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Baker & Hostetler Weighs Giving All Partners Stake in the Firm

What’s it mean to be a law firm partner? At some large firms, being a partner means having an actual voice in how the firm operates. At others, it means having little influence and a salary barely higher than that of a senior associate. Baker & Hostetler LLP is proposing a change to put all […]

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China Steps Up Fight Against Online Music Piracy

China has long been notorious for rampant music piracy, but Beijing is now taking bigger steps to crack down on illegal online distribution.

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AM Roundup: Challenges to EPA Rules Could Set Precedent

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

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Can I Change My Corporation Status?

Companies, especially small businesses, can operate in a constant state of flux. As your business grows and shifts, it may require a different corporate structure. Maybe your partnership now needs to be an LLC, or your LLC needs to sell shares as a corporation. (As entrepreneurs and optimists, we don’t often think about our businesses […]

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Can I Still Get Workers’ Comp if My Company Goes Out of Business?

Whether you work for a startup that ran out of venture capital or a bank that didn’t get a bailout, your employer may be going out of business. But what happens if you have an open workers’ compensation insurance claim or you’re getting workers’ comp when they shut the doors for good? We know employers […]

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Florida Governor Settles Lawsuit Alleging Conspiracy to Shield Email

Florida Gov. Rick Scott agreed to settle claims made by an attorney alleging that he and his staff conspired to shield their communications from public-records law by using private Gmail accounts to send email.

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Judge Weighs Lumping Uber Drivers Together

A California judge must decide whether the claims of three drivers for car-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. should also apply to tens of thousands of other drivers in the state.

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Judge Sentences Texas Man to Marriage

An East Texas man was sentenced to a lifetime of marriage.

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China Detains Attorney Who Stood up for Detained Lawyers, Wife Says

A Chinese attorney who spoke out against Beijing’s recent crackdown on human-rights lawyers has been detained himself, hauled off in the middle of the night in handcuffs, according to his wife.

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AM Roundup: Virginia Revokes Confederate Plates

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

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