CYBER SECURITY: When the Cover Up Is Worse Than the Crime: Uber & the Consequences of Hiding a Data Breach
On November 21, 2017, Uber Technologies, Inc., the embattled San Francisco ride-hailing company, disclosed that two hackers had stolen data concerning 57 million driver and rider accounts, including phone numbers, email addresses and names of Uber riders ...
Posted By Michael S. Little
EMPLOYMENT LAW: Looking Ahead to 2018 - New Laws Affecting California Employers
‘Tis the season . . .for human resources professionals to fret and business owners to lose sleep over the bevy of new laws ready to take effect. The California Legislature has once again set the bar very high for businesses to meet the latest compliance ...
Posted By Brian E. Koegle
MONSANTO FACES LEGAL CHALLENGES ON ITS POPULAR ROUNDUP HERBICIDE
A torrent of lawsuits is currently underway, seeking huge damages from Monsanto entirely based on IARC’s “probable” links between Roundup and non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) and associated forms of leukemia. This proclamation, although clearly based on tenuous ...
Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
In Good Faith: The Expanding Bounds of the "Reasonable" Settlement Offer
Two seminal cases from 2013 tested the bounds of a “good faith” settlement offer and resulted in decided victories for plaintiffs in civil actions. An offer to compromise pursuant to Code of Civil procedure section 998 (“998”) is a statutory cost shifting ...
Posted By Silviana Dumitrescu