Lola v. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, NY District Court Finds that Contract Attorney Doing Routine Document Review at Direction of Law Firm is a Professional Providing Legal Services and Exempt from FLSA Overtime Provision.

Lola v. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, NY District Court Finds that Contract Attorney Doing Routine Document Review at Direction of Law Firm is a Professional Providing Legal Services and Exempt from FLSA Overtime Provision. Applying North Carolina’s definition of “legal services,” the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York […]

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Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. Int. Bus. Machs. Corp., Midstream Switch to Predictive Coding Approved

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. Int. Bus. Machs. Corp., Midstream Switch to Predictive Coding Approved In this case, Bridgestone Americas sued defendant IBM for more than $600 million in actual and punitive damages over a companywide computer system that allegedly had a devastating effect on Bridgestone’s business operations, throwing them into “chaos.” After the initial review […]

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Federal Judiciary Approves FRCP Changes

Federal Judiciary Approves FRCP Changes September 2014, The Judicial Conference of the United States adopted the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The rules will now move on to consideration by the Supreme Court of the United States and if approved will take effect on December 1, 2015, unless they are opposed […]

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New Jersey Federal Court Allows “Self-Help” Counterclaims Against Potential FCA Whistleblowers To Proceed

New Jersey Federal Court Allows “Self-Help” Counterclaims Against Potential FCA Whistleblowers To Proceed In an article reported by the National Law Review, Emilie Adams and Connie N. Bertram of Proskauer Rose, LLP addressed last week’s decision by a New Jersey federal court allowing medical device maker Boston Scientific to proceed with counterclaims against former employees […]

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