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The Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) recent denial of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari involving the payment of attorneys’ fees and expenses confirms the importance of court forum, as well as keeping up to date on fee assessment and allocation trends, in multi-district litigation (MDL). 

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Recently, as I prepared to co-present on the topic “Ask the Trial Experts” during an upcoming DRI seminar, I wondered what types of questions we would encounter on this subject.  After giving it much thought, I suspected that a theme would emerge: instead of discussing our “wins” and favorable “war stories,” I suspected that we would discuss the unexpected issues that arose in trials in ways that we had not envisioned during the original trial prep. So expecting some   terrific questions from the audience, I thought that it would be helpful if I jotted down a few rules of the road that I follow when things don’t go quite as expected to share with the seminar attendees. I offer them here as well as we conclude this year and prepare for the next. I will add the caveat that these rule don’t always work! 

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Becoming certified as a minority business, woman owned business, or disadvantaged business enterprise through various agencies on the federal, state and local levels has many advantages.  Once a business obtains certification, the benefits to both the business and the business owners include preferential consideration for federal, state and local contracts; funding opportunities through grants and loans; marketing programs; and business development programs.  Although the benefits to obtaining certification are apparent, the certification process is detailed and requires careful consideration and attention to detail.  Below is a discussion of the various types of certification and the organizations that offer certification, as well as an overview of the certification process and the supporting documentation required for a business owner’s application for certification.

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Supreme Court opens new term, with major cases brewing  - Reuters 10/6/2015
2,000% Drug Price Surge Is a Side Effect of FDA Safety Program  - Bloomberg 10/6/2015
Supreme Court Plans to Highlight Revisions in Its Opinions  - New York Times 10/6/2015
Supreme Court to Hear Eurail Case on Foreign Entity Liability  - Insurance Journal 10/6/2015
Supreme Court refuses to review insider trading decision deemed a 'roadmap for unscrupulous'  - ABA Journal 10/6/2015
Inter partes review has been incredibly successful, so why is the patent office making changes?  - Inside Counsel 10/6/2015
Attorneys in $40M EA Deal Fight Over Fees  - Courthouse News Service 10/6/2015
Gotta catch 'em all: Pokemon lawyers hit cafe manager with $5,400 bill for copyright infringement  - ABA Journal 10/6/2015
Why liberals fear new Supreme Court term could hurt abortion rights and unions  - Los Angeles Times 10/6/2015
Bass wins single victory at PTAB but questions remain who will lose the ‘war’  - Inside Counsel 10/6/2015
U.S. says BP to pay $20 bln in fines for 2010 oil spill  - Reuters 10/6/2015
U.S. Supreme Court rejects San Jose’s bid to lure Oakland A’s  - San Francisco Chronicle 10/6/2015
Invasive-Species Problem Sways Court on Regulating Ballast Water  - Courthouse News Service 10/6/2015
Supreme Court Prepares to Take On Politically Charged Cases  - New York Times 10/5/2015
EPA says post-VW emission regime permanent, more change possible  - Reuters 10/5/2015

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