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[Webinar] Strategies for Class Action Defense: Four Key Developments - Sept. 9th, 12:00pm EDT

Please join BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense practice team on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, for an informative Webinar discussing the latest in defense strategies for companies facing class actions. The presenters will...more

Another Invalidated Clickwrap Agreement

The foremost case dealing with whether “wrap agreements” (e.g. clickwrap, shrinkwrap and browsewrap) are legal is almost 13 years old. See Specht v. Netscape Commc’ns Corp., 306 F.3d 17 (2d Cir. 2002). And yet, a new case...more

District Court Holds Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Attorneys Jointly and Severally Liable for Attorney's Fees and Costs After Finding...

After trial, HTC Corporation and HTC America, Inc. ("HTC") filed a motion seeking to recover attorney fees and costs from plaintiff's attorneys as well as from plaintiff Intellect Wireless, Inc. ("IW"). IW withdrew its...more

Crime-Fraud Exception to Attorney-Client Privilege – Facebook’s Lawsuit

The crime-fraud exception to attorney-client privilege: As an attorney, you may not anticipate it applying to your emails, your letters or your advice to your client. But even if you never see it coming, your client’s...more

Friending and Following Jurors: The Ethical Boundaries of Researching Jurors on Social Media

What are the ethical boundaries of an attorney’s internet research of jurors? Before the ubiquity of the internet, an attorney obviously couldn’t walk up to a potential juror in a restaurant and strike up a conversation. But...more

Court Rules That Settlement Term Sheet Is Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On

Judge Amy J. St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois recently held that a purported settlement agreement in a putative class action filed by Craftwood Lumber Co. against Interline Brands, Inc. was not enforceable. See...more

Lawyers Should Turn Off "Sent From My [Smartphone]"

Lawyers are fond of their smartphones and tablets but slow to realize the potential harm of those automatic signature lines such as "sent from my iphone." This article from the July / August 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin...more

Considering the Ethical Challenges in eDiscovery - Overview with Tom O'Connor

Developed in conjunction with industry expert and commentator Tom O'Connor, the attached 35 slide presentation covers key considerations in the area of ethics and eDiscovery. Key points covered in this presentation...more

SBOT & Austin Bar Appellate Sections on Twitter

The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section (@TexAppOrg) and the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Law Section (@CivAppLaw), have launched their own Twitter feeds. The idea is to provide current and prospective members another way to...more

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