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July 31, 2009 5:58 PM

Off the Clock: Running the Camp

Juliet Starrett, a Reed Smith associate and a former championship white-water rafter, runs a weeklong rafting camp for teens living with HIV/AIDS.

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07/31/09 Posted by Francesca Heintz

Class Action Accuses Amazon of Acting Like Big Brother

KamberEdelson claims Amazon owes Kindle users more than an apology for deleting George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from their electronic libraries.

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07/31/09 Posted by Francesca Heintz

The Bankruptcy Files: Inside Michael Vick's 'Excessive' Legal Bills

Milbank, Greenberg Traurig, Pachulski Stang, and Crowell & Moring are the latest firms to bulk up on the bankruptcy billables, even if Crowell had to lop nearly $1.2 million off of a final fee application.

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07/31/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200

Chevron appoints a new GC, a college hoops enforcer switches sides, and a lawyer leaves London for more agreeable environs. Plus: moves to Drinker Biddle, Hunton & Williams, K&L Gates, Paul Hastings, Pepper Hamilton, Schiff Hardin, and Winston & Strawn. The Churn is constant. Send your news to amlawdaily@incisivemedia.com.

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07/31/09 Posted by Matt Straquadine

Associates Survey 2009: Thinning the Pack

Layoffs were firms' preferred method of cutting payroll costs, according to the responses in our annual midlevel associates survey.

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07/31/09 Posted by Ed Shanahan

Davis Polk, Paul Weiss on $1.26 Billion Sale by Citi of Nikko Asset Management

Paul, Weiss and Davis Polk on Citi's $795 million sale of Japanese asset management company.

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07/31/09 Posted by Francesca Heintz

UBS, Government Reach Tentative Tax Agreement

After almost a year of investigation and countless court battles, federal prosecutors and UBS executives appear to have hashed out an agreement that will settle their long-running tax dispute out of court.

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07/31/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

Litigator of the Week: R. Rex Parris of R. Rex Parris Law Firm

As the lawyer for one of Georges Marciano's former employees, Parris conducted one of the most bizarre cross-examinations we've ever seen. When it was over, he'd turned the Guess Jeans founder into a ranting villain--and he'd secured a gigantic damages award for his client and the four other employees suing Marciano.

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07/31/09 Posted by Andrew Longstreth

Bingham Seeks $760K in Fee Dispute, Client Calls Bills "Excessive"

A dispute between Bingham and longtime client Capital Properties continues, reports the New York Law Journal. Bingham filed an arbitration claim against Capital in early July, seeking $760,000 in billings for litigation it handled for the company. Capital has filed a petition to stay the arbitration.

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07/31/09 Posted by Francesca Heintz

Dealmaker of the Week: Brian Pass of Sheppard Mullin

The entertainment and IP lawyer had to leave a family vacation on the Catalan coast to represent Yahoo in negotiations with Microsoft on a landmark ad sharing deal. The sacrifice was well worth it--Pass contributed to an agreement that might ultimately help break Google's market dominance in online search and advertising.

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07/31/09 Posted by Brian Baxter

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