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Author Archives: Reni Gertner

Old law, new area: Damage to property in cyberspace (access required)

It’s fairly obvious when someone physically damages someone else’s belongings, but what counts as property damage in cyberspace? Historically, the trespass to chattels doctrine has been used to prove liability when one individual causes physical harm to someone else’s personal ...

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Law, mental health meet: Suicide lawsuits put colleges in tight spot (access required)

In an effort to protect themselves from liability for suicidal students, universities around the country may be digging themselves into a deeper legal hole. In the first round of suicide-related litigation, a handful of universities have been sued for failing ...

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Lawyers not required to send privacy notices to clients (access required)

Lawyers who handle financial information are not required to send privacy notices to their clients, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in affirming a U.S. District Court. This is the first circuit to rule on ...

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Perks That Work: Maintaining High Morale In The Law Office (access required)

From flex-time to monthly office birthday parties, there are all sorts of ways you might try to keep employees and lawyers happy in your law firm. But have you ever wondered which perks really work – and which ones just ...

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Businesses Must Destroy Consumer Credit Information (access required)

All businesses, including law firms, will soon be required to destroy any consumer credit information they have obtained from credit reports, under a new rule issued by the Federal Trade Commission. The disposal rule – which was issued pursuant to ...

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Age Discrimination Plaintiffs Can Sue For ?Disparate Impact' (access required)

Plaintiffs who claim that an employer’s practices had a disparate impact on older workers can sue for age discrimination under the ADEA, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. However, the scope of disparate impact claims under the ADEA is narrower ...

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Bankruptcy Bill is Sailing Through Congress (access required)

A bill that would make it more difficult for debtors to file for bankruptcy is sailing through Congress and is expected to be signed into law within the next month. The bill has been debated in Congress for nearly a ...

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