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Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 78 Firms

The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2017 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Read more »

The Law Firms Of The 2017 MVPs

Law360's MVP award goes to attorneys who have distinguished themselves from their peers in litigation, deals and other complex matters. Find the MVPs at your firm here. Read more »

Venezuela Wants $490M Award To Mexican Flour Cos. Nixed

Venezuela asked the World Bank Thursday to annul a $490 million award it granted Spanish subsidiaries of Mexican tortilla producer Gruma SAB de CV in July for breaching international obligations through an expropriation decree in 2010. Read more »

EU, Japan Finalize Sweeping New Trade Deal

European Union and Japanese officials announced Friday that they have finalized the details of a sweeping new trade deal that will forge two of the globe’s largest economies under a united set of trading rules. Read more »

EU, UK Open Door To Trade Talks With Brexit Breakthrough

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sealed a predawn deal in Brussels that opens the door for a second phase of talks on a post-Brexit trade agreement between the U.K. and European Union, the commission said Friday. Read more »

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Patheon Says Rival Can't Recover $135M Over Softgel Pact

Pharmaceutical company Patheon Inc. has urged a New York federal judge to deny softgel maker Procaps SA’s request to vacate part of an arbitration award finding it can't recover $135 million in lost profits damages for a nixed product development agreement, telling the court the agreement doesn’t allow for such damages. Read more »

Cypriot Shipping Co. Seeks $5M Security During Arbitration

A Cypriot charter shipping company asked a New Jersey federal court Thursday to allow it to access funds or property connected to a group of related agribusiness companies with operations in the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates that could provide it with security of more than $5 million while it pursues arbitration against the companies over an alleged contract breach. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

9th Circuit's Kozinski Accused Of Showing Staffers Porn

After reports surfaced claiming Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski had showed female clerks pornography and engaged in other misconduct, the high-profile jurist told Law360 on Friday it was “regrettable” if he had offended any of his staffers. Read more »

Fla. Justices Stay Case To Mull Judge's Facebook Friendship

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday paused lower court proceedings in a suit seeking to get a judge disqualified for being Facebook friends with opposing counsel, indicating the court might take up the case. Read more »

Legal Sector Picks Up 600 New Jobs In November

U.S. legal services jobs climbed by 600 jobs in November, marking four consecutive months of job growth and the second-highest total for the sector so far in 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday in its latest jobs report. Read more »

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Law360's Pro Say: Kennedy Torn In Masterpiece Cakeshop

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, the team discusses Justice Kennedy's swing vote in a case pitting religious freedom and free speech against gay rights, a bizarre trial over a scheme to skirt sanctions on Iran, and Katy Perry's win in a suit over her purchase of a convent. Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Legislators introduced a bill to prevent businesses from enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements in instances where employees allege workplace sexual harassment, and a credit union sued President Donald Trump to block Mick Mulvaney from leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These are some of the top stories in corporate legal news you may have missed this past week. Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

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