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Congress overturns consumer bureau rule limiting mandatory arbitration in bank contracts
Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaker vote in the Senate on Tuesday to overturn a rule to limit mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts between consumers and financial institutions.

Delaware loses long-held No. 1 ranking for business-friendly legal climate to South Dakota

A periodic survey of corporations by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s legal-reform arm found that Delaware has lost its No. 1 ranking for being business-friendly in legal matters, dropping to…

Axiom adds machine learning to contract review

The global legal services provider Axiom will take a deeper dive into artificial intelligence as a way to better understand contract language.

On Aug. 2, Axiom announced that it…

Time-share operator’s suit claims Timeshare Exit Team acts as illegal referral service for law firms
A time-share operator contends in a federal lawsuit that two law firms and a company called Timeshare Exit Team are interfering with its contractual relationships with vacation owners.
Hagens Berman fires back at lawyer who claims firm breached his employment contract

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro offered a different version of events in its response to a lawsuit by a lawyer who claims the law firm breached his employment contract a few…

Lex Machina adds commercial analytics
Law analytics platform Lex Machina has expanded its coverage to include commercial litigation. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has added more than 62,000 commercial cases filed since 2009, many in the realm of federal contract claims and business torts. The commercial module will allow users to forecast how much time it would take for a commercial case to be resolved, said Lex Machina general counsel Owen Byrd, as well as project the kinds of damages a user might be facing.
9th Circuit allows airline passenger’s contract suit over delayed baggage

An airline passenger’s suit seeking a refund of a checked baggage fee because of delayed luggage delivery is not pre-empted by federal law, a federal appeals court has ruled.


Sharing isn’t caring when small businesses skirt civil rights laws

If courts agree that businesses in the “sharing economy” are technology companies rather than sellers of services—and can invoke arbitration clauses in their terms of service—users of those businesses may have no recourse against civil rights violations.

Can United order passenger ouster? Check out its contract of carriage and federal compensation caps
United Airlines is taking a lot of heat after a video showed a recalcitrant passenger who was bumped from a flight on Sunday being dragged down the aisle of a plane in Chicago.
Blockchain technology can provide lawyers with an authentic, secure ledger
A crash course in blockchain at ABA Techshow started Friday with Oliver Goodenough instructing participants to repeat after him its more useful generic description, "distributed ledger technology."
JPMorgan Chase uses tech to save 360,000 hours of annual work by lawyers and loan officers

JPMorgan Chase has found a way to save on legal spending.

The bank is using new software called “COIN”—short for Contract Intelligence—to review commercial loan agreements, according to Bloomberg…

Suit claims legal funding firm misled 9/11 responders, retired NFL players about its cash advances

A company that provides advances to people expecting settlement money misrepresented the terms of its deals to Sept. 11 responders and professional football players with Alzheimer’s disease, a lawsuit alleges.

Trump’s golf club must pay $5.7M to locked-out members, judge rules

Members of a Florida golf club who claimed they were barred from using the facility after Donald Trump purchased it in 2012 are entitled to return of their money, a…

Arbitrator tosses fired bar executive’s claim against former California bar president

An arbitrator has tossed the last claim against former California State Bar President Craig Holden in an action filed by the bar’s fired executive director, Joe Dunn.

Dunn had alleged…

Paul McCartney suit seeks to regain copyright interest in early songs

Paul McCartney is seeking a declaratory judgment that he is entitled to reclaim copyright interest in his early songs under termination provisions of the Copyright Act.

McCartney filed the

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