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Dallas Quadriplegic Crash Victim Wins $37.6 Million in Seat Belt Suit

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The plaintiff claimed Honda’s design for the seat belt in the third row of the minivan’s middle seat is defective.

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WWE Hall of Famer Sues ‘Call of Duty’ Publishers, Alleges Copyright Infringement

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Booker T. Huffman has filed a copyright infringement suit against the publishers of the video game franchise “Call of Duty,” claiming its character “Prophet” is too similar to the “G.I. Bro” comic book action hero character he created.

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Opioid Epidemic Lawsuits Take Strategy from Epic Big Tobacco Litigation

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Trial lawyers are demanding that manufacturers and companies along the prescription drug supply chain pay sweeping economic penalties for damages caused by opioid drugs.

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Courtroom Reference Book ‘On the Jury Trial’ Tops UNT Press’ Best-Sellers List

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Upon its release, “On the Jury Trial: Principles and Practice for Effective Advocacy,” vaulted to the top of University of North Texas Press’ best-sellers list.

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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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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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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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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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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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Google Fails to Get IP Suit Transferred Out of Plaintiff-Friendly East Texas

Google Fails to Get IP Suit Transferred Out of Plaintiff-Friendly East Texas

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Google said the case should be transferred because the presence of its servers in the district doesn’t amount to a regular and established place of business under the patent venue statute.

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BigLaw Partner Files $20M Suit Claiming Rape By Bartender

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The ABA Journal reports that a partner at a large international law firm in Houston has filed a $20 million suit claiming a bartender at Brennan’s of Houston spiked her drink with a drug and later raped her at her home.

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IADC’s First 2019 DCJ Covers Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Trust Reform and Employment

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The IADC’s first quarter 2019 DCJ is available for free and without a subscription via the IADC’s website.

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Texas Court Addresses Bad Acts in an Oil-Patch Lease Play

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Was a partnership formed by a letter agreement, a participation agreement and the actions of the parties?

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Trade Secrets Take Center Stage, and Contracts Play a Lead Role

Trade Secrets Take Center Stage, and Contracts Play a Lead Role

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Breach-of-contract claims frequently have appeared alongside trade secret claims in lawsuits over the years and often materially impacted the results, according to Skadden Arps.

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Judge in Yahoo Data Breach Case Criticizes ‘Unreasonably High’ Attorney Fees

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Class counsel failed to explain why it took 32 law firms to do the work in the case, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said.

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Bionpharma Fails to Get Rival’s GC Disqualified in Supply Spat

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Bloomberg Law reports that Generic drug distributor P&L Development LLC’s general counsel and an outside firm may continue to represent P&L in its breach-of-contract and fraud suit against Bionpharma Inc., a federal court in North Carolina ruled.

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Seventh Circuit: Class Arbitration is for Courts to Decide, Not Arbitrators

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A post on the Carlton Fields website updates the latest ruling in a class action alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and breach of contract.

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Record Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Reached for Susman Godfrey Partner’s Traumatic Brain Injury

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Brooke Taylor was 38 at the time of the crash and in the early part of what was an already decorated career with the law firm Susman Godfrey as an intellectual property litigation attorney.

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Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

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The Houston lawyer, Larry D. Williams II, seeks punitive damages against Apple and unknown parties for claims of product liability, negligence, warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation.

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Biglaw Firm Hit With $500 Million Malpractice Suit

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Plaintiffs claim that Reed Smith failed to bring a case against the rating agencies — Standard & Poors, Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings — in a timely manner, resulting in claims being dismissed.

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