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About National Law Forum

A group of in-house attorneys developed the National Law Review on-line edition to create an easy to use resource to capture legal trends and news as they first start to emerge. We were looking for a better way to organize, vet and easily retrieve all the updates that were being sent to us on a daily basis.In the process, we’ve become one of the highest volume business law websites in the U.S. Today, the National Law Review’s seasoned editors screen and classify breaking news and analysis authored by recognized legal professionals and our own journalists. There is no log in to access the database and new articles are added hourly. The National Law Review revolutionized legal publication in 1888 and this cutting-edge tradition continues today.

Shaking Down the Thunder From the Sky: Notre Dame’s Challenge to the Contraception Mandate

For the second time in as many years, the Seventh Circuit has declined to grant Notre Dame’s request for an injunction exempting the university from the contraception requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  As was true back in 2014, the court remained skeptical of the link between Notre Dame’s actions (filling out a form noting its …

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Data Breaches: Every Company Is at Risk – Part 1 – Cynthia Larose, Chair, Privacy & Security Practice [VIDEO]

Cynthia Larose of Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Practice, discusses the steps companies can take to prepare and protect themselves from a potential data breach in the following video: http://www.mintz.com/videos/Data-Breaches-Every-Company-Is-at-Risk-Part-1 Cynthia is Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Security Practice and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). She has extensive experience in privacy, data security, …

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Quicken Loans Takes on the DOJ & HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgage lender,filed suit on Friday, April 17 in the United States District Court in Detroit against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the suit, Quicken alleged that it is a target of a probe in …

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CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failing to Report Product Safety Hazard and Filing Misleading Information

For the first time in recent memory, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) jointly announced the filing of a lawsuit in federal court for the imposition of a civil penalty and injunctive relief for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). The lawsuit is against arts and crafts retailer Michaels Stores and its …

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Will Cyberinsurance Cover Target’s $19 Million Mastercard Settlement?

Another credit card in the mail? If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably received a new credit or debit card in the mail, attached by rubber cement to a cover letter explaining that your card number could have been compromised – so you ended up with replacement cards. You might even have received new cards …

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May 15th in NYC: Attend the ABA’s Ninth Annual National Institute on E-Discovery

Remaining current is critical to successful litigation. This program is relevant for both in-house and outside counsel who are involved in litigation and the discovery process. E-Discovery is a rapidly evolving field with laws and regulations that are constantly changing.  Attendees of this program will gain practical knowledge that may be implemented immediately in day-to-day operations. …

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Register for the ABA’s National Institute for New Partners – April 17, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

If you are a new partner or are on the cusp of becoming a new partner, register today for the ABA’s National Institute on New Partners. View full brochure View keynote speaker information At this unique one-day Institute, you will: • Network with new partners throughout the country, comparing and contrasting their firm’s business and …

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Receive Exclusive NLR Discount to Inside Counsel’s Superconference – May 11-13 in Chicago

All NLR readers get an exclusive $150 discount off current rates through April 30th. Register today! The 15th annual Inside Counsel SuperConference, May 11-13, 2015 in Chicago is the can’t miss conference for legal professionals. SuperConference 2014 played host to a diverse and senior level audience of participants: More than 80 In-House Counsel experts comprised …

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B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.: Trademark Litigation Might Get Simpler

Trademark litigation includes two similar types of proceedings. First, and most common, issues of trademark infringement and cancellation of a mark may be raised in a trial (i.e., a traditional fight in either State Court or Federal District Court before a judge or jury involving oral testimony). Second, and less common, issues of trademark registration …

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March (Appellate) Madness re: O’Bannon NCAA Antitrust Case

It has been a few months since we updated on the O’Bannon antitrustcase, where federal judge Claudia Wilken ruled last summer that theNCAA’s amateurism rules violated federal antitrust laws. But this week, as the rest of the country filled out their brackets and geared up for the start of the NCAA tournament, the NCAA was getting …

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