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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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Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

Federal Prosecutors Poised to Get More Than 1 Million Files Seized From Michael Cohen’s Phones

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A special master said investigators have already been given access to nearly 300,000 pieces of potential evidence seized from Cohen’s office and residences in an April raid, reports The New York Times.

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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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Gauri Prakash-Canjels, Ph.D. Has Joined Litigation Economics

Gauri Prakash-Canjels, Ph.D. Has Joined Litigation Economics

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Gauri Prakash-Canjels, Ph.D. has joined Litigation Economics, LLC as a principal in its Washington, DC office.

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Is a Biglaw Firm About to Be Investigated By Robert Mueller?

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Leading the speculation is Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has said that the apparent reason the firm cultivated a relationship with Cohen was to supplement its lobbying business, reports Above the Law.

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Lex Machina Integrates Remedies Analytics into Legal Analytics Platform

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Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company and creator of the award-winning Legal Analytics platform, announced the addition of new remedies analytics content for the platform.

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Chipotle Cuts Losses, Settles Case With Ex-Worker Rather Than Face Big Damages

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. on Monday reached a confidential settlement with a former employee, rather than face punitive damages for wrongfully firing her in January 2015 from the the restaurant she once managed, reports The Fresno Bee.

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Fears Nachawati Secures $166M Verdict in Fort Worth Murder-for-Hire Case

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Attorneys for Dallas-based Fears Nachawati Law Firm have secured a $166 million verdict against the daughter and son-in-law of a North Texas woman who was killed in 2014 for the proceeds of life insurance policies totaling $5 million.

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Deans & Lyons Secures Settlement for Musician Injured By Car

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Following intensive therapy, the victim of the parking lot accident remains unable to walk without the assistance of a cane, according to the firm, according to her lawyers.

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Collective Bargaining Agreements Must be Interpreted According to ‘Ordinary Principles of Contract Law’

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Lower courts found in favor of retirees in the dispute over union retiree health benefits, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed.

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Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence

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Giuliani’s comments to media outlets underscore a growing tension for the White House: The FBI investigation of Cohen presents a legal problem for the president that his own lawyer might have exacerbated, according to The Washington Post.

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Sluggish Supreme Court Poised to Deliver Big Decisions

Sluggish Supreme Court Poised to Deliver Big Decisions

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The Supreme Court typically leaves its contentious and high-profile cases for closer to the end of the term.

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New York Company Must Pay $5.1 Million for Demanding Religious Practices From Employees

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The EEOC alleged that United Health Programs of America employees were being forced to follow an internal “Harnessing Happiness” system that required them to engage in activities such as prayers, religious workshops and “spiritual cleansing rituals.”

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Husch Blackwell Beats Suit Alleging It Tried to Silence Critic of Wealthy Client

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A Missouri ruling is likely to end a contentious nine-year dispute between a local activist who claims that Husch Blackwell LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm — used the legal system to squelch his speech rights, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Is the DNC’s Lawsuit against Russia DOA?

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Dallas attorney David Coale of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst says the lawsuit has a lot of interesting points, but doesn’t think it will survive long-term judicial scrutiny.

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What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

What to Do When You’re in the Sexual Harassment Hot Seat

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The #MeToo movement has many employers uncertain about the best ways to protect themselves from sexual harassment complaints and the right way to respond after a complaint has been made.

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Could Be Forced to Pay Billions Over Alleged Violations of Illinois Biometrics Law

Could Be Forced to Pay Billions Over Alleged Violations of Illinois Biometrics Law

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Facebook has argued that if its collection of biometric information did not harm individuals, they do not have grounds to sue under Illinois’ biometrics law, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Judge Says No to Law Firm on NFL Concussion Settlement

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The Associated Press reports that a federal judge has denied a law firm’s request to be added as an administrator of the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement.

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Trump Alleged Scandals Turn a Harsh Spotlight on This Beverly Hills Lawyer

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Keith M. Davidson’s niche is extracting money from celebrities for clients threatening to release sex tapes or share embarrassing stories with the media, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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