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Don’t Risk Having an Equivocal Forum Selection Clause

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The language in a forum selection clause is critical if you want to ensure that potential litigation takes place on your “home court,” writes Shep Davidson in the Burns Levinson In-House Advisor blog.

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Why Your Contracts Need a Force Majeure Clause

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Elizabeth A. Whitman of Whitman Legal Solutions, LLC, says that parties should work with their attorneys to determine what types of circumstances should be listed given the nature of the specific contract.

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Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

Littler Survey: Employers Reeling from Regulatory Shifts, New Forces Impacting Workplace

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Littler’s seventh annual survey of more than 1,100 employers reveals how companies are responding to rapid social and political changes.

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Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

Novartis Lawyer to Retire Over Contract With Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

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Felix R. Ehrat, group general counsel of Novartis, is retiring “in the context of discussions surrounding Novartis’ former agreement with Essential Consultants, owned by Michael Cohen,” the company said.

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Chipotle Cuts Losses, Settles Case With Ex-Worker Rather Than Face Big Damages

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Monday reached a confidential settlement with a former employee, rather than face punitive damages for wrongfully firing her in January 2015 from the the restaurant she once managed, reports The Fresno Bee.

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Provisions for Vendor Contracts: Subjects to Cover

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Drafting your own checklist and standard provisions that satisfy your company’s privacy and security requirements in advance can save time and money in the future, writes Katila Howard for Foster Swift Collins & Smith.

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Gig Worker’s Hopes of Arguing Case in Court Are Dashed By Arbitration Agreement

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The April 25 decision is a solid win for gig employers and could provide a template for how other similar businesses should structure their own arbitration agreements, according to Fisher & Phillips LLP.

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Malpractice Suit Takes Aim At 2 Biglaw Firms

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Two Biglaw firms are facing a malpractice suit alleging that they failed to properly advise their mutual client in a contract deal.

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Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

Download: Study Shows 4X ROI With Digital Discovery Pro

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Zapproved and Hobson & Company recently partnered to research the average return on investment (ROI) that businesses gained by implementing Digital Discovery Pro for in-house ediscovery.

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Banks Cannot Skirt Contract Remedies in Data Breach Suit Against Retail Merchant

Banks Cannot Skirt Contract Remedies in Data Breach Suit Against Retail Merchant

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The financial institutions sought to recover some of their costs from the grocery store chain that was allegedly responsible for the loss of the data.

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Is Your Insurance Provision Meeting Its Full Potential?

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Careful review should go into contracts’ insurance provisions, as it could have enormous effect on your protection from risk and liability, advises Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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‘Not Looking for Old White Guys’: Restaurant Chain Must Pay in Age Bias Suit

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The EEOC said applicants who were turned away were told they were “too experienced,” as well as, “we are not looking for old white guys.”

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No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

No-Poach, No-Solicit Provisions of Corporate Agreements Now Face Criminal Prosecution

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A nearly ubiquitous element of corporate conduct, thought to be legal and competitively harmless, now faces the prospect of criminal prosecution by the U.S. Department. of Justice, according to Locke Lord.

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CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

CLE: Vendor, Customer and Competitor Bankruptcies, What GCs Need to Know

Webinar, Wednesday, May 9, 2018,  at 9 a.m. PT / 12 ET
A Select Counsel webinar will discuss a range of issues commonly presented to healthy companies when vendors, customers or competitors file bankruptcy cases.

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Software Deliverables and Damage Provisions Must Be in Agreement

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One of a court’s most frequent tasks is interpreting ambiguous contracts created by the use of ambiguous language in contracts; however, by the time a court is deciding the issue, costly litigation may have taken years, according to Holland & Knight.

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Pay IF Paid: It Means What it Says

Pay IF Paid: It Means What it Says

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If you are a subcontractor, lookout for language establishing payment from the owner as a condition precedent for payment, warns Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

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Look Before You Sign … the Pitfalls of Personal Guaranties

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Any potential guarantor should read a proposed guaranty agreement carefully and understand each contractual provision. Often the terms can be negotiated, even if a business entity is a startup and has limited assets and income, according to Ward and Smith.

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Franchise ‘No-Hire’ Agreement Class Actions and the Single Enterprise Defense

Franchise ‘No-Hire’ Agreement Class Actions and the Single Enterprise Defense

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Franchisor employers should assess whether the joint employer risk is worth accepting in order to pursue the single-enterprise defense, warns Seyfarth Shaw.

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5th Circuit Nixes $151M J&J Verdict, Cites Plaintiff Lawyer’s Alleged ‘Deceptions’

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DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson will get a new trial after the previous one in 2016 ended with the companies having to pay $151 million in damages to five plaintiffs with alleged hip replacement injuries, reports the SE Texas Record.

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Merck’s Patent Loss a Cautionary Tale for In-House Attorneys

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Merck & Co.’s loss of a $200 million jury verdict for patent infringement shows that companies with internal prosecution staff need to observe strict rules for external communications, according to Bloomberg Law.

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