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  • Rohit Chopra, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, giving a speech in an auditorium.
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    CFPB will keep defending late fee cap

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s $8 late fee cap on Friday, but the federal agency said it will continue to “defend” the rule.

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    OSHA heat standard clears regulatory hurdle

    A committee has unanimously recommended that the agency advance the proposal for a heat safety rule.

  • Warner Chappell v. Nealy SCOTUS copyright case
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    SCOTUS decision vastly expands potential copyright damages

    In a high-profile case involving music popularized by Flo Rida and other rap artists, the top court opens the door to big awards for infringement.

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    Red Hat’s DEI program discriminatory, lawsuit says

    A senior manager says he was fired for being white and male and retaliated against for his merit-based hiring advocacy.

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    White House wants to hold the software sector accountable for security

    Federal officials are taking steps toward a long-stated goal of shifting the security burden from technology users to the companies that build it.

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    Garden leave could add value as noncompete alternative

    Paying outgoing employees to remain as a resource while a replacement gets up to speed could gain currency as companies seek new ways to protect their interests.  

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    Opinion

    Microsoft is thinking out of the box on AI. Will the Biden Administration?

    Microsoft’s moves in the AI space are the kind of “nonacquisition acquisitions” that the FTC should look at closely through an antitrust lens. 

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building.
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    Upstart subpoenaed by SEC over AI, loans

    “We are cooperating with the SEC and are unable to predict the outcome of this matter,” the fintech lender said in a filing Tuesday.

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    Mountain Express’ former CFO testifies that leadership siphoned funds

    The court also spoke with the counsel for a Mountain Express subsidiary, who said its CEOs may have funneled more than $14 million from the company.

  • California's Attorney General Rob Bonta speaks at a press conference.
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    California bans hidden fees starting July 1

    The state will require businesses to include all mandatory fees in listed prices, making it harder for restaurants to impose service charges.

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    16% of employees plan to quit once noncompete ban takes effect

    7% plan to start a rival business, according to a survey of 500 employees conducted by a small business lender.

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    Opinion

    3 practical business applications for AI in corporate legal

    Legal bill review, spend management and matter management are ways that in-house legal teams can use AI in their operations today. 

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    Only 34% of firms deploy safeguards against generative AI threats: Splunk

    Generative AI gives cyberattackers an edge over cyber-defenders, according to security experts surveyed by Splunk.

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    TD begins damage control after fentanyl report

    In the "sobering" aftermath of the bank's AML crisis, executives are detailing an improvement plan and reassuring employees, but analysts are calling for change in the face of a "lost decade."

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    Listen more, talk less to get in-house role, recruiter says

    Prepare for questions you know you’re going to be asked to help ensure you give succinct answers, says Brittney McDonough of BarkerGilmore.

  • A close up of the Department of Treasury seal on the front of the headquarters with "the Department of Treasury" and "1789" on an outer circle and a shield with the scales of justice up top and a key.
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    Regulators want clawbacks from bank execs insensitive to risk

    “[P]oorly designed financial institution compensation programs can provide incentives for short-term risk taking that can jeopardize the safety and soundness of the institution,” FDIC Chair Martin Gruenberg said.

  • WSJ compliance summit on AI legal issues
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    Companies using Gen AI weigh regulatory and compliance risks

    Generative AI has endless use cases, but it also introduces risks amid demands for transparency, explainability and bias mitigation, executives say.

  • The steps of the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.
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    17 states sue to block EEOC pregnancy accommodation rule

    The rule’s abortion accommodation provisions conflict with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the plaintiffs, led by Tennessee, alleged.

  • Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan testifies at a committee hearing.
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    FTC greenlights $64.5B Exxon-Pioneer merger, bars former CEO from board seat

    The Federal Trade Commission blocked the former CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources from joining the new company’s board of directors over concerns of colluding with OPEC.

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    Merchants urged to file claims for $5.5B payment card settlement

    Requests for a slice of the Visa-Mastercard settlement are due by a May 31 deadline. Lawyers are racing to alert eligible businesses.

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    How women counsel can up their board chances

    A good start is to network and talk with recruiters while you’re still in your in-house or outside counsel role, the head of an executive network says.

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    Former Google workers say protest-related firings were illegal

    The ex-employees said the tech giant violated their labor rights when firing at least 28 employees for protesting against its cloud services contract with the Israeli government.

  • AI in litigation
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    Opinion

    AI in litigation: Questions to ask your outside counsel

    Outside counsel should be prepared to show metrics on how their use of AI tools improves accuracy and speed on the litigation matters they handle for their corporate clients. 

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    TD faces DOJ money-laundering probe

    Criminals allegedly laundered millions of dollars of fentanyl proceeds through TD branches in New York and New Jersey, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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    Big fines might get employees to end off-channel communications

    Companies must get a handle on unsupported networks even if they’re not technically illegal outside of some federal rules, enforcement specialists say.