Nine Supreme Court Justices Walk Into a Bar

The U.S. Supreme Court and thigh-slapping humor. This may be the first time you held those two concepts in your brain at once, but it would not be the first for Ryan Malphurs, Ph.D. A jury communications consultant with Tara Trask & Associaties, Malphurs has studied Supreme Court oral arguments of numerous cases and – surprisingly -- found a thread of humor.

The Slow Sinking of Homes in California

First, one home showed signs of stress as cracks formed in its walls. "The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks [its] 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property -- manicured lawn and all -- dropped 10 feet below the street.

Offshore Oil & Gas Workers Among Those at Highest Risk of Injury

As reported by Medical Law Perspectives and other news outlets, the oil and gas extraction industry has an elevated occupational fatality rate that is consistently among the highest of any U.S. industry.

Dos and Don’ts for Employer Social Media Policies

Employers continue to live in a state of uncertainty, wondering if the National Labor Relations Board will declare that their social media policies or practices violate the National Labor Relations Act

Contracting in a World of Data Breaches and Insecurity: Managing Third-Party Vendor Engagements

David Katz who recently joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as partner, just wrote a piece for the LexisNexis In-House Advisory on the perils and best practices of managing third-party contracts.

When a Data Breach Happens: Be Ready, Be Calm, and Preserve Evidence

When it comes to data breaches, things can get pretty complicated pretty fast. But if there are simple themes that arise they might boil down to these: Be prepared, continually make sure you are prepared, engage the right people right away, act appropriately but don’t overreact, and document everything you do as if you’re already answering to an Attorney General.

Lead Levels in Children Reported to Impact 535,000 in U.S.

USA Today recently quoted federal health officials that an estimated 535,000 young children in the U.S. have “harmful levels of lead in their bodies, putting them at risk of lost intelligence, attention disorders and other life-long health problems.”

Global Law Enforcement Agencies Stop Cyber Frauds’ 45M ATM Bonanza

The Associated Press (AP) in London quoted an investigator with Europol's European Crime Center in The Hague who said they are seeing "an unprecedented number of cyberscams that include phishing for financial data, viruses, credit card fraud and others."

AP’s ‘False Tweet’: Hackers Rattle Nerves and Markets With Fake News of Terror Attack

Did someone order another cautionary tale about data security? The Associated Press responded quickly last week to a bogus AP tweet apparently sent out by hackers with the Syrian Electronic Army (S.E.A.) announcing a bomb attack on the White House.