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NRA V. WINSTON & STRAWN - The National Rifle Association can move forward with its claims of unjust enrichment against Winston & Strawn, after an email revealed undisclosed ties between a partner within the firm and a neutral in an arbitration, Patrick Smith reports. A racist email forwarded to several dozen people from retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge Richard Neville of JAMS revealed that Winston partner Terry Grimm was a “golfing buddy” of Neville’s, throwing the neutral’s determination in an underlying dispute between the NRA and one of Winston’s clients into question. The NRA claims that if its counsel wasn’t also included on the email chain, it would have never found out about Neville and Grimm’s association, which the group says should have been disclosed before Neville took on the case.

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