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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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Lex Machina Integrates Remedies Analytics into Legal Analytics Platform

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Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics platform, announced the addition of new remedies analytics content for the platform.

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Download: A GDPR Road Map for E-Discovery Professionals

Download: A GDPR Road Map for E-Discovery Professionals

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Exterro has published “A GDPR Road Map” that discusses best practices and techniques for ensuring e-discovery processes are compliant with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation.

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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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Top Florida Law Firm Fights Accusations of Stiffing Rich Client and Bribing Witnesses

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Venerable Fort Lauderdale law firm Conrad & Scherer is under siege, reports the Miami Herald.

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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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Deans & Lyons Secures Settlement for Musician Injured By Car

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Following intensive therapy, the victim of the parking lot accident remains unable to walk without the assistance of a cane, according to the firm, according to her lawyers.

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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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Collective Bargaining Agreements Must be Interpreted According to ‘Ordinary Principles of Contract Law’

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Lower courts found in favor of retirees in the dispute over union retiree health benefits, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed.

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Sluggish Supreme Court Poised to Deliver Big Decisions

Sluggish Supreme Court Poised to Deliver Big Decisions

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The Supreme Court typically leaves its contentious and high-profile cases for closer to the end of the term.

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New York Company Must Pay $5.1 Million for Demanding Religious Practices From Employees

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The EEOC alleged that United Health Programs of America employees were being forced to follow an internal “Harnessing Happiness” system that required them to engage in activities such as prayers, religious workshops and “spiritual cleansing rituals.”

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Husch Blackwell Beats Suit Alleging It Tried to Silence Critic of Wealthy Client

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A Missouri ruling is likely to end a contentious nine-year dispute between a local activist who claims that Husch Blackwell LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm — used the legal system to squelch his speech rights, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute Used in Oil & Gas Lease Dispute

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The case involves the dispute over whether a petroleum company’s oil and gas lease had expired.

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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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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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Patent ‘Death Squad’ System Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Patent ‘Death Squad’ System Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

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The 7-2 court found that a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office review board that critics call a patent “death squad” wasn’t unconstitutionally wielding powers that belong to the courts.

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Is the DNC’s Lawsuit against Russia DOA?

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Dallas attorney David Coale of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst says the lawsuit has a lot of interesting points, but doesn’t think it will survive long-term judicial scrutiny.

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