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Law firm rates in 2023: A new report examines the good, the troubling,…

Law firm rates — what firms charge for legal work performed — are a strong driver of profitability, yet too many firms don’t pay enough attention to the delicate dance of setting rates with clients For most of the past decade, the growth in hourly rates for attorney time, especially in the context of filing […]

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Law and Legal

StartUp Pushing AI to In-House Law Groups Lands Legal Chief (1)

LawVu Ltd., a startup behind software to boost efficiency of in-house legal teams, has hired David Lancelot as its first chief legal officer and head of advocacy. Lancelot, a former general counsel for QVC’s UK arm, joined LawVu last month. His new role involves being an evangelist for a platform the company provides that uses […]

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Law and Legal

Newsom signs law raising taxes on guns and ammunition to pay for schoo…

California will ban people from carrying firearms in most public places while doubling the taxes on guns and ammunition sold in the state under two new laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday that will test the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for interpreting the Second Amendment. The federal government already taxes the […]

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Law and Legal

a law expert ranks legal dramas by their accuracy

From Elle Woods in Legally Blonde to Jennifer Walters in She-Hulk, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird to Denny Crane in Boston Legal, our popular culture is often where we first see and witness legal practice. Sometimes this comes via the silver screen, other times television. But it would be wrong to think that […]

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Arbitration

Seven-judge bench to review SC’s April arbitration verdict

The April judgment was expected to create further delays in appointment of arbitrators by adding one more layer of scrutiny, besides being contrary to India’s pro-arbitration stance. “Having regard to the larger ramifications and consequences of the view of the majority in the NM Global case, these proceedings should be placed before a seven-judge bench […]

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Law and Legal

New NC abortion law imposes challenges on genetic counselors

READ MORE Abortion in North Carolina The conflict between politics and medicine isn’t new, but this summer in N.C., it felt increasingly partisan, and personal. In our special report, reporters took a closer look at the ramifications of the new laws barring gender-affirming care for minors and restricting abortions on those who are responsible for […]

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Law and Legal

UFC Fighters Test Antitrust Law to Escape ‘Perpetual’ Contracts

On March 31, 2010, middleweight Nate “Rock” Quarry appeared on the main card in UFC’s Fight Night 21, a career highlight that ended quickly, shattered the left side of his face, and sent him into retirement. Now 51, well past his prime mixed-martial-arts days, Quarry said he remains tethered to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in […]

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Law and Legal

New abortion law drives out NC’s scarce supply of OB-GYNs & primary ca…

Dr. Nicole Teal was working a night shift in September 2022, when a patient came into UNC Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit with a particularly dangerous set of symptoms. Her blood pressure had suddenly spiked. Her platelets were decreasing. Liver enzymes in her blood were rising. She had the hallmarks of severe preeclampsia, one […]

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