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DOJ shifts privilege policy (access required)

Federal prosecutors can no longer demand that companies waive the attorney-client privilege as a bargaining chip in corporate criminal prosecutions, the Department of Justice recently announced. The DOJ’s new corporate charging policy replaces the controversial McNulty Memo. The move was ...

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Legislation could spur spike in ADA suits (access required)

Lawmakers are poised to pass new legislation that would broaden the number of people considered disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law, if passed, would likely cause a rise in requests for workplace accommodations, and a spike in ...

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Lawmakers, courts focus on preemption (access required)

WASHINGTON, DC—The issue of federal preemption of state claims is a hot-button topic in the nation’s capitol. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take on the question in several cases this term, lawmakers recently held a hearing to get ...

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Digital dirt-digging (access required)

Company recruiters have a number of tools aimed at finding the perfect candidate, including Internet search engines like Google and Yahoo!, and employers are increasingly using these options to get the skinny on potential employees. But while employers can see ...

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