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    Contractual obligations driving data privacy, cybersecurity upgrades

    To secure work from business partners, more companies are having to get serious about having the right technical and legal safeguards, a specialist says.

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    Opinion

    Using design thinking to improve legal operations processes

    In design thinking, organizations put themselves in their users’ minds to create innovative solutions that meet their customers’ needs and expectations.

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    Colgate-Palmolive sued over ‘misleading’ recyclable toothpaste tube claims

    A judge denied the CPG company’s request to throw out a lawsuit that consumers filed a year and a half after Colgate introduced a monomaterial HDPE tube. The product’s recyclability has been hotly debated.

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    WhatsApp again triggers massive bank fines. This time $81M

    KeyBank ($10 million) and U.S. Bank ($8 million) warned investors of the WhatsApp probes in November. Huntington ($1.5 million) self-reported and took the smallest penalty, the SEC said.

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    Risk executives worry about political polarization amid elections and conflicts: Gartner

    One other contributor to the polarization is pervasive economic pessimism, which Gartner said can contribute to “extreme ideological realignments.”

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    US cities unlikely to follow Toronto’s bruising effort to curb Uber

    The company hit back forcibly when Canada’s largest city tried to cap the number of ride-hailing licenses it grants. 

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    CLM as the next Salesforce or NetSuite not far off, CEO says

    The legal ops team, key to integrating tech with the broader organization, still faces growing pains from the cultural legacy lawyers bring to their in-house role.

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    Nearly 70% of law firm professionals use legal analytics

    An expectation from clients that law firms use analytics tools is helping drive adoption, a LexisNexis and Lex Machina report found.

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    Johnson & Johnson employee sues over ‘massive overpayment’ for prescription meds

    According to the lawsuit, J&J and its pharmacy benefits manager agreed to charge more than $10,000 for a drug regularly available for under $80. The company denies the allegations.

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    CEO, CFO compensation clawback helps tech firm skirt SEC fine

    Two senior sales managers at Cloopen orchestrated a fraudulent scheme to prematurely recognize revenue on service contracts, according to the SEC.

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    Data breach class actions are on the rise, report finds

    The data breach cases also presented difficulties for the courts around issues of standing and uninjured class members, the Duane Morris report found.

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    Ex-Trump CFO could face prison again, experts say

    Judge Arthur Engoron shone a spotlight on the ex-CFO’s credibility in a Tuesday email, asking attorneys in the Trump civil fraud case for clarity on the potential plea.

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    ‘Honest belief’ defense goes up in smoke in employee hemp case

    An appeals court sent a case back after finding an employer didn’t investigate an employee’s claim he tested positive for THC because of a hemp product he was taking.

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    Companies face a tougher antitrust burden than feds, DOJ official says

    The government only has to show a reasonable probability a merger will substantially reduce competition; companies have to show no threat to competition would remain.

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    NYCB’s risk chief left bank ahead of Q4 loss report, stock dip

    The bank’s announcement that it would set aside $552 million in loan-loss reserves and cut its dividend came amid pressure from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Bloomberg reported.

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    Chevron blames regulations, cleanups for $4B write-off in Q4

    The energy giant said California’s regulatory landscape and cleanup of decommissioned Gulf of Mexico sites are estimated to cost the company at least $3.5 billion.

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    ESG investors pull Exxon climate proposal after lawsuit

    Natasha Lamb, Arjuna Capital’s chief investment officer, warned the lawsuit will silence investors concerned about climate risks.

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    Appeals court tosses jury’s hefty $365M award to FedEx worker

    HR made “good-faith efforts” to comply with Title VII, the 5th Circuit said.

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    State data privacy laws called toothless by public interest groups

    With the exception of California, states don’t allow a private right of action and companies can collect more data than they need, experts say.

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    Ensuring your contracts reflect the realities of remote work

    Contract management can help legal leaders build in processes that keep their contract data secure and compliant as the work environment evolves.

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    Tech roundup: Companies announce new legal tools early in 2024

    Amid a push for greater legal department efficiency, many technology companies are offering new AI-powered solutions. 

  • SEC wins legal victory against former tech CFO in accounting fraud case

    Former CFO Karen Rosenberger is accused of helping software provider Synchronoss to engage in “long-running accounting improprieties.”

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    Anti-Muslim discrimination suit to be settled for $70,000

    While the suit was tied to an appearance-based accommodation, labor experts have warned of increased religious discrimination in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

  • OpenAI CEO Sam Altman looks on during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California.
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    Italy suspects OpenAI breached EU data protection laws

    Organizations using the generative AI provider’s technology could face questioning down the road as well, according to Forrester Principal Analyst Enza Iannopollo.

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    ESI protocols are key to discovery – even if they’re informal

    Handling of electronically stored information has factored into a number of recent cases, with big lessons for in-house legal operations.