A Texas federal judge on Wednesday advised a former Xerox employee to amend his Title VII claims that the company fired him for being gay, saying that while sexual orientation is not a protected class in the Fifth Circuit, he could better make his case if he amends his sex discrimination claim.
AO Kaspersky Lab in a Thursday report fleshed out its recent admission that it had uploaded purportedly classified information and hacking software from a National Security Agency worker’s personal computer, continuing to argue that the upload was inadvertent and happened because the computer appeared to be compromised by “malware."
Law enforcement's increased reliance on third-party hacking to get into encrypted smartphones gives wealthy cities an unfair edge in solving crimes, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance warned Thursday.
Qualcomm’s $38 billion buyout of NXP Semiconductor may be approved by the European Commission before 2017 is over, Meredith Corp. is once again looking to buy magazine publisher Time, and an activist investor is looking to take Barnes & Noble private.
Aster Capital, a venture capital investment firm focused on industries including consumer, digital and energy, has raised €240 million ($282.36 million) from investors, according to a Thursday statement.
House Republicans on Thursday succeeded in passing wide-reaching tax legislation, overcoming Democrats’ criticisms that it would significantly lower taxes for corporations and the wealthy while short-changing middle-income earners.
A California federal judge on Tuesday ordered online ticketing platform StubHub Inc. to surrender its source and corresponding server codes as part of discovery in a trade secrets case brought by Calendar Research LLC in an effort to end the dispute quickly.
A proposed class of ex-iPhone owners asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to revive their suit against Apple alleging that they never received some text messages because a glitch sent the messages to the iMessage server in violation of the Wiretap Act.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday floated legislation that would subject businesses to civil penalties for failing to report data breaches "as expediently as possible" and for neglecting to implement baseline data security standards to protect customers' financial account information and other sensitive records.
A sudden surge in Chinese initial public offerings is spilling over to the U.S., providing a shot in the arm to the IPO market and keeping deals lawyers who work on China-related offerings busy.
The Trump Administration revealed details Wednesday on its secretive process for deciding whether to disclose or keep to itself cybersecurity flaws discovered by intelligence agencies.
The Federal Circuit on Wednesday granted Cutsforth Inc.’s petition to vacate a venue transfer handed to a rival company in patent litigation, saying the lower court needed to give consideration to other factors besides the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year in TC Heartland.
A California appeals court on Wednesday revived a class of investors’ claims against Intel Corp., McAfee Inc. and its former CEO David DeWalt over the companies’ $7.7 billion merger, finding a trial court should determine whether DeWalt withheld information in a way that harmed shareholders.
Duff & Phelps on Wednesday added a former Central Intelligence Agency operational executive who worked in the agency’s National Clandestine Service and brings years of experience in the areas of cybersecurity, risk management and international affairs to the corporate finance adviser’s legal management consulting group.
The Ninth Circuit said Wednesday the Fair Labor Standards Act’s hourly minimum wage requirement applies to weekly per-hour averages rather than actual per-hour pay, saying a conditionally certified class of Conduent workers offered no reason to split with the four other circuits to consider the question.
The Federal Circuit’s decision Wednesday that TC Heartland was a change in the law provides much-needed clarity on a question that has split lower courts and should give some hope to companies whose bids to transfer their cases were thwarted because it was decided they waived their venue argument.
Think Finance LLC, a financial technology firm that has been accused in a number of lawsuits of propping up sham tribal payday lenders, was sued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Montana federal court Wednesday for allegedly deceiving borrowers and collecting money it wasn't owed.
The Federal Circuit handed at least a partial win to Netlist on Tuesday by upholding a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision not to invalidate certain claims within two of the company's memory module patents, though a past decision invalidating other portions of the patents was also upheld.
NFS Leasing Inc. has won $5.7 million in damages from an executive whose Wi-Fi supply company defaulted on a lease agreement for supplying Wi-Fi to sports arenas, according to filings in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday that show the company owes nearly $8.1 million as well.
The Fourth Circuit spared PowerSecure International Inc. and its CEO from having to square off against a stock-drop suit, saying Wednesday that securities fraud class actions must include facts that directly suggest a company or its bosses knew of wrongdoing and cannot “stack inference upon inference” to suggest fraudulent intent.
The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 introduced last week is intended to strengthen the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and address the committee's perceived inadequacies. If enacted, this legislation would reflect the most significant changes to CFIUS in the last decade, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Defending depositions is challenging. The lawyer is the only shield and protector for the witness and the client. The rules of engagement are less than clear, and fraught with ethical perils. Difficult judgment calls often must be made in the heat of battle. This is where lawyers really earn their keep, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's May decision in Impression Products v. Lexmark, the patent exhaustion landscape is likely to be shaped by two issues: When is a transaction properly viewed as a license rather than a sale, and are licenses attached to the product on sale enforceable? Answers might be gleaned from existing case law, say Brian Kacedon and Kevin Rodkey of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP.
Three October bid protest decisions from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office — in Sonoran, IPKeys and CliniComp — may affect how government contractors approach the proposal and protest process, say attorneys with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
There is a difference between a lawyer or investigator seeking evidence to defend against allegations and correct misrepresentations, and, on the other hand, using duplicitous means to gather information and intimidate alleged victims and journalists. Client advocacy does not mean winning at all costs, says Nicole Kardell of Ifrah Law PLLC.
Recently, a strong economy, coupled with a low unemployment rate for college-educated professionals has resulted in U.S. employers having just over a 30 percent chance of having their H-1B petitions selected for adjudication. Fortunately, there are alternatives employers can consider when they are unable to obtain the foreign professional resources they need, says Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP.
Today's climate of “alternative facts” has jurors making decisions based on beliefs, emotions and social affiliations that often go unacknowledged or underappreciated. To present their case in the most persuasive manner possible, litigators should consider adapting to their audience when it comes to four psychological factors, say consultants with Persuasion Strategies, a service of Holland & Hart LLP.
Remote video appearance is already in use for certain trials, hearings, and arbitration and mediation proceedings. But the methodology of court remoteness and the concept of "smart" courts may not be able to accommodate intellectual property cases, which tend to be complex in subject matter, say Junqi Hang and Jingqiang Zhang of Dragon Intellectual Property Law Firm.
Nothing has been more instrumental in my role as a legal recruiter than what I learned from a variety of hedge fund managers, venture capitalists and investment bankers — how to analyze a deal and make a decision quickly. It boils down to the traditional SWOT analysis, says Howard Cohl, director in Major Lindsey & Africa’s emerging markets group.
As law firms begin preparing for their annual budget review, Steve Falkin and Lee Garbowitz of HBR Consulting discuss why firm leaders should give their internal information technology and procurement teams a seat at the table.