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March 30, 2010 3:21 PM

Real Estate Lawyers Finally See Uptick in Transactions

At long last, many real estate attorneys are seeing transactions--not just workouts and defaults--increase, with property sales figures coming in much higher in the first quarter of 2010 than a year ago. Investors, impatiently waiting for the foreclosure fire sale that hasn't materialized, are instead putting their trust back into solid properties.

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03/30/10 Posted by Ed Shanahan

Howrey Bests Fish in Golf Ball Wars

After four long years, the parent company of Titleist scored a big win Monday in its long-running patent dispute with Callaway over the Pro V1 golf ball when a jury threw out Callaway's claim for $246 million in damages.  

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03/30/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

More Lovells Restructuring Ahead of Merger

Lovells is shuttering its Chicago office a month before its merger with Hogan & Hartson becomes official.

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03/30/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

March 29, 2010 6:28 PM

THE AM LAW 100: Foley & Lardner Feels the Pain

Gross revenue declined almost 9 percent in 2009, and both partners and associates saw their paychecks shrink. But, says firm chair Ralf-Reinhard Boer, business is coming back.

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03/29/10 Posted by Michael D. Goldhaber

Water Commission Douses the Jenner & Block Party

A suburban Chicago water commission is throwing cold water on the firm, claiming that Jenner overbilled it for a forensic audit.

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03/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

The Backlash to the Backlash: The Gitmo Lawyers

We're getting to know more and more from the private lawyers representing Guantánamo detainees in the aftermath of the "Al Qaeda 7" campaign.

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03/29/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Davis Polk First-Years Will Be at Work By the End of 2010

Some good news for a select few 2010 graduates.

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03/29/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

Bad Bet: OTB Halts Payments to Lawyers in Chapter 9 Case

Cravath and Kaye Scholer are among four consultants that New York City's Off-Track Betting Corporation will cease making payments to after a stalled rescue plan by the state forced the bankrupt entity to terminate all of its 1,300 employees.

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03/29/10 Posted by Brian Baxter

Freshfields, Hogan Lead on Geely's Volvo Gamble

The Chinese automaker purchased the Volvo brand for less than one-third of what Ford paid for it--in 1999.

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03/29/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

More Fee Fights in the Tribune Bankruptcy

The latest: Creditors want big banks to pay back legal fees Tribune has paid them through a subsidiary since filing for bankruptcy.

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03/29/10 Posted by Zach Lowe

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