Legal Lately: Top legal news for the week ending April 11, 2014

Legal Lately is Robert Half Legal's weekly offering of essential legal news and trends* that impact the field today. This week, the legal department at General Motors (GM) is put on the spot, a New York court rules on claim of identity theft, a tweet causes an outcry, and more.

  • House and Senate hearings reveal that GM’s legal department apparently played a role in delaying an ignition switch recall. Read more(Corporate Counsel)
  • Court determines credit card use was not identity theft. (New York Law Journal)
  • In a lawsuit brought forth by a well-known celebrity, a simple tweet can be a major uproar for a retailer. Think this lawsuit will hold up in court? (Wall Street Journal)
  • In an ironic twist, a billionaire entrepreneur sues his own company with a suit alleging breach of contract and trade secret theft. (The Recorder)
  • It’s time for fun and the 6th annual Peeps® in Law diorama contest. View and vote for your favorite. (ABA Journal)

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