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A Legal Guide to Power Generation Mergers and Acquisitions

A Legal Guide to Power Generation Mergers and Acquisitions

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POWER magazine has posted the first of a two-part series examining what dealmakers need to know before making any power industry mergers and acquisitions.

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Podcast: Dos and Don’ts for Drafting Severance Agreements

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In a new podcast, two shareholders in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart discuss a number of important considerations for employers to keep in mind when drafting a severance agreement.

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New York State Takes the Lead to Settle International Contract Disputes

New York State Takes the Lead to Settle International Contract Disputes

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New York State has taken steps to smooth the often rough road for resolving international contract disputes, and parties are finding the new procedures comparatively easy to follow, according to post on the website of Daniel Kron.

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Trends in M&A Provisions: Indemnity Caps

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M&A purchase agreements generally include indemnification provisions, pursuant to which any given party agrees to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify the other party or parties from specified claims or damages, according to a post on  the Goulston & Storrs website.

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Federal Courts Uphold Arbitration Agreements Via Email

Federal Courts Uphold Arbitration Agreements Via Email

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Federal district courts in New York and New Jersey recently turned aside employee attacks on arbitration agreements challenged on the grounds that the employer’s communication of its arbitration policy via email was inadequate, reports the Gibbons Employment Law Alert.

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New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

New Law Firm Study: 4 Tips for Maximizing Value from Law Firms

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Exterro has published its 2018 Law Firm Benchmarking Report, in which more than 100 law firm professionals supplied advice and tips for getting more out of a law firm.

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Review the Newest Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries (Fall 2018)

Review the Newest Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries (Fall 2018)

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Zapproved’s new Fall 2018 Ediscovery Case Law Summaries explores how recent spoliation, proportionality, and other ediscovery-relevant case decisions are guiding litigation.

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LinkedIn is Boring – But Lawyers Should Be There Anyway

LinkedIn is Boring – But Lawyers Should Be There Anyway

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LinkedIn is the least popular of all the big social media channels, but it’s still considered a must for companies looking for business and individuals looking for work, writes Amy Boardman Hunt for Muse Communications.

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Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

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General counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.

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Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

Supreme Court Weighs Google Settlement That Paid Class Members Nothing

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“How can you say that it makes any sense?” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. asked a lawyer for the members of the class.

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Chinese Company Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets From U.S. Computer Firm

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Federal prosecutors said one of the defendants served as president of a company acquired by Micron five years ago.

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Jackson Walker Lawyers Offer Election Day Assistance to Reporters Covering Voting

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First Amendment lawyers with Jackson Walker LLP are assisting the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press with challenges journalists may face at polling places on Election Day.

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Dallas-Based Bailey Brauer Recognized Among Best Law Firms in America

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Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has earned recognition among the Best Law Firms in the country for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

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Lawsuit Claims El Paso Doctor, Lawyer Conspired to Violate State Law

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An El Paso neurosurgeon is the subject of a lawsuit filed last week, accused of unlawfully conspiring with a local attorney to solicit legal representation for a dying truck wreck victim, according to a release from Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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The Supreme Court Power Index: Judging the Most Powerful Judges

The Supreme Court Power Index: Judging the Most Powerful Judges

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A new study by Above the Law takes a unique approach to ranking the influence and impact of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court by rating them based on the career success of their former clerks.

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Paul Hastings Faces Malpractice Claims Over Cleanup Advice

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A California appellate court has given Tokai Intl. Holdings Inc. the go-ahead to proceed with cleanup cost-related malpractice claims against law firm Paul Hastings LLP, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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Suit Alleges Trump Endorsements Misled Consumers and Defrauded Investors

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Defendants include President Trump, the Trump Organization and children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.

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New Law School Rankings Place NYU In Top Spot

New Law School Rankings Place NYU In Top Spot

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A new study that ranks law schools by the quality of their overall faculty “team” puts New York University at the top of the list, reports Above the Law.

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Ex-Penn State University GC Cleared of Wrongdoing

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Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice and Penn State University general counsel Cynthia Baldwin was cleared Friday of any wrongdoing relative to her representation of university officials during the Jerry Sandusky investigation, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

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Foley & Lardner LLP experienced a cybersecurity incident earlier this month, but said there was “no unauthorized access to client data.”

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