Beyond just the high dollar award, the case is generating interest because it raises the question of whether a company can participate in a preliminary discussion of a joint venture of any sort and still avoid partnership obligations under Texas law.

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Monday?s tentative ruling in the battle over the Los Angeles Clippers centered on two arcane provisions of California probate law. Attorneys who specialize in trusts and estates said the precedents that resulted would prove useful even when billions of dollars aren?t at stake.

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Cephalon can’t rely on the strength of its patent for a narcolepsy drug in a reverse-payment antitrust suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission because the judge found in a related case that the patent is invalid.

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Southern District Judge Analisa Torres said police unions’ intervenor bids opposing the settlement between New York City and plaintiffs in stop-and-frisk litigation were untimely and the unions had “no significant protectable interests relating to the subject of the litigation that would warrant intervention.”

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The firm crossed the line when it stepped in to defend a rival accused of stealing Toshiba trade secrets, alleges MoFo partner Harold McElhinny.

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Hundreds of bar exam takers in New York and across the U.S. were unable to turn in their completed tests Tuesday due to a glitch with ExamSoft, a software program used by many state bar examiners.

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A federal magistrate wants Melinda Haag’s office to explain why a warrant shouldn’t be required to obtain locations of mobile phone users.

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House Republicans moved a step closer Wednesday evening to filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over what they say amounts to a breach of constitutional duties to follow the law.

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The decision to stop pushing for an injunction out of its 2012 trial win comes after repeated denials from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh.

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Judge Jed Rakoff’s decision, which also slapped a former executive with a $1 million personal judgment, followed a trial last fall in which jurors found that the Countrywide financial unit defrauded Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae by peddling at break-neck speed what they knew were substandard loans.

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Xact Data Discovery Celebrates 20th AnniversaryIT Business NetXDD is among the industry pioneers that led the evolution from traditional, paper-based litigation support to today's comprehensive electronic discovery and managed review, both domestically and internationally. Founded as Xact Duplicating Services in

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has extended its legal offering into Singapore after sealing a tie-up with local firm Camford Law.

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EPIQ Systems (EPIQ) Set to Announce Earnings on ThursdayWatch List News (press release)EPIQ Systems logo EPIQ Systems (NASDAQ:EPIQ) will release its Q214 earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. Analysts expect EPIQ Systems to post earnings of $0.21 per share and revenue of $121.17 million for the quarter. Shares of EPIQ Systems …

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Business Associate Agreements (BAAs), in the current regulatory and technological environment, require careful review and negotiation of the implementation of the regulatory requirements. In meeting the September 23, 2014 HITECH deadline, thorough…By: Ober|Kaler – Health Law Group

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PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Trade Commission on July 29 prevailed on a motion to preclude a pharmaceutical company from presenting evidence of “litigation uncertainty” surrounding its prescription drug patent at an upcoming reverse payments antitrust trial (Federal Trade Commission v. Cephalon Inc., No. 08-2141, E.D. Pa.).

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A federal judge in Texas on July 29 denied a motion for reconsideration filed by an insurer seeking a ruling that the insurance policy it issued to an oil and gas exploration company covered only the cost of redrilling a well lost or damaged as a result of uncontrolled flow, rather than lost due to pressure operations related to a blowout of the hydraulic fracturing well (Eagle Oil & Gas Co. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, No. 12-00133, N.D. Texas; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102940).

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former Boston Bruins defenseman Jon Rohloff filed a putative class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota July 29 on behalf of former National Hockey League (NHL) players who allege hockey-related brain injuries, especially those suffered in fighting during games (Jon Rohloff, et al. v. National Hockey League, D. Minn., No. 14-03038).

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CINCINNATI – Inconsistency between a plaintiff expert’s testimony and the recollection of the plaintiff about the details of his accidental shooting is an insufficient basis to exclude the expert’s testimony, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 opinion on July 29 (Mark D. Lee v. Smith & Wesson Corp., No. 13-3597, 6th Cir.).

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BALTIMORE – After finding that class claims asserted by homeowners in relation to the foreclosure of their property failed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a Maryland federal judge on July 29 granted a bank’s motion to dismiss the case (Byron R. Bartlett, et al. v. Bank of America, NA, No. 13-975, D. Md.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102897).

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PHILADELPHIA – A panel of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 29 held that the Medicare as a Secondary Payer Act (MSP Act) authorizes the government to seek reimbursement from a settlement a plaintiff receives from a tortfeasor because the funds came from a “primary plan” and that the plaintiff cannot invoke a New Jersey state law to avoid her reimbursement obligations (Cecelia A. Taransky v. Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 13-3483, 3rd Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 14408).

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A California appeals court on July 29 held that a health care provider must actually contract for the right to preserve its right to recover its customary billing rates through a Hospital Lien Act (HLA) lien or it forfeits the right to recover the customary billing rate for emergency room services from third-party tortfeasors (Dameron Hospital Association v. AAA Northern California, et al., No. C070475, Calif. App., 3rd. Dist.; 2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 684).

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Watches that monitor sleep quality. Skullcaps that gauge head injury. An infant bodysuit that sends temperature and breathing updates to a mobile device. Ear buds that track your heart rate. These are just some of the innovations now emerging in the…By: MoFo Tech

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Biologics are large molecules made from, derived from, or extracted from a natural source such as a human, animal, or microorganism that are used in the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of disease. Biologics include therapeutic proteins, DNA…By: K&L Gates LLP

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On June 30, 2013, the Vermont sales tax moratorium on remote access to software expired. At that time, the Vermont Department of Taxes (Department) reverted to its prior position that interpreted, without any analysis, the Vermont sales tax to apply…By: McDermott Will & Emery

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The size of the average in-house legal team across EMEA countries has increased by a third over the past year, according to research from legal recruiter Laurence Simons.

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