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Law Firm Mistakenly Wipes Out Security for $1.5 Billion Loan

By Andrew J. Kennedy

Court finds intent to release security interest is not required under the UCC.


Attorney's Lien Extends to E-Discovery Database

By Lisa R. Hasday

State appellate court finds law firm had possession because it directed work.

Prejudicial PowerPoint Slides Lead to Verdict Reversal

By Renee Choy Ohlendorf

Superimposed text renders previously admitted photos inadmissible.


Widely Shared Antitrust Compliance Policy Ordered Disclosed

By Joseph Callanan

Internal distribution is insufficient to protect privilege.

Civil Procedure »

Qualcomm Lives! Lawyers Beware

By Charles S. Fax

Judges should proceed carefully when considering arguable misconduct by lawyers under Rule 26(g).

Tips from the Trenches »

Social Media: #RealDiscovery

By William Hamilton

Social media evidence has arrived. Here are four principles for social media e-discovery.

Pretrial Practice & Discovery »

Why I Love Rule 36, and Why You Should Too

By Fitzgerald T. Bramwell

Requests to admit are the Rodney Dangerfield of pretrial procedure: They get no respect.


Woman Advocate »

Grit, Growth Mindset, and Being a Great Trial Lawyer

By Katherine M. Larkin-Wong

The Honorable Mark W. Bennett discusses how grit and growth mindset work for litigators and why he supports the ABA's Grit Project.

Employment & Labor Relations Law »

An Update on Supreme Court Labor and Employment Cases

By Damien Munsinger

A brief breakdown of the top decisions and cases granted certiorari that all labor and employment lawyers should be aware of.

Mass Torts »

The Evolution of the Common Benefit Order

By Karen Woodward and Matthew A. Reed

The scope of CBOs has broadened significantly in recent years, imposing more and more burdens on defendants.