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Plaintiffs Win Big in the “Case of the Devious Defecator”

(Jun 2015)

On June 22, Jurors awarded $2.25 million in damages for plaintiffs Jack Lowe and Dennis Reynolds, whose DNA was unlawfully obtained by their employer, Defendant Atlas Logistics Retail Services (Atlanta), LLC. An Atlanta Judge had already ruled in the case of first impression that Atlas was violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”), 42 U.S.C.

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DNA Testing Catches Rogue Chili’s Employee Who Spit in Customer’s Beverage

(Jun 2015)

Tech law is not always about macro-level global headlines like drones, autonomous vehicles, or Edward Snowden. No, sometimes it’s just about a guy trying to enjoy dinner at Chili’s. Those who work in the food industry have been known to get back at rude or annoying customers from time to time by doing inappropriate things

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Sanctions for Cyber Hackers? The White House Considers its Options

(Jun 2015)

In April, in response to the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures last November, President Obama announced an executive action that allows the Treasury Department to impose punitive financial sanctions on hackers that threaten national security. In light of the recent cyberattacks on the computer system at the Office of Personnel Management, during which hackers gained access

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