JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States. 

Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin)

So here’s the deal: if your company violates CFPB rules, and if you turn yourselves in, the agency might go easy on you. Then again, they might not… (Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck)

FERC to BP: tell us why you shouldn’t be fined $28 million for manipulating the gas market… (Akin Gump)

Cell phones can be an e-discovery gold mine for civil litigation – or a nightmare… (Carlton Fields)

Brazil’s Clean Companies Act might just be a first step in the country’s fight against corruption… (Morrison & Foerster)

OSHA’s recently launched initiative to protect healthcare workers from musculoskeletal disorders means employers need to step up workplace safety… (Akerman)

The DOJ filed a lawsuit against Bank of America for defrauding investors when it sold them $850 million of supposedly high-quality mortgage-backed securities… (Bilzin Sumberg)

Everybody knows Detroit’s bankruptcy is big. But it might be much bigger than you think… (Saul Ewing)

It ain’t easy being green. But if you do business in California, it’s mandatory… (Sedgwick)

A recent ruling regarding personal email privacy on an employer-provided device underscores the tightrope that companies must walk until the law catches up with technology… (Pillsbury)

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