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Judge Who Tossed Obamacare Has Had More Than His Share of Contentious, High-Profile Cases

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Judge Reed O’Connor has become a go-to judge for Republicans over certain heated national social issues such as health care and transgender rights, reports The Dallas Morning News.

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Federal Judge Wants You to Know She’s Sick And Tired Of Whiny Lawyers

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There’s a patent infringement lawsuit in Houston that’s been going on since 2011, and the honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore can’t take it anymore, notes Quartz.

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CBS Lawyer’s Strategy Backfired in Leadup to $9.5M Settlement of Actress’s Sexual Harassment Claim

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Mark Engstrom, the chief compliance officer at CBS, was identified as the lawyer who released the outtakes.

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Federal Judge – Deemed ‘Unqualified’ – Becomes First in U.S. History Confirmed By Senate Tiebreaker

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Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in favor of Jonathan Kobes after senators split 50-50 on his confirmation.

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Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

Thinking Like a Reporter to Promote Your Legal Case

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The easier you can make it for reporters and their colleagues to do their jobs, the more likely you are to get them interested in your case, points out Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications..

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Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

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The white paper from Exterro provides a quick recap of the most important and influential e-discovery case law rulings from 2018.

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National Law Journal Names Chrysta Castañeda to 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers List

<i>National Law Journal</i> Names Chrysta Castañeda to 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers List

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Chrysta Castaneda has been awarded The National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Award for 2018.

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Court Warns: Disbarment for Anonymous Online Posts is Lesson for Other Lawyers

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As a prosecutor, Sal Perricone posted more than 2,600 comments on nola.com, the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, between November 2007 and March 2012.

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Two High-Profile Law Firms File Class Action Blaming Utility Company for Deadly Camp Fire

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The Edelson law firm and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein filed the suit in state court in San Francisco on behalf of seven named plaintiffs.

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Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Settlement to $178.5 Million for Workers

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The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case.

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Arbitrator’s Undisclosed Relationships Sink Oil and Gas Awards

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The court found that the arbitrator lied when he “claimed that he did not have professional or social connections with the parties or witnesses.”

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The Rise of Analytics: How Legal Technology Finally Got a Seat in the Boardroom

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Advances in legal technology – in particular artificial intelligence technologies – are giving legal more prominence within the corporation and helping make the department’s strategic value more tangible to the C-suite and the board.

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Webinar: How to Win Using Native Format Capture Social Media Data

Webinar: How to Win Using Native Format Capture Social Media Data

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In this webinar, industry experts will share their experiences with how organizations use social media in the course of their business and discuss the risk, and challenges surrounding compliance and eDiscovery collections.

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Judge Sets Apple v. Qualcomm Trial Date as Apple Lawyer Refutes Possibility of Settlement

Judge Sets Apple v. Qualcomm Trial Date as Apple Lawyer Refutes Possibility of Settlement

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A jury trial in Qualcomm’s wide-ranging legal war with Apple has been set to begin April 15 in San Diego federal court, with a settlement looking unlikely at this point, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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U.S. Judge Gives Preliminary OK to VW Investor Settlement

U.S. Judge Gives Preliminary OK to VW Investor Settlement

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The German automaker admitted in September 2015 to secretly installing software in nearly 500,000 U.S. cars to cheat government exhaust emissions tests.

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Texas High Court Invokes the Discovery Rule

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The Texas Supreme Court has held that the discovery rule delayed the running of the statute of limitations on behalf of the holder of a recorded right of first refusal to purchase mineral interests, reports the Energy & the Law blog of Gray Reed & McGraw.

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South Carolina Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fire-Related Workplace Death

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The family of a man who died from severe burns he suffered in 2015 while working at a paper plant in North Charleston has settled the wrongful death suit filed in his case after jury selection in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.

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Facebook Has Poached the DoJ’s Silicon Valley Antitrust Chief

Facebook Has Poached the DoJ’s Silicon Valley Antitrust Chief

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TechCrunch reports that Facebook has recruited Kate Patchen, a veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice who led its antitrust office in Silicon Valley, to be a director and associate general counsel of litigation.

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Lenovo $8.3M Spyware Class Action Settlement Gets Initial OK

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The federal court’s initial approval of the settlement comes four months after Lenovo and the consumer class filed with the court to end the spyware action.

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Fewer Lawsuits for Corporations, But More Oversight on Data andTax Risk

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Norton Rose Fulbright’s 2018 Litigation Trends Annual Survey polled 365 senior corporate counsel representing US-based organizations on disputes-related issues and concerns.

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