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1389 ABA Journal Contracts articles.

Did Polsinelli violate $14M flat-fee deal to provide ‘legal counsel’? 3rd Circuit rejects claim

A federal appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit claiming that Polsinelli breached a flat-fee agreement to provide “legal counsel” by sending work covered by the agreement to another law firm that billed Polsinelli’s client for its trial work.

Proskauer settles suit claiming 1 contract clause caused client’s $636M loss

Proskauer Rose has settled a lawsuit claiming that a clause that the law firm added to a contract in a “botched cut-and-paste” caused a client’s losses of around $636 million.

Who’s at fault when engagement ends? Appeals court considers issue in suit for return of $70K ring

A man who called off his engagement is entitled to the return of a $70,000-plus engagement ring and a wedding band, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled in a 2-1 decision.

Alston & Bird resolves dispute over legal advice during pandemic

Law firm Alston & Bird has resolved a federal lawsuit over its regulatory advice on the imports of hand sanitizing wipes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unclean hands doctrine means Lady Gaga won’t have to pay promised $500K reward for dogs

Lady Gaga doesn’t have to pay a promised $500,000 reward for the safe return of her stolen French bulldogs to a woman arrested in connection with the theft.

Thumbs-up emoji constituted acceptance of texted contract, Canadian judge rules

A Canadian judge has ruled a farmer’s thumbs-up emoji constituted approval of a contract texted to him by a grain buyer.

Crowell may pursue lawsuit for COVID-19 rent break, DC judge says

Crowell & Moring may pursue its lawsuit seeking a $30 million rent refund because of government orders that interfered with its use of its property during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Washington, D.C., judge has ruled.

Future 1L eligible for NBA draft, thanks to close reading of contract

A future law student who played basketball as a child at summer camp became eligible for the NBA draft after learning that he met the simple criteria.

Legal tech CEO and GC discuss the expanding influence of legal ops and what’s on the horizon

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

Did 1 contract clause cause Proskauer client’s $636M loss? Judge refuses to toss malpractice suit

A Massachusetts judge has refused to toss a $636 million malpractice lawsuit contending that a botched contract drafted by Proskauer Rose caused its client’s loss of a minority interest in a hedge fund.

Suit accuses Rudy Giuliani of sexually assaulting employee, promising—but not paying—$1M salary

Lawyer Rudy Giuliani offered $1 million in annual pay to a woman he hired as the director of business development for his companies in 2019, but it was “a sham motivated by his secret desire to pursue a sexual relationship,” according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

Alleged cut-and-paste mistake wasn’t reason for client’s claimed $636M loss, Proskauer argues

Proskauer Rose is arguing that a bad business partner—and not a drafting mistake—is to blame for a client’s losses, which are alleged to be around $636 million.

ABA faces lawsuit over data breach

A would-be class action lawsuit has been filed against the American Bar Association for an alleged failure to safeguard members' data that was exposed in a security breach.

MyPillow CEO’s $5M ‘Prove Mike Wrong’ election-fraud challenge leads to arbitration win for claimant

MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell must make good on his offer to pay $5 million to anyone who could disprove his election-fraud data, an arbitration panel ruled Wednesday.

Trump’s $500M suit against Michael Cohen alleges ‘multiple breaches of fiduciary duty’

Former President Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against his former lawyer Michael Cohen for allegedly revealing client confidences and spreading falsehoods about him.

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