From The Experts
Lawsuits from non-practicing entities are an increasing expense for companies. Most of them settle, but the cost-benefit analysis of early settlement is complicated.
Employers in the financial industry often have legitimate business reasons for viewing employees' social media sites. This is where problems with states' password protection laws can arise.
Inter Partes Review is emerging as an attractive alternative for invalidating United States patents because it is seen to offer cost and strategic advantages when compared to district court litigation.
Human analytics—the right people using the right tool in the right way—is a proven approach for confronting the challenges of increasing amounts of discoverable information and tightening legal budgets.
With the rise in civil cases brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies and, in the case of the FDIC, success after trial, what lessons can or should be learned for officers and directors facing claims by the government?
Instituting a "good reason" clause in an executive employment agreement not only gives the executive peace of mind, but also starts the business arrangement on a positive, solid foundation.
Hire a key player from your competitor and the inevitable will follow: a lawsuit against your company and the employee, trying to prevent him from working for you and demanding every document on your computer system.
Given a recent string of discrimination lawsuits brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, many employers are revisiting their criminal background check policies to ensure legal defensibility.
A strict requirement of confidentiality can present challenges for highly regulated industries, as seen in battles over public disclosure of the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing processes (a.k.a., "fracking"). Demands for disclosure create a quandary for the industry, which regards the composition of these fluids as valuable trade secrets.
Serving as a director on another company's board is an appealing proposition to many general counsel who welcome the chance to bring valuable new perspectives and solutions back to their own board.
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