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Houston's Jordan Lynch & Cancienne Wins Take-Nothing Decision in Louisiana Living Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Fri, 2021-12-03 17:11

In the lawsuit, Willard Masters III sought approximately $14 million in damages against Graybar Electric, alleging he had been exposed to asbestos in his work for the company beginning in 1970.

       

Biden DOJ Appears for Trump in 2nd Circuit to Block Accuser's Defamation Claim

Fri, 2021-12-03 16:50

Mark Freeman of the DOJ's Civil Division started his argument by noting that he was not attempting to "defend or justify" Donald Trump's "crude and offensive comments" as president. But E. Jean Carroll's lawyer said the presidency shouldn't confer an "unlimited prerogative."

       

Defunct Company Accused of Selling 'Mud From a Bog' as Medical Supplement to Pregnant Women

Fri, 2021-12-03 16:31

"[The] company extracted mud from a bog in Canada and put it into pills and sold it to people telling them that it was a magic drug that would cure COVID and everything else," said lead plaintiff attorney Matt Q. Wetherington.

       

'I'd Probably Never Let My Client Do That': A Plaintiffs Lawyer's Take on Alec Baldwin Interview

Fri, 2021-12-03 16:12

"Certainly some things he said I think probably do help him and do make some sense," Jeff Harris of Harris Lowry Manton told Law.com on Friday when asked how the interview with George Stephanopoulos affects Baldwin's responsibility for the tragedy.

       

Cuba Gooding Jr. Launches Constitutional Challenge Against NYC Law in Seeking to Dismiss Civil Rape Suit

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:51

The filing challenged the New York City's Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence law's constitutionality as applied to the lawsuit against Gooding. Attorney Edward Sapone said the delay in starting the lawsuit was unreasonable.

       

Real Estate Attorney Mitch Kossoff Arraigned on Fraud, Theft Charges in Manhattan Plea Deal

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:45

The court appearance was the latest step in the complicated story of Kossoff and his law firm, Kossoff PLLC, which has been undergoing involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings since April.

       

Work Hard, Be Successful and Prioritize Family: Attorneys Share the Silver Linings of Pandemic Parenting

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:17

In this week's episode, a dozen attorney-parents reveal their proudest accomplishments juggling parenting and lawyering during the pandemic.

       

Skilled in the Art with Scott Graham: Five Takeaways From IP Day at Senate Judiciary + EFF, Apple and Uniloc Are Set for a Return Engagement on Sealing

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:16

Presiding over 2,400 patent cases in 12 years? That's awesome. Presiding over 800 cases in one year? That's an outrage!

       

DOJ Accuses Judges Of Not Following Science In Blocking Vaccine Rule For Health Care Workers

Fri, 2021-12-03 15:15

The claim came in an Eleventh Circuit filing as Florida seeks an injunction blocking the Biden administration rule already halted by judges in Louisiana and Missouri.

       

Michael Miller, a 'Warrior in the Trenches' of Roundup Lawsuits, Has Died

Fri, 2021-12-03 14:55

Michael Miller, who was on the plaintiffs' team in two Roundup trials and was co-lead of the multidistrict litigation, died on Nov. 24. He was 69.

       

With Love And Care: Two South Florida Attorneys Win $4.7M For Florida Health Care Systems for Claim Denials

Fri, 2021-12-03 14:03

"It is expensive to have arbitrators decide these disputes, and this case demonstrates that the treating medical providers may get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to deciding what care was necessary," managing partner Doug Wolfe said.

       

Pre-Exam Song 'Ignites Something in Me': Reddit Users Give Music, Food, Self-Care Suggestions Final Exams

Fri, 2021-12-03 13:49

Tis the season for final law school exams and current and former students took to Reddit this week to share some of their pre-exam routines. On

       

Sixth Circuit Ruling Brings 'Momentum' to Wrongfully Convicted Man's Challenges Against Ohio Police Officer

Fri, 2021-12-03 12:25

Gillispie brings a civil rights lawsuit against a police officer who was responsible for much of the investigation into a series of rapes in August 1988 and for the identification of Gillispie as the likely perpetrator, according to Gillispie's lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

       

Jones Day, Squire Patton Boggs Pay Revealed by Biden US Attorney Nominees

Fri, 2021-12-03 12:04

Andrew Luger, seeking to return to his prior role as head of the U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota, disclosed a $4.2 million partnership share at Jones Day.

       

How I Made Partner: 'I Found Synergies With My Colleagues and Created Opportunities for Our Collective Success," Says Renee Zaytsev of Thompson Hine

Fri, 2021-12-03 09:35

"Don't be complacent. I spent way too long in the status quo because it was easy, not because it made me happy. Continuing to do something just because it's comfortable will rarely get you where you want to go—or will just make you miserable when you get there."

       

McDermott Adds SPAC, IPO Specialist Group from Reed Smith

Fri, 2021-12-03 08:00

Ari Edelman and his capital markets group have done over 30 capital markets transactions this year.

       

Linklaters Looks Within for Next Chief Financial Officer

Fri, 2021-12-03 07:19

Incumbent Peter Hickman will retire after 13 years at the firm.

       

Big Law Firms Offering Jobs Without Interviews In Response to Deal Surge

Fri, 2021-12-03 06:15

Unprecedented transactional activity is causing law firms to build out teams rapidly by hiring lawyers 'on the spot' to avoid losing major mandates.

       

COVID Strains Court Vacancies: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2021-12-03 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Hawaii Law Dean's 'Leadership Lab' Aims to Debunk the Myth That Diverse Future Leaders Are Hard to Find

Fri, 2021-12-03 04:00

"People like to complain about the dearth of viable, prepared candidates," said Camille Nelson, dean of the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law. "They say they can't find great applicants, which I don't believe, but if that's the case, what are they doing about it? Everyone starts from a place of scarcity to justify the absence of women, people of color, queer, not 100% able-bodied."

       

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