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June 2014

Supreme Court Reaffirms Use Of Deadly Force To Terminate Dangerous High Speed Pursuits

By: Phil Savrin
For a second time, Freeman Mathis & Gary has been involved in the successful litigation of a high speed pursuit case that reached the United States Supreme Court

In 2007, attorneys from the firm represented a police officer in the landmark decision of Scott v. Harris, where the United States Supreme Court upheld the use of deadly force to terminate a hazardous high-speed pursuit even though doing so endangers the life of the fleeing driver.
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Lessons to Learn from the 2013 Data Breach Reports

By: David Cole
In recent months, various organizations have released studies of data breaches that occurred in 2013. Depending on how you look at them, the results can either give you comfort or heartburn. Let's be optimistic and take the "glass half-full approach" to see what lessons can be learned.
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Companies Expand Mandatory Arbitration to Retail Consumers

By: Mike Wolak
Binding arbitration clauses are an important and effective tool for businesses to avoid the high costs and risks of protracted litigation and consumer class actions. Used more commonly in employment and commercial contract situations, many companies are now expanding mandatory arbitration to customer agreements including retail sales.
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FLSA Cases Climb to All-Time High With No End in Sight

By: Marty Heller
The Federal Judicial Center, which maintains statistics on the filing of federal lawsuits, has released its statistics for lawsuits filed in 2013. The results are grim for employers. The filing of FLSA lawsuits increased 10% nationwide. In total, more than 7,700 FLSA lawsuits were filed in federal courts last year, up from just over 7,000 last year. Almost 1/3 of the lawsuits are filed in the Eleventh Circuit (Florida, Georgia and Alabama).
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