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All doughnut hole and no doughnuts

One of the great ironies of our justice system is that arbitration clauses are inserted into contracts ostensibly to keep any subsequent disputes out of litigation, but the clauses are themselves frequently and ferociously litigated. Sometimes these arguments over arbitration ...

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Sidebar: Drop Dead Diva

There’s an art to legal writing. You want to tell your client’s story in a compelling fashion, but so much of the language is rather dry, especially if you have to refer to someone as “Intervenor” or “Third-Party Defendant” dozens ...

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If mascots came to moot courts

The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament was tipping off just as Lawyers Weekly went to press, so Sidebar won’t embarrass itself by publishing its picks for the Final Four, but March is also the time of year for ...

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