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Manatt boosts C&S practice in Orange County

Mar 28, 2014 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has hired former K&L Gates partner Thomas J. Poletti to boost its Corporate and Securities practice. Poletti joins the firm’s Orange County office, continuing a hiring spree that included Los…

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Amazon creates new role for privacy counsel

Sep 6, 2012 Amazon.com Inc is one of the last internet giants to appoint a top privacy counsel - hiring Nuala O’Connor as vice president and for the newly created role of associate general counsel, compliance and…

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ECHR ruling: no more large 'success fees'

Jan 22, 2011 The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that law firms cannot charge large success fees as part of Conditional Fee Agreements. The proceeding began ten years ago when Naomi Campbell claimed that the Daily Mirror…

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Clearing the way for cloud computing in law firms

Oct 20, 2010 Cloud computing is the term used to describe systems that allow users to access software and data storage over the internet, rather than carrying them around on individual computers. There are obvious economic…

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Facebook Privacy Settlement Hits Bumps

Feb 12, 2010 Lawyers pushing a Facebook privacy settlement are trying to fend off critics by suggesting in a Thursday filing that privacy organizations are raising objections because they didn't get a piece of the action. Facebook…

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Class action suit stops Facebook's Beacons

Sep 22, 2009 A class action lawsuit has led to Facebook agreeing to shutdown the controversial Facebook Beacon service. Through the Facebook Beacon service, Facebook is notified when users take certain actions on participating…

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Law firm's client files found in trash

May 11, 2009 A New York insurance and banking law firm threw out client files, leaving them in trash bins. The files were found in Dumpsters outside a back entrance to the law firm of Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon. A partner…

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Couple Sues Google Over Street View

Apr 6, 2008 Aaron and Christine Boring say they enjoyed the, well, quiet life in the countryside outside Pittsburgh -- until Google showed up in the driveway. The couple is suing the Mountain View, Calif., search giant for…

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