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Google Sued by Women Workers Claiming Gender Discrimination

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Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Squire Patton Boggs Fights for Domain Name With Chinese Imitator

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World Trademark Review reports that a Chinese company appears to be practicing law using the same name and logo as that of the established firm Squire Patton Boggs, promoting its practice on a website located at squirepattonboggs.net.

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Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

Announcing LawGeex 4.0 – Contract Review Automation

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LawGeex combines machine learning algorithms and text analytics to quickly review and approve everyday contracts, helping businesses answer the question “Can I sign this?”

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Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Register for the Innoxcell Annual Symposium – USA Series

Event, Oct. 12, San Francisco
The Innoxcell Annual Symposium 2017 USA Series (IAS) scheduled for Oct. 12 in San Francisco focuses on USA – Asia Cross Border Litigation and Investigation matters.

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Texas AG Files Suit Against 3 Businesses for High Prices in Storm’s Aftermath

Texas AG Files Suit Against 3 Businesses for High Prices in Storm’s Aftermath

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Robstown Enterprises, Inc., which operated the Best Western Plus Tropic Inn in Robstown, charged three times its normal room rate during the weekend Hurricane Harvey hit, authorities said.

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Sex Scandal Simmered for Years Before Silicon Valley CEO’s Swift Fall

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After weeks of growing scrutiny of alleged sex-related improprieties involving Social Finance CEO Mike Cagney, the start-up said he would leave as chief executive by the end of the year and that he would step down immediately as chairman, reports The New York Times.

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Which Biglaw Firms Are Doing Right By Their Staff?

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Above the Law follows up on an earlier report on the disparity of benefits offered to staff members of big law firms, compared to those offered to lawyers, this time with a focus on family leave.

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Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

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Los Angeles Times reporter James Rufus Koren examines the question: Did three Equifax executives, including the chief financial officer, engage in insider trading when they sold thousands of shares in the days after the company discovered a massive security breach?

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Despite EPA’s Insistence, Clean Power Plan Remains ‘The Law Of The Land,’ Democratic State Officials Insist

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The battle over the Clean Power Plan has intensified as Democratic state officials are publicly locking horns with the U.S. EPA over the legal advice that he has given to states that oppose the Obama-era carbon-cutting plan, reports Forbes.

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The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

The Questionable Non-Compete: How to Hire Someone but Avoid a Tortious Interference Claim

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What specific steps should you take to set up your best defense to a claim that your company interfered with a new hire’s non-compete agreement with her current employer?

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Landmark Second Circuit Ruling Clarifies the Standards for Mobile Contracts

Landmark Second Circuit Ruling Clarifies the Standards for Mobile Contracts

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A recent ruling clarifies the standards for contract formation in the age of smartphones and mobile contracting, providing important guidance to companies about how to design enforceable mobile contracts, reports Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass.

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Construction Contracts and Arbitration Provisions: Is the Word “May” Mandatory? Maybe!

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the Supreme Court of Virginia held that the parties’ use of the word “may” in the dispute resolution provisions of their construction contract required mandatory participation in arbitration at the election of one of the parties.

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Mother Nature Is Tough – How About Your Contracts?

Mother Nature Is Tough – How About Your Contracts?

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What happens to supply contracts when a natural disaster floods entire cities, shuts down factories, cuts off warehouses, washes trucks off the road, and essentially brings an entire supply chain to a screeching halt?

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Church-State Debate Surfaces in Hurricane Harvey’s Wake

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Three small Texas churches recently sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, alleging the government’s disaster relief policy violates the Constitution by denying faith groups the right to apply for funds.

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Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products

Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products

Event, Sept. 28
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP will present a free webinar, “Widening Your Moat: Using Continuation Applications to Protect Commercially Successful Products,” featuring Fitch Even partners Jonathan H. Urbanek and Mark A. Borsos.

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile Compliant with State Bar of Texas Rules?

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Compliant with State Bar of Texas Rules?

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The two most important rules are: 1. Never publish anything false or misleading, and 2. Make sure your goal is to educate your audience, not to market yourself.

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VMware Audits – What You Need to Know About Licensing Rules Pt. I

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Companies are turning to VMware to manage their virtualized environments. Virtualization can involve complex technical and software licensing issues. Technology law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP answers six common questions concerning licensing VMware.

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Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack

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Bloomberg reports that a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people.

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Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

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The judge overseeing the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez ripped into prosecutors Thursday for trying to focus on what he called “tabloid’’ details, reports The Washington Post.

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Trump Lawyers Urge Supreme Court to Rule for Colorado Cake Maker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

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The brief filed Thursday is likely to bolster the cake maker’s case, and is in line President Trump’s repeated promises to protect “religious liberty,” according to The Los Angeles Times.

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