Collateral Damage: Falling Energy Prices Pose New Risks for Lenders
Posted on 02-23-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Where energy prices are going in 2015 is anyone’s guess. According to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , Barclays and the Tokyo-based Marubeni Corp. , for example, the price of crude oil could soon plummet... Read More

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Increasing DUI Offenses from Misdemeanors to Felonies
Posted on 02-20-2015 by MichaelKraut

Over the past 30 years, Driving Under the Influence has gone from a crime that was mostly ignored to one that is one of the primary focal points for police, prosecutors and others in the law enforcement community. Groups such as Mothers Against Drunk... Read More

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Building a Better Work-Life Balance For You: 6 Tips
Posted on 02-20-2015 by Tracie Morris

This is a great article on work-life balance, and reminded me that the term “work-life balance” means something different to everyone. For me, I find point #2 (Unplugging) to be a constant struggle especially because I am a virtual employee... Read More

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A Day in the Life of a Small Firm Attorney: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Posted on 02-20-2015 by Jared Banz

The life of a medical malpractice litigator is hardly the courtroom theatrics-filled one depicted on screen. In reality, days are filled with research, investigation, poring over medical records and building a strategy and a case. Plaintiff or defense... Read More

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Appellate Wordsmiths Target Proposed Word-Length Cuts National Law Journal
Posted on 02-20-2015 by Hans Thielman

A federal rule proposal would shorten the word limit for appellate briefs from 14,000 words to 12,500 words. http://www.nationallawjournal.com/legaltimes/home/id=1202718337277/Appellate-Wordsmiths-Target-Proposed-WordLength-Cuts?mcode=1202615432600&curindex... Read More

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J-O-B Highway: Resume Updates
Posted on 02-19-2015 by Chad Troyan

So you’re in the driveway about to leave and you think to yourself: where do I want to go? This question can dictate your whole trip. In that same way, a resume can (and will) dictate who responds and how much response or feedback you get. So before... Read More

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Award for Bizarre Reason for an Arrest: Doing One's Own Job
Posted on 02-19-2015 by Christina Alge

“And the award for ‘Most Bizarre Reason for an Arrest’ goes to … Jami Tillotson!” Out of all the countless reasons one could get arrested for, this reason was nowhere near being on my radar. So what was the reason for... Read More

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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social Media Passwords Education Week
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Hans Thielman

What would you do if your child's school asked for your child's social media passwords? http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/02/18/schools-weigh-access-to-students-social-media.html Read More

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What Transactional Lawyers Can Learn From Novelists #WritingLegally
Posted on 02-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Michael H. Rubin. Transactional lawyers spend their days negotiating deals and then documenting them in lengthy contracts that cover not only all aspects of the transaction... Read More

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Patent Cases To Watch In 2015
Posted on 02-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Ryan Davis. The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three patent cases involving claim construction, induced infringement and patent royalties in 2015, while the Federal Circuit... Read More

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Oil Rig Builders Can't Dodge $650K Exhaust Patent Verdict
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jeremy Heallen. A Texas federal judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a $650,000 verdict L.C. Eldridge Sales Co. Inc. scored in litigation over an oil-rig exhaust system patent... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , EPA , Energy Industry , Energy

Labor & Employment Legislation, Regulation To Watch In 2015
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Ben James. The U.S. Department of Labor 's ongoing push to narrow overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act tops the list of regulations and legislation employment... Read More

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5 Dodd-Frank Reforms That Keep Energy Attys Up At Night
Posted on 02-18-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. Energy companies rely on derivatives and other complex financial products to hedge against the risks of their inherently volatile businesses. But the Dodd... Read More

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4 Antitrust Tips For Bidding On Land For O&G Production
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Tracie Morris

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Joshua Stokes. It is no secret that new oil and gas development opportunities are expanding across the country. The shale gas boom alone has opened new areas of exploration... Read More

Tags: Antitrust , Trending News & Topics , EPA , Energy Industry , Energy

Fracking Bans Don't Trigger Civil Authority Coverage
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Doug Esten

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by James W. Holbrook III. On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in Denton, Texas, which is home to more than 270 natural gas wells, approved a ballot initiative banning all hydraulic fracturing... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Fracking , EPA , Energy Industry

Environmental Cases To Watch In 2015
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Juan Carlos Rodriguez. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 will consider whether the Environmental Protection Agency should weigh costs to companies and consumers in drafting an... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , EPA , Energy

Energy Cases To Watch In 2015
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Doug Esten

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. While court battles over landmark regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may grab much of the spotlight in the new year, energy attorneys... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , EPA , Energy

Energy Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2015
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Keith Goldberg. From landmark greenhouse gas rules for power plants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to an early showdown between Congress and the White House... Read More

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Don't Undervalue Environmental Due Diligence
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Ted Zwayer

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Dan Schmitt. In the last several decades, environmental due diligence investigations for industrial and commercial real property transactions have become commonplace. It has... Read More

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Cyberattack Insurance Challenges Confront Energy Sector
Posted on 02-18-2015 by Vanessa Lloyd

The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Glenn R. Legge. There have been numerous cyberattacks on retail, financial and e-commerce businesses in the last year, affecting millions of customers and hundreds of millions... Read More

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