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Littler Adds Bradford Hammock in Virginia and D.C. Offices

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Bradford T. Hammock has joined Littler as a shareholder in its Tysons Corner, Va. and Washington, D.C., offices.

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Two From Minneapolis IP Firm Moore & Hansen Join Dykema

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Robert C. Freed and Conrad A. Hansen of the intellectual property law firm Moore & Hansen have joined Dykema’s Minneapolis office, both as senior counsel.

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Feds Investigating Lobbying Contract Between Biglaw Firm and Missouri County

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The FBI is investigating a lobbying contract between Jackson County in Misssouri and Biglaw firm Polsinelli, The Kansas City Star reports.

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Founder of Tea Party Nation Has Been Disbarred for Trying to Scam Timeshare Owners

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Tennessee attorney Judson Wheeler Phillips, a senior partner with Nashville-based Castle Law Group, was accused of taking off with the money he earned from the fraudulent transactions, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled.

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Class Action Royalty Litigation in the Shale Plays

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A Haynes and Boone post analyzes nationwide trends in the filing and certification of royalty class action cases, which result in much greater exposure to producers than individual royalty owner cases.

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China Contracts: Not Quite Legal Usually Means 100% Illegal

China Contracts: Not Quite Legal Usually Means 100% Illegal

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A less than fully legal, truly enforceable contract is no contract at all, warns Dan Harris of Harris Bricken, LLP, writing in China Law Blog.

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Where Can I Sue You? Forum Selection vs. Choice of Law

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A post on the website of Meislik & Meislik discusses the differences between two contract provisions that sometimes are confused: forum selection and choice of law.

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Teaming Up? Avoid Unenforceable Agreements to Agree

Teaming Up? Avoid Unenforceable Agreements to Agree

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Teaming agreements are intended to define the relationships, rights and responsibility of all parties involved during both the pursuit of the work.

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Take Care: Headings Can Affect Contract Interpretation

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Contract headings can be a trap for the unwary—courts have used them to interpret the parties’ intent when a provision is ambiguous or misleading, warns Julie Brook for CEBblog.

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Overqualified? Or Too Old? Ex-GC’s Age Discrimination Case Takes Aim at Biased Recruiting Practices

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The Chicago Tribune tells the story of a former general counsel who had been unemployed and job hunting for three years when he came across a position that seemed promising, but the part that excluded any applicants with his years of experience.

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Biglaw Firm Reverses Course on Associate Raises, Now With $190,000 Starting Salary

Biglaw Firm Reverses Course on Associate Raises, Now With $190,000 Starting Salary

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Seventh-year associates at Fish & Richardson can look forward to salaries of $325,000 on the new scale, reports Above the Law.

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North Carolina Bar Accuses Florida Lawyer of Stealing From 2 Death Row Exonerees

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Orlando lawyer Patrick Megaro took excessive fees when he pocketed a third of the awards despite having done virtually no work on their exonerations or compensation cases, the state bar alleges.

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Greensfelder Launches Office in St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community

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Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has opened an office in the Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub and technology district in St. Louis. More than 20 Greensfelder attorneys from diverse practice groups staff the office on a rotational basis.

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5 Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Win Recognition

5 Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Win Recognition

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Five Estes Thorne & Carr partners have been named to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America and the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

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Inside the Private Justice Department Meeting That Could Lead to New Investigations of Tech Giants

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Participants voiced lingering frustrations that these companies are too big, fail to safeguard users’ private data and don’t cooperate with legal demands.

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Uber Can Force Drivers Into Individual Arbitration, Voids Class-Action

Federal Appeals Court Rules Uber Can Force Drivers Into Individual Arbitration, Voids Class-Action

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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a lower-court order that had certified the drivers’ class-action effort.

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Feds: Lawyer Plotted to Bribe Trial Witness in Murder Case

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have charged a criminal defense lawyer with bribing a witness in an effort to alter the outcome of a notorious 2015 Suffolk County gang-related double-murder trial.

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Muse Communications LLC Named One of Dallas’ Best Legal Public Relations Firms

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The readers of Texas Lawyer have selected Muse Communications LLC as one of Dallas’ best legal public relations agencies.

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Quarles & Brady Announces Managing Partner Transition

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Michael Aldana has been appointed Quarles & Brady LLP’s managing partner, effective Oct. 1, 2018.

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Thomas Burns Joins Littler as Chief Financial Officer

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Littler has named Thomas Burns as its chief financial officer (CFO), based in the firm’s Kansas City office.

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