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Afternoon Briefs: Latham will pay fall bonuses; Reagan shooter may display artwork, judge rules

Thu, 2020-10-29 17:15

Latham will pay fall bonuses, donate $1M to fight hunger

Latham & Watkins has announced that it will pay fall bonuses ranging from $7,500 to…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer volunteers devote increasing hours to election protection efforts

Thu, 2020-10-29 15:56
More than 150 law firms and about 23,000 volunteers are participating this year in an election protection program run by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil…
Categories: General Law

Firm sues for rent abatement; landlord decries law firms trying to ‘weasel out’ of commitments

Thu, 2020-10-29 13:14
Schulte Roth & Zabel has filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming that its Manhattan landlord failed to abide by lease provisions requiring rent abatement in…
Categories: General Law

Former Goldman Sachs lawyer says she was fired after trying to speak up about sexual misconduct

Thu, 2020-10-29 12:33
A former associate general counsel at Goldman Sachs has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was fired after trying to speak up about sexual misconduct…
Categories: General Law

Supreme Court doesn’t interfere with ballot deadline extensions in 2 states; Barrett doesn’t participate

Thu, 2020-10-29 10:58
Extended deadlines for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina remain undisturbed as a result of actions by the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The Supreme…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer says he was stopped for jogging while Black; public defender held in contempt

Wed, 2020-10-28 17:29

Lawyer says he was racially profiled while jogging

A Black lawyer says he was racially profiled during a late-night jog in his new gated community…

Categories: General Law

LeClairRyan gave joint venture ‘unprecedented control’ and priority payments, bankruptcy trustee says

Wed, 2020-10-28 14:24
The joint venture between LeClairRyan and alternative services provider UnitedLex was intended to help keep the law firm afloat, but the combination “only served to…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Trump faces suit over rape denial; Biden opposes SCOTUS term limits

Tue, 2020-10-27 16:58

Trump can be personally sued over rape denial

A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday refused to substitute the federal government as the defendant in…

Categories: General Law

How to make better decisions with litigation analytics software

Tue, 2020-10-27 15:53
If you’re a litigator, you know that knowledge is power. The more you know about the court, opposing counsel, expert witnesses, the parties and the…
Categories: General Law

Former Davis Polk associate may pursue retaliation claim, judge says; other racial bias claims tossed

Tue, 2020-10-27 14:36
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that a Black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell can pursue a retaliation claim against three partners,…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner in mansion rent dispute; 115 court employees have COVID-19

Mon, 2020-10-26 17:36

BigLaw partner is accused of failing to pay mansion rent

A affidavit filed in housing court alleges that Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner A. Mark…

Categories: General Law

5th Circuit judge blasts abortion procedure as ‘barbaric’ in dissent

Mon, 2020-10-26 16:05
Judge Don Willett of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans has made clear his distaste for the most common second-trimester abortion…
Categories: General Law

Vandals ‘picked the wrong guy’ when they defaced my home for client work, BigLaw partner says

Mon, 2020-10-26 11:00
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Randy Mastro has said he won’t be intimidated by vandals who spray-painted his home with epithets, apparently due to…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers favor Biden in individual donations; cities sue over ‘anarchist’ label

Fri, 2020-10-23 17:15

Lawyers favor Biden campaign in individual donations

Presidential campaign donations by individual lawyers heavily favor Joe Biden, according to a Reuters analysis. Individual lawyers gave…

Categories: General Law

Sexual misconduct suit by BigLaw firm’s former legal assistant is mostly dismissed

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:24
A federal judge in New Jersey has mostly dismissed a lawsuit by a former legal assistant at Fox Rothschild, who claimed that a now-fired lawyer…
Categories: General Law

Oregon Supreme Court rejects climate change lawsuit that cites public trust doctrine

Fri, 2020-10-23 11:39
The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected claims that the public trust doctrine imposes broad duties on the state to protect the environment from greenhouse gas…
Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: 1 murder count tossed in George Floyd case; DOJ lawyer turned away from courthouse

Thu, 2020-10-22 17:59

Judge tosses one murder charge against officer in George Floyd death

A Minnesota judge on Thursday tossed one of the charges against former Minneapolis police…

Categories: General Law

BigLaw partner settles suit alleging rape by bartender

Wed, 2020-10-21 17:30
A Mayer Brown partner has settled a lawsuit against Brennan’s of Houston for an alleged October 2015 rape by a bartender who worked there.

A judge…

Categories: General Law

Afternoon Briefs: Purdue Pharma will plead guilty; lawyers can’t find parents of 545 immigrant children

Wed, 2020-10-21 16:41

Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty over opioid marketing

Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges for misleading doctors, patients and the…

Categories: General Law

Lawyer accused of threat to have opposing counsel’s ‘rear end sanctioned’ faces ethics complaint

Wed, 2020-10-21 13:36
A Florida insurance defense lawyer is accused of unprofessional conduct toward opposing attorneys and a litigant, including a threat to have an opposing counsel’s “rear…
Categories: General Law