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FAMU Law Dean, Who Resigned Suddenly, Calls School's Behavior 'Abusive'

Tue, 2024-02-06 13:50

"My efforts to strengthen the College's student body, its relationship with the bar, bench, surrounding community, its alumni and the University have recently been met with behavior on the part of the University that can only be properly characterized as abusive," Deidré Keller wrote in her resignation letter.

       

State High Court Sides With Employer, Reverses $1M Jury Verdict in Illegal Wage Discrimination Suit

Tue, 2024-02-06 10:11

The defendant's attorney, Randall Armentrout of Nyemaster Goode in Des Moines, told Law.com that the ruling was important, as previously there were no decisions interpreting Iowa's Equal Pay Statute, which was passed in 2009.

       

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Tue, 2024-02-06 10:05

Industry Leading Events ALM is the premier destination for professionals to learn about powerful business research, ongoing and emerging market trends,

       

Ex-Officials Fret Hacked Firms, Fearing Legal Liability, Will Keep Law Enforcement in Dark

Tue, 2024-02-06 09:45

Twenty former federal law enforcement and national security officials filed an amicus brief in the SEC's fraud lawsuit against the IT company SolarWinds, which was hit by a massive 2019-2020 breach.

       

SIU Law School Looks at Name Change With $10M Donation

Tue, 2024-02-06 08:50

In honor of the generosity of John and Jayne Simmons, the law school will be named Simmons Law School, pending approval from the SIU Board of Trustees in April.

       

'You Want to Be Oxygen': How Legal Departments Can Fix Their Isolation Problem

Tue, 2024-02-06 04:48

"If I'm going to be an obstruction, if I'm going to make your life more complicated, you're going to avoid me," said Mark Klein, general counsel of Burford Capital.

       

Paul Weiss Continues Rapid London Growth With Another Partner

Mon, 2024-02-05 23:47

The latest partner hire takes Paul Weiss to 20 partners and over 120 lawyers in London.

       

Polsinelli Lures 9-Lawyer Cybersecurity Group From Maynard Nexsen

Mon, 2024-02-05 23:08

"Adding a dedicated data privacy group with such a strong private equity background is the icing on the cake for our clients," said Jane Arnold, co-chair of Polsinelli's business department.

       

Inside a Law Firm's AI Task Force: A Chat With Winston & Strawn's John Rosenthal

Mon, 2024-02-05 23:06

John Rosenthal, chair of Winston's eDiscovery and Information Governance Practice, and one of the members of the firm's newly formed AI Strategy Group, discusses how the group evaluates generative AI-powered solutions and what he hopes the team will accomplish going forward.

       

Inside Winston and Strawn's AI Task Force

Mon, 2024-02-05 23:06

John Rosenthal, chair of Winston's eDiscovery and Information Governance Practice, and one of the members of the firm's newly formed AI Strategy Group, discusses how the group evaluates generative AI-powered solutions and what he hopes the team will accomplish going forward.

       

Bayer's Monsanto Loses Federal Preemption Appeal Over Roundup—Again

Mon, 2024-02-05 19:26

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit found that the EPA's registration of Roundup did not carry the "force of law" that preempted Georgia plaintiff John Carson's claims.

       

Former Kentucky Prosecutor Convicted on Wire Fraud and Bribery Charges

Mon, 2024-02-05 19:20

Evidence presented to the jury outlined Ronnie Goldy's transactional relationship with a woman that included "encounters and solicitations and acceptance of sexually explicit images and videos."

       

Oregon Governor, Health Officials Immune From Liability in COVID-19 Vaccine Suit, Says 9th Circuit

Mon, 2024-02-05 19:16

The three-judge panel reversed an order denying dismissal of the suit against the state officials, concluding current and former Oregon inmates' vaccine prioritization claims were barred under the PREP Act.

       

Siemens Industry Agrees to $1M Settlement for Misrepresenting Energy Data Prior to Public Housing Renovations

Mon, 2024-02-05 18:33

"These misrepresentations also ensured that Siemens was always on the 'right side' of its guarantees (falsely reflecting cost savings) to the HHC, which ensured that Siemens would not be held responsible for failing to deliver the energy savings that it promised when it sought HUD approval," according to the plaintiffs' complaint.

       

Bracewell Adds High-Profile Federal Judge as a Partner in New York

Mon, 2024-02-05 18:23

Judge Roslynn Mauskopf, who retired from the judiciary at the end of January, has joined Am Law 200 firm Bracewell as a partner in the government enforcement and investigations practice in New York.

       

11th Circuit Orders New Personal Injury Trial Against Royal Caribbean for Potential Juror Bias

Mon, 2024-02-05 17:28

"The discovery—after impaneling the jury—that a juror's niece worked for Royal Caribbean triggered its duty to investigate the potential bias. But the district court did not do so," Judge Barbara Lagoa wrote.

       

An AI Took Her Clothes Off. Now a New Lawsuit Will Test Rules for Deepfake Porn

Mon, 2024-02-05 17:04

The suit comes just as an assortment of free or inexpensive online tools is launched online to help users generate images of people, including some that offer to "nudify" subjects. Clothes Off is available for Apple and Android apps but its website gives no indication where the company is located or who owns it.

       

NFL, Industry Groups Urge FTC to Provide Consistency in Proposed 'Junk Fee' Rule

Mon, 2024-02-05 16:59

"Without equal application of the rule, ticket sellers that display the total price will be at a competitive disadvantage to those ticket sellers not subject to the rule," the National Football League stated.

       

Fiction, Nonfiction Authors File Consolidated Complaint Against OpenAI and Microsoft

Mon, 2024-02-05 16:15

Plaintiffs argue that OpenAI's large language models "endanger authors' ability to make a living, in that the LLMs allow anyone to generate—automatically and freely (or very cheaply)—texts that they would otherwise pay writers to create."

       

Lawyers Open First Roundup Liability Trial in Delaware

Mon, 2024-02-05 16:13

Plaintiff's counsel was was part of the team that persuaded a Missouri jury to award three plaintiffs who had non-Hodgkin lymphoma a total of $1.56 billion in November.

       

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