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    Orthofix replaces legal chief, grapples with control weaknesses

    The new chief legal officer is joining the company as it faces a fresh set of headwinds related to its internal control over financial reports.

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    CEOs, CFOs can’t get non-prosecution agreement under DOJ pilot

    Criteria released by the Department of Justice April 15 lets corporate executives know if they stand a good chance of avoiding charges for coming forward with misconduct allegations.

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    ‘An incredible undertaking’: 5 takeaways from Philips consent decree

    Under the agreement, the FDA will use rare powers to require repairs, replacements or refunds for recalled respiratory machines.

    Updated April 17, 2024
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    Crocs shrinking shoes lawsuit to move forward

    The footwear company had asked the court to dismiss a class action lawsuit that accused it of false advertising and misrepresentation.

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    Coming Live Nation antitrust suit suggests DOJ got it wrong last time

    Critics have said the Department of Justice should have broken up Live Nation when it looked at its 2010 merger with Ticketmaster. A reported lawsuit that’s coming could try to make that happen. 

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    CFPB late-fee cap nears despite court battles

    Despite an industry-backed lawsuit seeking to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new $8 late fee rule, bank card issuers are bracing for potential implementation.

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    Staffing firm BaronHR pays $2.2M to settle claims it acquiesced to biased client requests

    The company steered candidates toward certain positions based on sex and rejected certain applicants based on race and national origins, EEOC alleged.

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    NYCB hires former OCC counsel to take legal chief role

    The beleaguered Long Island-based lender brought aboard four executives Friday whose careers had crossed paths with that of newly minted CEO Joseph Otting.

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    Certify to accuracy but otherwise no AI disclosure needed, patent office says

    Disclosure would be needed if AI use is material to the patentability of something, the agency says in its latest AI guidance.

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    Solution to patchwork of state data-privacy laws shows promise

    By mostly preempting state laws, the American Privacy Rights Act would give companies a much-needed roadmap for compliance, privacy specialists say.

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    Multiple pathways for legal pros to move into biotech GC role

    The industry is expected to grow 14% over the next decade, providing opportunity for legal professionals attracted to the unique challenges in the life sciences.

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    EEOC finalizes pregnancy accommodation rule

    The much anticipated regulation includes abortion under the list of related medical conditions covered by the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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    US, Europe lock arms on payments regulation

    U.S. and European regulators have joined forces to monitor digital payment concerns, including those related to buy now, pay later financing and big tech market participation.

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    Senate kills joint employer rule, setting up veto battle

    With a presidential veto likely and federal courts considering the rule, the fate of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer standard is tenuous. 

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    Insider trading cases show need for remote-work ground rules

    Legal leaders can set expectations for employees who come in contact with sensitive information from another in the household when they’re both working from home.

  • How companies use in-house legal to boost business

    Liberty Mutual and Wayfair have leveraged investments by their legal departments to help the company attract and keep more customers. 

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    Suspended ADM CFO’s pay ticked up in 2023 to $4.5M

    The majority of Vikram Luthar’s pay package for last year came from $3.4 million in stock awards, according to Archer Daniels Midland’s proxy filing.

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    Final overtime rule clears White House review

    DOL’s proposed rule, if adopted, would increase the minimum annual salary threshold that determines overtime pay eligibility under the Fair Labor Standards Act from $35,568 to $55,068.

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    DHS unveils ‘enhanced strategy’ to fight illicit trade in textile industry

    The plan includes cracking down on small shipments that fall under the de minimis exemption and benefit fast fashion giants such as Shein and Temu. 

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    Conference meeting led to sports lawyer getting top Chicago Bears legal role

    When she was in law school, Krista Whitaker introduced herself to a rising star in sports business after a panel session. A decade later, CEO Kevin Warren tapped her to be CLO of the storied football team.

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    In-house teams lack technology and privacy expertise, GCs say

    A shortage of in-house personnel specializing in emerging issues such as AI may cause more legal departments to seek outside flexible talent, Axiom’s general counsel says.

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    Judge cuts Bayer’s $1.5B Roundup verdict by more than 60%

    The crop sciences giant is ramping up its legal defense to fight mounting litigation, which has weighed on its business.

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    Legal leaders must make themselves redundant, veteran CEO says

    Spotting and nurturing talent should be a general counsel’s top skill, says Bob Cahill, former CEO of G-P.

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    CFPB, DOJ boost teamwork on cases

    The bureau will refer “potentially criminal conduct,” including “anti-competitive mischief,” to the DOJ for action, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said Monday.

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    Companies fall short on curbing cybersecurity risks from vendors: Moody’s

    Cyberrisks are mounting, with artificial intelligence likely to increase the threat of attack in the short to medium term, Moody’s said.