How is Your Cyber Resilience?

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently described “cyber resilience” as an organization’s ability to recover critical IT systems and resume normal business operations in the event of a cyberattack...

Avoiding Union Avoidance

There is a really interesting article over at the Washington Post which looks at some of the problems of dwindling unionization. The article comes at a time when another Wisconsin bill is set to undermine even more labor rights. Wha...

Subprime Credit Card Company Ordered to Pay $3M by CFPB

Pursuant to a consent order entered into with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Continental Finance Company must refund $2.7 million to approximately 98,000 customers and pay a $250,000 penalty to the Bureau.

OMG! – A Simple Error in Preparing a UCC-3 Termination Statement May Result in the Loss of a $1.5 Billion Lien

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a secured creditor’s $1.5 billion security interest was invalidated due to an error in the preparation of its UCC-3 termination statement.

E-Discovery and Information Management: New Email Retention Policy for New York State Heightens the Need to Timely Serve Preservation Demands and Prevent Destruction of Key E-Mails in Litigation

According to recent media reports (1), New York State has now implemented the 90-day email retention policy that was previously announced by the Cuomo Administration in June 2013...

Clapper: The Attacks We Didn't Prevent In The Past Can't Be Prevented In The Future If Section 215 Is Allowed To Die

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks, and the intelligence community still won't let the attack it didn't prevent be laid to rest. It is exhumed over and over again -- its tattered remains waved in front of legislators and...Show More Summary

3 Seats Left at Mass Tort Success Course

What mass tort cases should your firm be involved in now? Find out in the Four Days To Mass Tort Success Course March 20th through the 23rd in Fort Lauderdale. Only three seats are left. There are two emerging Mass Torts that you can act on immediately. Show More Summary

Misuse of Canada’s Copyright Notice System Continues: U.S. Firm Sending Thousands of Notices With Settlement Demands

The launch of the Canadian copyright notice system earlier this year raised serious concerns as Rightscorp, a U.S.-based anti-piracy company, sent notices that misstated Canadian law and demanded that users pay to settle claims. TheShow More Summary

DoJ won’t charge Darren Wilson, excoriates Ferguson in report

Confirming expectations, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will not file federal civil rights charges against the police officer who shot Michael Brown following an altercation on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. [CBS]...Show More Summary

Government Discretion And Newman: A Response To A Comment

Unfettered discretion is bad. Very loosely fettered discretion is also bad. That’s the system we have now. It’s a problem.

Morning Docket: 03.05.15

According to the latest data from NALP, summer associate hiring is up for the fifth year in a row. Hooray! But wait, don't go licking each other's popsicles just yet -- some law firms (35 percent of them, in fact) actually reduced the number of offers they made. Show More Summary

Comcast Blocks HBO Go From Working On Playstation 4, Won't Coherently Explain Why

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

About a year ago we noted how Comcast has a weird tendency to prevent its broadband users from being able to use HBO Go on some fairly standard technology, including incredibly common Roku hardware. For several years Roku users couldn't use HBO Go if they had a Comcast connection, and for just as long Comcast refused to explain why. Show More Summary

How Did That Taster's Choice Case Turn Out?

I mentioned Christoff v. Nestlé the other day—you know, the case where the guy was surprised to see his face on the Taster's Choice coffee label and ended up getting $15 million for it—and someone wrote me to ask how...          Related...Show More Summary

No Consent To General Jurisdiction By Merely Registering To Do Business

Since Daimler AG v. Bauman, 134 S. Ct. 746 (2014), severely curtailed general personal jurisdiction, litigation tourist plaintiffs – those who file suit outside of their states of domicile (mostly in so-called litigation “hellholes”),...Show More Summary

New Anti-Corruption Social Network In Russia Requires Numerous Personal Details To Join: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As the murder of the opposition politician Boris Nemtsov last week reminds us, the political situation in Russia is not just difficult, but extremely dangerous. Presumably hoping that technology might offer a relative safe way to cope...Show More Summary

Ken White on the Petraeus case

“So why is Petraeus getting off with a misdemeanor and a probable probationary sentence? Two reasons: money and power.” [Popehat] Tags: military, prosecution Ken White on the Petraeus case is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

European Governments Seeking To Water Down EU's Proposed Data Protection Legislation

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A major reform of the EU data protection rules has been grinding through the system for over three years now, subject to some of the fiercest lobbying yet seen in Europe. The original European Commission proposal was amended and accepted...Show More Summary

When prosecutors collect private grants

In Altoona, Pa., a private philanthropic group assisted by local businesses has funneled millions of dollars to local prosecutors to go after illegal drug cases [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] Leaders of the group, called Operation Our Town,...Show More Summary

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