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Florida AG, Other Gov't Plaintiffs Object to Insys Bankruptcy Procedure

Wed, 2019-06-26 20:07

Insys has filed a motion to estimate the total costs of about 1,000 lawsuits brought against it over the opioid crisis ahead of a planned sale of its assets.


In-House And Alone Abroad. Plus, Housing Prices Slow In-House Hiring.

Wed, 2019-06-26 18:02

In our Minds Over Matters coverage, in-house counsel and a psychologist explain on how relocating abroad could affect your mental health. Astronomical housing prices around Silicon Valley are discouraging employees in the legal industry to move there, which in turn is changing legal departments. Plus, a new report says companies are determined to lower legal spend in the next two years.


Woman Sues Tesla for Husband's Death After Reported Uncommanded Acceleration in Model S

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:55

Representatives from Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos in Los Angeles and Slavik Law in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, claim that the collision was caused by a series of defects known to Tesla.


Sympathy for the Devil: That DOJ Lawyer Who Denied Kids Soap

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:35

The latest contender for the most-hated lawyer in the land is Sarah Fabian, the DOJ attorney (and one-time Kirkland & Ellis associate) who's now identified as the public face of inhumane treatment of immigrant children by the Trump administration.


'Dark Money' Donor Law Faces Free Speech Challenge by Koch-Backed Group

Wed, 2019-06-26 17:17

The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by Americans for Prosperity, seeks a declaration that the New Jersey law violates the First Amendment on its face and as applied.


Ex-Hunton Partner Resigns From EPA Amid Ethics Probe

Wed, 2019-06-26 16:10

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone said Wednesday that he welcomed William Wehrum's departure from the EPA, and that an investigation into alleged ethics violations would continue.


Fintech Partners Are in High Demand as Practice Heats Up

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:50

Law firm hiring in financial technology practices is booming in 2019, with no slowdown in sight.


Eversheds Sutherland Sets $127M Revenue Target for New Law Venture, Konexo

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:44

"This is in response to what we're seeing as a clear client demand," said Eversheds Sutherland co-CEO Lee Ranson.


Fifth Circuit Questions Whether US House Can Defend Obamacare

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:35

“The odds that the Fifth Circuit does something nasty to the health-reform law have gone up.


Rapper Conquers Law School at USC. Up Next? The Bar Exam.

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:16

Roosh Williams said the hustle it took to make it in the music industry helped him compete in law school.


US Businesses Testing Trump's Trade Restrictions

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:15

So far this week, FedEx has announced it followed in Huawei's footsteps and sued the Commerce Department, and The New York Times reported that major U.S. semiconductor companies, including Intel and Micron Technology, had resumed business with Huawei.


'Fractured and Divided,' Justices' Agency-Power Ruling Sows Uncertainty

Wed, 2019-06-26 15:14

"A fractured and divided court produces fractured and divided decisions. The Kisor case proves it," one court observer says.


Tom Girardi Among Lawyers Who Will Vet California Judges

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:11

More than 100 trial court judges, state appellate justices, county prosecutors, litigators and former state bar leaders will serve on eight regional committees.


You're Lean, You're Mean, But You Need More Protein

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:06

It's generally accepted that 20 to 35 grams of protein at a time is the most efficient. Unless you are really trying to bulk up, that'll likely do the trick.


Critical Mass: Plaintiffs' 'Novel Idea' For Opioid Settlement Needs Some Edits + A Three-Day Fee Hearing for State Street Judge + Quinn Emanuel Out, But 30+ Firms Leading Wildfire Cases

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:06

A federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 opioid lawsuits gave more time for plaintiffs' attorneys to hammer out a “novel idea they pitched this month to settle all the cases.


Justices Scrap State Residency Requirements for Alcohol Retail Licenses

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:55

Justice Samuel Alito Jr. said Tennessee's two-year residency requirement “blatantly favors the state's residents.


SCOTUS Rebuffs Challenge to Federal Agency Power, But Gorsuch Calls It 'Stay of Execution'

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:39

No justice dissented in the decision, but four justices wrote separately to establish that they did not agree with the entire majority opinion. Justice Neil Gorsuch, concurring in the judgment, said he looked forward to the day Auer is overturned.


Decisions, Decisions, Settling Weinstein, Baker's Dozens: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:00

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


What's Next: Zuckerberg Gets Deepfaked + Quick Takes on Facebook's Libra + Data Breach Class Action Headaches

Wed, 2019-06-26 00:55

We've got a Facebook-forward edition for you today as the company treads new legal, regulatory and technological ground.


EU Opens Antitrust Probe of Broadcom with Interim Measures to Halt Noncompetitive Practices

Wed, 2019-06-26 00:50

The Commission said its interim action would halt activity that could cause irreparable harm to Broadcom's competition.