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Meet the blind Sidley associate going for gold in Tokyo
White Collar Crime · July 23, 2021 · 12:16 PM PDT
Five years ago, Sidley Austin associate Matt Simpson, who is blind, won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Legal Lookahead: Scouts clash in trademark feud
The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts duke it out in court this week, with a judge weighing whether to throw out the Girl Scouts' suit alleging a name change and other moves by the Boy Scouts amount to trademark infringement. And closing arguments get underway in the closely-watched West Virginia opioids trial - that and more in this week's Legal Lookahead.
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Investment co's harassment probe wasn't pretext for age bias - 2nd Circ
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-   Five years ago, Sidley Austin associate Matt Simpson, who is blind, won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In a few weeks, he’ll be going for gold in Tokyo. 
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Litigation · July 23, 2021 · 10:30 AM PDT
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday said it had levied nearly $1 million in fines on poultry processor Foundation Food Group Inc (FFG) and three contractors after six workers at a Georgia plant died from exposure to liquid nitrogen earlier this year.
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EXCLUSIVE Democrats may scrap matching funds from infrastructure bill over wage issue
Democrats are threatening to scrap plans to create an infrastructure bank in the $1.2 trillion bipartisan spending bill after Republicans opposed a provision intended to lift workers' wages, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
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Transactional · July 23, 2021 · 2:57 PM PDT
Getaround car sharing company settles with Washington, D.C. for $950,000
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