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Alexander Dubose Jefferson Adds Former Appellate Justice

Alexander Dubose Jefferson Adds Former Appellate Justice

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Bill Boyce, a justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston for 11 years, has joined Alexander Dubose & Jefferson in the firm’s Houston office.

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Federal Prosecutors Seeking Biglaw Bills as Part of Probe

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The review focuses on whether there were payments from the firm to Cathy Hampton, the city’s former top lawyer.

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‘Brilliant and Inspirational’ In-House Lawyer Killed in Sri Lanka Blasts

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Anita Nicholson, in-house counsel at mining company Anglo American in Singapore, was killed along with her two children in a terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

State Department Lawyer Who Drafted Patriot Act is New Facebook GC

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Jennifer Newstead, legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is joining the company as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch

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Download: A Blueprint for an Automated Compliance Program

Download: A Blueprint for an Automated Compliance Program

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The ebook from GAN Integrity is a detailed guide to risk management, due diligence, training, policy management, reporting, and more.

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Deans & Lyons Attorneys Honored Among Best in Dallas

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Gregory L. Deans and Michael P. Lyons, co-founders of the trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, along with partner Christopher J. Simmons, have earned selection to D Magazine’s 2019 Best Lawyers in Dallas listing.

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Thompson & Knight Assists Frog Scooters with Launch in Chile and Portugal

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The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has assisted Frog Scooters, Inc. with the launch of operations in Chile and Portugal.

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Bar Pass Rate for Law Grads Shows Little Movement; Which Law Schools Did Best?

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The bar pass rate for 2016 law grads who sat for the exam within two years of graduating is 88.57%, according to ABA data released Friday.

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Anatomy of a Prosecutorial Meltdown

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The fight started when the district attorney used $21,000 in asset forfeiture funds to lease a car, reports Above the Law.

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Mineral Interests: Executive Right Holder Liable for Refusing to Lease

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The article in the Energy & the Law blog explains that the case presented an opportunity for the court to apply the guidelines outlined in an earlier ruling to a different scenario: whether the executive breached the duty by refusing to lease.

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Disclaiming Reliance in Texas Requires Specificity

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The court endorsed provisions that disclaim reliance on any representations other than those explicitly made in the agreement, further clarifying its previous holdings on this issue.

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Key Terms in Negotiating a Statement of Work

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The importance of the terms in a state of work is sometimes overlooked by both business and legal teams because an SOW is commonly considered a business document rather than a legal document, writes Stephen F. Pinson in a Scott & Scott blog post.

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McGuireWoods Hit With Records Demand in Suit Over Energy Deal

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Bloomberg Law reports that an importer-exporter who says two former partners and their attorneys at McGuireWoods LLP used dirty tricks to strip their joint venture of its assets has accused the law firm of sitting on the records he needs to prove it.

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Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

Alleged Phony Lawyer Arrested For Creating Fake Website With Cravath Bios

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The criminal complaint says that John Lambert and a co-conspirator, non-lawyers who allegedly created a fake law firm, collected more than $50,000 in payments through a PayPal account.

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Attorney Suspended From Federal Court in Chicago for a Year for Bizarre Antics

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The lawyer best known for representing convicted wife killer Drew Peterson has been suspended from practicing in federal court in Chicago for one year stemming from his scorched-earth tactics in a mundane lawsuit, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds $9.5 Million Judgment for Encompass Office Solutions

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The appellate court found that BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana failed to properly reimburse Encompass Office Solutions for in-office medical procedures.

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How to Draft a Contract with Severability in Mind

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Whether a contract is severable or entire depends on the parties’ intention, as revealed in the language of the contract itself and the surrounding circumstances.

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Trial Attorney Majed Nachawati Named Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

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Trial attorney Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2019 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine based on his work in mass tort litigation.

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Bailey Brauer Co-Founder Alex Brauer Selected Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

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Trial attorney Alex Brauer, co-founder of the litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been named for a fourth time among the top lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.

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Former Baker McKenzie Chair Dies While on Leave for Exhaustion

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Baker McKenzie called his death “unexpected,” though the cause has not been disclosed.

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