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Misuse of personal information may not be a necessary element in data breach cases

USA - July 24 2014 As the number of data breaches seems to increase every day, so does the number of lawsuits being filed. While the litigation is growing, the need for…

Sherrie L. Farrell, Jonathan S. Feld, Joanne R. Lax.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses limitation on attorney-client privilege in internal investigations

USA - July 11 2014 The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled this week that the attorney-client privilege extended to investigation files created during corporate…

Jonathan S. Feld.

Supreme Court grants writ of certiorari in landmark False Claims Act case

USA - July 10 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in KBR, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter, 740 F.3d 171 (4th Cir. 2013), cert. Granted…

James S Brady, Jonathan S. Feld, Edwin J. Tomko.

Supreme Court invalidates President Obama’s recess appointments

USA - June 26 2014 The United States Supreme Court held today that three recess appointments President Barack Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…

Haydn J. Richards, Jr.

Federal court upholds broad FTC authority to regulate data security standards

USA - April 11 2014 The Federal Trade Commission won a major victory this week, affirming that the agency's jurisdiction over "deceptive" and "unfair" business practices…

Susan E. Asam, Sherrie L. Farrell, Jonathan S. Feld, Mark Malven, Stephen L. Tupper.