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Contracts where neither or only one party signs can be binding
  • Burns & Levinson LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

In today’s world where circumstances can change at lightening speed, companies sometime feel compelled to act before their counsel can formalize or

Oops! How a clerical error may cost JPMorgan Chase $1.5 billion
  • Wilk Auslander LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2015

Everyone makes mistakes even lawyers! Most of the time we don't even know it because the error is either minor or doesn't affect the outcome. In

Haters gonna hate (hate, hate, hate, hate): why are famous singers so often sued for copyright infringement?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, USA
  • November 23 2015

Taylor Swift was sued by R&B singer Jesse Braham for US$42 million for alleged copyright infringement in the lyrics of her chart toppings song "Shake

XXXAXXX captive life insurance class actions dismissed for lack of standing
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2015

Two putative class actions arising from captive life insurance transactions have both been dismissed. In both cases, the Court found that the

Emoji-gosh! How emojis in workplace communications can spark a lawsuit (or make it harder to defend one)
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2015

Emojis. They are the colorful cartoon images that are built into nearly every mobile device. They are hugely popular. At this very moment, thousands

Nerds develop formula to replace HR managers
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

Here's one from the too depressing to read before I've had my 5th cup of coffee file. Our friends at Bloomberg Business are reporting that an

Social media e-discovery: are your Facebook posts discoverable in civil litigation?
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2015

Judge Richard J. Walsh began his opinion in Largent v. Reed with the following question: "What if the people in your life want to use your Facebook

Game of phones: employer-issued smartphones and employee Fifth Amendment protections
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

A recent court decision holding that employees can claim the Fifth Amendment and refuse to unlock password-protected smartphones, even though the

Baby you can drive my car or corporate jet: SEC scrutiny of executive compensation perks disclosures
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2015

The SEC continues to focus on accounting and disclosure violations, including in the area of executive perks disclosure in corporate proxy statements

Green card visa lottery for FY-2015 opens October 1st through November 2nd
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 23 2013

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently released information regarding the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program (DV-2015) for fiscal year