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Reevaluating the ALSP Value Prop, McDonald's COVID Class Action Continues, Fewer New Cases in New Jersey: The Morning Minute

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Categories: General Law

Scenes of Unrest: A Close-Up View of the Protests in New York, Baltimore and Atlanta

Wed, 2020-06-03 22:59

As protests over the death of George Floyd raged in recent days, ALM photographers were on the ground capturing the events as they unfolded across three cities.

Categories: General Law

Inside Track: Civil Unrest May Force In-House Counsel to Address Race in the Workplace

Wed, 2020-06-03 19:30

Protests across the U.S. are making companies answer to what they plan to do about diversity, inclusion and equity, and they may tap their in-house counsel to take that charge. Plus, in-house counsel deal with looting at their companies' storefronts while a Kimberly-Clark deputy GC looks for dialogue after her son is racially profiled at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant.

Categories: General Law

Harvard Law Will Remain Online-Only for Fall Semester

Wed, 2020-06-03 19:20

The prestigious school is now the first to commit to remote instruction for the upcoming semester.

Categories: General Law

NJ State Court Filings Drop 20% Amid COVID-19 Disruptions

Wed, 2020-06-03 18:11

The dramatic decline in court filings coincides with sweeping changes to the legal system brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Categories: General Law

In-House Lawyer, Trial Attorney Call Out Sonic Drive-In General Counsel After Alleged Racial Profiling Incident

Wed, 2020-06-03 16:58

"They have a diversity statement on their website. All companies do. The question is, 'Do they live up to it with the actions that they take?'"

Categories: General Law

Judge Refuses to Dismiss McDonald's Workers' Lawsuit Over COVID-19

Wed, 2020-06-03 16:43

McDonald's lawyer Jonathan Bunge, of Quinn Emanuel, admitted he was "incensed" that workers didn't raise their concerns with governmental agencies before filing a lawsuit.

Categories: General Law

Fisher Phillips' Roger Quillen Sees an Unprecedented Wave of Employment Work on the Way

Wed, 2020-06-03 16:21

In this Q&A, Roger Quillen discusses employers' shifting legal needs, demand fluctuations and an expected surfeit of employment-related work bigger than his firm has ever seen.

Categories: General Law

At Supreme Court, Sotomayor Is Leading Voice Against Alleged Police Abuses

Wed, 2020-06-03 16:10

A series of petitions at the court now urge the justices to reconsider, restrict or abolish the judge-made doctrine of qualified immunity.

Categories: General Law

What's Next: Does the AI Commission Care About Our Privacy? + Telehealth's Post-Pandemic Future + Uber Shaves Down Legal Team

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:53

Privacy might not be the top concern for a Congressionally appointed commission that could shape the future of AI law.

Categories: General Law

Can Amazon Be Liable for a Seller's Defective Product? 3rd Circ. Asks Pa. High Court for Help

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:42

The en banc order comes after a split panel of the federal appeals court ruled that Amazon could be held liable, bucking a recent trend where both the Fourth and Sixth circuits ruled in favor of the company on the same issue.

Categories: General Law

Law School Applications Are Down. Will COVID-19 Spur a Late Comeback?

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:22

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the law school application cycle, but some experts predict a surge in late applicants hoping to ride out the rough job market.

Categories: General Law

Critical Mass: Which COVID-19 Lawsuits Could End Up in MDLs? Report Finds Product Liability Lawsuits Are on the Rise. Find Out Who's Repping Universities in Refund Class Actions.

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:02

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create more potential MDLs, with new motions filed over ticket refunds and bank loans.

Categories: General Law

US Litigation Funder Validity Finance Establishes Office in Israel

Wed, 2020-06-03 12:49

Israel's litigation funding sector has grown in the past year, with U.K. and U.S. funders setting up in the region.

Categories: General Law

'It Could Have Been Me': Black Attorneys Reflect on George Floyd's Death and What Comes Next

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:55

Black attorneys and legal industry leaders recounted their own experiences with racism and their hopes for the future.

Categories: General Law

CEOs Want General Counsel 'More Strategically Involved' in Leadership Roles

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:44

Seventy percent of chief executives surveyed said that an ideal general counsel should serve as both a strategic business partner at the company and as an important member of its leadership team, but only 55% of those CEOs said that their current GC fills those roles.

Categories: General Law

Are Complex Legal Matters Kryptonite to ALSPs' Cost Advantage?

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:00

Many ALSPs are attempting to increase the complexity of their service offerings to capture a bigger slice of the market, but the skilled labor and extra attention those tasks often require could threaten any cost advantages they may have over law firms.

Categories: General Law

Products Cases Proliferating, Is Your Cyber Insurance Insufficient?, The Cost of the 'College Experience': The Morning Minute

Wed, 2020-06-03 07:00

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

Categories: General Law

Compliance Hot Spots: DOJ Wants 'Empowered' Compliance Programs | Flynn Case Puts Spotlight on Power of Judges | King & Spalding Resists DQ Motion | Who Got the Work

Tue, 2020-06-02 22:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. The US Justice Department has made some changes to its compliance guidance, and we've got a snapshot below. Plus: King & Spalding is fighting a disqualification motion, and Baker McKenzie has bolstered its white-collar team. Scroll down for headlines and more. Thanks for reading!

Categories: General Law