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September 2017 Legal Report Resources

?Communications. U.K. communications regulator Ofcom fined mobile network operator Three �1,890,000 (approximately $2,417,593) for weaknesses in its emergency call network that is required to ensure uninterrupted access to emergency services.

Coercion. In the first decision of its kind, theU.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled?that an employer committed an unfair labor practice when a manager texted an employee asking whether the employee�s loyalties lay with the company or the union.�

Marijuana. An employer acted illegally when it failed to hire a medical marijuana user because she disclosed could not pass a preemployment drug test, a Rhode Island state court ruled.??

Encryption. The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs endorsed a new amendment to require end-to-end encryption on all communications. The committee released a draft proposal (amendment 16) that recommends introducing regulations to enforce end-to-end encryption on all communications to protect European Union citizens� fundamental privacy rights.?

Utilities. The U.S. House of Representatives is considering legislation that aims to reduce the threat of wildfires to electric transmission and distribution facilities.

Solicitation. Robert Doggart, 65, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, was sentenced to 235 months in prison for soliciting another person to burn down a mosque in New York�a violation of U.S. civil rights laws.?

Fraud. Three Nigerian nationals were sentenced to lengthy prison termsfor their roles in a large scale international fraud network. The men were extradited from South Africa, and found guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud, identity theft, credit card fraud, and theft of government property.

Discrimination. Rosebud Restaurants, Inc., will pay $1.9 million and other relief to settlea class race discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.