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1297 ABA Journal Contracts articles.

Here’s the lowdown on contract analytics software
Updated: It's time for another post focusing on a specific type of software, explaining how it will solve a problem for your law firm, and discussing the options available. In this column I’ll cover contract analytics software, a new breed of legal software grounded in machine learning that assists lawyers in analyzing contracts more effectively and efficiently.
Lawyer’s failure to explain fine print nixes deal to stay silent on Trump, ex-Playboy model says
A former Playboy model has filed a lawsuit claiming she has no obligation to stay silent about her relationship with Donald Trump because of alleged failures by her own lawyer.
Stormy Daniels could have to pay at least $20M in liquidated damages, Trump lawyer tells court

Stormy Daniels has violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, requiring her to pay possible liquidated damages of at least $20 million, according to a court document filed on…

Harper Lee’s estate sues over Atticus Finch’s depiction in planned Broadway adaptation

Who has the final authority to determine whether an upcoming Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird remains consistent with the spirit of the novel?

That is one…

Lawyers can contribute to the rise of blockchain by understanding it
Blockchain technology can make legal services more efficient and less costly by establishing automated smart contracts that don’t have to rely on human intermediaries to be enacted. According to David Fisher, founder and CEO at Integra Ledger, lawyers need to first understand how blockchain functions before it can be effectively used in the legal industry.
Could Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit open the door to Trump depositions and a ‘fishing expedition’?

Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against President Donald Trump “opens what could be a precarious new legal front” for the White House, the New York Times reports.

After all, the article…

Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says confidentiality deal is void because he didn’t sign it
Updated: Porn star Stormy Daniels on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that contends her confidentiality agreement is null and void because he didn’t sign it.
Frances McDormand has people asking: What is an inclusion rider?
Updated: Best actress winner Frances McDormand had some people scratching their heads Sunday evening when she ended her acceptance speech at the Oscars with two words of advice: “inclusion rider.”
Give victims of workplace sexual harassment access to courts, 56 US attorneys general tell Congress

Victims of sexual harassment on the job should be allowed to evade “the impediment of arbitration requirements” in employment contracts, according to a letter signed by attorneys general of every…

11th Circuit blasts BigLaw partner for remand argument against its mandate; ‘We really did mean it’
A federal appeals court is blasting a Troutman Sanders partner for a successful argument on remand in a dispute between Winn-Dixie and competitors Big Lots and Dollar General.
Judges refuse to toss suits claiming law firm ads interfered with timeshare contracts

Federal judges in Tennessee and Florida have refused to completely dismiss lawsuits claiming two law firms sought to interfere with timeshare contracts through ads seeking clients who want to dump…

Shelter claims it is entitled to cat custody because adoptive owner breached indoors-only contract

A woman who named her cat after Reggie Watts is getting some help from the comedian in her custody battle with a shelter that claims it is entitled to the…

If Trump sues Bannon for violating a nondisclosure agreement, what are his damages?
Stephen K. Bannon reportedly signed a nondisclosure agreement that included a nondisparagement clause when he went to work for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Jan. 7, 1795: The Yazoo Land Fraud Becomes Law

A state-sanctioned land grab tested issues of state sovereignty and federal power in the newly independent United States. Claims under the Yazoo Land Act ultimately were resolved by the Supreme Court in Fletcher v. Peck.

Celebrity chef sues NYC restaurant, saying it shouldn’t be using her name after missed payments

Celebrity chef Cat Cora claims in a lawsuit that the owners of the Fatbird Southern Kitchen in Manhattan no longer have a right to use her name and likeness in…

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