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Quick Legal Appeal in the Works for Illinois Zero-Emissions Credit Ruling

Quick Legal Appeal in the Works for Illinois Zero-Emissions Credit Ruling

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Nuclear generators in other states also are seeking legislative and administrative support to help plants compete against cheaper gas and renewables, reports Platts.

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Republicans Introduce Bills to Scrap New Bank Arbitration Rule

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The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule would ban banks and other financial institutions from forcing arbitration clauses on customers to prevent them from bringing or joining class-action suits, reports The Los Angeles Times.

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Workplace Plaintiffs Face Long Odds at Trial, Analytics Data Indicates

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The ABA Journal reports that only 1 percent of plaintiffs who file federal job discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims win on the merits at trial, according to an analysis by the Lex Machina legal analytics firm.

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After N.F.L. Concussion Settlement, Feeding Frenzy of Lawyers and Lender

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Some of the ex-players with severe neurological disorders are cognitively impaired and may not understand the terms used by the lawyers who make the pitches, reports The New York Times.

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Dot Your I’s, Cross Your T’s, and Place Your Commas

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Guiding principles regarding the use of commas and other writing conventions should be strongly considered when drafting contracts, for example, as including or excluding a comma in a particular contract provision may ultimately determine whether a company owes or is owed millions of dollars in a subsequent dispute, , points out Hyatt & Weber P.A.

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Trump Faces Obstacles in Bid to Re-Shape Key U.S. Courts

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Some of the courts best placed to thwart Trump’s agenda have liberal majorities that are likely to stay in place in the short-term, according to Reuters.

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Consumer Watchdog Makes It Easier to Sue Banks and Other Companies

Consumer Watchdog Makes It Easier to Sue Banks and Other Companies

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The government’s consumer watchdog has finalized a rule that will make it easier for people to challenge financial companies in court, reports The Washington Post.

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Webcast: Emerging Trends And Legal Analytics For Employment Litigation

Event, July 13, 12 p.m. EDT
Above the law and Lex Machina will offer an overview of recent developments in employment litigation, including the rise of legal analytics.

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Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross-Border and Whistleblower Investigations

Event, July 26, 2017, 12 p.m. EDT
AltaClaro will present a complimentary webinar focusing on managing legal and cultural risks in cross-border investigations. The event will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, beginning at noon Eastern time.

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Litigator Jaikaran Singh Joins Foley & Lardner

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Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Jaikaran (Jai) Singh has joined the firm’s Consumer Law, Finance & Class Action Practice as a partner in the San Diego office.

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Judge Shoots Down eDiscovery Trade Secrets Case

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Bloomberg Law reports that a federal judge in Manhattan has rejected DTI Global’s arguments that a sales team lured away by a competitor had misappropriated key trade secrets.

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Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Already Changed the Supreme Court Forever

Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Already Changed the Supreme Court Forever

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This past term shows that the Supreme Court is really the Gorsuch Court — a trend that will likely continue well into the future, writes Jessica Mason Pieklo in Rewire.

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Download: Insights From the Latest E-Discovery Cases

Download: Insights From the Latest E-Discovery Cases

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Zapproved’s  2017 Summer volume offers insights from the latest e-discovery cases — and how courts are applying the FRCP to reach big decisions.

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Firms Offer Litigation Insurance So Clients Can Hedge Bets in Court

Firms Offer Litigation Insurance So Clients Can Hedge Bets in Court

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Some American law firms trying to collect on big contingency claims are starting to use  form of litigation insurance to hedge against the possibility that the judgment could be wiped away on appeal, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Class Action Accuses Steptoe & Johnson of Gender Bias

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Ji-In Houck of Los Angeles says her starting pay at the firm as a contract attorney was barely half the $165,000 that inexperienced male lawyers made – though she had experience in civil litigation.

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The Litigation Storm Around President Trump

The Litigation Storm Around President Trump

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Cities, states, members of Congress, and watchdog groups are suing the president for a variety of claims, according to Bloomberg.

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Bailey Brauer Helps Secure Appellate Win in Texas Partnership Liability Battle

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In a decision relying on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ application of a 19th century court ruling to Texas general partnership liability law, an agricultural wholesaler will be allowed to enforce a judgment against individual partners of a defunct agribusiness partnership.

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International Association of Defense Counsel Publishes Defense Counsel Journal Spring 2017 Edition

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The International Association of Defense Counsel has published the spring 2017 edition of its Defense Counsel Journal, which is available for free to non-IADC members via the IADC website.

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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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