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Download: Top 10 Compliance Trends eBook

Download: Top 10 Compliance Trends eBook

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The NAVEX publication shows how shifts in the workplace and regulatory environment bring to light the importance of authenticity and ethical practices.

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Dallas Quadriplegic Crash Victim Wins $37.6 Million in Seat Belt Suit

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The plaintiff claimed Honda’s design for the seat belt in the third row of the minivan’s middle seat is defective.

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One of Apple’s Former Top Lawyers Faces Criminal Charges for Insider Trading

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The former senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary has been charged by the SEC with trading “on material nonpublic information about Apple’s earnings.”

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Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if FTC Talks Lead to a Deal

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Sources told The New York Times that the company and the FTC’s consumer protection and enforcement staff have been in negotiations over a financial penalty for claims that Facebook violated a 2011 privacy consent decree with the agency.

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Former WV Supreme Court Justice Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

Former WV Supreme Court Justice Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison

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The charges against Allen Loughry, who resigned from the court last October, included misuse of state vehicles and credit cards for personal travel.

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Jackson Walker Elects 13 to Partnership in Four Texas Offices

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Jackson Walker announced the election of 13 attorneys to the firm’s partnership.

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AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

AZA Names Four New Partners in Commercial and IP Litigation

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Scott W. Clark, Ryan Hackney, Michael McBride, and Jane Langdell Robinson, are promoted to partner effective Jan. 28.

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WWE Hall of Famer Sues ‘Call of Duty’ Publishers, Alleges Copyright Infringement

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Booker T. Huffman has filed a copyright infringement suit against the publishers of the video game franchise “Call of Duty,” claiming its character “Prophet” is too similar to the “G.I. Bro” comic book action hero character he created.

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Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Take Strategy from Epic Big Tobacco Litigation

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Trial lawyers are demanding that manufacturers and companies along the prescription drug supply chain pay sweeping economic penalties for damages caused by opioid drugs.

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Courtroom Reference Book ‘On the Jury Trial’ Tops UNT Press’ Best-Sellers List

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Upon its release, “On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practice for Effective Advocacy,” vaulted to the top of University of North Texas Press’ best-sellers list.

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Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

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The federal judge has twice ejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari before trials, claiming she lacked ability and integrity, records show.

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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

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The Morrison & Foerster partner is taking a leave of absence, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

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Lawyer Lied About Cancer to Get Case Delays and Justify LSAT Score, Ethics Complaint Alleges

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The complaint alleges that Vincenzo Field made his fake cancer claims to courts as well as the law school.

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Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

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The NACD publication explains how a more participatory approach with the general counsel not only strengthens company leadership, but also reduces overall enterprise risk.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth Acted ‘Poorly’ But Not Disqualified Over Privileged Documents

Hunton Andrews Kurth Acted ‘Poorly’ But Not Disqualified Over Privileged Documents

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Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys won’t be disqualified from an insurance law case where they received 10 inadvertently produced, privileged documents, a Florida district court ruled recently, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

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The tabloid publisher was supposed to refrain from all illegal activity for a three-year period.

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Former Football Players Ran Out of Time to Sue NFL, 9th Circuit Says

Former Football Players Ran Out of Time to Sue NFL, 9th Circuit Says

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The players failed to explain adequately why they lacked the essential knowledge to file their lawsuit within the four-year statute of limitations.

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Appeals Court Allows Quick-Take of Land for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Landowners objected to a lower-court ruling granting immediate possession of the disputed land before deciding how much each property owner should be compensated.

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Limiting Exposure With a Limitation of Liability Clause

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Where sophisticated parties have bargained for a limitation of liability clause in an arms-length transaction, courts are likely going to enforce that clause to limit the damages that may be recovered.

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Outsourcing Contracts in the USA

Outsourcing Contracts in the USA

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has compiled a structured guide to outsourcing contracts in the United States.

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