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ACC / Northeast Chapter – Chapter’s ‘Mini-MBA’ program wins CLE honor

Six months into 2007, our chapter has been active and busy! Following is a brief update on our programs and initiatives. We have offered a host of exceptional programs for our members this spring, covering everything from intellectual property and ...

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Made in China

The China boom is in full swing, and sooner or later your company will be doing business in China. If you aren’t there now, one of your competitors probably is. The explosive growth means in-house lawyers have to get up to speed now on the intricacies of doing business in China – from bridging the cultural divide to knowing the key differences between U.S. and Chinese laws and regulations.

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Mass. business court forges ahead, but ‘lingering concerns’ persist

As a team of judges prepares to lead the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session when its current administrative judge steps down later this year, some skeptics of the BLS remain skeptical, if not outright critical.

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Copyright holders flexing online muscles

Brooklyn Law School professor Wendy Seltzer wanted to teach her copyright class a lesson by showing them what a copyright notice looks like. So she posted a 30-second clip from the 2007 Super Bowl containing the National Football League’s copyright ...

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Forbidden no more

The former Chinese Imperial Palace in Beijing – the Forbidden City – was emblematic of the inward looking, closed Chinese culture of yore. And even in more recent times, the Chinese Communist government for the most part kept the country’s ...

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Newsmakers

New associations William Eggers, who recently retired as general counsel at Corning Incorporated, has returned to Nixon Peabody as senior counsel in the litigation practice. Eggers previously practiced at Nixon Peabody before going in-house. While at Corning, he was closely ...

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RICO judgment against workers could chill comp claims

A company determined to stamp out allegedly bogus workers’ compensation claims recently won a $2.3 million default judgment against 86 former employees and their attorneys after suing them for violating federal racketeering laws. After being laid off due to a ...

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Latest state allows in-house counsel to skip the bar exam

The Utah Supreme Court recently adopted a measure permitting in-house attorneys to represent their companies even if they have not taken the state bar exam. Instead, in-house counsel can receive a limited license to practice law. Rules on admitting out-of-state ...

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