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Pandemic Fuels Mental Health Crisis For Young Attorneys

By Anna Sanders

Often isolated from co-workers and lacking established support networks, young attorneys have been particularly susceptible during the coronavirus pandemic to mental health struggles that were already pervasive in the legal profession.

Port Owed £1.5M Dock Fees For Virus-Stranded Cruise Ships

By Christopher Crosby

A port authority that docked cruise ships during the pandemic stands to collect more than £1.5 million ($2 million) in fees from the sale of two luxury liners after a London judge said Tuesday that it was not unfair to increase charges when the ship operator went bankrupt.

L'Occitane Hits Ch. 11 With Plans To Close Some Stores

By Bill Wichert

Cosmetics company L'Occitane Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection in New Jersey bankruptcy court Tuesday, outlining plans to shutter nearly two dozen locations as the retailer grapples with more than $100 million in debt.

Navigating Business Valuation During The Pandemic

By Mohnish Zaveri, Sujay Dave and Avishi Agarwal

Disputes over business values in M&A transactions have increased as equity markets continue to grapple with uncertainty over the full extent of pandemic-related disruptions, but sticking to the basics and critically evaluating inputs and assumptions will provide the most credible result, say Mohnish Zaveri, Sujay Dave and Avishi Agarwal at The Brattle Group.

High Court Axes COVID-19 Texas, Tenn. Abortion Decisions

By Adam Lidgett

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out decisions that permitted a Texas bar on abortions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the same day the justices tossed an order that stopped Tennessee's now-expired ban on surgical abortions during the pandemic's early days.

After Trump, Dem Probes May Turn To Companies

By Andrew Kragie

With a Democrat in the White House, veterans of congressional investigations expect Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill to shift most oversight to the private sector, probing industries ranging from pharmaceutical companies to banks to manufacturers.


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Navigating Business Valuation During The Pandemic

Disputes over business values in M&A transactions have increased as equity markets continue to grapple with uncertainty over the full extent of pandemic-related disruptions, but sticking to the basics and critically evaluating inputs and assumptions will provide the most credible result, say Mohnish Zaveri, Sujay Dave and Avishi Agarwal at The Brattle Group.

Don't Let Lies Infiltrate The Mediation Process

The pandemic-era rise in mediation brings about the increased risk that participants will engage in dishonest behavior with the expectation that settlement negotiations will be kept confidential, but lawyers should beware that state confidentiality protections differ, and that courts have applied ethical rules in the mediation context, say Jennifer Gibbs and Amanda Rodriguez at Zelle.

Predictions For Future PPP Fraud Prosecution By DOJ

Paycheck Protection Program fraud involving egregious wrongdoing is likely to remain a major area of interest for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, but, over time, prosecutors will likely pursue more complicated schemes that raise difficult questions about criminal intent, says David Bouchard at Finch McCranie.

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