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Two High-Profile Law Firms File Class Action Blaming Utility Company for Deadly Camp Fire

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The Edelson law firm and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein filed the suit in state court in San Francisco on behalf of seven named plaintiffs.

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Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Settlement to $178.5 Million for Workers

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The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case.

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‘Retaliatory Amendment’ of an LLC Operating Agreement

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Author Kevin Brodehl discusses a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of New York that illustrates how the process of amending an LLC’s operating agreement can sometimes be used to gain the upper hand in a dispute between members.

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China Employment Contract FAQs

China Employment Contract FAQs

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The end of the year brings an onslaught of China Employer Audits, and with those audits comes an onslaught of China employment law questions, writes Grace Yang in the Harris Bricken China Law Blog.

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Contract ‘Busts’: Trying to Decipher Provisions That Literally Make No Sense

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In an ABA Journal column, Bryan Garner explores the curiosity of “busts”—the prevalence of contractual provisions, sometimes perpetuated in deal after deal, that make no literal sense at all.

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Supply Chain News: Getting Outsourcing Contracts Right

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When contracting with outsourcing firms, there is often a lot of dissatisfaction with the outcomes, says Kate Vitasek, a consultant and University of Tennessee faculty member.

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Steven Pflaum Honored by the Illinois Judges Association

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Steven Pflaum, a Neal Gerber Eisenberg partner and co-chair of the firm’s litigation department, was honored by the Illinois Judges Association.

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Winston Announces 21 Newly Elected Partners

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Winston & Strawn announced that 21 attorneys have been elected to partner.

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Former Swissmedic Head of Legal Affairs to Join Sidley in Switzerland

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Andreas Balsiger Betts and Olivier Goarnisson have joined Sidley Austin LLP in Switzerland.

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Austin Holland Joins Bradley’s Nashville Office as Associate

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Austin W. Holland has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville as an associate in the Litigation Practice Group, focusing on financial services.

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Perkins Coie Moves San Diego Office

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Perkins Coie has announced that its San Diego office will relocate on Dec. 10, 2018 to 11452 El Camino Real, Suite 300.

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Lando & Anastasi, LLP Announces Strategic Expansion with New Hires

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Lando & Anastasi, LLP of Cambridge, Mass., announced the expansion of its professional team with the addition of five technology specialists in recent months.

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Tesla Replaces General Counsel With Seasoned Beltway Trial Lawyer

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Tesla announced on Friday that General Counsel Todd Maron is leaving the electric vehicle maker, the second high-ranking attorney to do so this quarter.

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Arbitrator’s Undisclosed Relationships Sink Oil and Gas Awards

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The court found that the arbitrator lied when he “claimed that he did not have professional or social connections with the parties or witnesses.”

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Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit Against Lawyer in Battle Between Personal Injury Titans

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The ABA Journal is reporting that a Michigan judge has dismissed a sexual misconduct suit against a Southfield lawyer in what appears to be an ongoing battle between rivals.

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Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

Download: 5 Future Tech Forces & Board Expectations

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The areas discussed in the NACD article include artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, hyperconnectivity, and symbiotic systems.

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The Rise of Analytics: How Legal Technology Finally Got a Seat in the Boardroom

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Advances in legal technology – in particular artificial intelligence technologies – are giving legal more prominence within the corporation and helping make the department’s strategic value more tangible to the C-suite and the board.

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Webinar: How to Win Using Native Format Capture Social Media Data

Webinar: How to Win Using Native Format Capture Social Media Data

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In this webinar, industry experts will share their experiences with how organizations use social media in the course of their business and discuss the risk, and challenges surrounding compliance and eDiscovery collections.

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Longtime Colleagues Reunite to Create Labor & Employment Section

Longtime Colleagues Reunite to Create Labor & Employment Section

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Christie Newkirk and Mark A. Shank have joined Diamond McCarthy LLP in Dallas and created the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

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Supreme Court Suggests Forcing Lawyers to Pay Bar Association Dues Violates Their Free Speech

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At least 30 states require the dues, in most cases with bar associations regulating the legal profession by licensing lawyers and disciplining those who violate the rules.

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