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Fifth Circuit Reminds Buyers to Beware of Buying ‘Deemed Rejected’ Contracts

Fifth Circuit Reminds Buyers to Beware of Buying ‘Deemed Rejected’ Contracts

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Squire Patton Boggs warns that a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in In re Provider Meds, L.L.C. is a stark reminder to chapter 7 trustees that they have an affirmative obligation to examine a debtor’s assets.

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Court Rules Law Firm’s Arbitration Provision Unconscionable

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In the case, a litigator who had been employed at Winston & Strawn sued the firm, asserting claims of discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

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Drafting Big, Complex Statements of Work

Drafting Big, Complex Statements of Work

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The most effective statements of work will focus on the outcome – on specifications for the technology to be built or run – and minimize restrictions on how, writes David W. Tollen.

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5th Circuit: Company in Class Action Waived Right to Arbitrate Because of Litigation Conduct

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Standards for determining when a party waives its right to arbitrate through participation in litigation have never been uniform among the circuits or easily applied writes John Lewis in BakerHostetler’s Employment Class Action Blog.

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Federal Judge – Deemed ‘Unqualified’ – Becomes First in U.S. History Confirmed By Senate Tiebreaker

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Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in favor of Jonathan Kobes after senators split 50-50 on his confirmation.

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Lawyer Gets License Suspended for Bullying Judge

Lawyer Gets License Suspended for Bullying Judge

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A New York lawyer had his license suspended for one year for trying to bully a judge who held his clients in contempt, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Thousands Say Judge Who Gave Baylor Frat President Probation, Not Prison, in Rape Case Must Go

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Former Baylor fraternity president Jacob Walter Anderson, 23, was allowed to plead no contest to a charge of unlawful restraint.

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Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

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The easier you can make it for reporters and their colleagues to do their jobs, the more likely you are to get them interested in your case, points out Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications..

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Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

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The white paper from Exterro provides a quick recap of the most important and influential e-discovery case law rulings from 2018.

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National Law Journal Names Chrysta Castañeda to 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers List

<i>National Law Journal</i> Names Chrysta Castañeda to 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers List

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Chrysta Castaneda has been awarded The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Award for 2018.

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Cash ‘Sandwiches’: Charges Detail ‘Brazen’ Fraud by Bloomberg Executives

Cash ‘Sandwiches’: Charges Detail ‘Brazen’ Fraud by Bloomberg Executives

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Indictments unsealed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court described a wide-ranging scheme involving three companies to steal at least $15 million from Bloomberg L.P.

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Incoming New York AG Plans Wide-Ranging Investigations of Trump and Family

Incoming New York AG Plans Wide-Ranging Investigations of Trump and Family

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Letitia James campaigned on passing a bill to change New York’s double jeopardy laws with an eye on possible pardons coming out of the White House.

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Court Warns: Disbarment for Anonymous Online Posts is Lesson for Other Lawyers

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As a prosecutor, Sal Perricone posted more than 2,600 comments on nola.com, the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, between November 2007 and March 2012.

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Study Finds Top Law Firms’ Male Partners Make 53% More Than Female Partners

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Most male partners don’t perceive a problem with pay differences, according the new survey.

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Two High-Profile Law Firms File Class Action Blaming Utility Company for Deadly Camp Fire

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The Edelson law firm and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein filed the suit in state court in San Francisco on behalf of seven named plaintiffs.

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Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Settlement to $178.5 Million for Workers

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The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case.

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‘Retaliatory Amendment’ of an LLC Operating Agreement

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Author Kevin Brodehl discusses a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of New York that illustrates how the process of amending an LLC’s operating agreement can sometimes be used to gain the upper hand in a dispute between members.

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China Employment Contract FAQs

China Employment Contract FAQs

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The end of the year brings an onslaught of China Employer Audits, and with those audits comes an onslaught of China employment law questions, writes Grace Yang in the Harris Bricken China Law Blog.

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Contract ‘Busts’: Trying to Decipher Provisions That Literally Make No Sense

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In an ABA Journal column, Bryan Garner explores the curiosity of “busts”—the prevalence of contractual provisions, sometimes perpetuated in deal after deal, that make no literal sense at all.

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Supply Chain News: Getting Outsourcing Contracts Right

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When contracting with outsourcing firms, there is often a lot of dissatisfaction with the outcomes, says Kate Vitasek, a consultant and University of Tennessee faculty member.

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