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 Industry News

Maybe you can strip it off or down, but you can't void that lien
by Monette W. Cope, Esq.
In the ceaseless quest to eliminate liens, debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 recently challenged the Supreme Court’s decision in Dewsnup v. Timm and attempted to void partially or wholly unsecured liens under Section 506(d) of the Bankruptcy Code. Previously, it was unclear whether Dewsnup applied in Chapter 13 cases because it was decided in a Chapter 7. Both the Tenth and the Seventh Circuits now say the Code Section operates the same in both Chapters.
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What you could learn from Budweiser's heart-melting ad
by Marc Wayshak
The beer company has been on a roll. Here's how you can apply its success to your marketing.
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Key steps to building a lead generation engine in law firms
by Varun Gautam
Learn how digital marketing roadmap can help law firms improve the client acquisition and engagement initiatives. See the video presentation here.
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The relationship between in-house and outside counsel
by YL Editorial Board
What is the most important and misunderstood relationship in the legal profession? Which relationship in the legal profession causes more ill will than any other relationship?
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4 tricks that make mediation work
by Richard Shore
Here are four counterintuitive strategies that harness the strengths of mediation rather than treating it as litigation light. They may not be traditional, but properly employed, they work.
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