Another Friday, another Top 10 in Law Blogs! This week we’ve highlighted a number of breaking news posts, including Neil Merkl’s piece on President Trump’s opioid speech from Monday; Laura Siegal Rabinowitz’s review of potential tariffs on imports from China; and the Trump Administration’s appointment of Sharon Fast Gustafson to fill the position of General Counsel at the EEOC. View Full Post
In the world of cybersecurity and data protection, we tend to think about most cyber incidents as being “data breaches” because that’s the term de jour that occupies news headlines. Because of this, far too many companies think that if they do not have valuable data that hackers would want to “breach,” so to speak, … Continue reading Can your company do business without its computer system? View Full Post
The deadline to comply with the GDPR’s complex and far ranging requirements is rapidly approaching.  As your organization races to implement its compliance program before the May 25, 2018 effective date, questions and concerns are likely to arise.  While there is no shortage of online guidance on the GDPR, finding answers to your specific questions and concerns, and assuring those answers come from credible sources, can be daunting.  View Full Post
An interview with Katelyn Ringrose, founder of Impowerus, and Carol Li, at the ABA TechShow. Kevin O’Keefe: I’m here today at the ABA TechShow. I met you guys on Twitter on Sunday night, and what were you talking about? Carol Li: I was just posting about our startup, and how I recently joined Impowerus and how we’ll be at South by Southwest next week a pitching in the student startup madness. View Full Post
Last week I spoke on a panel about compliance at the Cannabis Cultivation Conference hosted by the Cannabis Business Times. If you’ve been following the latest developments in California you’d know that compliance with the myriad of regulations is the biggest obstacle for businesses looking to join the state legal cannabis market. View Full Post
With April Fools’ Day falling on a Sunday this year, perhaps the potential for on-air pranks is lessened. But, then again, who knows what weekend talent may be planning? So, as we do every year about is time, we need to play our role as attorneys and ruin the fun by repeating our reminder that broadcasters need to be careful with any on-air pranks, jokes or other bits prepared especially for the day.   View Full Post
In the year of the 25th anniversary of Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, about a weatherman named Phil Connors who finds himself repeatedly living the same frustrating day, a California court rejected yet another lawsuit by a medical marijuana dispensary to a city’s determination that dispensaries are not a valid local land use and, accordingly, ordering the dispensary to close.  View Full Post
In February 2017, we reported on a surge in website accessibility lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). This litigation trend has accelerated over the past year and shows no signs of slowing down. Title III of the ADA prohibits discrimination against disabled persons in places of “public accommodation.” Generally, businesses that provide goods or services to the public must provide disabled individuals with the same type of access to those goods and services as they provide to individuals who are not disabled, and must remove certain existing barriers to access. View Full Post