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TweetA split 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Oct. 1 reversed a trial court’s decision finding that a clothing retailer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it refused to hire a female due to her head scarf (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., et […]

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TweetBankrupt Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) on Sept. 19 filed a brief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York objecting to a $ 7.5 million claim filed against its estate by the West Virginia Investment Management Board (WVIMB) (In Re: Residential Capital LLC, No. 12-12020, Chapter 11, S.D. N.Y. Bkcy.). ResCap […]

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TweetThe billable hour model has been criticized for years, both inside and outside of the legal community. Now it has many clients of big law firms questioning whether they have been overcharged. The latest controversy arose from a fee dispute between DLA Piper and a former bankruptcy client. When DLA Piper sued to collect $675,000 […]

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TweetI hesitated before writing this post for fear of unnecessarily adding to the echo chamber that has resulted from Noam Scheiber’s unflattering portrait of Mayer Brown in The New Republic. But I decided to go ahead because of the value of sharing the candid and telling reactions that I have heard from leaders of many […]

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TweetThrough modern reproductive technology, a woman can carry a baby for nine months, but not be the child’s mother. Similarly, a man can provide the genetic material to create a child with no intention of becoming a father. However, while science has dramatically changed how people become parents, laws regarding parental rights have failed to […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on May 3 moved in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for dismissal of claims made by Bank of America N.A., the indenture trustee for short-term notes issued by a division of bankrupt mortgage company Taylor Bean Whitaker Mortgage Corp. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. An architect who has no engineering experience cannot testify on behalf of plaintiffs in an insurance coverage dispute that decay contributed to a bowling alley collapse, a federal judge in Kansas held March 18 (Quality Time, et al. v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Co., No. 12-1008-JTM, D. Kan.; 2013 […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Food and Drug Administration on Feb. 13 notified Hospira Inc. that the agency has expanded its prohibition against the importation of the company’s Symbiq infusion pumps to include its Plum, GemStar and LifeCare PCA infusion pumps made in Hospira’s Costa Rica manufacturing plant. Hospira reported the expanded […]

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TweetA copyright battle is heating up in Maryland, and it involves a very unlikely subject—students’ schoolwork. From science fair projects to finger paintings, the Prince George’s County Board of Education’s proposed educational copyright policy would ensure that work created by students and staff would become the property of the school system. The policy specifically states: […]

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TweetFor fans that enjoyed last week’s Super Bowl, it may be time to soak it up. Given the legal and public relations fallout from the National Football League’s handling of head injuries, the tradition may not be around forever. Over 4,000 former players have now filed lawsuits alleging that the league hid the risks of […]

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