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CVS’s Omnicare to Pay $23 Million to Resolve U.S. Kickback Case

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Reuters is reporting CVS Health Corp’s Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $23 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it took kickbacks from a drugmaker to promote two antidepressants, according to settlement papers.

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LexisNexis Launches Practice Guide with Litigator-Author James Wagstaffe

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LexisNexis announced the launch of an industry first for legal research– a new practice guide (in video format) for US-based pre-trial civil procedure in partnership with renowned litigator and author James Wagstaffe.

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June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

June 28 Event: Experts Explore Ways to Control Litigation Costs

Event, June 28, 2017, San Francisco
Leading in-house and outside counsel will discuss where they believe legal departments face the most pressure and how to successfully transform the management of litigation.

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Suit for Bad Frac Job Requires a Certificate of Merit

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Gray Reed & McGraw’s Energy & the Law Blog discusses a case that asked whether a court must dismiss an engineering defect lawsuit filed without a certificate of merit with prejudice or may dismiss without prejudice.

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Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Event, July 23-29, 2017
The CLE-qualified sessions will feature a diverse group of speakers, including a broad range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages, according to Knowledge Nomads.

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Bookkeeper Embezzled More Than $850,000 From Law Firm, Suit Alleges

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The family of the late Daniel Lilley, Maine’s highest-profile lawyer, is accusing a former bookkeeper of embezzling more than $850,000 from his law firm over a little more than four years, reports the Portland Press Herald.

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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

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The suit says the infection disabled the law firm’s computer network, meaning lawyers and staffers “were rendered essentially unproductive.”

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Speaking Out About Employer’s Personal Views Results in Termination

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Unhappy with his boss and former friend’s close association with the Trump administration, David Magerman aired his concerns about Renaissance Technologies President Robert Mercer in a February interview with the Wall Street Journal, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media.

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This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

This Company Declared War on a Patent Troll With a $50,000 Bounty

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A group of lawyers who formed a company called Blackbird to file patent lawsuits against tech and retail firms may have chosen the wrong target, according to an article in Fortune.

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Weil Gotshal Benchslapped Over Fee Request

Weil Gotshal Benchslapped Over Fee Request

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The judge criticized Weil’s billing rates, the number of attorneys assigned and its lack of specificity in billing entries, trimming its fees to $488,452 and denying about $32,200 in additional costs.

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Webinar: Effectively Using Offers of Judgment

Event, May 18, 11 a.m. CDT
Dinsmore litigator Brittany Kirk will provide an introduction to offers of judgment, discussing how to effectively leverage this risk-shifting tool to avoid litigation and associated costs.

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Jury Awards Record-Setting $110.5M in Baby Powder Lawsuit

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A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused cancer, according to an Associated Press report.

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Fox News Scandal Puts General Counsel in the Crosshairs

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Financial Times reports that Dianne Brandi, executive vice president of legal and business affairs, is named in three lawsuits that the network is contesting.

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Kimberly-Clark Sues Spinoff Over $454 Million Gown Verdict

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The plaintiff claims Halyard agreed to indemnify Kimberly-Clark for all costs tied to a lawsuit that accused the companies of misleading consumers about the safety of their MicroCool surgical gowns, Bloomberg reports.

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Using a TRO to Stop Legal Opponents in Their Tracks

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a TRO provides immediate relief from the court system when a party can show irreparable harm will be caused if someone is allowed to remain in control of assets that belong to the company, writes Mehendru P.C.

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3 Cases of Cross-Border Compliance Mishaps

3 Cases of Cross-Border Compliance Mishaps

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The paper discusses three recent cases involving international brands, failure to meet U.S. compliance regulations yielded high penalties. Missteps like these not only cost billions in fines, they can also erode customer trust and public opinion.

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Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

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Many employers these days Google prospective hires and look them up on social media for any evidence of red flags that indicate that the applicant may be violent, unethical, unstable or simply have bad judgment, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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Theranos Investors Say They Were Pressured to Abandon Lawsuit

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Theranos Inc. investors accused the company of threatening to file for bankruptcy protection if they don’t agree to give up their rights to sue the firm over its flawed blood-testing business, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Jay Peak Resort Receiver Reaches $150 Million Settlement with Raymond James

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Michael I. Goldberg, the SEC appointed receiver in charge of the Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont, reached a settlement agreement with Raymond James that will significantly benefit the defrauded investors and creditors of the receivership estate.

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Law Firm Expels Female Partner Who Filed Discrimination Suit

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Partners at the law firm Chadbourne & Parke, in an unusual public gesture, voted on Thursday to expel from its ranks a female partner who filed a gender discrimination and pay inequity lawsuit against the firm last year, according to a New York Times report.

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