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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Expects to Be Arrested Any Day Now: Reports

Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Expects to Be Arrested Any Day Now: Reports

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An ex-White House official said that “Trump should be super worried about Michael Cohen” deciding to cooperate with federal prosecutors against the president.

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Defrauded Students of For-Profit Schools Will Stay Indebted, Judge Rules

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A proposed class of borrowers had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim to revive an Obama-era policy that promised full debt forgiveness to students defrauded by the now-defunct, for profit Corinthian Colleges, reports Courthouse News Service.

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McKool Smith Wins the Most ‘Top 100 Verdicts’

McKool Smith Wins the Most ‘Top 100 Verdicts’

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In 2002, The National Law Journal published its first annual listing of the nation’s ‘Top 100 Verdicts.’ Since that time, no law firm in the country has won more Top 100 Verdicts than McKool Smith.

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Texas Family Sues U.S. Over Church Massacre

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The lawsuit in federal court claims  the U.S. Air Force acted negligently when it failed to report the criminal record of gunman Devin Kelley to a U.S. database, reports Reuters.

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Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Receive Class Action Status in VA Overtime Suit

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A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit involving nurse practitioners and physician assistants accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to pay overtime since 2006.

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New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

New Survey Results: Examining the State of E-Discovery 2018

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“The State of E-Discovery 2018” covers the results of an Exterro survey of industry trends, practices and challenges and is available for downloading at no charge.

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Fifth Circuit Allows Non-Signatories to Enforce Arbitration Agreement

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The Fifth Circuit has affirmed an order compelling arbitration, despite the fact that the parties seeking to compel arbitration were not signatories to the relevant arbitration agreement, according to Carlton Fields.

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Biglaw Firm Gets Benchslapped Over ‘Astonishing’ Fee Request

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Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Mitchell H. Kaplan criticized Latham for charging such a high fee “to file a brief that a first-year law student could write.”

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Sheppard Mullin Conflict Waiver Case Puts Big Fee at Stake

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The question for this case of first impression is whether a law firm needs to tell a sophisticated client about a specific conflict when it arises, or whether the firm can instead rely a boilerplate advance conflict waiver in the client’s engagement agreement, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Blockbuster Term: Justices Could Determine Limits of Courts’ Ability to Check Trump Administration

Blockbuster Term: Justices Could Determine Limits of Courts’ Ability to Check Trump Administration

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The next term for the U.S. Supreme Court could bring some blockbuster rulings that will signal to lower courts how they should treat the unorthodox President Trump, predicts The Washington Times.

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Subcontractors Sue Valero Over Explosion at Texas City Refinery

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The workers are seeking damages based on claims that they suffered orthopedic injuries and hearing loss from the accident and are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, reports the San Antonio Business Journal.

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North Texas Spa Sued Over Drowning Death in Sensory Deprivation Tank

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A Texas plaintiff has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against The Float Spot, alleging the company’s negligence led to the drowning death of a 71-year-old woman in one of its aquatic sensory deprivation tanks.

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Avoid Prejudgment Interest By Expressly Saying So in the Contract

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Striking an interest provision from a draft subcontract wasn’t enough to keep a party to the agreement from being required to pay interest, according to a review of a Missouri case by in Pepper Hamilton’s Constructlaw blog.

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Trump Brand Loses Trademark Licensing Dispute – Rules of Contract Law Prevail

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When a dispute involves the Trump brand for residential buildings, the adjudication of rights and obligations under a trademark license agreement can become national news, according to a Dorsey blog post.

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Texas Appellate Court Affirms $11M Jury Verdict for Deadly Choctaw Casino Bus Crash

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A Texas appellate court has affirmed an $11 million verdict against the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, upholding a May 2016 jury verdict that the Choctaw Casino bore responsibility for a deadly 2013 crash.

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Jury Awards $25.75 Million in Talc-Mesothelioma Case Against Johnson & Johnson

Jury Awards $25.75 Million in Talc-Mesothelioma Case Against Johnson & Johnson

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The verdict by jurors in Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Gloria White-Brown includes $21.75 million in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages.

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DLA Piper Secures Victory for WebSpectator

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DLA Piper recently secured a victory in its representation of WebSpectator Corporation, a Santa Monica-based company that pioneered online analytics and attention ad space.

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Missing a Deadline By 41 Minutes May Cost One of Jerry Jones’ Attorneys Millions of Dollars

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A company is suing its former Dallas lawyer, claiming he made a mistake that could end up putting the family-owned company out of business, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

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Jones has claimed that the 2012 shooting that killed 20 first graders and six adults at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., was an elaborate hoax invented by government-backed “gun grabbers,” according to The New York Times.

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Law Firm Avoids Email-Related Sanctions in Attorney Pay Suit

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Sanctions aren’t warranted because there are no facts to suggest any potentially relevant emails were lost, the court ruled,

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