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DC Attorney General Alleges Inaugural Committee Misused Nonprofit Funds to Enrich Trump Hotel

5 hours 7 min ago

The complaint claims a member of the inaugural committee agreed to pay more than $1 million to rent event space at Trump's D.C. hotel for four days ahead of the inauguration.

         

Tenth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Federal Bureau of Prisons

5 hours 15 min ago

The Tenth Circuit declined to apply the voluntary cessation exception to mootness for constitutional claims against the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

         

How The New York State/City Bar Associations are appealing to Young Lawyers

6 hours 42 min ago

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Critical Mass: Judge Reduces Record Risperdal Verdict. Another 6th Circuit Petition Could Impede Opioid Trial

7 hours 3 min ago

A Philadelphia judge in a Risperdal trial has reduced a record $8 billion jury verdict to $6.8 million.

         

Roberts Admonishes Impeachment Lawyers to 'Remember Where They Are'

7 hours 16 min ago

"I think it is appropriate at this point for me to admonish both the House managers and the president's counsel in equal terms to remember that they are addressing the world's greatest deliberative body," Roberts said.

         

G-Traurig Leader Accused of Sex Misconduct, Making a Case for Impeachment, Weinstein Trial Underway: The Morning Minute

10 hours 3 min ago

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

         

Greenberg Shareholder Accused of Sexual Harassment by Ousted Grammys Chief

Tue, 2020-01-21 20:17

Deborah Dugan claims she was put on leave after complaining that Joel Katz, a Greenberg Traurig shareholder and the outside GC of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, sexually harassed her.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: William Barr's Front Office | CFIUS Rules: Takeaways | DOJ Fights 'Filter Team' Ruling | Apple's Drone Lobbying | New Moves, and More

Tue, 2020-01-21 20:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots, our regulatory, compliance and white-collar briefing. We're looking at some Main Justice personnel moves this week, and scroll down for new and notable federal lobbying disclosures in Who Got the Work. Plus, some takeaways on the final CFIUS rules. Thanks for reading!

         

A Revealing Look at Justice Robert Jackson's Religious Views

Tue, 2020-01-21 17:02

An essay written by the late Justice Robert Jackson nearly 70 years ago has just surfaced, and it casts a new light on his views about religion.

         

Investors Targeted Lawsuits at Cannabis Companies in 2019, Report Finds

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:15

According to NERA Economic Consulting's annual report, released on Tuesday, six lawsuits alleged securities fraud against cannabis companies. There was only one in 2018.

         

Uber and Gibson Dunn Put the Brakes on Monopoly Claims

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:09

Defunct ridesharing company Sidecar will have the opportunity to amend its antitrust claims against Uber by Feb. 4.

         

Women Hold Editor-In-Chief Positions at the 16 Most Elite Law Reviews

Tue, 2020-01-21 14:52

The work that law schools and law journals have done in recent years to foster more diverse memberships is paying off with women taking the top editorial post of the flagship law journals at the highest-ranked schools in the country.

         

Former Phila. Prosecutor, Toll Brothers GC Rejoins Cozen O'Connor

Tue, 2020-01-21 14:48

"I went to law school to be a trial lawyer and I'm ready to get back in the courtroom," John McDonald said of his return to the firm.

         

For One Roberts Clerk, Trump's Impeachment Trial Will Be Part of Experience

Tue, 2020-01-21 14:26

The chief justice is being assisted by one of his clerks, Megan Braun, and his counselor Jeffrey Minear. Roberts on Tuesday began his service as presiding officer in earnest, as Trump's trial got underway.

         

2nd Circuit Vacates Part of Ex-NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

Tue, 2020-01-21 13:55

The Second Circuit overturned the counts related to one of the alleged bribery schemes, which involved legal referral fees for mesothelioma cases.

         

Perkins Coie Cost Client $150M Tech Patent Payday, Lawsuit Claims

Tue, 2020-01-21 13:31

Muzik Inc. blames the firm for losing out on royalties from products such as Apple's AirPods and Amazon.com's Echo Dot.

         

Parnas' Attorney Calls on AG William Barr to Recuse From Ongoing Investigation, Prosecution

Tue, 2020-01-21 12:49

Attorney Joseph Bondy said Monday that Barr's proximity to the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump prevented him from impartially overseeing Parnas' prosecution

         

'I Have a More Sophisticated Basis for My Argument': Dershowitz, Backing Trump, Denies Flip-Flop on Impeachment

Tue, 2020-01-21 10:39

"It certainly doesn't have to be a crime," Alan Dershowitz said in a 1998 media interview. The Harvard Law professor emeritus now contends impeachment "must be 'criminal-like' conduct, or conduct 'akin to treason and bribery.'"

         

Supreme Court Denies Review of Eighth Circuit Murder Conviction Based on Government-Signed Factual-Basis Statements, Despite Finding Practice 'Troubling'

Tue, 2020-01-21 10:00

The Supreme Court recently declined to review 'Cottier v. United States', an Eighth Circuit decision upholding a conviction of second-degree murder.

         

Why the .Law Domain May Become a Necessity for Firms

Tue, 2020-01-21 09:30

The road toward wide adoption of the .law domain by law firms may be long, but it gained a significant user when Wiley recently rebranded.

         

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