The British founder of industrial conglomerate Chagoury Group voluntarily dismissed claims that the FBI and other agencies leaked information to the LA Times tying him to fundraising efforts for Hezbollah, after a D.C. federal judge stipulated Friday that the businessman was never on a sanctions list.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., used a harsh report about the IRS rehiring former employees with prior conduct and performance concerns as a springboard Thursday to reintroduce a previously stalled bill that would prohibit the tax agency from rehiring anyone “removed for misconduct.”
Cybersecurity should be top of mind in just about every legal practice area, but certain aspects unique to international arbitration — such as the typical presumption of confidentiality and the jet-setting nature of its practitioners — make it particularly susceptible to such threats. Here, Law360 takes a closer look at what makes international arbitration an especially attractive target for hackers, and what practitioners can do to fend off a potential cybersecurity incident.
Andre Mura of Gibbs Law Group LLP knows there’s a push and pull between technological advancement and privacy, and in battling for the rights of consumers in fights with tech companies like Vizio and Lenovo, Mura has earned a spot as one of the top cybersecurity and privacy practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.
A U.S. House committee on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would federally regulate self-driving vehicles, a proposal that defines the roles of federal and state governments, updates motor vehicle safety standards and establishes a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration council to handle issues related to autonomous vehicles.
Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Thursday stepped up their long-running efforts to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, floating a proposal that would require warrants for access to emails and location data and ease gag orders that prevent service providers from divulging these requests.
Some 19-year-olds spend their summers hitting “squad goals,” fun adventures with friends, but Phyllistone Termine planned to spend his summer 2016 ticking off a list of "fraud goals," Florida prosecutors said Thursday as the teen received a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for a $1 million theft.
A California federal judge Thursday threw out claims that “Pokémon Go” maker Niantic Inc. was responsible for players trespassing on private land, saying the putative class was too broad and the plaintiffs failed to show that purported damages exceeded the $5 million minimum required for federal subject matter jurisdiction.
Seagate Technologies LLC has agreed to a settlement that includes services valued at $5.75 million to end a proposed class action brought by workers who say that 12,000 employees and employee relatives suffered harm after a data phishing incident last year, according to a settlement proposal filed in California federal court Thursday.
Officials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said Thursday they’ll be keeping an eye on broker-dealers in high-risk areas and encouraged firms to help them root out bad brokers and protect investors.
A New York lawyer who took stolen shoes from a man charged in a massive credit card scam and exchanged them at Nordstrom was censured Wednesday by a state appeals court.
The Internal Revenue Service has been rehiring former employees with prior conduct and performance concerns, some of whom had been investigated for unauthorized access to taxpayer information, according to a report released Thursday from a government watchdog.
A report released by the regulator for lawyers in England and Wales shone a spotlight on the risk posed by cybercrime, with law firms reporting a record number of cyberthefts in the first quarter of 2017 that led to losses of £3.2 million (about $4.2 million).
The federal government slapped digital currency exchange BTC-e with a $110 million fine and charged both the exchange and one of its operators with handling payments related to criminal activity like the hack against bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, a move the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday called its first action against a foreign money-services business.
The Phoenix Insurance Co. need not defend veterinary products company Heska Corp. against class allegations that it sent unsolicited faxes in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a Colorado federal judge held Thursday, because Heska's policies clearly barred coverage for claims over unwanted communications.
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday backed a lower court’s ruling throwing out a long-running suit between Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance and CE Design Ltd. over junk faxes that Saskatchewan Mutual’s insured sent to CE Design, affirming the district court’s ruling that it did not have jurisdiction to enforce a Canadian court’s judgment.
A New Jersey appellate court’s decision to greenlight a suit accusing a doctor of unlawfully disclosing a patient’s HIV status could help other patients use invasion of privacy claims to go after providers for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which doesn’t allow for private lawsuits, experts say.
Prosecutors inched closer to linking an Italian citizen to a “click fraud” scheme during the second day of trial testimony Wednesday, calling on hack victims and web-hosting professionals to detail the servers the man allegedly leased and used to control hijacked computers.
SquareTwo Financial Services Corp. on Tuesday asked a New York bankruptcy court to deny requests to lift its Chapter 11 litigation stay for a pair of suits alleging illegal debt collection practices, saying there is no money available for the plaintiffs.
Privacy and internet advocacy groups Wednesday presented House leaders with a petition bearing more than 100,000 signatures demanding they either overhaul or abandon legislation that authorizes surveillance of non-U.S. persons’ communications abroad.
With a properly capable internet browser, legally significant documents that are found on the internet can be trusted to be intact, and therefore likely have greater evidentiary value — provided they had earlier been registered in the right kind of blockchain, says Kelce Wilson, counsel for Tenet3.
Outside counsel experienced with alternative fee arrangements will have many war stories regarding successful — and less successful — fee arrangements. Asking outside counsel to share these experiences can provide useful insight into the strength of a proposed AFA, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
For many ransomware victims, paying the ransom can become the proverbial best worst option. But is it legal? There is little specific legal authority on the subject, so the legalities of payment and negotiation with ransomware attackers are worthy of some analysis, says John Reed Stark, president of John Reed Stark Consulting LLC.
Conventional wisdom says that oral argument is a mere formality; that in courts where judges read briefs in advance, their minds are made up and will rarely — if ever — change. But conventional wisdom notwithstanding, oral argument can be critical, says Stewart Milch of Goldberg Segalla LLP.
Though teaching a law school class may be one of the last things on a busy practitioner's to-do list, it's a misconception that teaching will benefit only those who are looking to leave the practice of law and enter academia. It also offers several practical benefits, especially for more junior lawyers looking for stand-up experience, say Steven Allison and Samrah Mahmoud of Crowell & Moring LLP.
There is a common misconception that only military or very sensitive technology is subject to export controls. In fact, government controls are more common than one would expect — covering oil and gas related product specifications, electronics information, chemical formulas, design software, and a variety of other everyday items, say Elsa Manzanares and Michelle Schulz of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.
The urgent need to focus on the health care industry’s cyber health was thrown into the spotlight by the recent WannaCry global cyberattack. At the same time, there have been three important federal cybersecurity efforts that affect health care, say Katherine Armstrong and Lee Petro of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
A uniform national framework for the cybersecurity issues implicated by autonomous vehicles is needed to supplant the numerous state laws and regulations that have sprung up in the absence of federal legislation. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Congress have an opportunity to provide just that, says Nancy Libin, a partner at Jenner & Block LLP and former chief privacy officer of the U.S. Department of Justice.
From a legal perspective, so far this year has been good to digital retail marketing companies and their clients. A recent decision from the Seventh Circuit on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act lends clarity around the issues of scope of consent to receive messages and conditions under which consent cannot be revoked, says David Adler of Adler Law Group LLC.
Even if law firms acquire the most effective security software against rising threats like ransomware, no system is guaranteed to be secure and human error is always an issue. A tailored cyberpolicy is the most effective tool for addressing the financial, operational and reputational consequences of a ransomware attack, says Robert Chesler of Anderson Kill PC.