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In this month’s In-House Counsel: Should companies conduct their own scientific tests to serve as evidence in litigation? A discussion of the dangers and benefits of studies conducted under the guise of the company. Plus: Scott Hochfelder, general counsel of KB Toys, goes on the record; why blogging on the job can cause problems, both for employees and companies; and, a survey of in-house counsel found, to no one’s surprise, that in-house lawyers are concerned about holding down litigations costs.
We’ve Conducted Our Own Tests Should a company conduct its own scientific tests to support its side in product-liability cases? While there are pitfalls, in-house counsel should at least consider the possibility.
Scott Hochfelder, general counsel of KB ToysOn the Record with Scott Hochfelder Scott Hochfelder is general counsel and secretary of KB Toys Inc., which calls itself “the nation’s largest mall-based specialty toy retailer.” The company runs about 650 stores in 44 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico. KB Toys is privately held and has headquarters in Pittsfield, Mass. • To Blog or Not to Blog Employee blogging is on the rise. It’s important to remember, though, that inappropriate comments can cost you your job. • What Matters Most? Expertise What’s on the minds of in-house counsel? Fulbright & Jaworski learned that in-house lawyers want expertise and lower costs from their outside attorneys.

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