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    Picking the best path for a career in eDiscovery

    The eDiscovery space offers abundant economic and professional opportunities to those willing to put in the work.

  • 2024 legal AI use survey
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    Lawyers see AI helping them with relatively simple tasks for now

    Most use of the technology is on the in-house side. Attorneys in law firms are more constrained, although they’re using it more, too, a survey shows.

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    How a third-party auditor helps GCs lower outside counsel spend

    In one business model, the service is said to be effectively free because the fee comes out of the savings that are generated.

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    SEC asks organizations to complete diversity self-assessment

    The agency said it will use the voluntary disclosures from its regulated firms to identify any trends and progress on diversity-related activities.

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    Construction giant promotes GC to CLO

    Melissa Beutler Withy, who has written and edited two books on construction law, first represented the company as a partner at a private law firm.

  • Boxes of General Mills cereal are displayed on a grocery store shelf on December 20, 2023 in San Anselmo, California
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    Georgia General Mills plant’s leadership operated racist ‘fraternity,’ suit claims

    One instance of intimidation against Black workers allegedly involved the use of General Mills’ brand mascots in a mural depicting them as generals for the Confederacy.

  • EEOC disparate impact lawsuit against Sheetz
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    Lawsuit says uniform employment screening can be discriminatory

    Companies are advised to review their practices after EEOC goes after Sheetz for the disparate impact of a policy that treats all job applicants the same.

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    Wells Fargo sued in alleged aid of $300M Ponzi scheme

    The proposed class action claims that the lender, from 2011 until 2021, knew of a scheme that duped more than 1,000 investors, most of whom were seniors.

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    As GCs focus on risk, legal operations grow in importance

    A dedicated legal ops role is seen as integral to freeing up the energy of in-house legal leaders, a report indicates.

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    FBI raids apartment manager as part of antitrust probe

    The Atlanta-based owner and operator confirmed the search but said the company and its employees are not targets of the investigation.

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    2 EU sustainability and human rights regulations enacted

    The rules, which ban destruction of unsold textiles among other things, aim to redefine product standards and promote sustainability.

  • The exterior of the New York State Capitol in August 2021 in Albany, New York.
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    New York races to pass BNPL bill

    State lawmakers are negotiating three separate proposals related to the buy now, pay later industry ahead of the end of the legislative session on Thursday.

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    In-house legal conferences for the second half of 2024

    Sisanit’s list of conferences can help corporate counsel learn where to go for the latest on technology, operations and the law.

  • A group of young protesters marching fill the frame with signs that read "Planet Over Profit" and "Climate Justice" with a sunflower sprouting bottom to top as the "i" in climate and "t" in justice.
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    Sierra Club, NRDC drop legal challenges to SEC climate rule

    The two environmental groups have decided to focus resources elsewhere to improve climate-related financial disclosures.

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    Poppi faces class action lawsuit for ‘prebiotic’ claims

    The complaint, filed in a California district court, said aggregate claims in the suit amount to more than $5 million.

  • In-house legal teams try to incorporate AI in legal tools
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    GenAI could transform legal operations, but may not lower costs, experts say

    Legal operations professionals are optimistic, but operational, billing and disclosure protocols have yet to be resolved.

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    Managing risk by framing it as a business problem

    Counsel hurt themselves by trying to get executives to pay attention solely to legal concerns, says an in-house specialist.

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    Live Nation confirms Ticketmaster data breach after proposed class action

    The breach, which reportedly exposed the personal data of more than 500 million consumers to the “dark web,” was the direct result of poor cybersecurity measures, the lawsuit alleges.

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    Code compliance not enough to protect builders from lawsuits

    Building codes haven’t kept up with climate change, exposing contractors and engineers to liability even when they follow the rules, said a NIBS panel.

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    CISOs under pressure from boards to downplay cyber risk: study

    Research from Trend Micro shows tension between CISOs and senior enterprise leadership. Many security leaders say they're perceived as nags.

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    Florida TD employee accused of taking bribes

    The employee, who has since been fired, allegedly took $200 bribes from a Colombian national and allowed the transfer of millions of dollars from the U.S. to Colombia, court documents show.

  • A Banco Santander's logo is seen at a bank's branch before a news conference to announce the 2019 results on January 29, 2020 in Boadilla del Monte, in Madrid, Spain.
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    Hackers threaten to sell Santander customer details for $2M: report

    The collective ShinyHunters, which claimed to be behind the Ticketmaster breach reported last week, said it stole information related to 30 million Santander customers in an ad seen by the Financial Times.

  • New Hyundai cars are displayed on a sales lot in California
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    DOL lawsuit targets Hyundai profits, alleges supplier employed 13-year-old

    In a statement, the automaker said the agency used “an unprecedented legal theory” to hold it accountable for the actions of its suppliers.

  • ACLU asks FTC to enjoin Aon from selling AI employment assessment tools
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    ACLU asks FTC to probe Aon AI employment assessment tools for bias

    The organization also wants the agency to enjoin the company from making deceptive claims in its marketing and to pause the sale of the tests until the discriminatory impact is eliminated.

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    Zelle faces Senate probe on fraud

    “The scale of fraud on the Zelle platform is unacceptably high,” National Consumers League Vice President John Breyault said.