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6th Circuit bans enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors against plaintiff states

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Joe Biden exceeded his statutory power when he required federal contractors to ensure that their employees are vaccinated for COVID-19, and that they wear face masks in areas of high transmission.

FTC cites unfair competition law to justify proposed ban on noncompete agreements; will it hold up in court?

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompete agreements on workers and independent contractors.

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$7M adultery penalty in postnuptial agreement is valid, appeals court says

A wife’s agreement to stay in a marriage after her husband’s adultery was adequate consideration for a $7 million penalty against him in a postnuptial agreement for any subsequent extramarital romantic relationship, a state appeals court has ruled.

Weekly Briefs: Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case; ex-BigLaw partner can’t shield 401(k) cash

Ex-officer pleads guilty in Breonna Taylor case

Former Louisville, Kentucky, detective Kelly Goodlett pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday for helping falsify an application for a…

Elon Musk’s bid to escape Twitter deal could face skepticism in court; ‘material adverse effect’ at issue

Elon Musk's stated reason for abandoning his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter is “a model of hypocrisy,” according to the social media company’s lawsuit seeking to enforce the agreement.

Waiver agreement bars ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore’s defamation suit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, 2nd Circuit says

A federal appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit filed by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and his wife against a comedian who claimed to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert with a device able to detect pedophiles.

Law firm partners accused of ethics violations for ‘anti-competitive’ employment contracts

The name partners of the law firm Tully Rinckey have been accused of ethics violations for allegedly adding anti-competitive terms to attorney employment agreements and impeding clients’ ability to follow departing lawyers.

Patient billed about $230K for surgery after $1,300 estimate is protected by contract law, state supreme court says

Contract law protects a patient who was billed about $230,000 for surgery, despite being told that her cost after insurance would be about $1,300, the en banc Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week.

US women’s soccer players will earn the same as men, thanks to a lawsuit and an unusual pooling deal

The U.S. Soccer Federation will pay male and female players the same as a result of unique collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday.

Appeals court voids firm fee imposed on departing lawyers who take clients with them

The Colorado Court of Appeals has addressed two issues of first impression that relate to law firm agreements that aim to prevent departing attorneys from taking clients with them.

Ex-Tesla attorney leveraged her contract expertise into a book and thriving LinkedIn community

In 2020, a contract attorney posted to LinkedIn once per day, every day, for a month. A selection of those posts found its way into a self-published book, Practical Tips on How To Contract.

How law firms are structuring partnership agreements to curb lateral movement

More law firms are using clawback provisions and forgivable loans as a partner retention tool, according to recruiters who spoke with Law.com.

Modern legal operations are at the intersection of law, business and technology

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Marla Crawford, the general counsel at Cimplifi, an integrated legal services provider that aligns e-discovery and contract analytics for corporate legal departments and law firms.

Top New Jersey court strikes down attorney-review requirement for palimony agreements

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law requiring palimony agreements to be in writing and “made with the independent advice of counsel for both parties.”

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