California Privacy Laws Change: Identity Theft Prevention and Mitigation Services

LCL Introduction:  My partner, Melissa Krasnow, has written the following article on new legislation which will become law on January 1, 2015. In addition to this article on breach notification, I highly recommend reviewing the newly issued California Data Breach Report issued this month by our Attorney General which is available here.  Attorney General Harris reports […]

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A Quick Summary of New Changes to California Law

Our friends at Legsilative Intent Service (a great resource for digging deep into the history of California legislation) have recently published their list of changes to California law coming in 2015.  These legislative changes are, to one degree or another, of interest to California businesses.  Here is a link. As one might expect, there is […]

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Overstock Under Scrutiny: Does This Recent Decision Represent a New Wave of California Litigation for Sellers of Consumer Products and Services?

It is not often that a decision from a California trial court receives or deserves as much attention as the recent tentative decision issued by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne Carvill in the State’s case against Overstock.com.  In People of the State of California v. Overstock.com (10-546833), issued January 3, 2014, Judge Carvill determined […]

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Observations from the NERA Report on Class Action Trends

Many in the legal and securities compliance industries are discussing the NERA Economic Consulting report, Recent Trends In Securities Class Action Litigation: 2013 Full-Year Review.  The Wall Street Journal provides a good summary as does Kevin LaCroix at The D&O Diary.  NERA’s executive summary is available here. The three takeaways that most commentators are discussing […]

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Do You Collect Californian’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on Your Website?

Effective January 1, companies in California and around the world must be aware of new liabilities that relate to online privacy protections including practices relating to storing personally identfiable information.  If your company operates a website, it’s a good time to review the privacy disclosures that are posted. The new law is AB370, is an […]

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New Study on Social Media, Its Risks and Rewards

My partner, Melissa Krasnow, contributed to the new white paper on social media published by our friends at Grant Thornton.  Melissa has established herself as a leading expert in the field of data privacy and I’ve previously posted about some of her recent work in this area.  I highly recommend this publication to anyone struggling […]

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The Overlooked Characteristic of the Most Effective Business Litigators

Although it is slightly outside the main topics of this blog, below is an article that I recently wrote for the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers’ quarterly publication.  It is reprinted with permission. When lawyers and laypersons alike think about the qualities of outstanding litigators, certain words and images invariably […]

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Liabilities Arising From Contract Negotiations

Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel comprised of two distinguished in-house counsel, Zachary Zahrek and Teigue Thomas, discussing liabilities and litigation risks that arise from contractual negotiations.  Dorsey and the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel hosted the CLE in the press club room at Angels Stadium–which was […]

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