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Billionaire Files Legal Malpractice Suit Over $214M Judgment

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The plaintiff claims that he would not have been liable had Kaye Scholer and partner Peter Haveles objected to faulty jury instructions that Rennert has said led to an “irrational” February 2015 verdict, reports Reuters.

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Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

Trump Calls U.S. Court System ‘Unfair’ After DACA Ruling

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President Trump on Wednesday blasted the U.S. court system as “broken and unfair” after a federal judge blocked his move to end the program protecting young immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents, reports Reuters.

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Two Wells Fargo Execs, Including HR Lawyer, Out After Scandal

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The former head of a Wells Fargo legal department responsible for employment matters is one of two high-ranking executives who are no longer with the company, reports The Charlotte Observer.

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Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Invitation: The Strategic-Asset GC, February 12, Washington, DC

Event, Feb. 12, 2018, Washington, DC
This exclusive, one-day event hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors seeks to help GCs to better align themselves with director expectations, as well as elevate their role in the boardroom

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Webinar: Ten Predictions for Ethics and Compliance in 2018

Webinar: Ten Predictions for Ethics and Compliance in 2018

Webinar, Jan. 18, 1 p.m. EST
On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the experts at NAVEX Global will discuss the challenges of ethics and compliance and offer predictions for 2018’s most pressing compliance issues.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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Podcast: The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

Podcast: The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

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The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics has posted a podcast titled “Paul Fiorell on Snitches Get Stitches: Our Feelings About Whistleblowers.”

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New Report Highlights Cyber Threat to US Electric Industry

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Critical infrastructure industrial control systems could be susceptible to a new type of malware, reports Morgan Lewis in its Power & Pipes blog.

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Choice of Venue Provision Upheld in Employment Contract

Choice of Venue Provision Upheld in Employment Contract

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Forum selection clauses that are not adhesive will be interpreted independently of the court’s determination of the enforceability and validity of the contract as a whole, according to a post in Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice’s Employment Law Blog.

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The Importance of Attention to Risk Allocation Provisions in Contracts

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A recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision illustrates the importance of having an overall risk allocation strategy in contracts where appropriate, and paying close attention to the language used to express that strategy, writes Christian Jones of Barnes & Thornburg.

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A Case Against One-Size-Fits-All Construction Contracts

A Case Against One-Size-Fits-All Construction Contracts

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Without careful thought and modification to standard forms, developers can find themselves in a difficult position in a delayed and over-budget project, according to a King & Spalding article.

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The Ten Arbitration Trends Of 2017

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Liz Kramer, writing in Stinson Leonard Street’s Arbitration Nation blog, provides a rundown of the top 10 developments in arbitration law during the past year.

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Magazine Names Two from Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson to Top Young Attorneys List

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Texas family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, announced that attorneys Holly Rampy Baird and Ryan Kirkham have been selected to D Magazine’s annual listing of the Best Lawyers Under 40.

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Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

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Werbner will discuss Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank PLC in a presentation titled, “Fighting Terror-Financing in the Courtroom,” during the State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute’s 34th annual course Jan. 11–12, 2018.

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Sayles Werbner Shareholder Rob Sayles Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 List

Sayles Werbner Shareholder Rob Sayles Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 List

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D Magazine has selected Sayles Werbner shareholder Rob Sayles to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers Under 40, a list that recognizes outstanding young attorneys in North Texas.

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Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

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Los Angeles Times reporter David G. Savage takes a look at the most-interesting legal issues that the U.S. Supreme Court will be facing during the first half of the new year.

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Trump’s Effort to Stop Publication of Scathing Book is a Break in Precedent

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Inn aDouglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University, likened Trump’s actions this week to those of Richard M. Nixon, reports Slate.

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Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

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Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity, reports Fortune.

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Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

Lawyer is the First Guy Computer Hackers Call When the FBI Shows Up

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Former Manhattan lawyer Tor Ekeland traded in his fat paycheck for a not-so-lucrative private practice as one of a handful of defense lawyers who specialize in computer crimes.

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Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

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A music publishing company has filed a lawsuit in California federal court that alleges that Spotify is using tens of thousands of popular songs without a license and compensation, reports Billboard.

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