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Register for the Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute

Register for the Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute

Event, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017
The event will give participants the opportunity to go beyond legal analysis, learn how to implement systems that ensure the law is followed, and gain practical advice from experts in a one-of-a-kind forum

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Before the Breach, Equifax Sought to Limit Exposure to Lawsuits

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Before Equifax discovered a massive computer breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, the company lobbied Congress on legislation to limit how much it could be forced to pay if sued by consumers, reports The Washington Post.

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How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

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Getting rid of the case would allow the justices to avoid second-guessing the president on a matter of national security or endorsing an especially controversial part of Trump’s agenda, the AP reports.

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Ethics Expert on Trump Lawyer’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

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“Incompetent,” “unethical” and “bizarre” were some of the words lawyers and ethics experts used to characterize a loud, public conversation Trump lawyer Ty Cobb had in a restaurant about the Russia investigation.

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The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

The Evolving Role of the GC in Risk and Crisis – Complimentary Article

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With social media as an accelerant, a smoldering corporate crisis or failure can almost instantly flare into the firestorm of a viral headline event, according to the NACD.

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Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

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Also joining Shackelford are partner Worthy Walker, of counsel Barbara Wohlrabe and associate Hayley Ellison. The attorneys all have substantial experience in complex commercial and energy disputes in Texas and around the country.

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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

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In contrast to the venture capitalists who were knocked off their perches this summer by harassment complaints, Upload was scarcely dented by the publicity surrounding the suit, The New York Times reports.

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Trump Administration Working Toward Renewed Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Trump Administration Working Toward Renewed Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would lay the groundwork for drilling.

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How to Guarantee Bad Performance From Your Vendors

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A well-crafted master services agreement for outsourced services can create a powerful alliance between you as the customer and the service provider or vendor, writes Matt Hafter for Thompson Coburn LLP. Then there’s the other kind of agreement.

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Defining Personal Information in Contracts

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The terms “personal information,” “personal data,” “personally identifiable information,” and “PII” are often left undefined in contracts and treated as if they were terms of art for which there was a single definition, points out David A. Zetoony of Bryan Cave.

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The 5 Most Overlooked Elements Of NDAs

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Tom Kulik of Dallas-based Scheef & Stone writes about a trend toward companies and counsel using rote reliance on forms for non-disclosure agreements without thinking through the implications.

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Liquidated Damage Provisions – A Good Idea or an Unenforceable Penalty?

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A post by Joshua M. Pellant of Faegre Baker Daniels discusses the use of  a provision for a stipulated or “liquidated” damage amount in the event of specified contract breaches in construction contracts.

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ADA Website Wars Coming to a Retailer Near You

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A federal judge in Florida found that a grocery chain’s website was inaccessible to visually impaired individuals and thus violated the ADA because features such as the website’s online coupons and pharmacy could not be accessed using a screen reader.

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Survey Ranks Dallas Law Firm Bailey Brauer Among Most Feared by Opponents

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The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Bailey Brauer PLLC has again earned a spot among an elite group of firms that corporate lawyers most fear facing in court.

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White Paper: Electronic Signature Security & Trust

White Paper: Electronic Signature Security & Trust

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eSignLive by Vasco has published a white paper discussing the importance of making sure electronic signature providers meet the highest security standards.

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Federal Judge Sues Judiciary for Ordering Him to Get Mental Health Evaluation

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A BuzzFeed News report covers the story of a federal judge in Ohio who is suing the federal judiciary, claiming that other judges violated his constitutional rights in ordering him to undergo a mental health screening.

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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

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Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Squire Patton Boggs Fights for Domain Name With Chinese Imitator

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World Trademark Review reports that a Chinese company appears to be practicing law using the same name and logo as that of the established firm Squire Patton Boggs, promoting its practice on a website located at squirepattonboggs.net.

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Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

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LawGeex combines machine learning algorithms and text analytics to quickly review and approve everyday contracts, helping businesses answer the question “Can I sign this?”

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Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Event, Oct. 12, San Francisco
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium 2017 USA Series (IAS) scheduled for Oct. 12 in San Francisco focuses on USA – Asia Cross Border Litigation and Investigation matters.

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