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Preventing witness coaching during remote depos

Videoconference, laptop, cybersecurity

Anyone who has peeked at his or her cellphone during a Zoom meeting likely has recognized the potential for improper witness coaching during a remote deposition.

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How to combat ‘Zoom fatigue’

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“Zoom fatigue” seems to be a workplace buzzword this year with researchers estimating that the number who attended meetings via Zoom has skyrocketed.

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Disputed signature keeps case out of arbitration

contract, refusal to sign

Applying a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling, the Court of Appeals Western District declined to compel arbitration for a man who claims not to have co-signed his grandson’s title loan.

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Closing a business deal remotely? Know the risks

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This is a good time to remind business deal makers and inventors — especially newer entrepreneurs and start-up companies — to follow a comprehensive check list to protect the ownership of their new products and services prior to disclosing them to a third party.

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Attorneys find new work as insurers deny COVID-19 coverage

Lauren Tucker McCubbin, Reed Martens, Alex Roje, Ryan Frazier

In a rapidly emerging practice area for large and small firms alike, attorneys increasingly are counseling business owners who have been denied coverage under the “business interruption” portions of their commercial insurance policies.

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