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Do State Anti-SLAPP Laws Apply in Federal Court?

By Ashley J. Heilprin – November 7, 2019 | The Fifth Circuit's approach to Texas's anti-SLAPP law provides a recent and important example of how the substance-procedure distinction can have practical consequences.

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Trademark Owners in the World of the GDPR

By Christopher Binns – November 7, 2019 | Litigants should prepare for important changes coming to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 7.1.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Obtaining or Resisting Injunctive Relief

In litigation, there are very few mechanisms that are as powerful and game-changing as the remedy offered by preliminary injunctive relief. Because preliminarily-granted injunctive relief is an extraordinary remedy, both in terms of its timing and effectiveness, it is absolutely essential to understand the best strategy to pursue in obtaining that relief and, if you represent the party opposing that outcome—recognizing the ways in which you can persuade a judge to deny that remedy when your client is given an opportunity to be heard. In this Sound Advice, Dana Lumsden of the Charlotte office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP provides advice on obtaining or resisting injunctive relief. (16:21 min.)

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Constructing a Privilege Log: What You Need to Know

Litigation attorneys often view privilege logs as an afterthought during discovery. However, an inaccurate or incomplete log (or altogether failing to provide a privilege log) can have drastic consequences for both the attorney, the client, and their relationship. In this Sound Advice, Joshua Sindel provides simple tips to prevent this from happening to you. (8:40 min.)

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Pretrial Practice & Discovery

Learn how to get involved with the Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee and maximize your Section membership!