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New Labor Board GC’s Restructuring Plan Worries Senior Officials

New Labor Board GC’s Restructuring Plan Worries Senior Officials

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Senior officials with the National Labor Relations Board have expressed concern over a plan outlined by the board’s new general counsel to demote the senior civil servants who resolve most labor cases, reports >i>The New York Times.

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Qualcomm Just Got Fined $1.23 Billion for Illegal Payments to Apple

Qualcomm Just Got Fined $1.23 Billion for Illegal Payments to Apple

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The European Commission found that Qualcomm effectively shut down competition in the market, no matter how good competitors’ products were, reports Fortune.

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Trump Appointing Judges at Rapid Pace

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A data analysis by the Los Angeles Times has found that President Trump is ranked sixth of 19 presidents for appointing the highest number of federal judges in their first year.

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Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Regulatory Whirlwind 2018: What’s Ahead for Third-Party Risk Management?

Webinar, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. EST
NAVEX Global will present a complimentary webinar on recent and anticipated enforcement and regulatory changes as they concern third-party risk.

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Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

Suit By 22 State Attorneys General Seeks to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal

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The AGs’ complaint argues that the vote last month by the Republican-controlled FCC was an “arbitrary and capricious” change to regulations, according to The Los Angeles Times<

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Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

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Labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

Corporations May Dodge Billions in U.S. Taxes Through New Loophole: Experts

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The loophole involves the tax rates — 15.5 percent or 8 percent — that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad, according to Reuters.

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Uber Ex-GC Involved in Data-Hiding System to Foil Police Raids: Sources

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Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the system, reports that, between spring 2015 until late 2016, Uber used a system designed to thwart police raids in foreign countries.

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Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

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President Trump on Wednesday blasted the U.S. court system as “broken and unfair” after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, reports Reuters.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

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Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity, reports Fortune.

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The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Off-Ramp

The Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Off-Ramp

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A Ninth Circuit ruling on President Trump’s “travel ban” case offers the U.S. Supreme Court a clever way to reject the ban without limiting government power over immigration, writes Garrett Epps for The Atlantic.

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Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

Companies Have Up to a Year for New U.S. Tax Bill Reporting: SEC

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The $1.5 trillion tax bill will significantly affect many companies’ year-end financial statements, according to Reuters.

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The Net Neutrality Lawsuits Are Coming. Here’s What They’re Likely to Say.

The Net Neutrality Lawsuits Are Coming. Here’s What They’re Likely to Say.

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Consumer groups and some state attorneys general have vowed to sue the FCC to overturn its net neutrality decision, writes Brian Fung in an article for The Washington Post.

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FBI’s Top Lawyer Said to Be Reassigned

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The FBI’s top lawyer, James Baker, is being reassigned — one of the first moves by new director Christopher A. Wray to assemble his own team of senior advisers, reports The Washington Post.

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Whistleblowers’ Lawsuit Leads to Massive Medical Fraud Settlement

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The payments cap off longstanding allegations of a vast medical-fraud conspiracy between a major hospital chain and the physicians groups that bilked federal and state healthcare programs, reports The Charlotte Observer.

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Labor Board Burns Through Obama-Era Rules

Labor Board Burns Through Obama-Era Rules

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In recent days, the independent board tasked with enforcing fair labor practices and collective bargaining rights overruled three Obama-era rules in a series of 3-2 rulings, The Hill reports.

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Download: FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide

Download: FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide

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Exterro has published “FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide” to sort out the technical aspects of the FRCP as they relate to e-discovery, supported with relevant case law and expert opinions.

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Fear Mounts Inside USDA over Trump’s General Counsel Pick

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Politico is reporting that morale among many of the Agriculture Department’s legal staff has plummeted since Stephen Vaden, the Trump administration’s nominee to be USDA General Counsel, assumed leadership in March, say several agency attorneys from across the country.

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