Commercial. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 26, 2017

Justin Bieber's Former Neighbors Claim Singer Committed Hate Crime Against JewsFormer Baker Botts partners start new civil trial law firmCalif. Looks To Retool Image As International Arbitration HubUber's lawyers have a big question in the self-driving car case: What did Larry Page know?Vail Law column: The lyricism of the lawCall for Nominations: Connecticut Legal AwardsThis Formerly Undocumented Lawyer Made History When He Was Admitted to the Colorado BarCooper quickly appoints Charlotte Democrat to fill unexpected Court of Appeals openingNorth Dakota Supreme Court Justice Kapsner to RetireJustice Antitrust Pick Pledges Anthem Recusal Ahead of HearingThree Baker Botts Partners Form Litigation Boutique3 Baker Botts Partners Leave Firm to Form Litigation BoutiqueThree Baker Botts Partners Form Litigation BoutiqueDeans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas HonorsDeans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors

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Grain Handling Fatalities Up in 2016, Purdue Study Finds
Bloomberg BNAMarch 27, 2017

Grain silos continue to be hazardous places to work with the number of grain entrapment cases and fatalities increasing in 2016, according to Purdue University's annual survey of grain handling accidents. The numbers come out at ... While OSHA is ...more »

Dallas-based Bailey Brauer Earns Spot Among BTI's 'Best Branded' Law Firms
Yahoo FinanceMarch 27, 2017

The three-lawyer firm has enjoyed noteworthy successes in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters since its opening in 2013. "We started our careers at big firms. So when we launched Bailey Brauer, we maintained that same sophisticated, ...more »

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Justin Bieber's Former Neighbors Claim Singer Committed Hate Crime Against Jews
TMZ.comApril 26, 2017

In the new docs, lawyers for the Schwartzes say, "Threatening a man with body harm while calling him a 'little Jew boy' and intimidating him with 'what are you going to do about it, Jew boy?' is a hate crime." Bieber's lawyers say it's preposterous.more »

Former Baker Botts partners start new civil trial law firm
Houston Business JournalApril 26, 2017

... formed Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne PLLC, a Houston-based civil trial law firm. Co-founders Kevin Jordan, Walter Lynch and Michael Cancienne worked together at Baker Botts for more than a decade and have tried more than 60 cases to verdict combined.more »

Calif. Looks To Retool Image As International Arbitration Hub
Law360 (subscription)April 26, 2017

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The state of California is looking to improve its image as an attractive option for hosting commercial international arbitration proceedings by making it easier for foreign and out-of-state attorneys to ...more »

Uber's lawyers have a big question in the self-driving car case: What did Larry Page know?
Business InsiderApril 26, 2017

Alphabet CEO Larry Page was thrust into the center of the high-profile legal drama involving Google, Uber and self-driving cars on Tuesday. At issue is a conversation that Page may, or may not, have had with Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car ...more »

Vail Law column: The lyricism of the law
Vail Daily NewsApril 26, 2017

Rohn K. Robbins is an attorney licensed before the Bars of Colorado and California who practices Of Counsel in the Vail Valley with the Law Firm of Stevens, Littman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg, LLC. His practice areas include: business and commercial ...more »

Call for Nominations: Connecticut Legal Awards
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 25, 2017

2) Separate honors for departments that handle specialty litigation practice areas that may include: (a) Appellate, (b) Intellectual Property; (c) Products Liability/Mass Torts; (d) Labor and Employment; (e) Insurance; (f) Commercial Litigation; (g ...more »

This Formerly Undocumented Lawyer Made History When He Was Admitted to the Colorado Bar
Remezcla (blog)April 25, 2017

“I became the first undocumented student to be admitted to law school in Colorado and was also the first formerly undocumented student, also known as a 'Dreamer,' to graduate from law school and gain admission to the Colorado Bar,” he said. At age 11 ...more »

Cooper quickly appoints Charlotte Democrat to fill unexpected Court of Appeals opening
Asheboro Courier TribuneApril 25, 2017

She has not stated whether she will seek re-election. McCullough said Monday that a court not evenly divisible by three would have logistical problems, since the Court of Appeals decides cases in panels of three judges. “It makes it administratively ...more »

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Kapsner to Retire
U.S. News & World ReportApril 25, 2017

She handled commercial and corporate law, employment discrimination, real estate and family law cases. She represented Schafer when the former governor was having financial difficulties with Fish 'N Dakota, a fish farming business near Beulah that he ...more »

Justice Antitrust Pick Pledges Anthem Recusal Ahead of Hearing
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessApril 25, 2017

Confirmation hearings for assistant attorney general positions in the Justice Department's antitrust division tend to be bipartisan, Mary Strimel, a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, told Bloomberg BNA. “I think the antitrust bar as a whole views ...more »

Three Baker Botts Partners Form Litigation Boutique
Texas LawyerApril 25, 2017

The three partners combined have tried more than 60 suits to verdict, including many types of commercial litigation, with a focus on products liability and disputes over construction, trade secrets and personal injury claims. Jordan joined Baker Botts ...more »

3 Baker Botts Partners Leave Firm to Form Litigation Boutique
Texas LawyerApril 25, 2017

Three trial partners have left Baker Botts to form the firm Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne—a Houston-based civil litigation boutique that focuses on defense work and plaintiff's commercial litigation. Kevin Jordan, Walter Lynch and Michael Cancienne are ...more »

Three Baker Botts Partners Form Litigation Boutique
Texas LawyerApril 25, 2017

Three trial partners have left Baker Botts to form the firm Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne—a Houston-based civil litigation boutique that focuses on defense work and plaintiff's commercial litigation. Kevin Jordan, Walter Lynch and Michael Cancienne are ...more »

Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors
PR Newswire (press release)April 25, 2017

She handles a wide range of litigation involving products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and complex commercial disputes. The Best Lawyers in Dallas list is determined through peer voting and an extensive review by an independent panel of ...more »

Deans & Lyons Trial Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in Dallas Honors
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

DALLAS, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Lyons, co-founder of the trial law firm Deans & Lyons, LLP, and firm partners Brian Lauten and Katherine Stepp have earned selection to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas. They are being ...more »

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