The Model for Outside Counsel? Absolutely!

August 3, 2017 As I was delving into my newest “book club” book, Thomas More – A Portrait of Courage, I couldn’t help but recognize my firm’s values in the example set by Thomas More, and I tried to imagine a world in which all outside counsel acted accordingly: As a lawyer, he acquired a […]

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Insurer Must Pay for $4.8M Fraudulent Wire Transfer Hack

July 24, 2017 Plaintiff, Medidata Solutions, filed a 2015 lawsuit against Federal Insurance Company for coverage of a $4.8M fraudulent wire transfer (Cause No. 1:15-cv-00907 S.D.N.Y). According to the facts of the case, Medidata notified its finance department of a potential acquisition that could require urgent assistance in the summer of 2014. With knowledge of […]

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John McAfee and Intel Settle Trademark Lawsuit Over “McAfee”

July 6, 2017 Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee agreed not to use his name in connection with cybersecurity products or services in order to settle a lawsuit against Intel Corporation, which purchased McAfee Associates in 2011 for $7.7 billion. McAfee and MGT Capital Investments, Inc., where McAfee serves as CEO, filed the suit last year […]

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Anthem Paid How Much? $115M for 2015 Data Breach

June 26, 2017 If cybersecurity is not currently at the top of your company’s to-do list, then it should be. Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, agreed to a $115M settlement package to end litigation surrounding a 2015 data breach that affected nearly 80 million people. According to the deal, Anthem will (1) […]

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