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Trump Appointing Judges at Rapid Pace

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A data analysis by the Los Angeles Times has found that President Trump is ranked sixth of 19 presidents for appointing the highest number of federal judges in their first year.

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Biglaw Firm Hit With $300 Million Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Ogletree, Deakins nonequity shareholder Dawn Knepper has hit her employer with a $300 million purported class-action suit alleging gender discrimination and unequal pay, reports Above theLaw.

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Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

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Labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

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The Exterro resource compiles four checklists documenting best practices for each stage of the e-discovery process.

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Choice of Venue Provision Upheld in Employment Contract

Choice of Venue Provision Upheld in Employment Contract

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Forum selection clauses that are not adhesive will be interpreted independently of the court’s determination of the enforceability and validity of the contract as a whole, according to a post in Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice’s Employment Law Blog.

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Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

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Los Angeles Times reporter David G. Savage takes a look at the most-interesting legal issues that the U.S. Supreme Court will be facing during the first half of the new year.

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Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

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Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity, reports Fortune.

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GM Wins Ruling That Could Narrow Ignition Switch Litigation

GM Wins Ruling That Could Narrow Ignition Switch Litigation

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The judge in the multi-district litigation ruled that the expert testimony offered by plaintiffs was unreliable, and their opinions “do not pass muster.”

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Trump Judicial Nominee Struggles to Answer Basic Legal Questions at Hearing

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Matthew Spencer Petersen, who  is up for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, had to acquiesce on many occasions that his “background was not in litigation,” CNN reports.

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Inside Trump’s Legal Team: Trying to Protect the President From Mueller’s ‘Killers

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Trump’s legal team in the Russia probe is derided by some as being indiscreet, error-prone and outmatched, according to The Washington Post

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Republicans Attack ABA Over ‘Not Qualified’ Judicial Nominee Ratings

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As the ABA has emerged as a major stumbling block in President Donald Trump’s effort to transform the courts, the GOP is accusing the nonpartisan group of holding a liberal slant and is seeking to sideline it, Politico reports.

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2017 Data Discovery: Celebrity Lessons on Litigation, Legal Ethics, and e-Discovery

Webinar, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. EST
Reed Smith LLP will present a webinar offering a look back on celebrity data discovery law in 2017 and how it affects you and your organization.

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How Forced Arbitration and Non-Disclosure Agreements Can Perpetuate Hostile Work Environments

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It is possible for state lawmakers to crack down on corporate abuse of arbitration and non-disclosure agreements, but the prospects do not seem good, writes Michelle Chen for The Nation.

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Will Biglaw Firms Get Caught in the Weinstein RICO Lawsuit?

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Reporting on the filing of a RICO suit against the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise” has brought up names of some Biglaw firms, but they’re not named in the complaint.

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Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

Legal Symposium to Explore Groundbreaking Terror-Financing Case

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Werbner will discuss Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank PLC in a presentation titled, “Fighting Terror-Financing in the Courtroom,” during the State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute’s 34th annual course in January 2018.

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J&J, Bayer Ordered to Pay $28 Million in First Xarelto Loss

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The jury in Philadelphia on Tuesday ordered J&J and Bayer, which jointly developed the product, to pay $1.8 million in actual damages and $26 million in punitive damages, Bloomberg reports.

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Judge Kicked Off Bench After Contacting Witnesses in Wife’s Case

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A Virginia judge was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court after he admitted contacting two key witnesses in a pending federal corruption case against his wife, according to The Washington Post.

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Trump Lawyers Say Judge Lacks Jurisdiction for Defamation Lawsuit

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Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” contends that Trump’s denials of her accusations amounted to false and defamatory statements, according to Reuters.

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Is It Time for People to Breach Their NDAs and Speak Truth to Power?

Is It Time for People to Breach Their NDAs and Speak Truth to Power?

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Elie Mystal, writing for Above the Law, discusses some top factors to remember when dealing with a sexual predator who has signed you to a non-disclosure agreement.

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Two Burns Charest Lawyers to Lead Hurricane Harvey Flooding Class-Action Claims

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The plaintiffs in the case are Houston homeowners whose properties were ravaged by floodwater releases from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, which were designed for flood control.

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