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Webinar: Impact of Meritless Claims on Multidistrict Litigation

Webinar, May 16
The webinar will discuss the problem meritless claims pose to the multidistrict litigation process and explore proactive solutions to help identify frivolous claims early in the process.

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McGuireWoods Hit With Records Demand in Suit Over Energy Deal

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Bloomberg Law reports that an importer-exporter who says two former partners and their attorneys at McGuireWoods LLP used dirty tricks to strip their joint venture of its assets has accused the law firm of sitting on the records he needs to prove it.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds $9.5 Million Judgment for Encompass Office Solutions

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The appellate court found that BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana failed to properly reimburse Encompass Office Solutions for in-office medical procedures.

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Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute Over iPhone Technology

Apple, Qualcomm Settle Bitter Dispute Over iPhone Technology

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Apple will make an undisclosed one-time payment to Qualcomm and pay unspecified patent royalties to the chipmaker, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Revenge of the Robocall Recipients: Jury Finds Marketer ViSalus Liable for 1.8 Million Calls

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Thei verdict exposes ViSalus to statutory damages of about $925 million, which could be trebled.

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Dykema Matter Wins Global Competition Review Litigation of the Year

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Dykema announced that a case the firm was involved in was named the winner of the Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence at the Global Competition Review’s 9th annual GCR Awards.

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Madoff Victims May Proceed With Suit Against Attorney

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Victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme convinced a federal magistrate judge April 11 that their class action against the attorney who represented them belongs in federal court, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Boeing Shareholder Files Class-Action Lawsuit, Alleges Plane Maker Concealed 737 Max Safety Risks

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Shareholder Richard Seeks claims Boeing “effectively put profitability and growth ahead of airplane safety and honesty,” causing investors to suffer economic losses.

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Former Hertz General Counsel Rebuffs Demand for Clawback

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The Hertz suit accused the former executives of pressuring employees to use fraudulent accounting techniques to inflate income and earnings, reports The Global Legal Post.

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Chicago Lawyer, Client Sanctioned More Than $1M for Frivolous Condo Association Lawsuits

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The Cook County Record is reporting that a county judge has ordered more than $1 million in sanctions and penalties against a lawyer and his client in connection with a litany of legal actions against a condo association.

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Halliburton’s Top Lawyer Helps Fend Off Billions in Lawsuits

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The biggest challenge for Robb Voyles on day one was the mountain of lawsuits pending against Halliburton as part of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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What Did I Agree To? Importance of Reviewing Arbitration Provisions

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The case presented a conflict between the parties’ contractually-adopted arbitration rules and an individual party’s statutory rights under the FAA.

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Female Attorneys Sue Biglaw Firm Over ‘Fraternity’ Atmosphere, Allege Bias Against Women

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Jones Day is being sued for gender, pregnancy and maternity discrimination to the tune of more than $200 million, reports Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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Hospital’s Ex-GC Sues Former Employer and Two Board Members

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Kimarie Stratos claims the district’s board of commissioners wrongly fired her in September after eight years on the job.

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San Antonio Bans Chick-fil-A From Its Airport, Sparking Controversy

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The City starts out ahead, but Chick-fil-A could catch up if it shows that this decision was based solely on its unrelated speech rather than a standard contract-procurement process, according to Dallas attorney David Coale of Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst.

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‘Man, That is a Lot of Money’: Why PG&E Spent at Least $84 Million on Lawyers

‘Man, That is a Lot of Money’: Why PG&E Spent at Least $84 Million on Lawyers

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The vast majority of the total legal payments — $75.7 million — went to Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

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NCAA Athletes’ Lawyers Seek $45M in Fees After Winning Pay Case

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The request is based on fees of almost $30 million for hours spent on the complex antitrust class action, multiplied by 1.5 to reflect the case’s degree of difficulty and risk.

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The Troubling Intersection of Royalty Disputes and Consumer Protection Laws

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There could be trouble ahead for operators if the future of royalty disputes lies increasingly within the province of states’ attorneys, according to Kane Russell Coleman Logan.

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Whistleblowing General Counsel Gets $1.87 Million Payday

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A statement from the agency said an appeal is being considered, should the judge uphold the jury’s verdict.

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Former BigLaw Lawyer Awarded $6.3m for Brain Injury Caused By Parking Garage Pipe

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Aja Diamond McCoy was a lawyer at the firm now known as Hunton Andrews Kurth when she suffered the injury.

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