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Lurid Lawsuit’s Quiet End Leaves Silicon Valley Start-Up Barely Dented

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In contrast to the venture capitalists who were knocked off their perches this summer by harassment complaints, Upload was scarcely dented by the publicity surrounding the suit, The New York Times reports.

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ADA Website Wars Coming to a Retailer Near You

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A federal judge in Florida found that a grocery chain’s website was inaccessible to visually impaired individuals and thus violated the ADA because features such as the website’s online coupons and pharmacy could not be accessed using a screen reader.

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2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

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Global finance firm Burford Capital announced the results of its 2017 Litigation Finance Survey of lawyers and financial professionals at law firms and companies in the US, UK and Australia. The independent research builds on prior surveys commissioned by Burford to study third-party funding of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Federal Judge Sues Judiciary for Ordering Him to Get Mental Health Evaluation

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A BuzzFeed News report covers the story of a federal judge in Ohio who is suing the federal judiciary, claiming that other judges violated his constitutional rights in ordering him to undergo a mental health screening.

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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

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Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work, reports Bloomberg Law.

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The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

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What specific steps should you take to set up your best defense to a claim that your company interfered with a new hire’s non-compete agreement with her current employer?

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Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

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Bloomberg reports that a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people.

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Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

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The judge overseeing the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez ripped into prosecutors Thursday for trying to focus on what he called “tabloid’’ details, reports The Washington Post.

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Trump Lawyers Urge Supreme Court to Rule for Colorado Cake Maker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

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The brief filed Thursday is likely to bolster the cake maker’s case, and is in line President Trump’s repeated promises to protect “religious liberty,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

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Is Your Social Media and Digital Data Secure Enough?

Is Your Social Media and Digital Data Secure Enough?

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This strategic insights paper from Zapproved outlines ways to sustainably manage the social media and digital app security challenges of e-discovery.

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Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

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Reuters reports that a sex bias suit filed by an anonymous partner hinges on whether a law meant to protect employees applies to her – an equity partner.

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

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Bloomberg Law describes how special counsel Robert Mueller is following a time-tried strategy for looking into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia

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Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

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The $417 million award by California jury to a California resident suggested so-called forum-shopping may not be the main problem facing J&J, reports Reuters.

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Big Pharma’s Tobacco Moment as Star Lawyers Push Opioid Suits

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Six states have sued opiod markers, alleging they have created a public health crisis.

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GM Accuses Bankruptcy Trust of Secret $1 Billion Stock Plot

GM Accuses Bankruptcy Trust of Secret $1 Billion Stock Plot

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As Bloomberg’s Erik Larson explains, the accord will pit GM against the “Old GM” General Unsecured Creditors Trust for the first time since the 2009 bankruptcy sale created the split to save the company.

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11th Circuit Holds Arbitrators Have Venue-Setting Authority in International Arbitrations

11th Circuit Holds Arbitrators Have Venue-Setting Authority in  International Arbitrations

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Alston & Bird asks and answers the question: In an international arbitration, when an arbitration provision is ambiguous about the seat of the arbitration, who resolves the question?

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Confusion Between ‘FMLA’ and ‘Maternity Leave’ Sends Employer to Trial

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HR Dive reports on a federal case in which an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act suit will go to trial over how she was fired after confusion about how much leave she had available.

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Download: In-Depth Analysis and Tips for Improving E-Discovery Strategy

Download: In-Depth Analysis and Tips for Improving E-Discovery Strategy

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Zapproved has published an exclusive report that reveals insights about current and year-over-year changes in legal hold and data preservation processes.

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Firm Wants Former Employee’s Millions From Recent Settlement; ‘Absurd,’ He Replies

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Forbes tells the story of a plaintiffs lawyer whose former firm wants nearly all of his $2.45 million in fees from a settlement he worked on for 13 years, even though he resigned from the firm in 2004.

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Download: The Definitive Guide to E-Discovery

Download: The Definitive Guide to E-Discovery

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Exterro has published “The Definitive Guide to E-Discovery” and made the 90-page document available for free downloading.

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