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    Equifax Data Breach Update: Company Announces Major Shakeup amid Public Backlash

    Equifax has announced that chairman and CEO Richard Smith will retire from the company effective immediately. Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., President of Equifax’s Asia Pacific division, will act as interim CEO while the company searches for a permanent replacement.  In addition, Mark Fedler, a member of the Equifax board of directors, will take Smith’s […]


    Equifax, one of the nation’s largest consumer credit reporting agencies, recently disclosed that it fell victim to a massive data breach. The company revealed on September 7 that hackers obtained the personal information of up to 143 million consumers during a cyber-attack that occurred from May through July.  The information revealed includes consumer’s names, addresses, […]

    NCAA Faces New Class-Action Concussion-Related Lawsuits

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) was hit with seven new concussion-related class action lawsuits on August 31, 2016. The new lawsuits increase the total number of lawsuits filed since May 2016 to 22 across the country. The latest cases have all been filed and are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern […]

    The Department of Labor Proposes to Extend Overtime Pay to Nearly 5 Million Workers

    Last month, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a proposal that would more than double the salary threshold that determines which workers are eligible for time-and-a-half pay when working more than 40 hours in a week. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 next year. The […]

    Cheaters Beware! Extramarital Affair Website Ashley Madison Has Been Hacked.

    In yet another cyber-attack, extramarital-affair website, Ashley Madison whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair,” was hacked and the attackers are threatening to leak the compromised data online, unless their demands are met. The controversial website was founded in 2001 and has approximately 37 million members who use the site to find partners […]

    AT&T Was Right in Banning Employee “Prisoner” T-shirts

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ruled that AT&T had a right to forbid its employees, when interacting with the public, from wearing t-shirts that the company reasonably believed could harm its relationship with customers or its public image. In Southern New England Telephone Co. v. Nat’l Labor Relations Board, […]

    Another Day, Another Data Breach – Could You Be Next?

    The University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”) Health has been the latest victim of a cyber-attack at a time when cybercriminals are targeting just about everyone. Recently, hackers broke into UCLA Health System’s computer network and may have accessed sensitive information that could affect up to 4.5 million patients. UCLA is unsure of what, if […]

    Until Death Do Us Part? Magistrate Judge Holds that Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege Dies with the Corporation

    For individuals, the attorney-client privilege is one of the most important aspects of the attorney-client relationship. It is clear that this privilege survives after a person’s death because he/she will be more willing to have honest discussions with his/her lawyer knowing that what is said can be taken to the grave. People are generally concerned […]

    Federal Court in Utah Finds No Duty to Defend Under Cyber Insurance Policy

    Cybersecurity has become a very hot topic with more and more reports of cyber-attacks on U.S. companies and governmental agencies. In one of the first cases to discuss cyber insurance coverage, Travelers v. Federal Recovery Services Inc.,[1] the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ruled a “CyberFirst Policy” issued by Travelers does not […]

    Employers Can be Liable For Acts of Anonymous Harassers

    A recent federal court case emphasized an important lesson for all companies to consider: employers are under an obligation to investigate employee complaints of a hostile work environment even if the identity of the harasser is unknown. Failure to investigate all good faith complaints of harassment can result in serious liability for the employer. In […]