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The confidential settlement was reached two weeks after David Dao's attorneys said they expected to sue both United Airlines and the city of Chicago for their client's injuries. (AP)

BREAKING: United Passenger Dragged From Plane Settles With Airline

David Dao, the passenger on a United Airlines flight whose forced removal from a plane this month was captured on a viral video, has settled with the airline for an undisclosed amount, his attorneys said in a release Thursday.

  • CNN App User Isn’t CNN Subscriber, 11th Circ. Finds

    The Eleventh Circuit refused Thursday to revive a CNN app user’s litigation over alleged privacy violations, saying in a published decision that the man has standing under the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Spokeo decision, but his claims fail regardless because he doesn’t qualify as a “subscriber” under the Video Privacy Protection Act.

  • Exxon Must Pay Nearly $20M For Texas Refinery Pollution

    A Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday that Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay nearly $20 million in civil penalties for millions of pounds of air pollution from a refining and chemical complex in a Houston suburb, a win for environmental groups that saw their suit revived by the Fifth Circuit last year.

  • BREAKING: DC Circ. Suspends EPA Mercury Rule Litigation

    The D.C. Circuit on Thursday granted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request to delay a legal battle over the costs of the agency's rule limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants, canceling oral arguments that had been slated for May.

  • South Korea Fines Novartis $48M Over Bribes To Doctors

    South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare has fined Novartis 55 billion South Korean Won ($48 million) and stopped reimbursements for the Alzheimer's drug Exelon and chemotherapy drug Zometa after six of the company’s executives were charged with bribing doctors to use their products, the drugmaker confirmed Thursday.

  • Pentagon Warned Flynn Over Foreign Pay, Top Dem Says

    Defense officials had warned former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to clear any foreign payments before accepting them or risk violating the U.S. Constitution, but he made no attempt to do so, a senior Democratic lawmaker alleged Thursday.

  • 2nd Circ. Dives Into UVA Students' Rape Defamation Case

    A federal judge's quick dismissal of three fraternity brothers' defamation claims against disgraced journalist Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone over a false article detailing a sadistic rape culture at the University of Virginia drew intense scrutiny Thursday in the Second Circuit.

  • Trump Warms To NAFTA Talks After Reported Withdrawal Threat

    President Donald Trump vowed to conduct a sincere renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement late Wednesday, capping off a tumultuous 12-hour period during which the White House was reportedly close to triggering a complete withdrawal from the trilateral accord.

  • JPMorgan Sheds Claims It Aided Madoff At 2nd Circ.

    The Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of class allegations that JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees aided and abetted Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, agreeing with a lower court that JPMorgan’s lack of control over the scheme dooms the suit.

  • PF Chang's Data Breach Suit Moves Forward

    An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday told a putative class of P.F. Chang’s customers they could proceed with a lawsuit over a 2014 data breach despite the restaurant chain's objections, saying the Seventh Circuit already ruled the claims in the case were viable.

  • Fox News Anchor Says More Workers May Join Race Bias Suit

    More Fox News workers from around the country may join a putative New York state class action alleging the network systemically discriminates against black workers, anchor and new named plaintiff Kelly Wright said Wednesday at a press conference with his attorney, Douglas Wigdor of Wigdor LLP.

  • Trump Pushes For 15% Corporate Rate In New Tax Plan

    A 15 percent tax rate for corporations and the repeal of a 3.8 percent tax on net investment income are the top priorities in the Trump administration’s tax reform agenda, according to a plan released by the White House on Wednesday.

  • Law Firm’s Docs Are Private, NYC Bar Association Says

    The New York City Bar Association on Tuesday told the Second Circuit that it supported Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in its bid to block the disclosure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC documents for a planned environmental and human rights suit abroad, saying that handing them over could hurt attorney-client relationships.

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How Cybercriminals Are Breaching BigLaw’s Defenses

By Ed Beeson

Lawyers have long been the target of sophisticated hackers who see them as soft and lucrative targets. But are legal industry safeguards keeping pace with the deep dark web?