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DC Circuit Rejects Wine Bar's Trump Lawsuit, But Ducks Ruling on 'Presidential Immunity' Claims

2 hours 40 min ago

The judges rejected Cork Wine Bar's lawsuit alleging Trump is violating a local fair competition rule through ownership of his D.C. hotel while he's serving as president.

Categories: General Law

Trump Watch: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship With Judges

3 hours 2 min ago

The president's attacks on the judiciary may fall to the wayside given the number of judges he has gotten onto the bench—especially if rulings go in his favor.

Categories: General Law

'Some People are Just Diabolical': Florida Judges Get Candid About Being 'Goaded'

4 hours 11 min ago

South Florida judges provide a rare glimpse into what it's like to preside over emotional and contentious cases while keeping a cool head.

Categories: General Law

Can Law Firm Tech Turn the Big 4 From Competitor to Customer?

6 hours 11 min ago

Companies such as Thomson Reuters have already begun transitioning from Big Four competitor to supplier, but law firms may have a more difficult time sticking that landing with their own tech products given the size and scope of organizations such as EY and Deloitte.

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Howrey's 'Unfinished Business' Finished, Coronavirus Precautions, Leaving Kirkland for In-House: The Morning Minute

8 hours 11 min ago

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

Categories: General Law

Baker McKenzie Shuts Down London Office Following Coronavirus Scare

10 hours 32 min ago

Baker McKenzie is the first major law firm in London to temporarily close its offices due to the outbreak.

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Baker McKenzie Closes in London Following Coronavirus Scare

10 hours 32 min ago

Baker McKenzie is the first major law firm in London to temporarily close its offices due to the outbreak.

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More Big Law Firms Respond as the Coronavirus Continues to Spread Globally

Thu, 2020-02-27 19:18

The virus, officially known as COVID-19, has now spread to 47 countries and has infected at least 82,000 people.

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Work-Life Balance Woes? Try Balancing Big Law with the Olympic Trials

Thu, 2020-02-27 18:36

In a field deep with talented distance runners, these women made it to this weekend's Olympic Marathon trials while holding down full-time careers as associates.

Categories: General Law

'A Good Start': Ending Mental Health Question on NY Bar Application May Remove Stigma

Thu, 2020-02-27 17:44

Legal educators and students stressed the value of seeking help while in law school. It can give prospective lawyers important tools for success in the profession and in their personal lives, the dean of Cardozo Law School said.

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Sanction: Dallas Judge's Law License Suspended 5 Times While on the Bench

Thu, 2020-02-27 16:41

The Texas Constitution says district judges must be licensed to practice law. But a Dallas judge kept failing to pay her bar dues on time, and her law license was suspended five times since she was first elected in 2007.

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9th Circuit Puts the Nail in the Coffin of Howrey Trustee's 'Unfinished Business' Claims

Thu, 2020-02-27 16:27

The court adopted the position of the D.C. Court of Appeals, which found earlier this month that clients, not firms, control ongoing matters in a matter of first impression under D.C. law.

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Higher Law: DLA Piper Jumps Into Cannabis | California's Illicit Market | Who Got the Work | Notable Headlines

Thu, 2020-02-27 16:00

Welcome to's Higher Law dispatch, where we are chronicling legal services in the cannabis arena. We'd love your feedback, and thanks for reading!

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Hybrid Legal Document Review: Where Human and Artificial Intelligence Meet

Thu, 2020-02-27 15:10

AI is in many ways still in its infancy, and it's important to realize that platforms utilizing this technology are heavily dependent on constant human interaction and training.

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Class Counsel Slam 'Professional Objectors' for Delaying Equifax Data Breach Payout

Thu, 2020-02-27 14:23

Lawyers for 147 million class members claim professional objectors are stalling their settlement benefits for personal financial gain.

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Courts Face Controversy Over Uninjured Antitrust Class Members

Thu, 2020-02-27 13:27

Antitrust defendants have long argued that a class may not be certified if it includes members who have suffered no demonstrable injury. But is this argument gaining traction?

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My Weekday Workout: Dechert's Nazim Zilkha

Thu, 2020-02-27 13:21

"[There's] an important mental health benefit that comes with regular exercise, and this balance is critical for thriving in a fast-paced, challenging field, such as corporate law."

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SeaWorld's Legal Expenses Led to $24M Fourth Quarter Loss

Thu, 2020-02-27 13:10

SeaWorld's sales and attendance were at record levels, but the company said legal costs led to a fourth quarter loss of $24.2 million. The costs stem from a class action settlement of a suit related to a film about Tilikum the whale.

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Law Degrees in Need of a PR Makeover for College Students

Thu, 2020-02-27 13:08

A new study from AccessLex Institute shines some light on why law school applicants are on the decline and what motivates undergraduates who want to practice law.

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Leaving Big Law for In-House Opportunity: A Q&A With New Stats Perform General Counsel Elizabeth Cutri

Thu, 2020-02-27 11:59

"I would find myself at night or when I was going home thinking more about the business issues than the legal issues," Cutri said. "I started to think that this might be a good fit for me."

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