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Legislative committee to hold final hearing on marijuana law
wwlp.comApril 23, 2017

A legislative committee created to review and make changes to the state's new recreational marijuana law will hold their final hearing at the statehouse on Monday. Lawmakers are faced with several bills, all looking to alter the new law passed by ...more »

Cary Gray, guest columnist: Private schools such as Baylor lack key protections for open meetings
Waco Tribune-HeraldApril 23, 2017

If the Pepper Hamilton law firm had conducted its work at Baylor during an open-meeting era, its communication would still be held in executive session. All of the cases examined also involved employee conduct, so they would have been confidential as a ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Litigator of the Week: Zero to Hero in 7 Days
The Am Law Litigation DailyApril 28, 2017

“I went to those first principles” said Boutrous, who is the global co-chair of Gibson Dunn's litigation group. “It's important in many cases to go back to the basics because that will be the dispositive issue, some fundamental principle of law.” The ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Nashville sued over new affordable housing law - The Tennessean
The TennesseanApril 24, 2017

Metro Nashville was hit with a highly anticipated lawsuit from the free market think tank Beacon Center of Tennessee over a new policy aimed at jump-starting ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Carole Rendon, former US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, joins BakerHostetler's Cleveland office
Crain's Cleveland BusinessMay 1, 2017

Carole Rendon, a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, has joined BakerHostetler as a partner in the firm's hometown Cleveland office, the firm has announced. Rendon served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio since Feb.more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Securities Litigation Alert: District Court Says Indirect Purchasers of Shares Can Bring Fraud Claims Against ...
JD Supra (press release)April 27, 2017

Instead, the court held, false public statements which are alleged to have affected the market for the issuer's securities, and which the issuer made to induce purchase of the company's shares generally, can form the basis for a claim under California law.more »

Immigrants Accused of Crimes Presumed Guilty
JURISTMay 1, 2017

In Virginia where I practice immigration law, only the Commonwealth's Attorney can issue a writ to bring a defendant back to state custody from immigration custody. If the Commonwealth's Attorney declines to issue the writ the defendant can be deported ...more »


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