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Why Ignoring the NIST Framework Could Cost You

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

As courts begin to shape a cybersecurity duty of care in this "new era," the NIST Framework could be used to determine whether a company's duty has been successfully met.

Do Expanding Numbers of Guns and Permits Mean We Need Expanded Liability Laws?

Tom Harvey | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Tom Harvey

Real responsibility for guns would include a requirement for insurance to compensate victims. If that insurance is based on gun owner liability and fault then proper laws to establish liability are necessary.

When It Comes to Liability and Patient Safety, What's Good for Hospitals Can Be Good for Patients

Michelle Mello | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Mello

Medical error prevention is a work in progress. We should be impatient with the pace of progress, as Doroshaw is, because it means that patients are daily suffering avoidable harm. But we should also seek to understand the reasons why the pace isn't faster.

Why I'm Not Buying a New Car Anytime Soon

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I've come to the conclusion that I don't need all the latest new "stuff" on a car. Maybe it's maturity or frugality. I much prefer the freedom of not owing money on a car. But that's just one reason.

Elephants and Macro-Financial Linkages

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Global financial integration and the linkages between the financial and the real sides of economies are sources of huge policy challenges. A newly released book sheds new light on those multiple challenges.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

When Tax Avoidance Crosses the Line

Christopher Bergin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Christopher Bergin

With the economy showing signs of recovery, it's high time that our federal lawmakers move beyond these self-induced crises and begin to talk about tax reform that can help taxpayers move forward with a clear understanding of how the tax code works and how much they owe.

The Horse-burger Debacle: No Pain, No Gain for Tesco

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

The recent scandal with Tesco's burgers has reignited a discussion about who, along the value chain, should bear the brunt of responsibility for a product. The burden of the certification and the liability that comes with it is a major blessing in disguise.

The 'Advice of Counsel' Defense

Brad Reid | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While executives should consult legal counsel, executives should not expect that an assertion of legal advice favoring the proposed action will automatically prevent subsequent liability for fraud.

Why Fighting Pirates Is Both Good and Bad for PSC

David Isenberg | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

If you have been paying any attention at all this year to the piracy situation off Somalia you may remember that the number of pirate attacks against ...

Burn, Baby, Burn

David Isenberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting "Burn, Baby! BURN!" in the turmoil of 1965? I'm sure they didn't have the following future in ...

Eleventh Circuit to University Administrators: Respect Student Rights

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 04.10.2012 | College
Greg Lukianoff

The Eleventh Circuit's recent ruling is a clear sign that university presidents and administrators that choose to brazenly violate student rights will not be able to do so without real consequences.

Why Credit Card Branding Is Costing Small Business Owners

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

Business and consumer credit cards are actually more similar than they are different, which therefore begs the question, should the Credit CARD Act of 2009 apply to business credit cards?

Read Contracts Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

You wouldn't be asked to sign a document or form -- or click "yes" on a website -- unless somebody thought it was important, so shouldn't you think so as well?

When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Looks For a Taxpayer Bailout

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

It appears that when the going gets tough for some private military contractors, even if it is a result of their own wrongful actions, the tough turn ...

Public Schools Could Double As Neighborhood Gyms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's no secret that Americans could use more active lifestyles, and the answer to that may just be their local public schools, GOOD blogger Nikhil Swa...

BP To Accept Some Blame For Oil Spill In New Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP is set to release a 200-page report Wednesday in which the corporation will accept some, but not all of the blame, for one of the worst oil spills ...

Possible Gulf Oil Spill Litigation Prompts White House To Ask Congress For $10 Million

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The White House is asking Congress to approve $10 million for potential litigation costs arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of ...

Simple Answer to "Who Should Pay?"

Rep. Jay Inslee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jay Inslee

Words are cheap - clean up is expensive. So if Republican Minority Leader John Boehner really believes, as he said last week, that BP should pay for the Gulf oil spill recover, he needs to back up his words with action now.

Friday Talking Points [128] -- Merry Bartonmas!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Christmas has come in June for the Democratic Party. Republican Joe Barton just delivered a huge, nicely wrapped present to Democrats. The only ques...

Closing BP's Escape Routes

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Weissman

BP generates enough cash to absorb its liabilities from the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. But that doesn't mean it will.

Outdated Law Gives Oil Companies Incentives to Spill

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Kromm

Any costs above the $75 million are covered by the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

WATCH: 'Furious' Obama Says 'Venting' Won't Help Oil Spill Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "furious" about the situation in the Gulf of Mexico and that BP hasn't moved fast enough...

America Wakes Up to the Importance of Liability and the Stupidity of "Caps"

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Teachable moments can come almost anytime, from anywhere. The recent history of corporate and professional breakdowns and mess-ups should provide a n...

Now the Gulf Spill Companies Are In-Fighting Over Insurance

D.A. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
D.A. Barber

When cleanup is complete, insurers will have an estimated loss from claims of environmental damages, death, and personal injury, between $1 billion to $2 billion.