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Perspectives from the Federal Antitrust Enforcement Agencies

The Antitrust in Health Care conference took place May 13 to 14, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, where a number of the speakers were representatives of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Antitrust Division of the U.S....more

Conducting Online Research Of Jurors Just Got Less Perilous – Or Did It?

Last week, the American Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (“ABA”) gave lawyers the go-ahead to scour jurors’ or potential jurors’ publicly available social-media accounts, blogs, and...more

Real Estate Tip – Commercial Purchase & Sale Agreements: The Basics Meet Today’s Market

A recent American Bar Association article brought to light issues regarding purchase and sale agreements in the context of a fast-moving, modern market place. Distilled from their discussions are the following reminders for...more

ABA's Forum on Construction Industry 2013 Fall Meeting Focuses on P3s

This past September, the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry held its annual Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. The program covered a wide range of issues concerning the present and future of...more

ABA makes suggestions to CFPB for overdraft study

The American Bankers Association has sent a letter to the CFPB responding to the CFPB’s June 2013 white paper reporting its initial data findings on overdraft programs. When the paper was issued, we observed that regulation...more

American Bar Association Resolution Addresses Application of Forum Non Conveniens in International Arbitration

At its annual meeting, the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates adopted Resolution 107c, which addresses reliance on the doctrine of forum non conveniens to refuse to enforce an arbitral award in the United States....more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 11, Issue 3 (Summer 2013): The USPTO Adopts New Rules...

On May 3, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO” or “Office”) Rules of Professional Conduct (“USPTO Rules”) went into effect to govern the ethical obligations for representing others before the Office....more

Jobs, Funding For Courts On Agenda For New ABA President  [Video]

Aug. 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- James Silkenat, incoming president for the American Bar Association, talks with Bloomberg Law' s Lee Pacchia about his plans for for his term....more

Does This New ABA Report Signal Change For Law Schools? [Video]

Aug. 9 (Bloomberg Law) -- Brian Leiter, professor at the University of Chicago Law School, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the American Bar Association's recent report on the state of legal education in America. ...more

CFPB proposes new information collections

The CFPB has proposed a new generic information collection clearance for its consumer complaint system and a new information collection related to its financial literacy initiatives....more

Short Wins - The Last Week Of Blog Nominating And A Bright Spot On Danbury

1. United States v. Esquivel-Rios, Tenth Circuit: Appellant's car, which bore an out-of-state 30 day registration tag, was stopped after a police officer could not verify the tag with a law enforcement database....more

Are Consummated Hospital and Physician Mergers Now in the FTC’s Crosshairs?

Speaking at an American Bar Association symposium titled “Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions,” Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, highlighted the FTC’s successful...more

ABA Amends Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Address Changes Brought by Technology and Globalization

It is undeniable that technology and globalization are changing the way lawyers practice law. Technology has not just made people, places, and things much more accessible to us – it has impacted the way we store information...more

Do Law Firms Have An In-House Privilege?

There is often a discussion about the retention of outside counsel to lead an investigation of alleged violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) so that the company may maintain the attorney-client privilege....more

ABA Legal Education Conference: "Titanic Executives Meeting" [Video]

April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Last week the American Bar Association's Task Force on the Future of Legal Education held a day long conference in Indianapolis to discuss both challenges and opportunities for change. Task Force...more

Litigants: Are You Abiding By The New ABA Rules Regarding Legal Technology?

On August 6, 2012, the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) House of Delegates voted to amend the comment to its Model Rule of Professional Conduct (“MRPC”) Rule 1.1, which governs lawyer competence. In amending Rule 1.1 the...more

Weekly Brief: Are Scholarships a Bait-and-Switch For Law Students?  [Video]

Mar. 21 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A new study shows an average of 69% of law students retain their scholarships after their first year. Also, we have a look at...more

ABA Releases Opinion on Judges' Use of Social Media

A social network is a service that allows its members to share personal information and make personal contacts through a website, mobile phone or other similar wireless device. This openness and sharing has been embraced by...more

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