Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher
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Daniel Fisher is a writer, financial analyst and former senior editor with Forbes magazine. He previously worked for Bloomberg Business News and newspapers in Texas and Wisconsin.

Let’s Make A “Deal Tax”

They call it the “deal tax”: When a public company announces a merger or acquisition, it is greeted with one, two or half a dozen lawsuits, sometimes drafted and filed within hours of the announcement.

To Fight New Breed Of California Lawsuits, Manufacturing CEOs Need A...

Recent lawsuits suggest courts have a new requirement for manufacturers: clairvoyance. You can guess where these lawsuits are happening (hint: think West Coast), but do CEOs have to worry about liability law across the country?

When Lawyers Run Wild

Multimillion dollar settlements that benefit no one who was actually harmed have the Supreme Court asking: Should lawyers earn money for nothing?

Anything Goes AGs Target Corporate Independence

The Martin Act in New York is a pretty broad mandate, perfectly suited for an AG who wants to attack a politically unpopular company—or an entire industry.

How Plaintiff Counsel Ads Create A Mass Tort Fiasco

A recent case involving Johnson & Johnson shows how lawyers will run ads to sway juries against companies in lawsuits. Here’s what you have to know.

Brett Kavanaugh Would Mean A Pro-Business Court For Decades

Lost in the dramatics of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is hearing is how Justice Kennedy’s hand-picked replacement would give the highest court a pro-business slant for years to come.

Just Say Pay: Public/Private Lawsuits Threaten Companies With Rough Justice

Some of the biggest lawsuits pending in federal courts today involve products that are completely legal, heavily regulated and used by millions of consumers every day. But none of that matters when private lawyers join forces with public entities to sue.

When Your Law Firm Becomes The News

CEOs shouldn’t avoid a good law firm simply because one of its clients is the subject of bad publicity, experts say, but be advised of the challenges it will pose to your company.

Ignorance Is No Defense In The Wake Of Wells Fargo

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar’s decision to hold Wells Fargo directors accountable for missing signs of fraudulent practices is shaking up boardrooms.

Get Ready For The EU’s Kafkaesque Data-Privacy Rules

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation runs 261 pages and covers every conceivable use of data about EU residents that could in any way be described as “personal.”
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