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Higher Law: Cannabis Insurance Myths | Pot & Politicians: New Report | In the Weeds & More

Thu, 2018-09-20 16:00
This week, we look at myths about cannabis insurance. Plus, a marijuana industry group says legalization is a winning political issue. So why are so few politicians championing the cause? Scroll down to see who got the work. Thanks for reading Higher Law.
Categories: General Law

New Shearman & Sterling Initiative Banks on Clients' Fintech Needs

Thu, 2018-09-20 15:57
The Wall Street firm's FinTech Foundry program is aimed not just at banks and startups, but also other companies that see applications for technologies like blockchain.
Categories: General Law

Law Profs Say the Stupidest Things: A Guide to Recent Controversies

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:27
Some academic types just can't avoid controversy, whether through a misguided Halloween costume, racially charged language in the classroom, or a pattern of throwing bombs that shake up students and fellow faculty members.
Categories: General Law

Labor of Law: Glassdoor's Latest Anonymity Push | Hurricanes and the Law | Williams & Connolly Gets Plaintiffs Fees

Thu, 2018-09-20 12:00
Glassdoor Inc.'s latest battleground to protect user anonymity is the Texas Supreme Court. Plus: there are a host of L&E issues associated with natural disasters. And scroll down for a rare Williams & Connolly plaintiffs petition for legal fees in an overtime suit. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.
Categories: General Law

Inside Track: Right Click for Not Happy. Plus, Hacking in the Rain and In-House Movers

Wed, 2018-09-19 18:00
Welcome back. I’m reporter Dan Clark and this is the latest edition of your favorite newsletter Inside Track. This week, eyes have been…
Categories: General Law

California Judge Accused of Sexual Harassment, Improper Comments

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:45
A lawyer for Contra Costa Judge John Laettner says his client denies the charges, and that complaints stem from an ongoing dispute between the judge and the public defender's office over the use of cash bail.
Categories: General Law

What Pushes Undergrads to Law School? It Ain't the Money.

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:12
A new study commissioned by the Association of American Law Schools looks at the motivations of aspiring law students and how they approach their search for the right school.
Categories: General Law

Ousted Papa John CEO Heads to Court in Fight over Board Records

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:40
Attorneys in a multifaceted battle for control of Papa John's are set to square off in a Wilmington courtroom Thursday afternoon, as company founder and former CEO John Schnatter tries to maintain a books-and-records case seeking records related to his ouster from the pizza chain.
Categories: General Law

Critical Mass: Monsanto Wants to Weed Out Roundup Verdict

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:00
Plus: A look at the law firm accused of luring women into unnecessary surgery, and arbitration roadblocks in the Uber data breach.
Categories: General Law

What's Next: The EU's Showdown Between Copyright and Free Speech

Wed, 2018-09-19 07:30
Also up: AGs crack down on big tech's clandestine approach to data collection, and cryptocurrencies' big week.
Categories: General Law

Skilled in the Art: Qualcomm says 'Nevermind' to Curiel

Tue, 2018-09-18 21:06
Plus, ITC welcomes back Judge Thomas Pender, and Rimon lands an 8-member IP team.
Categories: General Law

Compliance Hot Spots: 10 Years After the Siemens FCPA Deal | Tesla's Woes Mount | All the New Moves, Who Got the Work & More

Tue, 2018-09-18 21:00
Welcome back—lot to unpack this week. We've got some reflections on the blockbuster Siemens FCPA deal ten years later. Plus: Catch up on the new moves and appointments in Washington and elsewhere. And scroll down for the firms getting some recent SEC work. Thanks for reading Compliance Hot Spots.
Categories: General Law

Will This Crypto Case Push Federal Regulators to Tackle More ICO Fraud?

Tue, 2018-09-18 15:16
A U.S. district court of New York ruling allowing a jury to apply securities laws in an ICO fraud case may set the stage for regulators to heighten actions in the nascent marketplace.
Categories: General Law

African-American Law Prof Arrested During Traffic Stop Plans Civil Rights Suit

Tue, 2018-09-18 14:14
Kevin Brown, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, says he feels a responsibility to pursue accountability for police who abuse their power.
Categories: General Law

Ahead of the Curve: Election Law is Hot

Tue, 2018-09-18 11:46
Plus, innovative ways law schools are spreading legal education and kudos to a student-run publication.
Categories: General Law

Dentons Completes 30-lawyer Malaysian Combination

Mon, 2018-09-17 22:00
Malaysia is the global firm's third base in Southeast Asia, after Singapore and Myanmar. Dentons is also currently finalizing a combination with Indonesia's Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners.
Categories: General Law

After Hurricane Florence, Legal Community Considers Next Steps

Mon, 2018-09-17 16:54
“It’s not like you can relax and focus on work when you’re thinking about everyone who stayed behind," said one lawyer in North Carolina who evacuated ahead of the storm.
Categories: General Law

Multistate Bar Exam Scores Sink to 34-Year Low, Pass Rates Sag

Mon, 2018-09-17 14:50
Upticks in the average MBE scores in July 2017 and 2016 had fueled hopes of a recovery in bar exam pass rates, but the latest figure indicate otherwise.
Categories: General Law

Litigation Finance: Key 2018 Trends & Insights

Mon, 2018-09-17 13:45
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Time:  3 p.m. EDT / 12 p.m. PDT Cost: Complimentary Sponsored by:         Litigation…
Categories: General Law

IVC Filter Trials Forging Ahead, With Another Case Set for Sept. 18

Sun, 2018-09-16 16:18
So far, there's no clear victor in trials aimed at resolving 9,000 cases over the medical devices.
Categories: General Law