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Mayer Brown Leads Legal Challenge to Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

Tue, 2020-06-02 20:10

The lawsuit claims the president's order violates the free speech protections of social media companies and its users.

Categories: General Law

Lawyers for Assaulted Atlanta College Students: Charging Abusive Cops Could 'Stop the Nonsense'

Tue, 2020-06-02 19:50

"If officers knew that tasing somebody or beating up somebody not only was going to get them fired, but also possibly arrested, all this nonsense would stop," said L. Chris Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys.

Categories: General Law

Universities Are Lawyering Up to Fight COVID-19 Closure Class Actions

Tue, 2020-06-02 19:22

Cooley, WilmerHale and Quinn Emanuel are among the firms tapped to defend suits seeking partial tuition refunds for students impacted by campus closures.

Categories: General Law

Former Trump Campaign Staffer Files for Release from NDA in Proposed Class Action Suit

Tue, 2020-06-02 19:10

In the new filing, Jessica Denson, who is represented by Bowles & Johnson, Ballard Spahr and the advocacy group United to Protect Democracy, asked for a judgment declaring the NDA null, void and unenforceable.

Categories: General Law

Frustrations Mount as Phila. Attorneys Face Limited Remote Access to Incarcerated Clients

Tue, 2020-06-02 18:34

At least two lawyers have had to self-quarantine after meeting with clients in the prisons who later tested positive.

Categories: General Law

New York-Based Cannabis Company Accused of Fraudulently Taking Lucrative License

Tue, 2020-06-02 18:15

The complaint accuses New York-based Columbia Care of tortious interference with contract, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy, aiding and abetting fraud and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, among other offenses,

Categories: General Law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Extends Foreclosure, Eviction Moratorium to July 1

Tue, 2020-06-02 16:47

The move comes just days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was sued by a group of landlords who allege his May 7 executive order extending the state's moratorium on evictions through Aug. 19 violated their contract and due process rights and amounted to an improper taking of their property under the U.S. Constitution.

Categories: General Law

Law Schools Have an 'Obligation' to Help End Racism and Injustice, Deans Argue

Tue, 2020-06-02 15:45

Law schools are hosting open forums for students and staff to discuss recent police killings of minorities and systemic inequality, as well as workshops on policing and other relevant legal issues.

Categories: General Law

2019 Law Grads Crushed It on Jobs, but COVID-19 Could Set Them Back

Tue, 2020-06-02 14:48

New employment data from the American Bar Association shows that the J.D. class of 2019 had the strongest entry-level jobs results in years, yet those numbers don't reflect in the impact of the coronavirus on those fledgling legal careers.

Categories: General Law

Appeals Judge Jeffrey Johnson Is Ordered Removed Over Sexual Misconduct

Tue, 2020-06-02 14:06

"This action snaps an unbroken string of decisions which required either a finding of willful misconduct or a violation prior discipline before removing a judicial officer," a lawyer for Judge Jeffrey Johnson of the Second District Court of Appeal said.

Categories: General Law

Pryor Cashman Associate Suspended Without Pay in Wake of Arrest in Firebombing Incident

Tue, 2020-06-02 12:52

A federal judge ruled Monday afternoon that Colinford Mattis and a co-defendant would each be released to home confinement on a $250,000 bond, though the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York said it would appeal the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Categories: General Law

Despite Growing Ransomware Risk, Insurance Oversight Catches Some Firms Off Guard

Tue, 2020-06-02 12:30

Captive insurance and a lack of in-depth cybersecurity insurance knowledge can leave some law firms with a rude awakening.

Categories: General Law

Ahead of the Curve: The Inside Scoop on Law Teaching

Tue, 2020-06-02 12:13

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at The Legal Academy, a new YouTube series from UC Berkeley law professor Orin Kerr that explores how to become a law professor and what the job is really like.

Categories: General Law

Child Care Reopening Not Guaranteed to Sway Law Office Plans, Say Heads of NJ Firms

Tue, 2020-06-02 10:43

"There are a number of moving parts and child care is an issue to be addressed, but there are many others as well," says John Fanburg at Brach Eichler.

Categories: General Law

In-House Counsel Concerned Over Liabilities Associated With COVID-19

Tue, 2020-06-02 10:22

"We don't really know what is going to come out from a liability standpoint from COVID-19," Alka Ramchandani-Raj, of counsel at Littler Mendelson, said. "Some cases may be brought with regards to safety violations. There have also been inquiries from plaintiffs attorneys on Warren Act requirements."

Categories: General Law

Call for Nominations: Professional Excellence 2020

Tue, 2020-06-02 10:13

Our goal at ALM Media is to serve the entire legal community and, as part of that, we're adding new wrinkles to our annual Professional Excellence Awards to make sure we highlight the great work and achievements across the full breadth of the legal communities that our publications serve.

Categories: General Law

COVID-19's Punch in the Pocketbook, Remote Bar Exam Rolled Out, Making Sense of Tragic Events: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2020-06-02 07:00

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

Categories: General Law

Arbery, Floyd and Taylor Family Lawyers Call for National Justice

Tue, 2020-06-02 01:56

L. Chris Stewart, Ben Crump and S. Lee Merritt are calling for federal legislation to create a uniform process of holding police accountable for deadly force and United Nations representation for human rights and economic sanctions.

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'This Is No Longer Secretary Clinton's State Department': Judges Wary of Her Deposition Over Emails

Tue, 2020-06-02 01:22

"If the question is whether there's been an adequate search, what difference does it make what the intent was or reasons for using a private server, or Hillary Clinton's or anyone else's understanding of State's record searching obligations?" Judge Robert Wilkins asked.

Categories: General Law

Report: Product Liability Cases Rose, Medical Devices and Pharma Hit Hardest

Mon, 2020-06-01 23:30

Lex Machina's 2020 Product Liability Litigation Report, released Monday, found the top corporate defendant hit with product liability cases was Johnson & Johnson, which totaled 70,924 lawsuits from 2015 to 2019, many from multidistrict litigation over its baby powder and blood thinner Xarelto.

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