1. JD Supra Morning Brief: Gene Patents (Again), 5 Stages of Law, Divorce Negotiations, and More

    Start your day the JD Supra way, with hash browns and an extra helping of the Morning Brief:

    M&A is back, baby! Intrade, on the other hand, is gone. And associate bonuses are, well, essentially flat (Bloomberg Law

    Employers don’t need superheroes to defeat employee class-action lawsuits. Just solid timekeeping policies (McCarter & English

    It’s HIPAA to be square: worried you might accidentally disclose protected health information? De-identify it (Davis Wright Tremaine) (Mintz Levin) (Saul Ewing

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to reconsider the patent-eligibility of isolated DNA sequences today (Foley & Lardner

    The legal services market is evolving. Will the legal profession be able to keep up? (Edge International Consulting

    Apparently regulators are relaxing the rules so that victims of Hurricane Sandy can use the money in their retirement plans to help pay for recovery (Reed Smith

    Don’t mess with Texas (word counts) – new appellate rules go into effect on December 1 (Smith Law Group

    Superfund cleanup project run over budget? Don’t look to the EPA for help (Leonard, Street and Deinard

    Tattoo artists appear to be opening up a new revenue stream (Winthrop & Weinstine

    Negotiating a divorce over the kitchen table is great, but think twice (and talk to a lawyer) before you agree to anything (Bryan L. Salamone & Associates

    Don’t own an “estate”? You still need estate planning (The Virtual Attorney

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