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Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

Download: 2018 Corporate Ediscovery Benchmarking Report

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A new Zapproved benchmark report uncovers key insights about the ediscovery community, including common challenges, aspirations, and approaches to managing each stage of the EDRM.

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Video: How to Handle a PR Crisis

Video: How to Handle a PR Crisis

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When there is a crisis, you want to be ready to jump into action as fast as possible, not starting from scratch, advises Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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In Rare Bipartisan Move, 31 States Ask SCOTUS to Undo Ban on Consumer Antitrust Claims

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Reuters points to an effort illustrating a rare show of bipartisanship as state politicians rally around the cause of overturning U.S. Supreme Court precedent that protects monopolists from consumer suits.

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Texas Lawyer Who Claimed Political Donations Influenced Appeal Faces Possible Discipline

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Plaintiffs’ lawyer John McCraw of Dallas is facing possible disciplinary action because he filed a motion asking two appellate court justices to remove themselves from a case, according to Dallas Observer.

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HSBC to Pay $765 Million in Settlement Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Bonds

HSBC to Pay $765 Million in Settlement Over Pre-Crisis Mortgage Bonds

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Housing Wire is reporting that HSBC will pay $765 million to the federal government as part of a settlement that covers the bank’s mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the housing crisis.

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What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

What Tesla Really Needs, SEC Says, Is an ‘Experienced’ Lawyer

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Of the all fixes the SEC wants Tesla Inc. to make in the wake of Elon Musk’s now-infamous tweet, one stands out for its novelty: “An experienced securities lawyer.” reports Bloomberg Law.

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Feds Settle Huge Whistleblower Suit Over Medicare Advantage Fraud

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MedCity News reports that one of the nation’s largest dialysis providers will pay $270 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegation that it helped Medicare Advantage insurance plans cheat the government for several years.

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Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

Download: A Field Guide to Bad Directors

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The National Association of Corporate Directors has published  “A Field Guide to Bad Directors,” which can be downloaded from the NACD website.

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Contract Roulette: The Top Five Agreements That Get Businesspeople into Trouble

Contract Roulette: The Top Five Agreements That Get Businesspeople into Trouble

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You can do a lot of damage with a signature, warns Jack Garson of Garson Law LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. You can go broke.

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Contracting Around Class Actions, a Win for Employers

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A recent Ninth Circuit ruling that Uber’s arbitration agreements did not violate the National Labor Relations Act provides a major victory to Uber by requiring each plaintiff to separately arbitrate his or her claims.

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Bankruptcy Court Finds Arbitration Clause in Consumer Loan Contract to be Sufficient Cause to Grant Relief from Automatic Stay

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Because the court concluded that the invalidity claims were not core issues, the court granted the borrowers’ motion for relief from the stay.

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Get Started Now for Legal Marketing Success in 2019

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Bruce Vincent of Muse Communications offers some law firm marketing recommendations, focusing on a few deadlines and easy-to-employ tactics prior to the New Year that can be used to market individual attorneys and firms.

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Copyright or Copycat? Rock Classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Sent Back to Trial Court

Copyright or Copycat? Rock Classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Sent Back to Trial Court

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A dispute over the songwriting credit for the iconic “Stairway to Heaven” took a surprising twist when a California appellate court reversed a 2016 copyright victory for Led Zeppelin and ordered a new trial.

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Morrison & Foerster Will Eat $16M in Fees, Costs Pursuing Vets’ Claims

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Bloomberg Law reports that Morrison & Foerster LLP accepted a fee award from the U.S. Army that’s $16 million less than the fee the firm could have sought.

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Law Firm Admits ‘Unjust Enrichment,’ Agrees to $23 Million Settlement

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Stan Chesley, who was disbarred in Kentucky over his actions, was the sole owner of the firm, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley.

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Vizio Reaches Potential Settlement for Its Spying TVs – And Victims Could Receive Less Than a Dollar

Vizio Reaches Potential Settlement for Its Spying TVs – And Victims Could Receive Less Than a Dollar

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Vizio has announced a potential $17 million settlement in a recent class action lawsuit, which could result in a pay-out that is as little as a few cents for each of the millions of affected customers, reports the New York Daily News.

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Peter Spier Joins Quarles & Brady’s Business Law Group in Chicago

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Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Peter C. Spier has joined the firm’s Business Law Group as a partner in its Chicago office.

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Webinar: Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Explained

Webinar: Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Explained

Event, Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. CT
The Linux Foundation has developed the OpenChain project, a standard that can help software suppliers manage their production process better, to ship secure and compliant software to customers.

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BigLaw Partner Deletes Twitter Account After Insult Toward Trump Press Secretary

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The ABA Journal reports that the tweet was “a sarcastic response to the White House press secretary after she praised Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

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Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

Elon Musk’s SEC Settlement Could Have Gone So Much Worse

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The SEC’s initial suit sought to bar the CEO from becoming an officer or director for any public company, perhaps for life, according to Wired.

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