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Walmart Sues Its Former Head of Tax for Jumping to Amazon

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Walmart is trying to block Lisa Wadlin, Walmart’s senior VP and top tax executive, from taking the Amazon position until May 2020 and bar her from handing over “sensitive business information obtained at Walmart,” reports Bloomberg.

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Trump Brand Loses Trademark Licensing Dispute – Rules of Contract Law Prevail

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When a dispute involves the Trump brand for residential buildings, the adjudication of rights and obligations under a trademark license agreement can become national news, according to a Dorsey blog post.

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Perkins Coie Announces Consumer Protection Review Blog

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Perkins Coie has launched Consumer Protection Review, a blog designed to help businesses that market and sell to consumers navigate federal and state legal issues.

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Federal Judge Scolds Slow-Moving BigLaw Lawyers

Federal Judge Scolds Slow-Moving BigLaw Lawyers

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A federal judge in New Jersey has criticized Samsung Electronics America and its lawyers at Squire Patton Boggs for alleged “poor judgment and a misunderstanding” of their obligations in litigation involving two would-be class actions, reports the ABA Journal.

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Provisions for Vendor Contracts: Subjects to Cover

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Drafting your own checklist and standard provisions that satisfy your company’s privacy and security requirements in advance can save time and money in the future, writes Katila Howard for Foster Swift Collins & Smith.

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Pay IF Paid: It Means What it Says

Pay IF Paid: It Means What it Says

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If you are a subcontractor, lookout for language establishing payment from the owner as a condition precedent for payment, warns Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

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With Its 2018 Tax Cut, Wells Fargo Could Pay Its $1 Billion Fine 3 Times and Still Have Cash to Spare

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The Washington Post reports that the tax cut is expected to boost Wells Fargo’s profits by $3.7 billion, according to a Goldman Sachs report.

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Is Your Agreement Non-Exclusive in Name Only?

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The facts of an exclusive arrangement are generally analyzed under the rule of reason, entailing a comparative analysis of the arrangement’s benefits and its possible competitive affects, according to Epstein Becker & Green.

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The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act: Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements

The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act: Understanding Federal Domestic Preference Requirements

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PilieroMazza has posted an on-demand webinar discussing compliance with new laws requiring or providing a preference for the purchase of goods, products, or materials produced in the United States.

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Insiders Think That Facebook Will Never Be the Same After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Insiders Think That Facebook Will Never Be the Same After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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Just a couple of days into the Cambridge crisis, Facebook’s stock has dropped by more than 20 points, which has led its market capitalization to fall by tens of billions of dollars, reports Vanity Fair.

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A Primer on Deal Structure and Its Implications on the Sale of a Business

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Jeremy S. Piccini discusses a few examples of the ideal target purchasers for a sale, including strategic competitors, private equity buyers, and employee stock ownership plans.

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How to Guarantee Bad Performance From Your Vendors

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A well-crafted master services agreement for outsourced services can create a powerful alliance between you as the customer and the service provider or vendor, writes Matt Hafter for Thompson Coburn LLP. Then there’s the other kind of agreement.

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Arent Fox Advises Seattle Seahawks in Naming Rights Renewal of CenturyLink Field

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Arent Fox LLP recently served as outside counsel to the Seattle Seahawks and its affiliate company, First & Goal Inc., in a renewal of the stadium naming rights transaction with CenturyLink, Inc.

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Commercial Contract Risk in 2017

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With international and domestic supply chain contracts, there is little or no room for error. according to an article posted by a team of lawyers at Foley & Lardner LLP.

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