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Attorney Natalie Friend Wilson Receives Certified Information Privacy Professional Designation

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Langley & Banack, Inc. announced that shareholder Natalie Friend Wilson has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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Bradley Partner Hope Thai Cannon Appointed U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partner Hope Thai Cannon has been appointed a full-time magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, effective March 4, 2019.

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Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

Houston Federal Judge Bars Female Prosecutor From Trial, Sparking Standoff With U.S. Attorney’s Office

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The federal judge has twice ejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina Ansari before trials, claiming she lacked ability and integrity, records show.

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Amid Growing Scandal, MoFo Launches Investigation Into Partner Justin Fairfax

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The Morrison & Foerster partner is taking a leave of absence, according to an internal memo obtained by CNN.

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Lawyer Lied About Cancer to Get Case Delays and Justify LSAT Score, Ethics Complaint Alleges

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The complaint alleges that Vincenzo Field made his fake cancer claims to courts as well as the law school.

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Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

Download: How the GC Helps Build a Better Board

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The NACD publication explains how a more participatory approach with the general counsel not only strengthens company leadership, but also reduces overall enterprise risk.

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Hunton Andrews Kurth Acted ‘Poorly’ But Not Disqualified Over Privileged Documents

Hunton Andrews Kurth Acted ‘Poorly’ But Not Disqualified Over Privileged Documents

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Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys won’t be disqualified from an insurance law case where they received 10 inadvertently produced, privileged documents, a Florida district court ruled recently, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

Bezos Allegations Could Upend American Media’s Deal With Feds

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The tabloid publisher was supposed to refrain from all illegal activity for a three-year period.

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Former Football Players Ran Out of Time to Sue NFL, 9th Circuit Says

Former Football Players Ran Out of Time to Sue NFL, 9th Circuit Says

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The players failed to explain adequately why they lacked the essential knowledge to file their lawsuit within the four-year statute of limitations.

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Appeals Court Allows Quick-Take of Land for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Landowners objected to a lower-court ruling granting immediate possession of the disputed land before deciding how much each property owner should be compensated.

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Limiting Exposure With a Limitation of Liability Clause

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Where sophisticated parties have bargained for a limitation of liability clause in an arms-length transaction, courts are likely going to enforce that clause to limit the damages that may be recovered.

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Outsourcing Contracts in the USA

Outsourcing Contracts in the USA

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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has compiled a structured guide to outsourcing contracts in the United States.

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Overbroad Geographic Restriction Dooms Covenant Not to Compete

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The reach of the geographic restriction in the convenant should extend only as far as the employee’s geographic activities extend.

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Fired Hershey IP Attorney Sues Alleging Race, Age, Sex Bias

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The 52-year-old former senior counsel for global intellectual property at Hershey Co., has sued his ex-employer, claiming he was replaced with a younger, black, female lawyer in a case of race, age and sex bias.

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Ex-Attorney on the Run After Failure to Report to Jail; His Mother Was Found Dead

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Richard Merritt had pleaded guilty in January to more than 30 counts of felony, including theft, forgery and elder-exploitation charges related to crimes committed against 17 former clients.

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MSU Will Pay Fired GC Almost $1 Million Not to Work for Them

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The Detroit Free Press reports that Young, the university’s top lawyer, had a three-year contract that paid $425,000 a year in salary.

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Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

Finding (Mostly) Free Tools for a DIY Legal Marketing Program

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If you’re looking to juice up your online presence, these tools can help save time and create a clean, professional look in all your marketing efforts.

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Eight Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery Attorneys Recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers

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Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery announced that eight of its attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019 in the area of family law.

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Webcast: 6 Important Considerations When Using Office 365 for E-Discovery

Webcast: 6 Important Considerations When Using Office 365 for E-Discovery

Webinar, Feb. 20, 2019
Exterro will present a complimentary webinar examining how legal professionals are using O365 in tandem with their own e-discovery software to create a streamlined, comprehensive e-discovery program.

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Safety Questions Arise After Multiple Vape Pen Explosions

Safety Questions Arise After Multiple Vape Pen Explosions

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According to a study published by Tobacco Control, more than 2,000 vape pen explosions and burn injuries occurred in the U.S. between 2015-17.

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