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Association of Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas Set to Debut

Association of Women Lawyers of the Eastern District of Texas Set to Debut

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WLED, an affiliate of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, will provide mentoring and networking opportunities for women lawyers practicing in the Eastern District.

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Clear Arbitration Provision Deemed Enforceable

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In his Petes’ Take blog for Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Peter J. Gallagher describes a New Jersey case in which a court ruled that a clear arbitration provision, negotiated by a sophisticated party while represented by counsel, is enforceable.

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Law Firm Expels Female Partner Who Filed Discrimination Suit

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Partners at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, in an unusual public gesture, voted on Thursday to expel from its ranks a female partner who filed a gender discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit against the firm last year, according to a New York Times report.

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Big Law Widow Awarded $3M in GlaxoSmithKline Case

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Wendy Dolin’s husband, Stewart, stepped in front of a CTA Blue Line train in the Loop on July 15, 2010. He had been taking paroxetine, a drug for depression and anxiety, reports The Chicago Tribune.

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Alex Jones Custody Battle Puts His Personality, Credibility On Trial

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“It’s going to be a fascinating tightrope for him to walk because the jury will have to decide who is the real Alex Jones,” says Austin-based Weisbart Springer Hayes attorney Geoff Weisbart.

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Paul Weiss Investigates New Claims Against O’Reilly

Paul Weiss Investigates New Claims Against O’Reilly

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Fox News has hired a BigLaw firm to handle the investigation of allegations of misconduct against host Bill O’Reilly.

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Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

Trial Lawyer Mark Lanier: Teen’s Bullying, Rape Case Appealed to ‘Core Sense of Right and Wrong’

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When trial lawyer Mark Lanier heard more about an Idaho case involving a developmentally disabled teen who was bullied and raped at a rural Idaho high school, the decision to join the legal team was an easy one.

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$87 Million Each for Lead Firms in 2010 Oil Spill Litigation

$87 Million Each for Lead Firms in 2010 Oil Spill Litigation

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Two Louisiana law firms – Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards of Lafayette and Herman, Herman & Katz in New Orleans – wiill get the biggest payouts.

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Dewey’s Former GC on the Crisis at United Airlines

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Bloomberg Law asked a former GC with experience in crises to explain the likely legal ramifications of United Airlines’ botched handling of an overbooked flight and what the company may do to mitigate the fallout.

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United Airlines Faces Rough Landing in Court If Passenger Sues

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United CEO Oscar Munoz may have shot the company in the foot when he told the airline’s employees on Monday that they “followed established procedures,” according to The Boston Herald.

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Bell Helicopter Ordered to Pay Significant Punitive Damages in Asbestos Death

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A Dallas County jury found there was clear and convincing evidence that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Dickson’s employer for 38 years, was “grossly negligent” in exposing the longtime mechanical engineer to asbestos.

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Class Actions: Lawyers Get Thousands, Plaintiffs Get Pennies and Pastries

Class Actions: Lawyers Get Thousands, Plaintiffs Get Pennies and Pastries

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Members in two class actions involving social media apps and doughnuts won’t be doing as well as the lawyers who represented them.

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Disbarred Lawyer in Hot Water Over Unpaid $600,000 Restitution

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A disbarred Connecticut lawyer who owes more than $600,000 for stealing money from a client was given a dressing down by a frustrated Stamford judge who was angered that the man had paid less than $400 in restitution in five years, reports the Stamford Advocate.

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Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Event, May 2-3, 2017, San Francisco
Keller and Heckman will produce a new seminar, “The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management,” May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

Thousands of Trump University Students Sign Up for Hefty Refunds

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Plaintiffs claimed the university made false promises of riches and instant success. Trump fought the allegations for years but finally agreed to the deal, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Glock Defeats Ex-Wife’s $500 Million ‘Shotgun’ Racketeering Suit

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Helga Glock had filed a racketeering lawsuit accusing her former husband of siphoning off millions of dollars from the family firearm empire, reports Bloomberg Businessweek.

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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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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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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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