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Advising a small business on litigation holds

Oct 21, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

When a smaller company gets sued, it likely has very few, if any procedures in place to respond — meaning it will rely on outside counsel for assistance.

Advising business clients on product liability and safety

Oct 21, 2014 By: Alan Gutterman

This issue of Business Counselor Update includes new material that focuses on what should be considered in advising a business client how to prevent the distribution of dangerous products

Fall festival is a social activity

Oct 21, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

An employee “fall festival” qualifies as a social activity

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Bankruptcy, October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Bankruptcy provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Bankruptcy law.

Remedies for Five Common Foot Faults of Junior Lawyers — Part One

Oct 20, 2014 By: Adam Gropper

This post is the first of a two-part series looking at five common foot faults of junior lawyers and some practical advice for tackling these areas and achieving success.

Voiceprint Harvesting: The Next Privacy Challenge

Oct 20, 2014 By: Jeff Matsuura and Craig Blakeley

An increasingly popular security technology for financial firms involves voiceprint collection, but its increasingly widespread use poses important privacy concerns.

Apple orchard operation qualified as “farming”

Oct 20, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

An apple orchard operation qualifies as “farming”

Today in 1979: The Department of Education is created

Oct 17, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Department of Education was created by the Department of Education Organization Act, which was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter on October 17, 1979,

A “Dance Hall” is any place that the public dances

Oct 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Any part of the premises devoted to public dances is a “dance hall”

New anti-inversion tax rules lead to termination of AbbVie/Shire deal

Oct 16, 2014 By: Michael Glasser

The AbbVie Inc. board did not waste much time in considering whether recently passed anti-inversion tax rules would be a detriment to its acquisition of Shire PLC

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