By Pat Murphy Consumer protection attorneys are lauding a proposed federal rule that would effectively ban class action waivers in arbitration clauses included in new contracts for financial services. At the same time they are bracing for a wave of ...Read More »
By Vinny Vella Hartford Courant NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Reginald Dwayne Betts refuses to let his time in prison define his life. But he admits that he can’t escape it. Even with an Ivy League education. Days before he received ...Read More »
A Fairfax circuit judge has removed the managing partner of two family-owned businesses in Northern Virginia worth millions of dollars. The man had “lost his way,” running the businesses as if they were his own in breach of a limited ...Read More »
The world’s most famous trade secret, the vigilantly guarded recipe for Coca-Cola, is kept in a purpose-built vault in the company’s Atlanta headquarters. Most trade secrets, however, are kept on computers, where they are decidedly more vulnerable to hackers and ...
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A friend of mine who is an outstanding plaintiffs’ attorney recently gave a speech on the subject of perceiving the unmistakable deterioration of your case. When this subject comes up, I always think of the great New York plaintiffs’ lawyer ...Read More »
Lingering questions about a breakdown in hospital communications led a Southside judge this month to allow access to a hospital’s policy for X-ray reports in a medical malpractice case. The ruling came just days after the former patient died of ...Read More »
A federal magistrate judge in Virginia lacked jurisdiction to issue a warrant to deploy a computer hacking tool that enabled the government to identify a Massachusetts man as a user of an online child-pornography site, a Massachusetts federal judge has ...Read More »