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6 Essential ‘TENANT’ Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease

6 Essential ‘TENANT’ Tips for Negotiating a Commercial Lease

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Real estate lawyer Laura A. Drossman uses a handy acronym to illustrate some of the issues and some tips for tenants approaching lease negotiations in a commercial setting.

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Stay Ahead of Best Lawyer Lists This Holiday Season

Stay Ahead of Best Lawyer Lists This Holiday Season

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Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications offers some advice for law firms that want to stand out in the upcoming new compilations of  best-lawyer lists.

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AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

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AT&T and the Justice Department could be on their way to a major court battle, which one analyst believes the company stands a strong chance of winning, CNBC reports.

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Insurance Giant Receives New York Subpoena on Sales Practices

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New York’s attorney general has subpoenaed TIAA, the giant insurance company and investment firm, seeking documents and information relating to its sales practices, according to people briefed on the inquiry, reports The New York Times.

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Dallas-Based Locke Lord Fined for Ethics Violations, “Acting Without Integrity”

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Dallas-based law firm Locke Lord has received the largest fine ever levied by the profession’s U.K. regulatory body, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, reports The Global Legal Post.

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Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Invitation: 2018 Chief Litigation Officer & IP Law Summits

Events, March 11-13, 2018, Las Vegas
Marcus Evans Summits has announced the schedule for the 2018 Chief Litigation Officer Summit and IP Law Summit, both scheduled for March 11-13, 2018, a the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

PREX17 Insights on Building a Preservation Game Plan That is Litigation-Ready

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The Zapproved guide is intended to provide practical tips aimed at helping legal operations teams preserve relevant data, release legal holds and manage clear preservation workflows.

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Super Lawyer Boies Entangled in Intrigue Over Weinstein; Times Fires His Firm

Super Lawyer Boies Entangled in Intrigue Over Weinstein; <i>Times</i> Fires His Firm

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David Boies hired private detectives who sought to identify accusers and undermine The New York Times‘s news coverage of their claims, at the same time his firm was representing the newspaper.

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JPMorgan Judge Upends $1.1 Million Whistle-Blower Verdict

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A U.S. district judge says she saw prejudice in a jury’s verdict Tuesday that would have awarded $1.13 million in damages to a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. employee over her dismissal, according to Bloomberg.

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Jury Hits Hospital With $26M Med-Mal Verdict in Tragic Birth Case

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Under a “high-low” agreement struck earlier by both sides, the plaintiffs agreed to receive a “high’’ of $7.5 million if they won their suit and a “low’’ of $1.5 million, even if they lost, reports the New York Post.

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Can You Really Shut Down Your Company a Week After Your Workers Unionize?

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If lawyers decide to pursue a case charging that Ricketts acted illegally, they’ll have to prove that some part of the business is still operating, according to the Pacific Standard.

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A Renewable-Energy Champion Is Suing His Scientific Critics

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Stanford professor Mark Jacobson has sued a prominent energy researcher and the National Academy of Sciences for defamation over a sharply-worded rebuttal of his work, reports the MIT Technology Review.

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Defending Breach-of-Contract Claims in Data-Breach Litigation

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A post on the What’s Fair? blog on the Ellis & Winters LLP website discusses a recent federal appellate decision that shows how data-breach lawsuits premised on overpayment theories – which often assert claims sounding in contract – still face an uphill battle.

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Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Breach of Contract Claims

Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks: Avoiding Breach of Contract Claims

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To avoid breach of contract claims premised on employee handbook policies, employers should include an express contract disclaimer in their employee handbook, according to Bryan Cave.

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Enforcing Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Post-Kindred

Enforcing Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements Post-<i>Kindred</i>

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A recent ruling for a state supreme court may be indicative of what litigation over nursing home arbitration agreements will look like after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark, according to Arbitration Nation.

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2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

2017 In-House Benchmarking Report Just Released

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This year’s Exterro benchmarking report shows the areas of focus that corporate legal teams are homing in on in the hopes of gaining the kind of control that will bring efficiency.

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Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Maximizing Impact of In-House Counsel Resources with Cloud-Based Matter Management

Event, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. EST
AdvoLogix will present a complimentary webinar designed to help participants learn strategies that legal teams today can employ to streamline matter intake, triage, prioritization, and assignment.

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Foley Looks to Texas, Mexico Markets with Gardere Merger Talks

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it seems Foley might be very interested in moving into the hopping Texas and Mexico markets, both areas where the 19-office Foley has no presence today,” according to Above the Law.

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Billionaire CEO Shuts Down Publications After Vote to Unionize

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The CEO of a group of digital local news sites shut down the publications a week after reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist voted to join a union, reports The New York Times.

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Judge Rebukes Manafort’s Lawyer for Sidewalk Speech

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“This is a criminal trial and not a public-relations campaign,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said at a hearing Thursday, according to Bloomberg Law.

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