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Disappearance of Books Threatens to Erode Fine Arts Libraries

Hyperallergic: Two major public universities have recently moved to radically downsize or entirely relocate their fine arts libraries, which is in keeping with broader trends of libraries doing away with books. “At many libraries, the prime real estate occupied by … Continue reading

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Three Whistleblowers Awarded $83 Million in Connection with Merrill Lynch SEC Fine

On March 19, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced its highest-ever whistleblower award, with the three recipients of the award receiving a total of approximately $83 million.  The award involved three whistleblowers, two of whom split $50 million, … Continue reading

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When Reading the Fine Print is Actually Worse for Consumers: The Case of Unenforceable Terms

Meirav Furth-Matzkin, On the Unexpected Use of Unenforceable Contract Terms: Evidence From the Residential Rental Market, 9 J. Legal Analysis 1 (2017). Florencia Marotta-Wurgler While disclosure has been the preferred regulatory tool to ameliorate problems arising from imperfect information, it often fails. In … Continue reading

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$270,000 Fine Upheld on Appeal in OHSA Case

A recent Ontario appeal decision serves as a reminder that courts in Occupational Health and Safety Act cases can award fines higher than what the prosecutor requests. Last summer, in R. v. Matcor Automotive Inc., the Ontario Court of Justice … Continue reading

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UK ICO Issues Unprecedented Fine Against Mobile Phone Retailer for Lax Security

On January 8, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner (“ICO”) issued an unprecedented monetary penalty of £400,000 against British mobile phone retailer, The Car Phone Warehouse Limited. Following an attack on their system in 2015, the ICO found that the company … Continue reading

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