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Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

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Also joining Shackelford are partner Worthy Walker, of counsel Barbara Wohlrabe and associate Hayley Ellison. The attorneys all have substantial experience in complex commercial and energy disputes in Texas and around the country.

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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

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In contrast to the venture capitalists who were knocked off their perches this summer by harassment complaints, Upload was scarcely dented by the publicity surrounding the suit, The New York Times reports.

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ADA Website Wars Coming to a Retailer Near You

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A federal judge in Florida found that a grocery chain’s website was inaccessible to visually impaired individuals and thus violated the ADA because features such as the website’s online coupons and pharmacy could not be accessed using a screen reader.

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2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

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Global finance firm Burford Capital announced the results of its 2017 Litigation Finance Survey of lawyers and financial professionals at law firms and companies in the US, UK and Australia. The independent research builds on prior surveys commissioned by Burford to study third-party funding of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Survey Ranks Dallas Law Firm Bailey Brauer Among Most Feared by Opponents

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The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Bailey Brauer PLLC has again earned a spot among an elite group of firms that corporate lawyers most fear facing in court.

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DLA Piper Litigation Practice Recognized By BTI Consulting

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DLA Piper has been recognized as a “powerhouse” law firm for class actions and complex commercial litigation by BTI Consulting Group in its recently published BTI Litigation Outlook 2018 report.

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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

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Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work, reports Bloomberg Law.

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The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

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What specific steps should you take to set up your best defense to a claim that your company interfered with a new hire’s non-compete agreement with her current employer?

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Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

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Bloomberg reports that a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people.

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Trump Lawyers Urge Supreme Court to Rule for Colorado Cake Maker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

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The brief filed Thursday is likely to bolster the cake maker’s case, and is in line President Trump’s repeated promises to protect “religious liberty,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Former Assistant to the US Solicitor General Ilana Eisenstein joins DLA Piper Litigation Practice in Philadelphia

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Ilana Eisenstein has joined DLA Piper’s Litigation practice as a partner in Philadelphia. She served three years as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the US Department of Justice.

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Is Your Social Media and Digital Data Secure Enough?

Is Your Social Media and Digital Data Secure Enough?

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This strategic insights paper from Zapproved outlines ways to sustainably manage the social media and digital app security challenges of e-discovery.

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Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

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Reuters reports that a sex bias suit filed by an anonymous partner hinges on whether a law meant to protect employees applies to her – an equity partner.

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Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean

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The GC of VW Group of America at the time reported he lost his phone while en route to Los Angeles International Airport on Dec. 1, 2015, according to the records.

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VW Engineer Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term in Diesel Case

VW Engineer Sentenced to 40-Month Prison Term in Diesel Case

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A federal judge in Detroit sentenced former engineer James Liang to 40 months in prison for his role in Volkswagen AG’s multiyear scheme to sell diesel cars that generated more pollution than U.S. clean air rules allowed, Reuters is reporting.

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Liability in the Oil and Gas Fields: The Gap Between Your Company and Its Employees

Liability in the Oil and Gas Fields: The Gap Between Your Company and Its Employees

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Marcy Rothman of Kane Russell Coleman Logan explains that a new opinion from the Eastland Court of Appeals is highly relevant for petroleum owners, operators and drillers.

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Supreme Court Has Another Chance To Help Take Down Patent Trolls

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When the U.S. Supreme Court hears  Oil States Energy Service v. Greene’s Energy Group, the justices will have the opportunity to banish patent trolls back under the bridge where they belong, according to Above the Law.

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Valeant’s Latest Legal Threat Could Be Especially Costly

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If other investors were to follow Lord Abbett’s lead, Valeant’s legal exposure could balloon,” according to Bloomberg.

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

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Bloomberg Law describes how special counsel Robert Mueller is following a time-tried strategy for looking into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia

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Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

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The $417 million award by California jury to a California resident suggested so-called forum-shopping may not be the main problem facing J&J, reports Reuters.

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