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White Collar Corner: Reducing risks associated with joint defense agreements

Joint defense agreements (“JDA”) are an attractive option where multiple defendants face the same allegations. But what happens when one party to a JDA abandons the agreement and cooperates with the government? While the risk is always present, thoughtful drafting ...

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Commentary: Toward a More Perfect Union?

The Law Day theme this year — “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change” — at first struck me as a dodge, an effort to avoid talking about the disease that afflicts America by shifting the ...

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MCBA honors Wolford, Donaher, Garver

The Monroe County Bar Association will recognize the winners of the Adolph J. Rodenbeck, Charles F. Crimi and Raymond J. Pauley awards on May 3.

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Debt following divorce: How your ex’s student loans can follow you

Like most couples, many don’t plan for divorce. When tying the knot, you may think that all your boons and burdens will be shared with your partner till death do you part. But sometimes life leads you in separate directions. ...

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IP Frontiers: Checking in on expungement and reexamination: Early common pitfalls

Since Dec. 18, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has accepted two new types of ex parte proceedings to be filed for trademark purposes: expungement and reexamination. When these new proceedings were first proposed and announced, many practitioners were ...

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