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'Electronic Discovery' Rules May Be Changed

Proposed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that address the issue of “electronic discovery” have been approved by a committee of the U.S. Judicial Conference. The changes must still be approved by the Conference, the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Dolan Media Acquires 14 Newspapers, Websites Of Lawyers Weekly

Dolan Media Company has acquired the 14 newspapers and associated websites of Lawyers Weekly, Inc., a leading publisher for the legal profession. The deal closed Aug. 31. Purchase price and terms were not disclosed. James P. Dolan, president and chief ...

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Checklist Of Top Issues Consider When Licensing IP

A well-conceived intellectual property-licensing program can advance your company’s objectives, maximize profits and provide your company with many advantages. For example, dormant projects can be turned into revenue, new markets can be penetrated, future business partners can be evaluated, future ...

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Maine Firm Expands To Boston

The Portland, Maine-based law firm of Verill & Dana is set to expand to Boston with the opening of its newest office in September. The Boston office will be the firm’s sixth, with five existing locations in Portland, Augusta, and ...

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SEC Looks To Eliminate Fraud In Trading Shares Of 'Shell' Corporations

All the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to do is eliminate a hotbed of fraud arising from trading shares of "shell corporations." You might think that such an admirable task would be universally endorsed. You would be wrong. "Shell" corporations ...

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Tips On Buying IP Assets Out Of Distressed Situations

A company needing specific intellectual property to round out its product or define its market has two options – build it or buy it. The first option can prove costly and slow. The second option can be much faster and ...

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Quattrone Conviction Shows Why Effective Records Retention Policy Is A Must

On May 4, investment banker Frank Quattrone was convicted of obstructing a grand jury investigation, obstructing SEC investigators and witness tampering. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment and $500,000 in fines. Quattrone’s crime? Forwarding an e-mail ...

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The New 8-K Disclosure Rules Are Far-Reaching

For those who cannot sleep at night as they wrestle with securities disclosure issues (and I know from experience that this is not a farfetched scenario), the Security and Exchange Commission’s new 8-K rules offer no cure for insomniacs. The ...

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Mixing Business And Legal Advice Can Waive Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney-client privilege is one of those issues we all think we know about, but we really don’t. That may be a little harsh. Maybe the more accurate description is that we often know just enough to be dangerous. Let me ...

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