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Corporate Counsel

TweetPlaintiffs in a shareholder derivative lawsuit against a company’s directors and officers asked a Washington federal court on Aug. 22 to give final approval to a $ 2.75 million settlement of the case (Alan Hopkins v. HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries, Inc., et al., No. 11-cv-00910, W.D. Wash.). Alan Hopkins, derivatively on behalf of HQ Sustainable […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Florida federal judge on May 24 lifted a previously imposed stay of case that was filed by cruise line workers who seek damages for allegedly withheld wages, dismissing the case so that the workers can appeal an order compelling arbitration of their claims (Kenneth Downer, et al. v. […]

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TweetYes-you read that right-law firms have started competing for client business by submitting bids in an auction the clients conduct for legal fees.  This is yet another consequence of the challenging economy which is forcing companies to tighten their belts and forcing law firms to agree to accept lower fees because of an overall loss of […]

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TweetCyberattacks on Law Firms-Background In what has become an all too familiar refrain, a major New York law firm was recently informed by the FBI that all of the firm’s client files had been discovered on a server in a foreign country. Those files were then sent from that foreign server to China. For those […]

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TweetLawyers are becoming more and more mobile – working remotely, traveling to meetings, back and forth to court and speaking at conferences – so it is no wonder that applications which aid in productivity have gained enormous significance. For lawyers who are always on the go, LexisNexis® recently released a completely redesigned Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Index […]

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TweetA recent unanimous  New York State Appellate Division decision in VOOM Holdings v. EchoStar Satellite LLC 600292/08 (1st Dep’t, 1/31/12) represented the first time a New York State court applied the federal standard for the spoliation of electronic evidence set out in the New York Southern District case Zubulake v. UBS Warburg LLC, 220 F.R.D. 212 (S.D.N.Y. […]

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TweetIf you’ve been involved in international civil or criminal proceedings, you might have had trouble obtaining potentially relevant materials. This is no surprise because some countries are very protective of their or their citizens’ privacy. Additionally, others don’t enforce or don’t have relevant laws. LawTech Europe Congress 2012 is a conference dedicated to the discussion of […]

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TweetA recent survey found that general counsel consider compliance with new and ever more complex regulations as their biggest challenge in 2012. The Dodd-Frank Act (“Dodd-Frank”), imposes wide-ranging changes, covering everything from capital investments by banks and insurance companies to reporting requirements on executive compensation.  However, compliance with Dodd-Frank is not the only regulatory hurdle facing general counsel in the New Year. In late […]

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TweetDoes your law firm want more corporate counsel clients? If so, then you may need a redesign of your law firm website, because corporate counsel are looking for something very specific when they research your firm. With the wrong website design elements you may turn away potential corporate clients before they ever have a chance to […]

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