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'Religion Has No Place in Employment Decisions': Parties to Prepare for Arguments on 2 Anti-Discrimination Laws

Tue, 2023-01-17 15:36

"It's a very novel case," said one of the plaintiff's attorneys, Anthony May, an associate with Brown Goldstein & Levy. "... [T]his is one of the first cases in the federal space to really determine these issues that intersect with civil rights and these arguments that there's some sort of religious freedom. "


Could ALSPs Follow Law Firms Into the Metaverse?

Tue, 2023-01-17 15:02

For now ALSPs are eyeing the metaverse more as a marketing opportunity than an evolution of legal services.


Development Issues for Tenants to Consider In Build to Suit Leases

Tue, 2023-01-17 14:54

There are several issues and terms to consider related to the development process that differentiate build to suit leases from a standard commercial lease that are important for the tenant to understand to effectively manage costs and effectively protect itself from delays in the development schedule.


How Many Bites at the Apple? Supreme Court Asks for SG's Advice in Patent Case

Tue, 2023-01-17 14:52

The justices have asked Elizabeth Prelogar's office to weigh in on long-running controversy involving the America Invents Act: The scope of the AIA's estoppel provision that prevents litigants from raising invalidity defenses in district court litigation.


Fewer Jury Trials in Texas? Reversing the Erosion in Civil Law

Tue, 2023-01-17 14:18

The Poe Trust case so concerned the court that Busby, joined by Devine and Justice Evan Young, wrote a concurring opinion to weigh in on the role of "special proceedings" that deny plaintiffs' jury demands.


Lawyers Poised to Oust 'Notorious Serial Objectors' in T-Mobile Settlement

Tue, 2023-01-17 13:53

Plaintiffs lawyers in the $350 million data breach settlement with T-Mobile filed motions this month to strike two "notorious serial objectors" who are challenging their request for $78.75 million in attorney fees.


Lil Wayne's $20M Suit Against Prominent Entertainment Attorney Knocked Down by NY Appeals Court

Tue, 2023-01-17 12:49

The Appellate Division, First Department's opinion, which addressed the four different claims succinctly, saying each was devoid of any merit, appears to be a blow through the heart of the musician's 10-claim, 2019-filed suit against Sweeney.


Eighth Circuit Gives Target Another Crack at Keeping Consumer Class Action in Federal Court

Tue, 2023-01-17 10:13

A consumer class action against the Target Corp. will return to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arkansas for further consideration after a federal appeals court found that the lower court "effectively denied" the retailer an opportunity to establish federal jurisdiction.


Hogan Lovells Taps Former DC AG Karl Racine for New State AG Practice

Tue, 2023-01-17 08:00

Racine served as the managing partner of Venable prior to being elected to successive terms as attorney general.


Davis Polk Launches Brussels Office With Senior Allen & Overy Duo

Tue, 2023-01-17 07:57

The launch will be the firm's third office across the U.K. and Europe after it closed in Paris last year.


Cravath's Katherine Forrest Departs for Paul Weiss

Tue, 2023-01-17 07:50

Forrest is one of several lawyers who have now left the elite firm even after it changed its lockstep partner compensation system to a modified version.


Remote Work Still Confounds Law Firm Leaders: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2023-01-17 05:00

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Concerns Over Layoffs, Expenses, Office Policies Loom Over 2023 Outlook

Tue, 2023-01-17 04:00

"Getting people to come back in the office is continuing to be a challenge," said one Am Law 100 leader. "Do we lay down the law? Or is the cost of doing that not worth the price we will pay?"


Are You Being Underpaid as a Law Firm Partner?

Mon, 2023-01-16 23:39

A common reason that many law firm partners decide to look for a new firm is because they think they are being underpaid, yet partners often lack a full understanding of how their law firm determines compensation.


How We Started Our Own Law Firm: 'When You Start a Firm, You Have to Build That Infrastructure From Scratch'

Mon, 2023-01-16 23:15

Starting a law firm meant becoming a small business owner on day one.


Climate Litigation Grows Teeth in EU Jurisdictions

Sun, 2023-01-15 17:01

New cases and vigorous enforcement will make "duty of vigilance" for the environment a critical area for European corporations, lawyers say.


Alex Jones' Texas Attorney Awaits Decision of Potential Discipline From Connecticut Judge

Fri, 2023-01-13 18:25

"It seems to me that, maybe, all bets are off in the case," Judge Barbara Bellis said.


'They'll Get Theirs': Attorneys Strategize When Depositions Get Heated

Fri, 2023-01-13 16:06

"There's two major issues that have been popping up and appear to be more frequent than in pre-pandemic times," said ethics attorney Josh Byrne of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, "and those are attorneys berating other counsel or parties and attorneys coaching witnesses."


Fordham Law Becomes 24th School to Withdraw from US News Rankings

Fri, 2023-01-13 15:16

"More fundamentally, the project of creating a unitary ranking of the nation's 200 law schools that functions like sports standings sows more misunderstanding than clarity for prospective law students," Fordham Law Dean Matthew Diller wrote in his letter Friday.


Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: The Federal Circuit's Hot Bench Isn't Cooling Down Any Time Soon + Orrick Joins Effort to Get AIs Recognized as Inventors

Fri, 2023-01-13 12:51

Judges Tiffany Cunningham and Leonard Stark started out their careers being deferential to their colleagues during oral arguments, as is often expected of junior judges. More recently they've been speaking up.