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Defense Group Urges 4th Circuit to Address Certification of 'Uninjured' Class Members

Mon, 2018-10-15 14:21
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar wants the appeals court to find that unnamed members in a class action against Dish Network should not have been certified because they did not have the same injuries as lead plaintiffs in the case.

High-Powered Legal Factions Gear Up for Harvard Admissions Trial

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:57
The legal showdown between nonprofit group Students for Fair Admissions Inc. and the president and fellows of Harvard College begins Monday, and it's teeming with prominent lawyers.

One Big Law Attorney’s Journey with Depression, One Firm’s Response to the Profession’s Problem

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:44
A Baker Hostetler lawyer discusses her depression, and Latham & Watkins' COO talks about what her firm is doing to dispel the stigma of mental health challenges.

Skilled in the Art: A Farewell to Judge Jeremy Fogel

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:22
Also, the wide applicability of WesternGeco, and bye bye BRI, hello Phillips.

Digital Branding: 'Cause We Are Living in a Digital World

Fri, 2018-10-12 13:13
As with traditional branding, a digital brand is simply the perception individuals have of a business or organization online. Digital branding uses a combination of Internet branding and digital marketing to develop a brand over a range of digital venues, with an objective to establish and build trust with potential clients, especially during the decision phase of the selection process.

Pop Stars and the President, Pre-Kanye

Fri, 2018-10-12 12:31
Attention is always paid when the worlds of music superstardom and the commander in chief collide.

The Law Firm Disrupted: Of Blood, Toil, Tears … and Legal Tech Software

Thu, 2018-10-11 20:00
What should software collaboration in the legal technology space look like? Chapman and Cutler might be on to something.

Insurance Litigation Balloons in Insurer-Friendly Federal Courts, Report Finds

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:42
A new report found major increases in homeowner, automobile and most other types of insurance disputes filed in federal court, where insurers are significantly more likely to prevail over claimants.

Experts to Law Grads: Don't Freak Out About Public Service Loan Forgiveness—Yet

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:23
The U.S. Department of Education approved a mere 1 percent of initial Public Service Loan Forgiveness applications, but experts say the approval rate should increase over time.

448 Indian Tribes File "Historic" Amicus Brief in Opioid Lawsuits

Thu, 2018-10-11 14:58
About 44 percent of pregnant women on the Blackfeet Tribe reservation in Montana tested positive for opioid use.

Labor of Law: Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training in NY | Is California's Female Board Law Legal? | Plus: Who Got the Work

Thu, 2018-10-11 11:00
Takeaways as New York implements its new sexual harassment law, and California's governor signs a suite of #MeToo-inspired bills. Plus: Uber faces a new worker-classification test, and scroll down for the latest moves. Thanks, always, for reading Labor of Law.

When it Comes to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support in Legal, What About the Staff?

Thu, 2018-10-11 09:31
While law firm staff are a part of the same “toxic” environment as attorneys, mental health and substance abuse support and resources available to them are not.

Inside Track: GCs in Crisis Mode | Yes We Cannabis! | Plus New In-House Moves

Wed, 2018-10-10 17:00
This week we peer into the world of legal marijuana, take some lessons in crisis management from the top of the legal department, and examine what happens when your outside law firm files for bankruptcy.

Labaton Agrees to Pay $4.8M to Settle Special Master's Public Corruption Inquiry

Wed, 2018-10-10 15:17
Labaton acknowledged it should have disclosed a $4.1 million referral payment and agreed to make several internal changes.

An Inside Job: Business Development for Associates

Wed, 2018-10-10 15:04
Instead of focusing on solving the problems of someone outside of the firm, find opportunities to serve someone within the firm and impress an influential partner.

Listen Up, Counselor! Here’s How to Get What You Want From Clients

Wed, 2018-10-10 14:06
Craving clear instructions? Wishing for repeat business? In three decades as a law firm partner, I’ve figured out it’s up to me to create the right conditions.

Skilled in the Art: O'Malley Calls for Rethinking 'Natural Phenomena' | Also, 2nd Period Underway for StubHub Trade Secrets Suit

Wed, 2018-10-10 12:26
The medical diagnostics industry appears to have found an ally in its quest to restore patent eligibility for groundbreaking discoveries: Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley

What's Next: Google’s ‘Cambridge Analytica’ Moment | IoPlease | Murder it Tracked

Wed, 2018-10-10 12:16
Google’s legal and policy team said “immediate regulatory interest” would be sparked if the company disclosed a data breach involving Google+ users.

Becca Heller's Journey From Yale Law Student to MacArthur 'Genius'

Wed, 2018-10-10 11:07
The 2010 law grad never imagined the refugees resettlement project she started with some Yale Law School classmates a decade ago would morph into a major player in refugee rights and land her a coveted MacArthur Fellowship.

Critical Mass: Ominous Order for Opioid Defendants

Wed, 2018-10-10 11:00
Also this week: A hard to swallow LaCroix class action, and Feds probing asbestos trust.