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Big Four Ambitions, Economic Uncertainty, Name Game: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2018-12-17 05:01

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

         

Clifford Chance Launches Legal Tech Innovation Lab in Singapore

Sun, 2018-12-16 23:09

Create+65 is the Magic Circle firm's first innovation lab globally and is part of the firm's Singapore-based innovation hub for the Asia-Pacific region launched earlier this year.

         

MinterEllison Recruits 4 More Disputes Partners From Reed Smith in Hong Kong

Sun, 2018-12-16 23:01

In total, a team of 42 lawyers and support staff is joining the Australian firm.

         

Trump Watch: Secrets, Secrets Are No Fun, Especially at the DC Circuit | This Week in Trump Watch

Fri, 2018-12-14 19:30

What we know is that a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments in a case arising out of a grand jury subpoena fight.

         

Alex Kozinski Returns to the 9th Circuit (as a Lawyer)

Fri, 2018-12-14 16:53

The former chief judge who retired amid sexual harassment allegations appeared on a brief attempting to revive a copyright lawsuit involving the Academy Award-winning film "The Shape of Water."

         

In $100M Tax Shelter Fraud Verdict, No Need for Court to Take Pity on Plaintiffs

Fri, 2018-12-14 16:04

And when Kentucky's court of last resort reinstated a $100 million verdict against Chicago-based Grant Thornton, the nation's sixth-largest accounting firm, it was more as a deterrent against future misconduct than out of sympathy for the plaintiffs.

         

Weinstein Accusers Seek to Block Emails Unearthed in Del. Bankruptcy Action

Fri, 2018-12-14 15:42

The class members in a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court argue Weinstein's legal team is seeking an end-run around that court's judicial oversight.

         

Lawyer Identified as Attacker in New York Subway Incident

Fri, 2018-12-14 15:37

Viral videos in 2018 have captured not one, but two, New York City lawyers directing racially charged comments at bystanders.

         

DC Circuit Secrecy Keeps Apparent Mueller Grand Jury Fight Under Wraps

Fri, 2018-12-14 14:26

In a remarkable step, the fifth floor of the courthouse was closed to the public in an effort to keep the proceedings secret.

         

Skilled in the Art: Qualcomm Plays Some Offense, Plus Erise IP Is Fantasy IPR Champ and A&P Resuscitates Heart Valve Patent

Fri, 2018-12-14 14:00

It seems like the tide is starting to turn Qualcomm's way in its antitrust battles with Apple and the U.S. government.

         

The Big Four Are Coming for Your Clients

Fri, 2018-12-14 13:51

The Big Four accounting giants are pushing into legal services. Are law firms doing enough to prepare?

         

11th Circuit Rejects CNN Effort to Dismiss $30M Libel Claim

Fri, 2018-12-14 13:38

The panel rejected arguments by CNN that Georgia's anti-SLAPP statute mandated the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit.

         

'Stand Your Ground' Law Applies to Police Officers, Florida Supreme Court Rules

Fri, 2018-12-14 13:10

The Court held that police officers can be afforded the pre-trial immunity that the state's "stand your ground" law offers.

         

Chipotle Hires Its First Chief Legal Officer

Fri, 2018-12-14 12:22

Chipotle has hired its first chief legal officer in Roger Theodoredis. Theodoredis has worked as an attorney in the food industry for over 20 years.

         

Gibson Dunn Fee Petition Puts New Focus on DOJ Switched Position in SCOTUS

Fri, 2018-12-14 12:11

"In short, the government dug in its heels all the way to the end, and lost it all," Gibson Dunn said in its fee petition in the D.C. Circuit, where the firm was pro bono in a case challenging the appointment of SEC administrative law judges.

         

Plaintiffs Lawyers Pressure Lyft to Pay Millions in Arbitration Fees

Fri, 2018-12-14 10:45

“As a result of Lyft's failure to pay the filing fees as required by its contract, petitioners are prevented from accessing the sole forum in which they are able to raise their claims, according to the plaintiffs' petition in San Francisco federal district court.

         

Law Schools See First Real Enrollment Gains Since 2010

Fri, 2018-12-14 10:29

Nationwide, first-year law student enrollment is up 3 percent, fueling hope that legal education's fortunes are turning around after an eight-year slump.

         

Japan Looks for Private Sector Cybersecurity Help Ahead of 2020 Olympics

Fri, 2018-12-14 09:45

With a new cybersecurity minister who has admitted he doesn't know much about cybersecurity, Japan is looking to the private sector to provide some assistance in protecting the country from cyberthreats.

         

Outdated Parental Policies Come With Big Hidden Costs

Fri, 2018-12-14 09:30

Failing to accommodate new mothers can make for high turnover, and costly litigation.

         

Walmart Says Global Ethics and Compliance Chief Jay Jorgensen Is Leaving

Fri, 2018-12-14 09:14

Walmart Inc. announced today that Jay Jorgensen, its executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. He will be replaced by Daniel Trujillo, the company's senior vice president and international chief compliance officer, on Feb. 1.

         

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