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Option backdating litigation heats up

With new Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings and shareholder suits over stock option backdating cropping up more and more, attorneys should be urging public companies to complete internal investigations of their options practices. The SEC is investigating more than ...

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Employers get tough about laptop security

Another day, another story of stolen laptops filled with personal information. The spate of thefts began in May 2005 with the laptop of a Justice Department employee which contained the information of 80,000 fellow department employees. This was followed in ...

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Appellate mediation catches on

Robert Rack’s caseload at the 6th Circuit includes appeals of bankruptcy proceedings, employment discrimination claims, business contract disputes, personal injury cases, investment fraud claims and excessive force cases. And if Rack is successful, there won’t be a single brief filed ...

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Case Law for In-House Counsel

Below are summaries of important opinions affecting in-house attorneys issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the 1st and 2nd Circuits from mid-July 2006 through early October 2006. * * * U.S. Supreme Court Certiorari Granted Fair Credit ...

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Emotional distress damages aren’t taxable

The federal government can’t tax the money a plaintiff received as compensation for emotional distress and other intangible injuries, the D.C. Circuit recently ruled, holding that §104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code is unconstitutional as applied. The decision has reignited ...

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