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Judge Rips Lawyers in IP Rift; Will Award Fees to Defendants

Judge Rips Lawyers in IP Rift; Will Award Fees to Defendants

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The judge called the lawsuit “frivolous” and concluded that awarding fees to the defendants “would much better serve the purposes of the Copyright Act than the denial of such awards.”

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The Dumbest Class Action Claim Ever

The Dumbest Class Action Claim Ever

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a pair of class-action lawsuits against Home Depot and Menards that Above the Law calls “the dumbest class action claim ever.”

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Supreme Court Ruling in Drug Case Could Have Big Implications for Product Liability

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A Supreme Court decision could make it harder for large groups of plaintiffs to sue corporations in state courts for damages caused by manufacturers’ products, reports Politico.

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Webinar: Avoiding Construction Claims and Disputes

On-Demand
A Baker Tilly on-demand webinar provides an overview of strategies to identify potential claims scenarios and potential resolutions available to mitigate claims.

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Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

Legal Aspects of Smart Contract Applications

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Perkins Coie has published a white paper that offers an initial analysis of the legal aspects of five prominent smart contract use cases.

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Emoluments Clause Lawsuits Could Expose Trump Tax Filings

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Trump’s refusal to divest himself of his business empire led to the suits, partly based on the use of Trump International Hotel in Washington by representatives of foreign governments, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Change Management in Commercial Contracts (Part 2)

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In the second part of a series on change management in commercial contracts, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP discusses the procedural mechanisms for managing change.

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Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

Uber CEO Pays a Price for Breaking the Rules

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The hard-charging, take-no-prisoners corporate culture exhibited by Uber and his brash CEO is now seen as the company’s biggest liability, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Webinar: Automating Contract Management with SharePoint

Webinar: Automating Contract Management with SharePoint

Event, June 21, 2 p.m. EDT
Optimus BT will present a free webinar featuring a comprehensive demonstration of eContracts, an Enterprise Legal Contract Management product for SharePoint, featured in Gartner Market Guide 2017 for legal teams.

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Equity Compensation for Partnerships and LLCs

Event, June 21, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT
Partnership and LLC equity compensation programs raise many of the same issues that arise with corporate equity compensation. However, because of the“flow-through” nature of partnership taxation, there are some unique planning opportunities and pitfalls that can arise in the realm of partnership equity compensation.

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Construction Contracts: Allowance or Contingency?

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Randolph E. Ruff and Jonathan M. Mraunac of Ogletree Deakins explain the differences between contract allowances and contingencies, how they are used, and how they can be drafted.

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Tips For Reviewing A Contract

Tips For Reviewing A Contract

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There are a few things every lawyer is expected to be able to do — but every lawyer should be able to review a contract, writes Gary J. Ross for Above the Law.

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Lawsuit in U.S. Accuses 12 Big Banks of Credit Default Swap Collusion

Lawsuit in U.S. Accuses 12 Big Banks of Credit Default Swap Collusion

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A small trading exchange on Thursday filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing Bank of America Corp , Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and nine other banks of conspiring to shut it out of the $9.9 trillion credit default swap market, reports Reuters.

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Change Management in Commercial Contracts

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The right change management mechanisms can manage these risks by allocating the responsibility and costs for changes and creating clear and effective procedures for managing and implementing changes to the agreement, according to a Morgan Lewis article.

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Why ABC News Is Facing a Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’

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South Dakota’s Beef Products Inc. claimed the coverage caused sales to plummet, costing the company $1.9 billion and forcing layoffs, reports Bloomberg Law.

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The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

The Whistleblower Behind Caterpillar’s Massive Tax Headache Could Make $600 Million

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BloombergBusinessweek reports on the story behind the accountant who might end up the best-paid whistleblower of all time, with a potential paycheck of $600 million, while Caterpillar, the 92-year-old pride of American industry, will experience something unfamiliar: public humiliation.

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Healthcare Developer Fined $155 Million for Lying About Compliance

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The settlement marks the first time an electronics health records vendor is being charged for the truthfulness and accuracy of representations made when seeking government certification, reports HIT Consultant.

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How a Supreme Court Ruling on Printer Cartridges Changes What It Means to Buy Almost Anything

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The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a victory to consumer groups in a case about printer cartridges that has huge implications for the way we think about technology ownership in America, and your rights as a user, according to The Washington Post.

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Using Technology and Contract Terms to Avoid Vendor Lock-In

Using Technology and Contract Terms to Avoid Vendor Lock-In

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The efficiency and low cost of using cloud services, including form vendor agreements that are provided with such services, can lead to vendor lock-in, making it difficult and expensive to migrate applications in-house or to a new provider, according to Morgan Lewis’ Tech & Sourcing blog.

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It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Sues for Breach of Contract

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Sues for Breach of Contract

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A recent federal court case analyzed the ability of a lender to act upon stock pledged to secure a loan, and provides insight into valuable language to be included in the loan documentation, explains Loeb & Loeb LLP.

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