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Remington Bankruptcy Leaves $500M Question Over Pending Legal Claims

Remington Bankruptcy Leaves $500M Question Over Pending Legal Claims

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Remington is embroiled in litigation over trigger defects on guns such as its iconic Model 700 rifle, as well as another lawsuit by survivors of the children and teachers killed in the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Bloomberg reports.

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Supreme Court Prepares for Right Turn

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CNN reports that indications from the few decisions issued so far and from oral arguments in yet-to-be decided cases suggest the five conservatives on the nine-member bench may be ready to wield their majority power.

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Savannah Law School Student Sues for Fraud, Breaching Trust in Planned Closing

Savannah Law School Student Sues for Fraud, Breaching Trust in Planned Closing

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The plaintiff alleged the school’s pending closure results “at least in part from the defendants’ mismanagement of funding for the law school.”

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AT&T Wants to Buy Time Warner To ‘Weaponize’ Its Content, Government Says in Antitrust Trial

AT&T Wants to Buy Time Warner To ‘Weaponize’ Its Content, Government Says in Antitrust Trial

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In opening arguments, Justice Department lawyer Craig Conrath said AT&T could use Time Warner’s content as a weapon against competitors that rely on the programming.

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Judge Stunned by Ex-Rolls-Royce Counsel Switching Sides in Litigation

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Rolls-Royce’s former in-house counsel switched sides to sue Rolls-Royce for allegedly reusing defective airplane parts, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Patent Lawyer Honored by Federal Court

Patent Lawyer Honored by Federal Court

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Trial lawyer Clyde M. Siebman of Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP, recently was honored by Chief Judge Ron Clark of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas based on his years of work benefitting the district.

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Paying the Price: The Pitfalls of Ineffective Liability Waivers

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Hellmuth & Johnson lawyers Micheal D. Howard and Jason S. Raether describe a recent case involving a fitness studio  that demonstrates how a poorly drafted waiver can be as effective as having no waiver at all.

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Whistleblower Says Walmart, Eyeing Amazon, Cheated on E-Commerce

Whistleblower Says Walmart, Eyeing Amazon, Cheated on E-Commerce

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The former executive alleges various wrongdoing, including the mislabeling of products, enabling Walmart to charge excessive sales commissions, and failure to properly process customer returns, enabling it to boost results, reports Reuters.

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Dallas Judge Denies Toyota Request to Seal Safety, Product Defect Documents

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District Court Judge Dale Tillery said that it is in the public interest to keep such documents open for review because they detail issues involving public health and safety.

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Houston Trial Lawyer Courtney Ervin Joins Hicks Thomas as a Partner

Houston Trial Lawyer Courtney Ervin Joins Hicks Thomas as a Partner

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Trial lawyer Courtney Ervin has joined commercial litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP, the firm announced.

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Morgan Lewis Scolded for Possible Conflict in Hotel Wage Case

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Bloomberg Law reports that a judge concluded that Morgan Lewis “plainly violated” California attorney professional conduct rules by representing “both sides of the case” in a hotel workers’ class action suit.

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5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

5 Steps to Creating the Most Defensible Legal Hold Audit Process

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Sometimes companies may not have a clear record of when a legal hold was issued or who received it &emdash; meaning they have to scramble to put notices together when litigation arises.

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Plaintiff Lawyers See Nationwide Settlement As Only End For Opioid Lawsuits

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The sheer complexity of the litigation raises questions about how the parties will craft an agreement that ends the threat of further lawsuits against the industry while distributing cash to all the varied entities who have sued, reports Forbes.

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Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

Ten-Week Telecommute Reasonable for In-House Counsel, Sixth Circuit Holds

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found that ten weeks of telecommuting was a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant in-house lawyer put on bed rest, reports Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP.

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Global Warming Public Nuisance Actions Will Stay in Federal Court

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The cities claim that the companies, despite knowing of the risks associated with climate change and global warming, continued to produce and sell their products to the public that uses fossil fuels.

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Berkshire’s National Indemnity Ordered to Pay $43 Million for Asbestos Settlement

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National Indemnity  provided general liability insurance to the state at the time of the alleged exposure, but it had argued those insurance policies didn’t cover the asbestos-related claims, according to MarketWatch.

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Wynn Resorts Settles Lawsuit for $2.4B Over Forced Redemption of Shares

Wynn Resorts Settles Lawsuit for $2.4B Over Forced Redemption of Shares

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The legal fight between the companies dates back to 2012, when Wynn Resorts pushed out Universal’s founder Kazuo Okada after finding the Japanese tycoon made improper payments to overseas gambling regulators, reports the AP.

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Add One Line in Employment Contracts to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability

Add One Line in Employment Contracts to Reduce Exposure to Misclassification Liability

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A Kelley Drye blog post suggests the use of one simple sentence in employment contracts, handbooks and policies for salaried employees that would likely reduce exposure by approximately two-thirds in FLSA cases.

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Dead Law Firm’s Estate Can’t Collect Fees, California Court Says

Dead Law Firm’s Estate Can’t Collect Fees, California Court Says

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The bankrupt law firm’s estate brought suit against 49 law firms to recover millions of dollars it said were owed from legal work that the firm’s former partners had taken with them.

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Litigator Len Wade Joins Jackson Walker

Litigator Len Wade Joins Jackson Walker

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Jackson Walker announced that Len A. Wade has joined the firm as a partner in the Fort Worth office. Wade has experience as a trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, and judge.

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