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The Big Picture – Employment Law Litigation Process in State CourtWake Up Call: Litigation Funders Distance Themselves From ThielFinance And Law: How Does Litigation Finance Influence Attorneys?New focus of litigation funding is law firms'…Facebook Hires Judge Paul S. Grewal for Litigation RolePanama Papers law firm threatens 'aggressive' litigation after massive client data leakAfter $35M Chadbourne settlement, second…Workers' Party, Law Ministry cross swords over rules on litigation against GovtThe top litigation clients of Chicago's big law firms

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Finance And Law: How Does Litigation Finance Influence Attorneys?
Above the LawMay 24, 2016

scales of justice money law legal business finance Does turning to litigation finance make good lawyers better? Does it make all lawyers worse at their job? Or is it merely a financing tool that is little different than a bank loan? The answers to ...more »

The Big Picture – Employment Law Litigation Process in State Court
TAPinto.netMay 31, 2016

Today I am going to discuss what it entails to raise workplace claims against an employer in New Jersey State Court. You will see that there is no one answer that applies to all types of claims. Nor can there be any exact gage of how much time a ...more »

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The Big Picture – Employment Law Litigation Process in State Court
TAPinto.netMay 31, 2016

Today I am going to discuss what it entails to raise workplace claims against an employer in New Jersey State Court. You will see that there is no one answer that applies to all types of claims. Nor can there be any exact gage of how much time a ...more »

Wake Up Call: Litigation Funders Distance Themselves From Thiel
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessMay 27, 2016

London-based Clyde & Co, a legal adviser to insurance companies including Zurich, Berkshire Hathaway and Chubb, said it has acquired Miami litigation law firm Thornton Davis Fein, to open a sixth U.S. office.“What's not to like about Miami?” said ...more »

Finance And Law: How Does Litigation Finance Influence Attorneys?
Above the LawMay 24, 2016

scales of justice money law legal business finance Does turning to litigation finance make good lawyers better? Does it make all lawyers worse at their job? Or is it merely a financing tool that is little different than a bank loan? The answers to ...more »

New focus of litigation funding is law firms'…
ABA JournalMay 16, 2016

Once intended simply to provide up-front money needed to pursue individual contingency cases with a big potential payday, litigation funding today is refocusing on providing commercial financing for a portfolio of law firm cases or even purchasing a ...more »

Facebook Hires Judge Paul S. Grewal for Litigation Role
Wall Street Journal (blog)May 13, 2016

Facebook made an interesting hire this week for its in-house legal department, turning not to a competing tech company or to a big law firm to find its recruit, but to the judiciary. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, who has overseen a number of ...more »

Panama Papers law firm threatens 'aggressive' litigation after massive client data leak
RTMay 12, 2016

Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca is set to start legal action against the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) over the leak of hundreds of thousands of “stolen” offshore documents which it claims damaged the image of its ...more »

After $35M Chadbourne settlement, second…
ABA JournalMay 9, 2016

The law firm agreed to pay $35 million to resolve claims by both investors and a court-appointed receiver, in separate lawsuits, the plaintiffs say in a recent court filing (PDF), according to the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) and Courthouse News. Meanwhile ...more »

Workers' Party, Law Ministry cross swords over rules on litigation against Govt
Channel News AsiaMay 9, 2016

While Workers' Party MPs said a change to the Government Proceedings Act would make it unnecessarily prohibitive for individuals to enter litigation against the Government, Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah reiterated that it is not the ...more »

The top litigation clients of Chicago's big law firms
Crain's Chicago BusinessMay 7, 2016

Who are the biggest clients for Chicago's three largest litigation powerhouses? In the last five years, Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin and Winston & Strawn have made the most appearances in federal courts to represent BP, Takeda Pharmaceutical and ...more »

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