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BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

BSA Software Audit Updates: Membership Changes and Impact on Audits

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The changes to the BSA’s membership may affect the scope of the audit, and a company targeted by the BSA should take the following steps to mitigate its exposure.

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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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Drafting Arbitration Clauses in Construction Contracts

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Patricia H. Thompson discusses the question: Should an arbitration clause be just a boilerplate provision, taken “off the shelf,” or should it be specifically negotiated and crafted for the particular construction project and to accommodate the parties’ requirements?

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Winston & Strawn Adds Three Partners in Dallas

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Winston & Strawn LLP has added three more partners to its litigation team in the firm’s recently opened Dallas office.

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Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

Apple Settles With Major Patent Holder at 1 a.m. the Night Before Trial

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Law360, which first reported the settlement, said that Unwired Planet was seeking $33 million in royalties.

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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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Which State Has the Worst Bar Exam Results?

Which State Has the Worst Bar Exam Results?

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Above the Bar reported recently that Florida’s bar passage rate was an abysmal 57.7 percent for the February exam, but now they can report that another state has taken over the uncoveted distinction of having the worst exam results in the U.S.

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4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

Event, May 10, 8-10 a.m.
Bloomberg Big Law Business is convening leaders of corporate legal departments and law firms to address the diversity and inclusion challenge at a unique invitation-only event – the 4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium.

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Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

Download: Connecting the General Counsel and the Board

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A guide published by the NACD reviews the three main indicators of an effective partnership between the general counsel and the board. The guide is available for free downloading.

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16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute Set in Las Vegas

16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute Set in Las Vegas

Event, Oct. 15-18, 2017
More than 1,700 compliance professionals are expected to attend the 16th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute in Las Vegas Oct. 15-18, 2017.

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Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point?

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The shift to e-commerce has been building gradually for years. But economists, retail workers and real estate investors say it appears that it has sped up in recent months, according to The New York Times.

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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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The Repeat Ethical Offenders of Social Media

The Repeat Ethical Offenders of Social Media

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There are three types of social media violators that all lawyers should know about and avoid emulating: the double agent, the rebel, and the frenemy, writes Christina DiPinto of Muse Communications.

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Health Law: Is Your Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?

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A recent decision of the Arizona Court of Appeals provides guidance for evaluation of the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the health care field, reports Snell & Wilmer in its Health Law Checkup blog.

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Standard Contract Terms in the ‘Widgetal’ Age

Standard Contract Terms in the ‘Widgetal’ Age

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A company that now uses an online portal or provides other electronic access to counterparties should update its trusty standard contract terms, advises Morgan Lewis.

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Analytics for Full Visibility Into Contract Management Processes

Analytics for Full Visibility Into Contract Management Processes

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Conga has posted a complimentary webinar discussing the need of an organization to gain a clear understanding of contract data to attain maximum efficiency.

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How Do Additional Insured Obligations Work with Subcontract Flow-Down Clauses?

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In his Commonsense Construction Law blog, Stan Martin asks the question “How do additional insured obligations work with subcontract flow-down clauses.” And he answers it with one word: “They don’t.”

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Webcast: Looking to Oil ETFs Ahead of May 25 OPEC Meeting

Webcast: Looking to Oil ETFs Ahead of May 25 OPEC Meeting

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The ETF Trends webinar discusses various factors that could affect the crude oil prices, including OPEC and policy changes, and looked to investment opportunities to potentially capitalize on the energy market.

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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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