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Covid No Excuse for Halting Payments to Stanley Furniture Execs

Retired Stanley Furniture Co. executives won their lawsuit seeking nearly $700,000 in unpaid deferred compensation, after a federal judge in Virginia ruled that financial hardships exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic were no excuse for the company to stop these payments.

Wake Up Call: Four Days In-Office for Milbank Junior Lawyers

In today’s column, a slump in chapter 11 filings hasn’t dented the lateral market for bankruptcy pros; the NFL’s top lawyer had a “cozy” relationship with the head of a team he was supposed to be overseeing, a report says; attorneys are frustrated with court systems requiring them to appear in person as the pandemic rolls on.

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Dentons Mum on Sudden CEO Ouster While Defending His ‘Success’

In 10 years as managing partner and then U.S. CEO of Dentons, Mike McNamara helped stitch together the self-described “world’s largest law firm” by clinching a merger after it was initially rejected and championing an expansion audaciously named “Project Golden Spike.”

How Marijuana Is Both Legal and Illegal in the U.S.

How do states legally get around the federal ban on cannabis, and what unique legal challenges do attorneys and businesses in the marijuana industry face?

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