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Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs name new partner-in-charge



Robert E. Craddock, Jr.

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Meagan Nichols
Staff Reporter- Memphis Business Journal

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Wyatt, Tarrant Combs announced Wednesday that Robert E. Craddock Jr. will assume the role of partner-in-charge for the firm’s Memphis office, effective the first of the year.

Craddock will succeed Glen Reid in the position.

Craddock’s legal concentration is commercial litigation. He has represented financial institutions, medical device manufacturers, intellectual property holders and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Craddock is also the chairman of the ArtsMemphis Executive Committee and a trustee for the Children’s Museum of Memphis, where he serves as legal counsel for the museum.

He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

The Wyatt firm has 200 attorneys, with offices in Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Indiana.




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Scottsdale software firm launches white-label file-sharing for businesses



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Adult Film Industry Loses Appeal Over Los Angeles’ Condom Law

Porn Agent Mark Spiegler and His Stars

Vivid Entertainment and other producers of adult erotica have been denied its latest attempt to halt the enforcement of a voter-initiated law that requires that porn actors wear condoms. On Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of appeals rejected First Amendment arguments brought by the adult entertainment industry and affirmed a lower court’s ruling.

In 2012, the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation pushed the law (Measure B) in response to word by the city’s health department of the widespread transmission of sexually transmitted infections among workers in the adult film industry. The eventual law also contained permit conditions with collected license fees going to periodic inspections of

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Can Sony Get Around the First Amendment to Sue the Media Over the Hack? (Analysis)

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On Sunday night, famed attorney David Boies sent a threatening letter on behalf of Sony Pictures to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and other news organizations demanding destruction of stolen information and warning of consequences for publishing the company’s secrets.

If Sony does decide to go to court against the media over revelations that keep coming — Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt wish to reboot Ghostbusters, George Clooney lost faith in The Monuments Men, Sony executives weren’t thrilled by Leonardo DiCaprio dropping out of a Steve Jobs biopic — the First Amendment stands as a roadblock. But maybe

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Roman Polanski’s Attorneys Seek to Close Sex Abuse Case

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Alan M. Dershowitz, the famed celebrity lawyer, and his team filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday asking permission to represent director Roman Polanski in California, The New York Times is reporting. 

Polanski, 81, is looking to end the statutory rape case against him, which led to him fleeing the U.S. in 1978 before final sentencing. The Times report says that the filing charged prosecutors with providing false information in support of a recent attempt to have Polanski extradited from Poland.

The filing also demands a hearing to close the case, based in part on fresh testimony that Judge Peter Espinoza, the Superior Court judge in 2009, acted unethically and prejudiced matters

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UPenn Fraternity Suspended After Beyoncé Sex Doll Photo Goes Viral

According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, as a prank, the fraternity posted a holiday card with its fraternity members, who are mostly white, posing with a Beyoncé sex doll. The fraternity stated that the doll was bought as a ‘gag gift’ for Secret Santa, and was not meant to be offensive. 

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Sony Execs Were Warned Not to Cast Denzel Washington Because Black Leads Flop Overseas

According to Radar, a producer, whose name was removed from the emails, sent their concerns to Sony Chairman Michael Lynton. In the emails, the producer suggested that Sony not cast black actors in films with an international market.

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Advertisers Pull Out Over Backlash Against Sorority Sisters

Earlier this year, a petition was formed to urge VH1 to end production of the show, but it apparently didn’t work. Since so many people actually tuned in on Monday, a lot probably out of hate-watching, I’m quite sure VH1 will go full steam ahead with the series.

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Can Independent Contractors Get Workers’ Comp?

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