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Boies and Dersh's Defamation Dance, ABA's Judicial Voice is Called Out, Locke Lord Lawsuit: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-11-11 06:00

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

Categories: General Law

Big Firms Build Veteran Groups Across Offices for Community Service, Pro Bono

Mon, 2019-11-11 05:00

Firms such as Reed Smith and Kirkland & Ellis are ramping up their pro bono and community outreach efforts for military veterans, often seeking attorneys and staff with service records to lead the charge.

Categories: General Law

Baker McKenzie's New Global Chairman Talks Rates, Expansion and More

Mon, 2019-11-11 03:42

From equalizing rates, to managing through trade wars to growth in the U.S., Baker McKenzie's new chair, Milton Cheng, spells out his vision for the firm.

Categories: General Law

Penn Law's Name Change Sparks Outcry Following $125 Million Donation

Mon, 2019-11-11 00:46

Some students and alumni are not warming to the new "Carey Law" name and want officials to keep "Penn Law" as the school's official nickname.

Categories: General Law

EU High Court to Rule on Labeling of Wine From Israeli Settlements

Mon, 2019-11-11 00:01

The court is expected to follow the opinion issued by the advocate general, who said consumers have a right to know the origin of products, including that a product came from a "territory occupied by an occupying power."

Categories: General Law

Judge Orrick Picks Team of 4 as Interim Leaders in Juul MDL

Fri, 2019-11-08 20:04

Interim leadership includes Sarah London, of Lieff Cabraser, Dena Sharp of Girard Sharp, Ellen Relkin of Weitz & Luxenberg, and Dean Kawamoto of Keller Rohrback, but the appointment doesn't necessarily cement their place in the final leadership structure.

Categories: General Law

Women's Soccer Players Win Class Certification in Unequal Pay Lawsuit

Fri, 2019-11-08 19:06

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner struck down U.S. Soccer's argument that the four proposed class representatives, who include co-captains Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd, lacked standing because they made more money than the highest-paid players on the Men's National Team.

Categories: General Law

State Appellate Court Judge to Retire After More Than 3 Decades

Fri, 2019-11-08 18:36

Associate Justice Peter Tom was the first Asian American appointed to the First Department when he took on the role in January 1994,

Categories: General Law

The CCPA Is Coming and So Are Data Breach Class Actions

Fri, 2019-11-08 18:09

Companies that do business in California can expect to see class action litigation if they become the victim of a data breach, but showing a good cybersecurity posture and implementing arbitration agreements may be the best defense.

Categories: General Law

SCOTUS Picks Up Case on Web-Focused Trademarks

Fri, 2019-11-08 18:05

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office argues that is a generic mark that cannot be registered with the PTO, because it would discourage other booking services from using "booking" as part of their domain names.

Categories: General Law

Women Soccer Players' Suit Certification May Impact General Counsel Dealing With Pay Equity Issues

Fri, 2019-11-08 17:33

A federal court in Los Angeles on Friday certified the women's class action lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal pay and working conditions.

Categories: General Law

Stealing an MLB Play for Home Run Patents + Battle Lines Emerging on Arthrex Remedy + Irell's $200M Verdict Against Wells Fargo

Fri, 2019-11-08 17:18

Uber has worked with an AI company to come up with a mechanism for ranking patent claims based on their breadth.

Categories: General Law

Locke Lord, Dallas Partner Face $30 Million Malpractice Lawsuit

Fri, 2019-11-08 17:15

The defendants, Locke Lord and Dallas partner Roy Hardin, did not disclose conflicts of interest, and they put their own financial interests over the client's, the petition said. If Retractable Technologies Inc. had known about the defendants' conflicts, it would have terminated the representation.

Categories: General Law

David Boies Sues Alan Dershowitz for Defamation, Says Dershowitz Accused Him of Extortion

Fri, 2019-11-08 17:06

Boies listed a series of news articles as examples of Dershowitz's alleged defamation campaign against him in the complaint filed in New York County Supreme Court on Thursday,

Categories: General Law

Milbank's Early Associate Bonus Announcement Signals Fierce Competition for Law Firm Talent

Fri, 2019-11-08 15:08

It also raises concerns that law firms and their clients will soon feel the brunt of the continued arms race over salaries.

Categories: General Law

Appeals Court Grants Review of 'Negotiation' Class Action Over Opioids

Fri, 2019-11-08 14:54

In dual orders Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granted interlocutory appeal of a Sept. 11 order by U.S. District Judge Dan Polster approving certification of a "negotiation" class of potentially 33,000 cities and counties suing opioid companies.

Categories: General Law

Lockstep's Last Stand, Laughing Lawyers, LGBTQ-Friendly (or Not) Firms: What You Said

Fri, 2019-11-08 14:23

One legal recruiter has a dim view of the lockstep compensation model's future at top law firms. What Mark Rosen said about the model's outlook is

Categories: General Law

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now? Life After Law Firm Leadership

Fri, 2019-11-08 14:03

As their leadership terms come to a close, partners find that it can be a time of newly found freedom. But it's also a point when they may feel disconnected from previous clients, behind on the developments in their practice areas and at sea as their responsibilities start to shift.

Categories: General Law

Assistant General Counsel for University of North Texas Faces Backlash Over Racial Slur

Fri, 2019-11-08 13:53

Caitlin Sewell is under fire for using the n-word as an example of protected speech during a First Amendment discussion titled, "When Hate Comes to Campus."

Categories: General Law

Chuck Cooper Isn't Yanking Lawsuit Questioning House Impeachment Testimony

Fri, 2019-11-08 13:17

A notable Republican lawyer says he wants a Washington judge to decide whether client Charles Kupperman can testify lawfully at the House impeachment inquiry, despite objections from the Trump White House.

Categories: General Law