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Supreme Court ponders if forum selection clauses trump federal rules (access required)

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Forum selection clauses are commonly used to control where disputes can be adjudicated, particularly those arising from business and consumer contracts. But when a party files suit in a court other than the one specified in such an agreement, how ...

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Another big Supreme Court year on tap (access required)

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WASHINGTON — After two U.S. Supreme Court terms full of high-profile cases involving closely-watched issues ranging from the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act to the fate of same-sex marriage laws, no one is calling the upcoming term a blockbuster. ...

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DOMA guidance could spur new litigation wave (access required)

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WASHINGTON — Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a statutory provision banning the recognition of same-sex marriages for federal purposes in June, business owners and their attorneys have been awaiting guidance from federal agencies as to how that ...

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