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No Results? No Fees in Civil Rights Case

By Sara E. Costello

Fee award for post-judgment work reversed by the Sixth Circuit.


Law Firm's "Dishonest" Conduct Merits Sanctions

By Onika K. Williams

Federal court sanctions firm for prosecuting baseless and time-barred claims.

Agreement to Arbitrate Upheld after LLC Converted to Corporation

By Pamela Sakowicz Menaker

Corporate charter does not supersede prior LLC agreement's arbitration requirement.


Attorney-Client Privilege Does Not Apply to Risk Managers

By Daniel P. Elms

Company's discussions with risk management are unprotected by the attorney-client 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 »

Thermostats That Testify—Who Knew?

By Frank Sommers

Digital devices mean new data is available in discovery.

Class Actions & Derivative Suits »

Class Actions 101: Possible Amendments to Rule 23

By Robert J. Herrington

The proposed changes could have a great impact for years to come.


Business Torts & Unfair Competition »

How to Respond to Trade Secret Theft: The First 48 Hours

By Ryan M. Billings

Be prepared to take full advantage of what unfolds.

Criminal »

"Equalizing" the Negotiation Process with a Trial-Ready SEC

By Thad A. Davis and Nicola M. Paterson

There are options beyond trial or settlement in the new "broken windows" era.

Access to Justice »

Urban Educational Inequalities: Why the Growing Concern?

By Darryl Irizarry Jr.

Are these students being prepared for college or the penitentiary?