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Sidebar Issue 94 | September 2018

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By: Michael S. Little
Cybersecurity Law: U.S. District Court Approves $115M Anthem Data Breach Settlement

On August 16, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order approving a mega $115 million settlement in the Anthem data breach litigation. After considering the recommendations of a special master retained to review billing submitted by plaintiffs’ attorneys, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh also awarded plaintiffs $31.05 million in attorneys’ fees and over $2 million in unreimbursed expenses, among other litigation cost reimbursements.

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By: Jason R. Beaman
Estate Planning: What Happens to Your Cryptocurrency When You Die?

By now you have heard plenty of stories about individuals striking it rich with investments in cryptocurrency. With Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, currently valued at approximately $6,000.00 per Bitcoin, it seems that many millions of people believe that these digital assets are valuable. Whether or not its current valuation is a bubble, the true value of cryptocurrency is a topic that will likely be debated for some time.


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Featured Verdict: Appellate Court Upholds $500,000 Jury Verdict Awarded to Stuttering Employee

Case : Caldera v. California Dep't of Corr. & Rehab., 25 Cal. App. 5th 31 (2018)

A San Bernardino County Jury awarded a $500,000 verdict to Plaintiff, Augustine Caldera. Plaintiff, who stutters when he speaks, worked as a correctional officer at a state prison. Plaintiff alleged that his coworkers , including a supervisor, “mocked and mimicked” his stutter least a dozen times over the period of two years.


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Poole & Shaffery Congratulates Samuel R.W. Price on Being Elected to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association Board of Trustees

Poole & Shaffery congratulates its partner Samuel R.W. Price on being elected to the Board of Trustees for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. This marks one of Mr. Price’s many achievements in terms of his community involvement, as he is the Immediate Past President of the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association and he has contributed numerous hours to various other community causes.


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