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Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

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Plaintiffs claimed the university made false promises of riches and instant success. Trump fought the allegations for years but finally agreed to the deal, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Court: Arbitration Agreement Included In Product Manual Is Unenforceable

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A recent ruling in a federal count stated that a contractual term, like an arbitration clause, is binding only when the terms are reasonably conspicuous, rather than in a manner that de-emphasizes its provisions.

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Contracting Strategies Can Help Navigate Changing Environments

Contracting Strategies Can Help Navigate Changing Environments

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Regardless of the flavor of the technology being used, it can be very helpful to look to the contracting strategy that is required to meet the business objective, write Edward J. Hansen and Eric J. Pennesi of Morgan Lewis.

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Madden Remand Muddles Contract Law: SDNY Decision or Sign of National Trend?

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Madden is the latest decision to look past the contractual agreement of the parties to apply state usury and other consumer protection requirements to consumer credit and collections activity, according to an article published by Paul Hastings LLP.

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When Is a Mixed Insurance Contract a Maritime Contract?

When Is a Mixed Insurance Contract a Maritime Contract?

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Whether a mixed insurance contract (i.e., an insurance contract with maritime and non-maritime elements) permits the exercise of admiralty jurisdiction is a complicated question for parties and for the courts, according to a Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP alert.

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Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

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The IRS contended that the e-commerce giant had inappropriately brought down its U.S. tax bill by grossly undervaluing the assets it transferred to its Luxembourg subsidiary, which the company created more than a decade ago, reports The Seattle Times.

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The Importance of Clear Contract Terms

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Care in contract drafting is a valuable way to avoid disputes, writes Michael Wilson in Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale’s Construction Law Blog.

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Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

Intellectual Property Liability Considerations for M&A Transactions

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Keli Johnson Swan of Scott & Scott LLP offers some insight on a few key considerations to negotiate during any corporate transaction.

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Is Your Noncompete Agreement Enforceable?

Is Your Noncompete Agreement Enforceable?

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Laws in many jurisdictions generally support reasonable noncompete agreements in employment, but other regulations limit restrictions on separated employees, says , warns David B. Ritter of Barnes & Thornburg in an interview with SHRM Online.

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Writing ‘Subject To Contract’ May or May Not be a Contract

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If a so-called agreement is truly preliminary, in the sense that it does not evidence a fully-baked deal, with agreement on all the essential terms, it really isn’t an agreement at all, writes Glenn West in Weil’s Global Private Equity Watch.

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German Authorities Raid Jones Day Offices in VW Emissions Inquiry

German Authorities Raid Jones Day Offices in VW Emissions Inquiry

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German prosecutors raided the offices of Jones Day, the American law firm hired to conduct an internal investigation of Volkswagen’s emissions fraud, the AP reports.

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Reducing the Challenges of Cross-Border eDiscovery

Reducing the Challenges of Cross-Border eDiscovery

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Due to the nature of litigation, cross-border eDiscovery often places U.S. corporations in the tumultuous position of potentially violating foreign privacy laws, writes Greg Mitchell on the website of UnitedLex.

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Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

Tillerson May Face Deposition About ‘Wayne Tracker’ Alias Emails

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Tillerson sent the most sensitive messages to and from company board members, including communications about the risks associated with climate change, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

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Plaintiffs claim that Monsanto’s toxicology manager ghostwrote parts of a scientific report in 2013 that was published under the names of several academic scientists, and his boss ghostwrote parts of another in 2000, according to a Reuters report.

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ABC News Headed to Trial With Billions of Dollars on the Line

ABC News Headed to Trial With Billions of Dollars on the Line

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ABC News moved closer to a jury trial in South Dakota in a lawsuit alleging that the network defamed Beef Products Inc. in its coverage of a meat product critics have dubbed “pink slime,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

Dealing With Oracle’s Aggressive Audit Program

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Christopher Barnett of Scott & Scott LLP discusses some of the most important audit risks to keep in mind when using Oracle products.

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Reducing Workplace Violence

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Companies have obligations to keep their employees safe regarding anticipated dangers as well as to respond quickly to actual dangers, writes Natalie Lynch of Lynch Law Firm in Austin.

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8th Circuit: No Contracting Out of WARN Act Obligations Where Sale of Business is ‘Going Concern’

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Companies considering purchasing a business should carefully consider the intent of the proposed transaction when assessing their WARN Act obligations, according to a post on the website of Winston & Strawn LLP.

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Update: House Bill a ‘Death Sentence’ for Plaintiffs’ Firms

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Pro-business groups see an opening for a series of bills moving through the House that would discourage class actions and generally make it harder to sue businesses, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Wine Bar Sues Trump and Hotel, Claiming Illegal Advantage

Wine Bar Sues Trump and Hotel, Claiming Illegal Advantage

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Cork’s owners say they are losing business to the Trump hotel, which they say may be attracting diplomats and politicians looking to curry favor with Trump, The New York Times reports.

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