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Download: Zapproved’s Winter 2019 Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries

Download: Zapproved’s Winter 2019 Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries

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This volume from Zapproved covers a wide range of topics, from spoliation and sanctions to proportionality, scope, and technology.

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Jury Awards $21 Million to Hotel Dishwasher After She Was Forced to Work on Sundays

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A federal jury in Miami set a $21.5 million verdict for a Haitian immigrant in a religious accommodation case who lost her job at a Conrad Hotel because she would not work on Sundays because of religious beliefs.

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Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Register for ACC Xchange 2019 Mid-Year Meeting for Legal Executives

Event, April 28-30, 2019
ACC has arranged for four curricula addresses in the areas of contracts, leadership, legal operations, and litigation.

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A Top 10 Verdict in Texas

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A team of lawyers with Boyd Powers & Williamson alleging deceptive business practices against BBVA Compass Bank won a $98 million verdict for their client, a real estate developer who was working to build three luxury subdivisions in Tarrant County, Texas.

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HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Will Pay a $25 Million Settlement to Salespeople Who Sued Over Messed Up Pay

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Business Insider reports that about 2,000 of HP’s and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s salespeople will finally be getting their share of a $25 million settlement paid to them by the two companies.

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Opioid Overdoses Overtake Car Accidents on List of Preventable Deaths

Opioid Overdoses Overtake Car Accidents on List of Preventable Deaths

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The National Safety Council’s recently released report on preventable injury and fatality statistics, reveals that accidental opioid overdoses have overtaken car accidents as a leading cause of deaths among Americans.

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Government Contracts Lawyer Jason Workmaster Joins Miller & Chevalier

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Miller & Chevalier Chartered announced that government contracts expert Jason N. Workmaster joined the firm as a member in the Government Contracts Counseling and Litigation Practice.

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Border Wall Needs Private Property. But Some Texans Won’t Give Up Their Land Without a Fight.

Border Wall Needs Private Property. But Some Texans Won’t Give Up Their Land Without a Fight.

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Previous eminent domain attempts along the Texas border have led to more than a decade of court battles, according to The Washington Post.

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A Quick ‘Yes’ Can Create a Binding Contract, Even If There Has Not Been Agreement on All Terms

A Quick ‘Yes’ Can Create a Binding Contract, Even If There Has Not Been Agreement on All Terms

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An exchange of emails can form a binding settlement agreement, even if the parties have not agreed to all of the terms of that settlement.

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Kavanaugh’s First Opinion Rejects Vague Exception Limiting Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements

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The latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling on arbitration agreements will shed no light on the broader question of whether an arbitration agreement governs a particular dispute.

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Judge Rebukes DOJ, Says U.S. ‘Laughable’ for Using Shutdown to Delay Suit

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The judge decried “an abdication by the president and the Congress” of the duty to govern responsibly.

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Why Johnson & Johnson May Not Have to Pay Its $4.7 Billion Court Verdict

Why Johnson & Johnson May Not Have to Pay Its $4.7 Billion Court Verdict

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While a $4.7 billion jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson in July was eye-popping, J&J may pay far less, or nothing, reports Bloomberg. No verdict of that size has survived appeal.

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Syngenta MDL Judge Tears Up Lawyers’ Contingency Contracts in $500 Million Fee Ruling

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A U.S. district judge has set aside individual contingency fee contracts that some plaintiffs’ lawyers had in place for clients in a multidistrict litigation, according to a Reuters report.

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Lawyer Who ‘Won’t Take No for an Answer’ is Suspended for Two Years

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Tom Gannon persisted in filing a total 46 appeals in the state court system in a small civil dispute for a client, despite multiple denials and admonitions from the court.

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Parties Must Proceed to Arbitration Despite Unavailability of Arbitration Forum Specifically Named in the Contract

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An Ohio appellate court has addressed an issue that arose when an arbitrator specified in a contract is no longer available.

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Federal Courts Run Out of Cash Next Friday. Here’s What Happens Then

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During the shutdown, the system can spend money left over from fees and other sources to run through Jan. 11.

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In 8-Month Tenure, Non-Elected NY AG Was Leading Trump Antagonist

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Barbara Underwood was an apolitical force in New York, quietly serving as solicitor general before getting an unexpected promotion to become the state’s first female attorney general, writes the Associated Press.

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Davis Wright Tremaine Leads Legal Team for BuzzFeed in Trump Dossier Defamation Case

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A team from Davis Wright Tremaine successfully prevailed in a defamation suit against BuzzFeed brought by Russian businessman Aleksej Gubarev, the firm announced in a release.

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Legal Technology & Innovation Middle East 2019

Event, Feb. 18, 2019, Dubai
The Legal Technology & Innovation Middle East 2019 conference will be in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Feb. 18, 2019.

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Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne Wins Take-Nothing Decisions in Texas, Louisiana

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Trial lawyers with Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC scored big defense wins recently for two separate clients, securing a quick summary judgment for The Dow Chemical Company in Texas and prevailing in a jury trial for Union Carbide Corporation in New Orleans.

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