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Critical Mass: Shutdown Closing in on MDLs? Plus, J&J Short-Circuits Talc Trial

Wed, 2019-01-23 21:34

As a Jan. 31 date when federal courts are projected to run out of money looms, multidistrict litigation is beginning to feel the effects of the partial government shutdown.

Categories: General Law

US Appeals Court Restricts Age-Bias Claims to Employees, Not Job Applicants

Wed, 2019-01-23 18:28

"Congress, of course, remains free to do what the judiciary cannot—extend [the law] to outside job applicants," Seventh Circuit Judge Michael Scudder wrote for the majority. The case involved a lawyer seeking an in-house post at a medical supply company.

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Barnes & Thornburg Boosts Parental Leave for Attorneys and Staff

Wed, 2019-01-23 17:47

The move adds to a growing list of law firms that are lengthening parental leave for lawyers—and extending benefits for staffers as well.

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Harvey Weinstein Assembles High-Profile, Non-NY Lawyers for New Defense Team

Wed, 2019-01-23 16:26

Weinstein, who faces five criminal counts relating to two accusers who say the fallen movie mogul assaulted them in 2006 and 2013, has tapped Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan Jr. of the Orlando, Florida-based Baez Law Firm to join his defense team, the firm said in an email.

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New Claims Against Oracle Confront Prior Salary as Discrimination 'Pathway'

Wed, 2019-01-23 15:35

Workers rights advocates have long targeted the practice as perpetuating trends that keep minorities and women underpaid compared to male counterparts.

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Bear Stearns Funds Slap Reed Smith With $500M Malpractice Claim

Wed, 2019-01-23 15:07

Gibson Dunn's Kevin Rosen is defending Reed Smith against claims that it bungled the chance to seek a major recovery in the wake of the subprime mortgage meltdown.

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Skadden, Proskauer Get Creative to Recruit Women and Minority Law Students

Wed, 2019-01-23 14:34

In a bid to establish early and deep ties with diverse law students, the firms have unveiled new programs intended to help women and minority students succeed academically and give them more control over their summer associate gigs.

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Arent Fox Sues Ex-Partner Over Lateral Move to Kasowitz

Wed, 2019-01-23 14:11

In a new federal lawsuit, the firm claims IP litigator Jay Deshmukh breached a deal to pay the firm $96,000 to waive a 60-day notice provision.

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Registering as a 'Foreign Agent'? Why Law Firms and Lobby Shops Might Demur.

Wed, 2019-01-23 14:06

Skadden Arps got dinged by the feds for unreported advocacy in 2012 for the Ukrainian government. Practitioners tell us generally some of the considerations that weigh on firms and lobby shops when they are engaging with foreign clients.

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Women Lawyers Deploy Tactical Maneuvers to Handle Child Care

Wed, 2019-01-23 13:13

With women still carrying the bulk of child care responsibilities, lawyers moms working long hours handle the kid-care challenge with creativity and precision.

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'Demoralizing:' Women GCs Talk About Sexism from Outside Counsel

Wed, 2019-01-23 11:51

Paternalism, anger and avoidance from firm lawyers are some of their shared experiences, which also guide in-house counsel's choices when selecting outside attorneys.

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Embrace the Chaos, Counselor

Wed, 2019-01-23 11:30

For those who crave control, the uncertainty of being at the beck and call of a partner or subject to the whims of an adversary is distinctly unsettling.

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The State of Law Firm Innovation 2018

Wed, 2019-01-23 10:31

A recent survey shows law firms understand the importance of innovation but are not supporting it enough

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Could the GDPR 'Right to Access' Make Personal Data More Vulnerable?

Wed, 2019-01-23 10:30

Under the EU's GDPR consumers may request a copy of the data companies have collected from them. But if a bad actor takes control of that account, it could put the data at greater risk.

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What's Next: Your Guide to Legalweek: The Future of E-Discovery & GDPR's Beachhead in the USA

Wed, 2019-01-23 07:30

We have a quick rundown of the panels people shouldn't miss.

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Littler Adds Another Global Outpost With Norway Combination

Wed, 2019-01-23 06:00

With its addition of 12-attorney Homble Olsby, the fast-growing labor and employment firm now has a foothold in seven European countries.

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The Mystery Co., Girardi Sued, Census Bid: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-01-23 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

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Skilled in the Art: Federal Circuit (Finally) Gets Some Love From SCOTUS + The First Popcorn Match of 2019 is Under Way

Tue, 2019-01-22 21:30

The justices unanimously endorsed the Federal Circuit's interpretation of patent law's on-sale bar.

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Compliance Hot Spots: What's Not Shut Down? | Skadden Settles Lobbying Case | Pam Bondi Joins Ballard Partners | Rosenstein's White-Collar Legacy

Tue, 2019-01-22 21:00

Trump's partial government shutdown is now at 33 days and counting, but there's still some agency action. Plus: Pam Bondi's joining Ballard Partners, Rod Rosenstein will leave a white-collar legacy and Skadden Arps settles a foreign-lobbying case with Main Justice. Thanks for reading!

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Trump Renominates 51 Picks for Federal Trial and Appellate Courts

Tue, 2019-01-22 18:39

The slate includes picks for district courts in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.

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