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September 18 Digest

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 18, 2017

Equifax Executives' Stock Sales Raise 'Fundamental Questions' Tied to Breach

Equifax Inc. has maintained that three executives were unaware of a massive data breach when they made stock trades on Aug. 1—worth more than $1 million—days after the company discovered the attack. Still, published reports about the stock sales raise "fundamental questions," two partners at the law firm Dorsey & Whitney said in an article published Friday at the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Corporate Friend or Balanced Perspective? EEOC Chair Nominee's Experience Is Debated

Business leaders are welcoming a would-be EEOC chair in longtime general counsel Janet Dhillon, whose background in corporate legal departments would provide a perspective "from the trenches" of the private sector. Labor and civil rights advocates, meanwhile, are spotlighting the nominee's role at a retail industry advocacy group that opposed the power of workers to challenge discriminatory practices. Dhillon's confirmation hearing is next week.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Sessions’ Chief of Staff Tapped to Lead DOJ Civil Division

Career DOJ lawyer Joseph 'Jody' Hunt was nominated today.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

 

Ninth Circuit Eases Time for Appeal of Class Certification Rulings

In a case over a purported aphrodisiac dietary supplement that promised "animal magnetism," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, splitting with nearly half the country's federal appellate courts on a matter of first impression, decided to expand the time available to ask for reconsideration of decertification.
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