MSBA Legal News Digest

National Legal News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014


  • Facebook sues lawyers alleging they contributed to fraud. Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have filed suit against attorneys for Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped their client attempt to defraud the giant social network and its founder. Go to USA Today Header

  • Ebola cases could spur lawsuits. In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas. Go to Associated Press Header

  • U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. Go to Reuters Header

  • Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S. In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. Go to New York Times Header

  • Le Divorce. For most of this year, corporate America has exhibited a full-blown case of merger mania. Deals worth more than a trillion dollars have been announced. But there is also something odd going on: the urge to merge has been accompanied by an urge to purge. Go to The New Yorker Header

  • Anywhere But Here. Colorado inmate Douglas Alward has escaped from prison seven times. Only one person knows if he'll try again. It's 10 p.m. on August 22, 2010. The escape artist throws open his prison cell window and tosses three six-foot sections of copper piping out into the yard. Go to 5280 Header

  • Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone angry at Australia visa ban. Sierra Leone has condemned Australia's decision to suspend entry visas for people from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa as "counterproductive" and "discriminatory". Go to BBC Header

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