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Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Dallas Trial Lawyer David Elrod Joins Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

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Also joining Shackelford are partner Worthy Walker, of counsel Barbara Wohlrabe and associate Hayley Ellison. The attorneys all have substantial experience in complex commercial and energy disputes in Texas and around the country.

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ADA Website Wars Coming to a Retailer Near You

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A federal judge in Florida found that a grocery chain’s website was inaccessible to visually impaired individuals and thus violated the ADA because features such as the website’s online coupons and pharmacy could not be accessed using a screen reader.

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2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

2017 Litigation Finance Survey Shows Continued Growth

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Global finance firm Burford Capital announced the results of its 2017 Litigation Finance Survey of lawyers and financial professionals at law firms and companies in the US, UK and Australia. The independent research builds on prior surveys commissioned by Burford to study third-party funding of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Survey Ranks Dallas Law Firm Bailey Brauer Among Most Feared by Opponents

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The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Bailey Brauer PLLC has again earned a spot among an elite group of firms that corporate lawyers most fear facing in court.

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Federal Judge Sues Judiciary for Ordering Him to Get Mental Health Evaluation

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A BuzzFeed News report covers the story of a federal judge in Ohio who is suing the federal judiciary, claiming that other judges violated his constitutional rights in ordering him to undergo a mental health screening.

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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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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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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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Former Assistant to the US Solicitor General Ilana Eisenstein joins DLA Piper Litigation Practice in Philadelphia

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Ilana Eisenstein has joined DLA Piper’s Litigation practice as a partner in Philadelphia. She served three years as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the US Department of Justice.

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Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

Law Firm Sex-Bias Cases Will Turn on Key Question: Can Partners Be Employees?

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Reuters reports that a sex bias suit filed by an anonymous partner hinges on whether a law meant to protect employees applies to her – an equity partner.

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Liability in the Oil and Gas Fields: The Gap Between Your Company and Its Employees

Liability in the Oil and Gas Fields: The Gap Between Your Company and Its Employees

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Marcy Rothman of Kane Russell Coleman Logan explains that a new opinion from the Eastland Court of Appeals is highly relevant for petroleum owners, operators and drillers.

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Supreme Court Has Another Chance To Help Take Down Patent Trolls

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When the U.S. Supreme Court hears  Oil States Energy Service v. Greene’s Energy Group, the justices will have the opportunity to banish patent trolls back under the bridge where they belong, according to Above the Law.

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Valeant’s Latest Legal Threat Could Be Especially Costly

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If other investors were to follow Lord Abbett’s lead, Valeant’s legal exposure could balloon,” according to Bloomberg.

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

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Bloomberg Law describes how special counsel Robert Mueller is following a time-tried strategy for looking into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia

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Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

Massive California Verdict Expands J&J’s Talc Battlefield

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The $417 million award by California jury to a California resident suggested so-called forum-shopping may not be the main problem facing J&J, reports Reuters.

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Waymo Jury May Be Warned Uber Lawyers Didn’t ‘Come Clean’

Waymo Jury May Be Warned Uber Lawyers Didn’t ‘Come Clean’

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Uber Technologies Inc. may pay a price for withholding key evidence from Waymo when their trade secrets dispute goes to trial, reports Bloomberg Technology.

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If You Trademark It, Then You Better Put a Ring on It

If You Trademark It, Then You Better Put a Ring on It

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Dallas lawyer Chris Schwegmann, a partner at Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst who tries intellectual property cases, offers some insight on the Tiffany v. Costco dispute.

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Lost Profits: Direct or Indirect Damages?

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Any Dugan of King & Fisher Law Group writes about a case that addresses the issue of whether lost profits are recoverable and the need for clear-language drafting to avoid problems.

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Why Tiffany & Co.’s $19.4M Court Win Against Costco Is Correct – And Important

Why Tiffany & Co.’s $19.4M Court Win Against Costco Is Correct – And Important

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A Forbes contributor says the lawsuit is an example of how selling specialized products without a deep understanding of them can be disastrous (and potentially quite expensive) for the retailer.

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Big Pharma’s Tobacco Moment as Star Lawyers Push Opioid Suits

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Six states have sued opiod markers, alleging they have created a public health crisis.

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