This Oreo Lawsuit Might Have Huge Implications for Cyber Insurance

Lawyers love to haggle over definitions, and insurance companies love to get out of paying out policies. So imagine the conversations brewing over the Oreo-NotPetya lawsuit. NotPetya is ransomeware that infected millions of computers in 2017, causing $10 billion dollars in damage to companies worldwide. Though the Russian government vehemently denies it, most believe it …

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Chicago Airbnb Hosts Lack Standing in Class Action, Court Rules

In 2016, the Chicago City Council passed a very lengthy ordinance that governs home-sharing agreements, placing certain requirements on the host and host-sharing platform. A group of individual Chicago residents and a home-sharing advocacy group joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the city, claiming this ordinance violated their First Amendment rights and …

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Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Before, During, and After Divorce

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and longtime wife MacKenzie just announced they are divorcing. MacKenzie actually did the accounting for the fledgling online bookstore back in its first year in 1994. And while the split shouldn’t affect Amazon’s day-to-day operations, Bezos’s bank account could definitely take a hit. Amazon is now a trillion-dollar company and Bezos’ …

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California’s MeToo Laws: Here’s What Your Business Should Know

California passed more than a dozen measures to bolster the #MeToo laws in 2018, many dealing with public entities and private citizens. However, there are two notable laws that businesses should keep in mind moving forward into 2019. Violations of these could result in fines and potentially a lot of bad press. Nondisclosure Agreements for …

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San Antonio Trade Groups Sue for Raising Smoking Age to 21

Retailers in San Antonio, Texas are crying foul, claiming they are being made the scapegoats when the real criminals are the underaged smokers. The city council passed an ordinance set to go into effect January 1, 2019, which raises the age of selling tobacco products to customers that are 21 years of age and older. …

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Startups and Arbitration: Top 3 Legal Tips

The last thing you want dragging your startup down is long-term litigation. There are always legal risks to starting a business, but frivolous lawsuits and out-of-nowhere class action suits can scuttle your company before launch (or lunch, even). One way many businesses — large and small — are attempting to avoid costly and damaging legal …

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