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Lawsuit Claims State Juvenile Justice Agency Illegally Fired Woman Under COVID-19 Quarantine

Thu, 2021-01-14 13:16

The complaint said a recently hired employee was advised to self-quarantine by her doctor after exposure to the virus, but was ordered back to work before the quarantine ended.


Law Prof Who Spoke at White House Rally Abruptly Retires Amid Calls for His Firing

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:01

John Eastman reached an agreement to immediately retire from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law.


Still Influenced by COVID, Law Firm IT Budgets Survive Cuts—for Now

Thu, 2021-01-14 09:00

Firm tech budgets are on more solid footing in 2021. But with the past year still fresh in their minds, many are remaining agile should other unexpected disruptions throw their plans into disarray.


Leveraging Data to Drive Innovation in A Post-Pandemic (We Hope) World

Thu, 2021-01-14 08:55

Working from home and other social distancing limitations forced even the most reluctant lawyers to embrace new ways of working and connecting with clients in ways that will long outlast the pandemic. With a new year and fresh outlook for the future, the time is ripe for legal technologists and innovators to take the delivery of legal services and client experience to the next level.


What In-House Counsel Should Know About New COVID-19 Litigation

Wed, 2021-01-13 23:12

Looking to the year ahead, COVID-19 is likely to spur a range of litigation, from products liability cases over the efficacy of masks, hand sanitizers and ventilators to claims against employers accused of exposing employees to the coronavirus, according to Crowell & Moring's latest litigation forecast for in-house counsel.


Labor of Law: Docket Watch: Amazon Arbitration at SCOTUS | Seyfarth's Latest Class Action Report | Littler in Dublin | SEC Sued Over Whistleblower Rules | Who Got the Work

Wed, 2021-01-13 23:00

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends. Let's punch in -- and thanks for reading!


Goodbye 'Marketing and Business Development.' Hello 'Strategic Growth'

Wed, 2021-01-13 18:20

Goulston & Storrs' "strategic growth" leaders believe the COVID-19 pandemic will likely prompt other firms to revisit how they view their marketing and business development teams.

  Radar: What's Happening in New Jersey Litigation?

Wed, 2021-01-13 18:00

Suits involving the PGA, AAA and a group of health-care workers who claim retaliation for reporting COVID-19-related concerns highlight Radar for New Jersey federal court this week.


Suit Will Test Limits of Coronavirus-Related Employment Litigation

Wed, 2021-01-13 17:02

A Westport woman has sued Alliance HealthCare Services Inc., claiming the company fired her for complaining about pay equity and other issues. The company says the woman was let go because of the health pandemic.


Judgment Enforceability Limbo Persists for London Litigators

Wed, 2021-01-13 16:58

The universal belief among U.K. practitioners is that accession to the Lugano Convention now that the U.K. has left the EU would make life "dramatically easier." But the EU has thus far been silent.


Critical Mass: What Legal Groups and Law Firms Said About Last Week's Capitol Hill Attack. More Lawyers Embroiled in Girardi Keese Imbroglio.

Wed, 2021-01-13 16:31

The Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. prompted several law firms, led by Covington & Burling, to call for President Donald Trump's removal from office. Other law firms, and legal organizations, issued statements the day after the event; those focused on class actions and mass torts were no exception.


IMPEACHED: After Capitol Mob, House Votes a Second Time for Trump's Removal

Wed, 2021-01-13 15:37

A handful of Republicans joined House Democrats to vote for Trump's second impeachment, over his incitement of the violent mob that stormed the Capitol one week earlier.


Girardi Keese Owes $10M to Litigation Finance Firm, Records Say

Wed, 2021-01-13 15:36

The lender, identified as Virage SPV 1 LLC, filed the disclosure on Tuesday in U.S. bankruptcy court, while the brother of Girardi Keese founder Tom Girardi says his sibling is "not capable of making rational decisions" and has asked a bankruptcy judge to appoint him to speak on Tom's behalf.


A Lawyer at the Capitol Riots Defends Himself as Some Call for Disbarment

Wed, 2021-01-13 15:24

Americus lawyer said he did nothing wrong at the Capitol last week. The bar's general counsel says it "only has jurisdiction over lawyers in their professional lives, so the rules do not cover personal conduct, unless a member is convicted of a crime."


As Law Firms Find Their Voice, When Should They Use It?

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:28

Big Law's response to the violent attack on Capitol Hill Jan. 6 was more measured than other issues facing society in the last year. We explore the growing calls for firms to speak out on global events and how they respond.


'Political Theater': Ethics Experts Expect Cruz, Hawley Disbarment Petitions to Fall Flat

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:15

An organizer of a disbarment petition against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said their words and actions were unprecedented and undermined democracy. But legal ethics experts don't expect the claims to go far.


Personal Injury Litigation Tip: Get Specific When Hiring Experts

Wed, 2021-01-13 14:04

Plaintiffs counsel Betsy Ingraham has secured a $250,000 settlement for her client, who suffered brain and eye injuries in a 2019 head-on crash in Rocky Hill.


Big Firms Less Likely to Apply for Next Round of PPP Loans

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:53

There's almost $300 billion on the table, but many firms won't meet new requirements while bad optics may turn off eligible firms.


How To Tackle Career Trajectory Within a Law Firm: A Conversation with Foley's Alexis Robertson

Wed, 2021-01-13 13:14

Alexis Robertson, director of diversity and inclusion at Foley & Lardner, discusses how to go from law school to finding a job as an associate and then what skills are important to master as a new associate.