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Association of Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas Set to Debut

Association of Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas Set to Debut

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WLED, an affiliate of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, will provide mentoring and networking opportunities for women lawyers practicing in the Eastern District.

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Theranos Investors Say They Were Pressured to Abandon Lawsuit

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Theranos Inc. investors accused the company of threatening to file for bankruptcy protection if they don’t agree to give up their rights to sue the firm over its flawed blood-testing business, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Jay Peak Resort Receiver Reaches $150 Million Settlement with Raymond James

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Michael I. Goldberg, the SEC appointed receiver in charge of the Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont, reached a settlement agreement with Raymond James that will significantly benefit the defrauded investors and creditors of the receivership estate.

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Clear Arbitration Provision Deemed Enforceable

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In his Petes’ Take blog for Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Peter J. Gallagher describes a New Jersey case in which a court ruled that a clear arbitration provision, negotiated by a sophisticated party while represented by counsel, is enforceable.

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Law Firm Expels Female Partner Who Filed Discrimination Suit

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Partners at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, in an unusual public gesture, voted on Thursday to expel from its ranks a female partner who filed a gender discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit against the firm last year, according to a New York Times report.

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Big Law Widow Awarded $3M in GlaxoSmithKline Case

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Wendy Dolin’s husband, Stewart, stepped in front of a CTA Blue Line train in the Loop on July 15, 2010. He had been taking paroxetine, a drug for depression and anxiety, reports The Chicago Tribune.

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Winston & Strawn Adds Three Partners in Dallas

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Winston & Strawn LLP has added three more partners to its litigation team in the firm’s recently opened Dallas office.

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Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

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Law360, which first reported the settlement, said that Unwired Planet was seeking $33 million in royalties.

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Paul Weiss Investigates New Claims Against O’Reilly

Paul Weiss Investigates New Claims Against O’Reilly

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Fox News has hired a BigLaw firm to handle the investigation of allegations of misconduct against host Bill O’Reilly.

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Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

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When trial lawyer Mark Lanier heard more about an Idaho case involving a developmentally disabled teen who was bullied and raped at a rural Idaho high school, the decision to join the legal team was an easy one.

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$87 Million Each for Lead Firms in 2010 Oil Spill Litigation

$87 Million Each for Lead Firms in 2010 Oil Spill Litigation

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Two Louisiana law firms – Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards of Lafayette and Herman, Herman & Katz in New Orleans – wiill get the biggest payouts.

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Dewey’s Former GC on the Crisis at United Airlines

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Bloomberg Law asked a former GC with experience in crises to explain the likely legal ramifications of United Airlines’ botched handling of an overbooked flight and what the company may do to mitigate the fallout.

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Trump Loses Suit Over Unpaid Bill: $32K Debt Costs Him $315K

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A Florida appellate court rejected Trump National Doral’s attempt to get out of paying a Miami paint store chain over $315,000 — based on an unpaid bill for $32,535, reports The Miami Herald.

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United Airlines Faces Rough Landing in Court If Passenger Sues

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United CEO Oscar Munoz may have shot the company in the foot when he told the airline’s employees on Monday that they “followed established procedures,” according to The Boston Herald.

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BlackBerry Awarded $815 Million in Arbitration Case Against Qualcomm

BlackBerry Awarded $815 Million in Arbitration Case Against Qualcomm

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BlackBerry said Wednesday it has been awarded a preliminary $814.9 million in royalty overpayments made to Qualcomm, according to a CNBC report.

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Bell Helicopter Ordered to Pay Significant Punitive Damages in Asbestos Death

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A Dallas County jury found there was clear and convincing evidence that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Dickson’s employer for 38 years, was “grossly negligent” in exposing the longtime mechanical engineer to asbestos.

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Class Actions: Lawyers Get Thousands, Plaintiffs Get Pennies and Pastries

Class Actions: Lawyers Get Thousands, Plaintiffs Get Pennies and Pastries

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Members in two class actions involving social media apps and doughnuts won’t be doing as well as the lawyers who represented them.

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Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Event, May 2-3, 2017, San Francisco
Keller and Heckman will produce a new seminar, “The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management,” May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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Whirlpool Wins $7.6M Jury Verdict over Patent Infringement of Refrigerator Filters

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An East Texas jury has awarded Whirlpool Corp. $7.6 million, finding that a California company willfully infringed the patent protecting Whirlpool’s replacement water filters for refrigerators.

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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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