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How to Get Media-Ready for a High-Profile Trial

How to Get Media-Ready for a High-Profile Trial

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The delicate balancing act of effectively handling a client’s case while also protecting their public reputation is far from easy, but it can be done if you recognize the potential pitfalls and what to expect from reporters, writes Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications.

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Supreme Court Considers Why Patent Trolls Love Texas

Supreme Court Considers Why Patent Trolls Love Texas

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In recent years, a single judge based in Marshall, Tex., oversaw about a quarter of all patent cases nationwide, more than the number handled by all federal judges in California, Florida and New York combined, The New York Times reports.

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Valeant Ex-CEO Pearson Sues Drugmaker Over Withheld Shares

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s former chief executive officer accused the drugmaker of failing to deliver 3 million shares promised him as part of an exit package, reports Bloomberg.

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When Is a Mixed Insurance Contract a Maritime Contract?

When Is a Mixed Insurance Contract a Maritime Contract?

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Whether a mixed insurance contract (i.e., an insurance contract with maritime and non-maritime elements) permits the exercise of admiralty jurisdiction is a complicated question for parties and for the courts, according to a Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP alert.

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Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

Amazon.com Wins $1.5 Billion Tax Dispute Over IRS

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The IRS contended that the e-commerce giant had inappropriately brought down its U.S. tax bill by grossly undervaluing the assets it transferred to its Luxembourg subsidiary, which the company created more than a decade ago, reports The Seattle Times.

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Ruling Against Acting NLRB GC Offers Opportunity for Employers

Ruling Against Acting NLRB GC Offers Opportunity for Employers

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Employers who want to challenge their unfair labor practice complaints may want to delay their cases from being heard, according to a source quoted by the Society for Human Resource Management.

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Blue State Attorneys General Leading the Resistance to Trump’s Agenda

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With Democrats outnumbered in Congress, a coalition of blue state attorneys general has emerged as the strongest resistance to Donald Trump’s conservative agenda, according to an article published by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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The Importance of Proportionality under the New FRCP Rules

The Importance of Proportionality under the New FRCP Rules

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Exterro has published a new e-discovery case law report titled “The Importance of Proportionality under the New FRCP Rules” that is now available for downloading at no charge.

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Download: When to Send Notices and What Channels Work Best

Download: When to Send Notices and What Channels Work Best

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At “The Perfect Preservation Notice” session at the 2016 PREX, panelists explored the elements vital to a successful legal hold notice.

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Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

Monsanto Ghostwrote Cancer Studies of Its Own Weed Killer, Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Say

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Plaintiffs claim that Monsanto’s toxicology manager ghostwrote parts of a scientific report in 2013 that was published under the names of several academic scientists, and his boss ghostwrote parts of another in 2000, according to a Reuters report.

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ABC News Headed to Trial With Billions of Dollars on the Line

ABC News Headed to Trial With Billions of Dollars on the Line

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ABC News moved closer to a jury trial in South Dakota in a lawsuit alleging that the network defamed Beef Products Inc. in its coverage of a meat product critics have dubbed “pink slime,” reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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Family of Texas Man Killed in Biloxi Train-Bus Crash Files Lawsuit

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A Texas woman is suing a railroad and a bus company for the death of her father who was killed when a freight train slammed into the tour bus carrying him and other senior citizens

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Austin Jury Finds Danish Woman Was Defrauded in $1.35M Condo Sale

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A Travis County jury has returned a verdict against Chicago Title of Texas, LLC and other real estate-related businesses, finding they defrauded a young Danish woman of all proceeds from the sale of her $1.35 million condominium at the exclusive Residences at W Austin, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media & Marketing

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Update: House Bill a ‘Death Sentence’ for Plaintiffs’ Firms

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Pro-business groups see an opening for a series of bills moving through the House that would discourage class actions and generally make it harder to sue businesses, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Download: The Comprehensive Guide to Early Case Assessment

Download: 	The Comprehensive Guide to Early Case Assessment

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The guide discusses how the concept of early case assessment is changing in today’s digital age and provides tips for creating an ECA strategy to get to the facts of a case quickly.

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House Poised to Pass Bills Overhauling Civil Litigation

House Poised to Pass Bills Overhauling Civil Litigation

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The far-reaching bills address class actions, asbestos cases and attorneys who file “frivolous” suits, reports Bloomberg BNA.

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China’s ZTE Pleads Guilty, Settles With U.S. Over Iran, NKorea Sales

China’s ZTE Pleads Guilty, Settles With U.S. Over Iran, NKorea Sales

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Reuters is reporting that Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp has agreed to pay $892 million and plead guilty to criminal charges for violating U.S. laws that restrict the sale of American-made technology to Iran and North Korea.

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9 New E-Discovery Case Law Summaries

9 New E-Discovery Case Law Summaries

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Zapproved has published its new E-Discovery Case Law Summaries: 2017 Winter volume, covering the latest trends in applying the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to address cases involving preservation and discovery missteps.

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Houston Janitorial Service Wins $7.8 Million from Union Over Disparagement

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A Harris County jury has delivered a $5.3 million verdict against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for wrongly disparaging Professional Janitorial Service of Houston when the company refused to recognize the union without a secret ballot by its employees.

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Trump Seen as Supportive of Business-Backed Litigation Bills

Trump Seen as Supportive of Business-Backed Litigation Bills

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An example is legislation calling for business-backed litigation measures, colloquially known as “tort reform,” reports Bloomberg BNA.

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