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Honoring the best

Last April at our inaugural In-House Leaders in the Law event, we honored 15 corporate counsel who demonstrated exemplary leadership skills – both on the job and in their communities. In-house lawyers in the region, joined by outside counsel from ...

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New Associations Kenneth L. Allen has been appointed vice president and general counsel at Boston Bread, a franchise of Panera Bread. Ronald J. Ciardiello has joined the legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa as managing director in the Boston ...

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Preemption on the front burner in D.C.

The issue of federal preemption of state claims is a hot-button topic in the nation’s capitol. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take on the question in several cases this term, lawmakers recently held a hearing on whether federal ...

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Pollution decisions a mixed bag

Armed with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions delivered in April, environmental attorneys have asked courts across America to force utility companies and automakers to tighten pollution controls. But decisions in lower courts since the landmark rulings have offered a mixed ...

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Blind shoppers can pursue class action

Blind shoppers can pursue an Americans with Disabilities Act class action against Target based on the inaccessibility of its website, a U.S. District Court judge in California recently ruled in National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corp. (No. 06-1802). ...

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