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Judge OKs Whistleblower Suit Against Nonpublic Company In the first federal ruling to examine the scope of an agency relationship between a publicly traded company and a non-publicly traded company necessary to trigger coverage under the whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, an Eastern District of Pennsylvania judge has allowed a former employee of the non-publicly traded subsidiary of a public company to proceed with his whistleblower suit.
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Collateral Estoppel as an Offensive Litigation Tool When litigating with a party likely to be involved in frequent litigation, it is important to keep in mind the potential use of collateral estoppel, or issue preclusion.
When litigating with a party likely to be involved in frequent litigation, it is important to keep in mind the potential use of collateral estoppel, or issue...
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One Reason the Legal Industry's Crisis Persists When debating the future of the legal profession, facts matter. At least, they should matter.
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Foley, Quarles Help Keep Bucks in Wisconsin The Milwaukee-based Am Law 200 firms and Paul Weiss advise on the record-setting sale of the NBA?s Milwaukee Bucks.
The Milwaukee-based Am Law 200 firms and Paul Weiss advise on the record-setting sale of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
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Lawyers Whip Up Big Breakfast Deal Fried Frank is representing Michael Foods on its sale to cereal-maker Post Holdings.
Fried Frank is representing Michael Foods on its sale to cereal-maker Post Holdings.
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OCA Adopts New Rule to Trim Adjudication Process The Office of Court Administration has adopted a new rule that will give parties drafting a contract the option to accelerate the disposition of any future-arising disputes by removing the usual brakes to litigation in the Commercial Division.
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The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.
Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.
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Akin, Shearman Help Broker Algerian Telecom Peace Russian oligarch-backed VimpelCom is selling a 51 percent stake in Algeria's largest telecom operator.
Russian oligarch-backed VimpelCom is selling a 51 percent stake in Algeria's largest telecom operator.
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Shocking Statements Unsealed in Judge Carlos Cortez Dispute The deposition transcripts released by the Dallas County District Clerk's Office on April 16 include a Dec, 20, 2010, sworn statement from Crystal Haynes, who alleges that Cortez sexually assaulted her as a child, beginning when she was "probably 8" and he was dating her mother.
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Trade Secret Case Straddles Domains of Civil and Criminal Law The incarceration of a financial analyst accused of stealing company trade secrets—and what that arrest means for future cases of its kind—has prompted one state Supreme Court judge to question whether the Manhattan District Attorney's actions have been 'over the top.'
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