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Consumer bar hails move to curb forced arbitration (access required)

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By Pat Murphy Consumer protection attorneys are lauding a proposed federal rule that would effectively ban class action waivers in arbitration clauses in­cluded in new contracts for financial services. At the same time they are bracing for a wave of ...

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Ex-offender a Yale Law grad 10 years after release (access required)

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By Vinny Vella Hartford Courant NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Reg­inald Dwayne Betts refuses to let his time in prison define his life. But he admits that he can’t escape it. Even with an Ivy League education. Days before he received ...

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Defending trade secrets (access required)

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The world’s most famous trade secret, the vigilantly guarded recipe for Coca-Cola, is kept in a purpose-built vault in the company’s Atlanta headquarters. Most trade secrets, howev­er, are kept on computers, where they are decidedly more vul­nerable to hackers and ...

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Injunction denied over noncompete (access required)

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In a court battle between compet­ing hair replacement businesses, a federal judge has refused to bar a departed staffer from competing with her former employer while the case plays out. In the case, the judge openly ques­tioned whether claimed “trade ...

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If the wheels begin to fall off your case, grab the ratchet (access required)

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A friend of mine who is an outstanding plaintiffs’ attorney recently gave a speech on the subject of perceiving the unmistakable deterioration of your case. When this subject comes up, I always think of the great New York plaintiffs’ lawyer ...

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