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Trump Appointing Judges at Rapid Pace

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A data analysis by the Los Angeles Times has found that President Trump is ranked sixth of 19 presidents for appointing the highest number of federal judges in their first year.

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Appellate Court Tosses $2.9M Judgment in Breach of Contract Case

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The Texas 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio found that the former lawyer retained by the two energy companies filed an agreement in a breach of contract lawsuit without signing it, and failed to keep the companies apprised of court events.

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Biglaw Firm Hit With $300 Million Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Ogletree, Deakins nonequity shareholder Dawn Knepper has hit her employer with a $300 million purported class-action suit alleging gender discrimination and unequal pay, reports Above theLaw.

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Workplace Lawyers Race Against the Trump Clock

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Labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

Judge Fines Environmental Attorneys $52,000 for ‘Frivolous’ Injection Well Suit

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A federal judge has ordered a pair of attorneys for an environmental group to pay $52,000 in legal fees to an energy company because, the judge said, they filed a “frivolous” legal challenge to a fracking waste injection well in Pennsylvania, according to a report by StateImpact.

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Defend, Indemnify, Hold Harmless – What This Contract Language Means for A/E Professionals

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J. Brandon Sieg of Vandeventer Black LLP addresses the question of what is meant when a contract requires an architect or engineer to “defend, indemnify, and hold harmless” the project owner for specific (or not so specific) types of claims that might arise in the future.

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Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

Download: ‘Comprehensive E-Discovery Workflow Guide’

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The Exterro resource compiles four checklists documenting best practices for each stage of the e-discovery process.

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Billionaire Files Legal Malpractice Suit Over $214M Judgment

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The plaintiff claims that he would not have been liable had Kaye Scholer and partner Peter Haveles objected to faulty jury instructions that Rennert has said led to an “irrational” February 2015 verdict, reports Reuters.

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2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

2018’s Top 10 Legal Challenges in Privacy and Data Security

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In an article for Bloomberg Big Law Business, Wiley Rein LLP’s Kirk Nahra details the top-10 U.S. and international developments in 2018 that companies must be aware of to ensure an effective information security program.

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Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

Here are the Major Questions Before the Supreme Court This Year

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Los Angeles Times reporter David G. Savage takes a look at the most-interesting legal issues that the U.S. Supreme Court will be facing during the first half of the new year.

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Trump’s Effort to Stop Publication of Scathing Book is a Break in Precedent

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Inn aDouglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University, likened Trump’s actions this week to those of Richard M. Nixon, reports Slate.

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Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

Southwest Airlines Reaches $15 Million Settlement in Price Collusion Lawsuit

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Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity, reports Fortune.

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Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

Spotify Hit With $1.6B Copyright Suit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young Songs

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A music publishing company has filed a lawsuit in California federal court that alleges that Spotify is using tens of thousands of popular songs without a license and compensation, reports Billboard.

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GM Wins Ruling That Could Narrow Ignition Switch Litigation

GM Wins Ruling That Could Narrow Ignition Switch Litigation

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The judge in the multi-district litigation ruled that the expert testimony offered by plaintiffs was unreliable, and their opinions “do not pass muster.”

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Apple’s iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court

Apple’s iPhone Slowdowns Have Customers Hurrying to Court

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Bloomberg Law reports that IPhone users have begun racing to courthouses, infuriated by an Apple Inc. software update that slowed down the operation of their smartphones.

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Download: FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide

Download: FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide

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Exterro has published “FRCP & E-Discovery: The Layman’s Guide” to sort out the technical aspects of the FRCP as they relate to e-discovery, supported with relevant case law and expert opinions.

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Republicans Attack ABA Over ‘Not Qualified’ Judicial Nominee Ratings

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As the ABA has emerged as a major stumbling block in President Donald Trump’s effort to transform the courts, the GOP is accusing the nonpartisan group of holding a liberal slant and is seeking to sideline it, Politico reports.

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2017 Data Discovery: Celebrity Lessons on Litigation, Legal Ethics, and e-Discovery

Webinar, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. EST
Reed Smith LLP will present a webinar offering a look back on celebrity data discovery law in 2017 and how it affects you and your organization.

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Is Non-Compete in Purchase/Sale of Family-Owned Business Enforceable?

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Michael P. Connolly discusses the case of E.T. Products, LLC v. D.E. Miller Holdings, Inc., in which the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently addressed the enforceability of non-compete agreements that had been negotiated in connection with a sale of a business.

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Will Biglaw Firms Get Caught in the Weinstein RICO Lawsuit?

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Reporting on the filing of a RICO suit against the “Weinstein Sexual Enterprise” has brought up names of some Biglaw firms, but they’re not named in the complaint.

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