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Lawyer says can’t be sued because banks merged

Nov 18, 2016 By: Joe Fraracci

A lawyer in Chapter 11 bankruptcy tried to nip in the bud a lawsuit filed against him by Wells Fargo Bank.

Webinar: Best Practices for Litigating in the Age of Social Media

Nov 18, 2016 By: Lauren Sobel

Join Practical Law and Samantha V. Ettari, E-Discovery Counsel at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, for a discussion of the key issues and best practices surrounding social media in litigation.

Creditor can’t manipulate senior claim to save junior lien

Nov 15, 2016 By: David Light

A creditor holding two mortgages could not waive a portion of the amount owed on the senior mortgage in order to keep the junior mortgage from being stripped off in the homeowner’s Chapter 13 case

Regulatory risks in marketplace lending

Nov 15, 2016 By: Richard D.R. Hoffmann

Marketplace lenders and consumer financial services practitioners must familiarize themselves with the unique regulatory issues facing this fast-growing industry.

N.J. Police sergeant’s ‘obscene’ comments in e-mail warrant suspension

Nov 15, 2016 By: Virginia Kretschman

In many states, public employment statutes protect the right of workers to protest working conditions and other terms and conditions of employment, but may lose such protection under certain circumstances.

Justices hear clashing arguments over laches defense to patent suits

Nov 10, 2016 By: Patrick Hughes

Two diaper manufacturers have presented to the U.S. Supreme Court reasons for and against letting patent infringement defendants take advantage of the

Excess insurer wants out of Campbell Soup patent suit

Nov 10, 2016 By: Jason Schossler

An excess insurer has filed a complaint in intervention in a bid to avoid defending or indemnifying Campbell Soup Co. against a

Your Securities Digest for November 8, 2016

Nov 8, 2016 By: Business Law Center

SECurities Digest NewsletterStay connected to the top weekly transactions with the SECurities Digest Newsletter from Business Law Center on WestlawNext.

Brother of punk band’s co-founder can discharge defamation judgment

Nov 4, 2016 By: Donna Higgins

The brother of the deceased co-founder of a 1990s punk group can discharge a defamation judgment against him stemming from a message posted on MySpace about an attorney’s handling of his brother’s probate estate, a Pennsylvania bankruptcy judge has ruled.

DOL Issues Long-Awaited Fiduciary Rule FAQs

Nov 3, 2016 By: Gia Norris

On October 27, 2016, the Department of Labor issued FAQs in connection with the DOL’s April, 2016 final fiduciary investment advice rule and the related new and amended prohibited transaction exemptions issued with the final rule.

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