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Ohio's High Court: 'Vexatious Litigator' Can't Avoid Statutory Restriction by Having Lawyer File Suit on Its Behalf

Thu, 2023-03-02 09:48

Regardless of whether the veterans' club's attorney "has been declared to be a vexatious litigator, it is clear that [the club] has been," wrote the high court.


'This Shouldn't be a Feeding Frenzy Among Sharks:' Attorney Says in Equifax Attorney Fees Feud

Thu, 2023-03-02 08:55

Sanford Heisler Sharp has sued 3 firms appointed to co-lead counsel in the Equifax MDL, which was settled in 2019, over attorney fees distribution.


Why Did Big Law Grow Equity Tiers Despite Demand Drop?: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2023-03-02 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Beyond Excess Capacity, Pooled Services and Automation Expedite Staff Layoffs

Thu, 2023-03-02 04:00

Law firms' increasing use of national teams and push for automation are putting more business professionals on the chopping block, especially when demand falls.


'A Feeling of Loneliness': This Law Student Wants to Disrupt the 'School to Attorney Pipeline'

Wed, 2023-03-01 23:38

"We try to support each other, but supporting each other in such small numbers, while still trying to work through law school, can be a little bit difficult," said Jerome M. Miller, a second-year Emory University School of Law student.


Keker Names First Female Managing Partner

Wed, 2023-03-01 23:05

Keker named Laurie Carr Mims its new managing partner, following another record year of growth in which the firm took 12 cases to trial or arbitration, with 65% of partners and 43% of associates involved in trial or arbitration work.


Report: Judicial Diversity Grew in California Courts Last Year

Wed, 2023-03-01 19:22

More women and racial and ethnic minorities are joining California's courts as judges, according to a statutorily mandated report released Wednesday.


State High Court Upholds County Council's Ruling on Amazon 'Warehouse' Property Zoning Definitions

Wed, 2023-03-01 18:01

"In a thorough and well-reasoned decision, the Supreme Court of Maryland followed well established precedent and reaffirmed that the final decision of the District Council is the appropriate agency decision that is subject to judicial review and when the District Council's final decision is based on a mixed question of law and fact, a reviewing court will apply the substantial evidence standard of review," said Rajesh A. Kumar, principal counsel to Prince George's County Council.


Federal Judge Orders CLE Classes for Lawyers After 'Persistent Failures' to Meet Deadlines

Wed, 2023-03-01 17:16

U.S. District Judge Lewis Liman said that members of a Queens law firm showed "a lack of interest in the case's prosecution" after a ruling granting partial summary judgment.


3M: New Data Proves 'Vast Majority' of Earplug Claimants Have Normal Hearing

Wed, 2023-03-01 16:04

More than 235,000 plaintiffs allege 3M's combat earplugs caused hearing loss or ringing of the ears, but newly released records for 175,000 of them suggest the "vast majority" of U.S. military service members making those claims have normal hearing.


Is This the Year the Tide Turns for US Firms in China?

Wed, 2023-03-01 15:41

Market changes may have come just in time for some to reconsider walking away.


Dozens of Law Firms Grew Their Equity Partner Tier, Even as Profits and Demand Plummeted

Wed, 2023-03-01 15:29

The number of law firms with a growing equity partnership—and some of the sharp gains in these equity ranks—stand out in an environment of slower demand.


Judge Calabresi's Oral History Book Hits on Nomination, Judicial Independence and 'The Sopranos'

Wed, 2023-03-01 15:25

The National Law Journal lays out eight interesting tidbits from the part of the book focused on Judge Guido Calabresi's judicial career.


10th Circ. Declines to Pronounce Bright-Line Benchmark for Attorney Fees in Class Actions

Wed, 2023-03-01 14:30

"To date, we have not adopted a benchmark percentage for attorneys' fees from common fund settlements," stated Judge Joel M. Carson, III, in his written opinion for the court. "And we decline to pronounce a bright-line benchmark today. Instead, we reiterate our prior recognition that awards across a range of percentages may be reasonable."


Garland Talks Section 230, Antitrust Law in Senate Oversight Hearing

Wed, 2023-03-01 13:49

Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin said future legislation addressing Section 230 was a bipartisan priority; its impact on drug addiction and children's mental health helped spur the effort, he said. Republicans stressed protection of U.S. Supreme Court justices' homes and anti-abortion speech.


Chancery Court Tosses Shareholder Claims Alleging McDonald's Ignored Pattern of Sexual Harassment

Wed, 2023-03-01 13:14

Vice Chancellor Travis Laster said there was no proof of bad faith on the part of McDonald's directors in dealing with misconduct.


When Our Stress Becomes Dangerous

Wed, 2023-03-01 13:01

Patrick Krill, the author of a recent study on factors that lead to suicidality in lawyers, shares his thoughts on work-related stress.


World, Interrupted: Tracking the Trajectory of COVID-19 Business Interruption Litigation

Wed, 2023-03-01 08:30

We've collected all of our coverage, analysis and expert commentary related to COVID-19 business interruption cases nationwide (and, in a few instances, worldwide) and will continue to update this page with new developments.


'We Will Emerge From This': Why Marriott's GC Uses Levity to Lead Through Crises

Wed, 2023-03-01 07:14

"Through all this, you're doing your quarterly earnings and you're trying to figure out, 'Oh my god, what do we even say about this?'" said Rena Reiss, general counsel of Marriott International.