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Published by Law360 on November 16, 2017; posted with permission under license. Richard Seymour The questions raised in the public mind by the allegations against Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein and other powerful accused sexual and racial harassers are important: If the allegations are true, how did they manage to get away with it for so long? Why didn’t the victims complain earlier? Where were human resources and company compliance officers? Parts of the answers to these questions are clear, and the evidence of the enablers is not pretty. There is a common theme in many of the accounts given by harassment victims: fear. Fear of retaliation, fear of having a career destroyed, fear of being unemployable if the victim has a public record of having filed a harassment lawsuit, the fear of public humiliation as the most intimate and painful details of their lives are laid…
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2017-10-20 How Arbitrators Maintain Proportionality In Discovery by Richard T. Seymour – Law360 The topics addressed are: The Federal Courts Are Following in the Footsteps of Arbitrators, Part 1 The Federal Courts Are Following in the Footsteps of Arbitrators, Part 2 Responding to Parties Who Blow off Discovery Requests: Suggestions for Best Practices in Court and in Arbitration Federal Courts Should Follow the Further Lead of Arbitrators as to Summary Judgments