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Seattle School District Files Suit Against Social Media Companies Over Youth Mental Health Concerns

Wed, 2023-01-18 23:22

"Students in the Seattle Public Schools, like students around the country, are struggling with anxiety, depression, thoughts of self-harm, and suicidal ideation, which led King County to join the U.S. Surgeon General last year in recognizing the youth mental health crisis in this community," the Keller Rohrback law firm, which is handling the case, said in a statement. "According to the Surgeon General, one in five children aged 13 to 17 now suffer from a mental health disorder."


Philadelphia 'Heavy Hitters' Exit Troutman Pepper, Casting Doubts on Merger Success

Wed, 2023-01-18 23:20

Thomas Gallagher, who chaired Pepper Hamilton until its 2020 combination with Troutman Sanders, is leaving for Goodwin Procter alongside two practice chairs. A total of 40 attorneys could make the move.


Live Litigation and Out-of-Court Resolutions: Yale Law Interns Experience Both in Records Dispute With HUD

Wed, 2023-01-18 23:08

"I think it was critical because these kinds of opportunities are harder and harder to find in private practice and for people who are relatively fresh out of law school," said Jeffrey Gentes, a George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and the managing attorney at the Connecticut Fair Housing Center.


Judge Steps Down From Cisco Systems Case—Making Him Second Jurist to Bow Out

Wed, 2023-01-18 19:52

Administrative Patent Judge Steven Amundson wrote that Centripetal Networks' claim of bias 'lacks merit,' but that he was withdrawing to simplify the issues and give a replacement judge more time to get up to speed. It's the latest move in a tit-for-tat fight between Centripetal and Cisco over judicial recusals.


'Twitter Haikus Don't Move the Market': Trial Begins Over Elon Musk's Tesla Tweets

Wed, 2023-01-18 16:17

In opening statements on Wednesday, a lawyer for Tesla shareholders insisted that Elon Musk's 2018 tweets were lies that caused investor losses. Musk's lawyer said the statements weren't fraudulent.


Conservative Group Sends Mobile Billboards to Harass Berkeley Law Students Accused of Antisemitism

Wed, 2023-01-18 15:53

"It is despicable behavior to target and harass students in this way," Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said.


As Productivity Drops, Will More Law Firms Move Away From Billable Hour?

Wed, 2023-01-18 15:14

Law firm pricing that emphasizes value instead of time may follow the drop in productivity.


Litigators' Advice to Companies on FTC Non-Compete Ban

Wed, 2023-01-18 14:39

"The employees who really should have non-compete restrictions are those who have the keys to the kingdom, or who know the secret sauce," said Becky Baker, a Vinson and Elkins partner.


Activists' Shareholder Proposals Are Seeking Ever-Greater Detail on ESG Efforts

Wed, 2023-01-18 14:38

Proposals in the pipeline deal with a broad range of topics, including hate speech, reproductive rights and pay equity.


Judge Approves $2.25M Unpaid Wages Class Action, Reserving 1/3 of Common Fund for Attorney Fees

Wed, 2023-01-18 14:07

A federal judge has approved a $2.25 million class action settlement in favor of workers who were allegedly instructed by their employer not to include two 15-minute breaks when recording their compensable hours on their daily timesheets and further awarded the plaintiffs' attorneys one-third of the common fund.


Unlucky Friday the 13th: Lawyer's $59K Sanction Is His 2nd Monetary Penalty in 8 Days

Wed, 2023-01-18 14:04

The attorney said the sanctions would cause him "incredible hardship" as a solo practitioner.


Critical Mass With's Amanda Bronstad: 3M Asks 11th Circuit To Overturn 'Unwarranted and Unlawful' Sanctions Order, Trial Begins Over Elon Musk's Tweets About Tesla

Wed, 2023-01-18 12:56

Welcome to Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys.


21 Attorneys General Support Biden Student-Debt Relief Plan

Wed, 2023-01-18 10:46

"Connecticut graduates and families owe billions of dollars in student loans," Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said. "These unaffordable payments delay many from buying homes, opening businesses or starting families, and from beginning to build wealth for themselves."


'It's Confusing People': Questions Arise Over Law Professor Practicing Law Without a License

Wed, 2023-01-18 10:26

"It's such a conundrum. Someone's got to be able to lance this boil and let us know what we're supposed to do. I don't know whether it's the Appellate Division, I don't know whether it's the Supreme Court," said William Gold, attorney for Cindy Johnson.


Two Techniques That Up Your Team Management Skills In 2023

Wed, 2023-01-18 09:11

Good team leaders create an environment in which attorneys and staff work hard, are loyal, and add to profitability. Setting expectations and goals is an essential step in becoming an effective team leader. Make a commitment this year to up your management skills with these two key techniques.


German Prosecutors Raid Norton Rose's Frankfurt Office

Wed, 2023-01-18 07:35

The long-running 'cum-ex' scandal has previously seen Freshfields' Germany offices raided, with other high profile lawyers being investigated and tried.


Lawyers Look to Oust 'Serial Objectors' in T-Mobile Settlement: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-01-18 05:00

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Search Underway in NYC for Missing CUNY Law 1L

Tue, 2023-01-17 18:53

Jordan Marshall Taylor, 29, of Spring Valley (Rockland County) was last seen on Jan. 6, between 4 and 6 p.m., at Hustle Barbershop in Kenwood Gardens/Briarwood, Queens, Carissa Frey told on Tuesday.


'A Mercenary Personality': Elon Musk's Polarizing Celebrity Looms Large in Jury Selection for Trial Over Tweets on Tesla Going Private

Tue, 2023-01-17 17:51

Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Chen, who is presiding over the case, and attorneys questioned potential jurors who used words like crazy, arrogant, unpredictable and narcissistic to describe the tech executive.


Stephen Neuwirth, Renaissance Man and Titan of the Antitrust Bar, Dies at 60

Tue, 2023-01-17 16:05

The chair of Quinn Emanuel's antitrust & competition practice, Neuwirth cemented his legacy as a rare litigator who excelled on "both sides of the v."