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Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published  “A Field Guide to Bad Directors,” which can be downloaded from the NACD website.

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Webinar: Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Explained

Webinar: Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Explained

Event, Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. CT
The Linux Foundation has developed the OpenChain project, a standard that can help software suppliers manage their production process better, to ship secure and compliant software to customers.

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5 Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Win Recognition

5 Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Win Recognition

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Five Estes Thorne & Carr partners have been named to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America and the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

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Dallas Firm Named Tops in U.S. Law for Business Disputes

Dallas Firm Named Tops in U.S. Law for Business Disputes

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Dallas business trial law firm Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon won the No. 1 spot for the Elite Trial Lawyers award, based on research by VerdictSearch, The National Law Journal and Law.com.

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Backdating—When is it Appropriate?

Backdating—When is it Appropriate?

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Backdating legal documents is frequently permissible. However, under other circumstances, it can be fraudulent or illegal, warns Elizabeth A. Whitman in a post on the website of Whitman Legal Solutions LLC.

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3 Key Takeaways: How Blockchain Technology will Reshape Legal Contracting

3 Key Takeaways: How Blockchain Technology will Reshape Legal Contracting

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A recent presentation at the ACC Colorado Fall Frenzy in Denver addressed how blockchain platforms are reshaping contracting, particularly how blockchain can be used to protect the security and integrity of contracts and automatically execute based on external conditions.

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Champagne Remark May Cost Lawyer $289 Million Bayer Award

Champagne Remark May Cost Lawyer $289 Million Bayer Award

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Brent Wisner, the lead trial attorney who in August convinced a jury that Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer caused his client’s cancer, irked the judge handling the case so profoundly that she’s considering tossing the verdict and ordering a new trial, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Legal Fight Erupts Over Lawyer’s Advertising Slogan

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The ABA Journal reports that a Florida attorney is suing San Antonio lawyer Heather Clement Tessmer for using “Ever Argue With A Woman?” on billboards, the internet and business cards to pitch her legal services.

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Recent Oil and Gas Verdict Highlights Importance of FLSA Compliance

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A recent case from the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania highlights how expensive a Fair Labor Standards Act case can be.

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New Decision Highlights (Again) the Importance of Defining ‘Commercially Reasonable Efforts’

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If your client is going to contractually commit to using commercially rea­son­able ef­forts to do something — and if your client expects that obligation to require some­thing less than “all reasonable efforts” — then you’ll want to make that expectation clear in the contract itself, advises D.C. Toedt III in the On Contracts Blog.

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Duty of Good Faith, Tortious Interference, and Statutes of Limitation

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A ContractsProf Blog post shows just how nasty contractual parties may act towards each other in violation of the duty of good faith and fair dealing.

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A Basic Compliance Requirement: A Contract Management System

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Michael Volkov of Volkov Law group has posted an article that says a contract management system is imperative for businesses.

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Trump Reportedly Floating 5 Different Names to Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Trump Reportedly Floating 5 Different Names to Replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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President Donald Trump believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions will likely leave his Cabinet at the end of the year, and so far has five potential replacements in mind who could take his place, reports Business Insider.

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Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

Pac-12 General Counsel Called Officials During Game to Change Call

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Pac-12 general counsel Woodie Dixon interfered with an official review of a foul in a game between USC and Washington State, resulting in the NCAA conference deciding to change its policy on non-trained officials weighing in on such reviews.

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Discrimination Defense Lawyer Confirmed for Trump Civil Rights Post

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Bloomberg Law reports that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Dreiband, a Jones Day attorney who defends companies accused of discrimination, to lead the Justice Department office that enforces anti-bias laws.

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Interpreting Indemnity Provisions in Construction Contracts

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Interpretation of contractual indemnity provisions can vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. And such interpretations can be wildly divergent and often result in contradictory interpretations and enforcement, according to a Faegre Baker Daniels LLP post.

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Jeremy Cnudde Joins FisherBroyles as Partner in Detroit

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Jeremy R. Cnudde has joined FisherBroyles, LLP as a partner and corporate and tax attorney in the firm’s Detroit office.

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5 Insurance Tips Before the Storm Hits

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Dallas insurance litigator Meloney Perry of Perry Law P.C. offers some storm insurance tips to keep in mind before and after a storm hits.

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Brett Kutnick Joins Jackson Walker’s Trial & Appellate Litigation Practice in Dallas

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Appellate attorney Brett D. Kutnick has joined Jackson Walker as a partner in the Dallas office.

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Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

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A new Zapproved benchmark report uncovers key insights about the ediscovery community, including common challenges, aspirations, and approaches to managing each stage of the EDRM.

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Video: How to Handle a PR Crisis

Video: How to Handle a PR Crisis

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When there is a crisis, you want to be ready to jump into action as fast as possible, not starting from scratch, advises Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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In Rare Bipartisan Move, 31 States Ask SCOTUS to Undo Ban on Consumer Antitrust Claims

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Reuters points to an effort illustrating a rare show of bipartisanship as state politicians rally around the cause of overturning U.S. Supreme Court precedent that protects monopolists from consumer suits.

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Texas Lawyer Who Claimed Political Donations Influenced Appeal Faces Possible Discipline

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Plaintiffs’ lawyer John McCraw of Dallas is facing possible disciplinary action because he filed a motion asking two appellate court justices to remove themselves from a case, according to Dallas Observer.

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