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Nevada Pushes Forward With Online Bar Exam Next Week, Despite Mounting Concerns

1 hour 11 min ago

More than 150 people had submitted public comment to the Nevada Supreme Court, many in favor of an emergency diploma privilege that would allow law graduates to be admitted without taking the exam.

Categories: General Law

Pence Sets Apart John Roberts From 'Principled Conservatives' Trump Favors

2 hours 53 min ago

"Look, we have great respect for the institution of the Supreme Court of the United States, but Chief Justice John Roberts has been a disappointment to conservatives," Pence told Christian Broadcasting Network.

Categories: General Law

My Weekday Workout: Podhurst Orseck's Aaron Podhurst

3 hours 54 min ago

"For the past several months, I have not missed exercising a single day, and as a result, I feel accomplished and grateful."

Categories: General Law

Ex-Pierce Bainbridge Paralegal Accuses Ousted Partner of Sexual Assault in New SDNY Lawsuit

3 hours 57 min ago

Wigdor attorneys said Donald Lewis had "dragged" their client into the "food fight" with Pierce Bainbridge to punish her for raising the allegations in the first place.

Categories: General Law

The Pandemic Is Pushing—and Preventing—Law Firm Innovation

4 hours 6 min ago

Attorneys may be ready and willing to innovate following the barrage of changes that have come their way during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with law firms potentially in midst of a very busy season, it may be harder to get dormant innovation projects off the ground.

Categories: General Law

Appeals Court Rules Federal Judiciary Misused PACER Fees in Class Action Suit

4 hours 43 min ago

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle's decision, finding that the judge "got it just right."

Categories: General Law

Law Firms Join Vaccine Race, New Leases On Pandemic Life, Census Challenge's Straight Shot to SCOTUS: The Morning Minute

8 hours 35 min ago

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

Categories: General Law

UK-Based Virtual Firm Launches in US With Grand Plans

9 hours 36 min ago

360 Business Law launched its U.S. subsidiary just before the start of the pandemic. Its leaders hope to build a firm with a presence in all 50 states.

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Alleging Widespread 'Corruption,' NY Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve the NRA

14 hours 9 min ago

The lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, argues that the NRA has diverted money away from its mission as a New York-chartered nonprofit for the personal gain of its top management.

Categories: General Law

MDL Panel Rejects Coordination of COVID-19 Docket Over PPP Loan Agent Fees

Wed, 2020-08-05 21:00

In a Wednesday order, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rejected requests from plaintiffs' lawyers to coordinate cases on behalf of agents against more than 200 banks across the nation. The sheer number of defendants posed a problem for the panel.

Categories: General Law

Former Reed Smith Attorney Sues Firm for Alleged Retaliation, Discrimination Over Concussion

Wed, 2020-08-05 19:32

The suit alleges that Aaron Chase was fired as a direct result of complications relating to a concussion he suffered nine months before.

Categories: General Law

COVID-19 May Accelerate Change, Need for Data Inside Corporate Legal

Wed, 2020-08-05 19:10

A Penn Law webinar titled "Reimagining Legal Operations" examined a corporate legal ecosystem that is rapidly transforming due to heightened levels of risk and the broadening array of skills such as technology and project management needed to succeed.

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Inside Track: The Legal Department's Role in Driving Corporate Sustainability

Wed, 2020-08-05 19:05

Microsoft's chief legal officer announced the tech giant's zero waste plan, spotlighting the top lawyer's role in elevating corporate sustainability. Also, general counsel aren't taking their own well-being into consideration amid COVID-19 crisis, according to a new report.

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California Labor Regulator Accuses Uber and Lyft of 'Systemic Wage Theft'

Wed, 2020-08-05 18:59

An Uber spokesperson responded: "The vast majority of California drivers want to work independently, and we've already made significant changes to our app to ensure that remains the case under state law."

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NJ Appeals Court Says Plaintiffs' Experts in J&J Talc Suits Met 'Accutane' Standard for Scientific Evidence

Wed, 2020-08-05 18:28

The ruling allows two cases to proceed to trial, and it also ends a multiyear stay on about 800 other suits pending in Atlantic County by other women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using talc products.

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Lawyers and the Public React as Colombia's High Court Orders House Arrest of Former President

Wed, 2020-08-05 18:27

Álvaro Uribe faces allegations of witness tampering—and the order to place him under house arrest tests the court's independence in a country where some view the former president as a hero.

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Restaurants Sue Insurers for Coverage Amid 'Multimillion-Dollar' Losses During Pandemic

Wed, 2020-08-05 18:02

The state and city government orders required alterations that "rendered plaintiffs' properties non-functional or only partially functional as restaurants or bars," wrote Jenner & Block partner Jeremy Creelan.

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'Start Working on It Now': Federal Judge Orders ICE Detention Center to Procure Quick-Turnaround COVID-19 Tests

Wed, 2020-08-05 16:36

"It's becoming more and more obvious that we're dealing with institutions that really don't seem to care," said U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria. "They don't actually care about the thing they should be caring about, which is avoiding the spread of the virus."

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Path to COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatments, Runs Through Big Law

Wed, 2020-08-05 16:19

Multiple firms are working with various drug, device and delivery companies in what is one of the most ambitious medical efforts in decades.

Categories: General Law

3-Judge Panel May Be Called Upon in Bid to Block Trump Order to Shape Census Count

Wed, 2020-08-05 15:58

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered expedited briefing in the case, which targets an executive order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from population figures for the purpose of creating legislative districts.

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