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The suits are seeking to represent any current or past Yahoo account holder in the U.S. who had their personally identifiable information compromised or stolen from the tech giant in 2014. (AP)

Yahoo Battered With Class Actions Over 2014 Data Breach

Yahoo Inc. was hit with three proposed class actions in California and Illinois federal court Friday, just one day after it revealed that hackers infiltrated its systems in late 2014 and lifted names, hashed passwords and other account data tied to at least 500 million users.

  • Obama Vetoes Terror-Suits Bill, Backers Say Override Coming

    President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill to allow victims of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments over the attacks, which was proposed by lawmakers citing Saudi Arabia's possible connection with the 9/11 attacks, saying the law would undermine principles of sovereign immunity.

  • Regulator To Probe Banks On Fraud Prevention

    British banks face an investigation into complaints that they have failed to stop fraudsters tricking customers into bogus money transfers, the U.K. Payment Systems Regulator said on Friday.

  • EU Parliament Head Warns UK Delay Could Sour Brexit Deal

    The longer the U.K. waits to trigger formal negotiations on its exit from the European Union, the more difficult it may be for Britain to reach an agreement with splintered European interests, the president of the European Parliament warned Friday.

  • Penn State Reaches Deal With Insurer Over Sandusky Claims

    Pennsylvania State University has settled its long-running legal fight with an insurer over claims stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to docket entries in Pennsylvania state court from Thursday and Friday.

  • EU Panama Papers Inquiry Could Bring In Ex-Commissioner

    The committee leading the European Parliament’s inquiry into the Panama Papers tax avoidance scandal, which opens Tuesday, wants to invite a former European commissioner for competition to address lawmakers after she was linked this week to an offshore company in the Bahamas, the office of the committee’s chair told Law360 Friday.

  • Trump Adds 10 More Potential High Court Nominees

    Donald Trump’s campaign on Friday plans to release 10 more names of contenders for a Supreme Court nomination, should he become the next U.S. president, several media outlets have reported.

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Lawyers Flocking To Social Media Find Old Rules Don’t Hold Up

By Max Stendahl

The legal industry is embracing social media, but danger lurks in the Twitterverse.