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'We're Still Pushing Through:' Courthouse Flooding Challenges Was Just the Beginning for DeKalb Chief Judge

Mon, 2023-02-27 15:01

Chief Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson spoke with the Daily Report on how her court has pivoted to meet the year's challenges and what lawyers should expect when she's on the bench.


'Gatekeeper': State High Court Finds Judge Overstepped Bounds by Dismissing Case, Adding Condition for Prosecutors

Mon, 2023-02-27 14:45

"Article 30 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights protects a prosecutor's right to decide whether to prosecute a defendant and for which offenses; a court may not impede the exercise of that right by imposing an additional requirement on the prosecution before it can refile the charges," Justice Frank M. Gaziano wrote on behalf of the SJC in Friday's opinion.


Oregon Woman Cannot Challenge State Under Anti-SLAPP Statute, Court Holds

Mon, 2023-02-27 14:18

An Oregon woman's challenge to a lawsuit from the state's Department of Health and Human Services failed Thursday after the state Court of Appeals


'Disturbed by Some Language:' Judge Concerned by Rise in Combative Opinions

Mon, 2023-02-27 14:06

"I'm a little disturbed by some language I see from time to time in the present day that is a bit more combative than what I've seen in the past It's something we judges need to keep in mind," said Judge D. Brooks Smith.
 Compass: ChatGPT, Friend or Foe?

Mon, 2023-02-27 10:29

As ChatGPT becomes more prevalent in the legal sphere, the use of AI can be a double edged sword.


Sharp Increase in Asian-American Discrimination Cases Leads to Dedicated Practice Group

Mon, 2023-02-27 10:06

Growing racial biases against Asian-Americans has led to 'skyrocketing' caseloads for Sanford Heisler, which is pushing to expand its Asian-American litigation practice group.


Experimentation Period Over: Law Firms Want Practical Tech That Solves Real Problems

Mon, 2023-02-27 09:19

With threats of an economic downturn looming, ROI and UX/UI are now two of the hottest buzzwords when it comes to law firm technology purchasing.


Following Rule Change, Law Firm Leaders Must Stand Up to Bullying Partners

Mon, 2023-02-27 05:55

The incoming SRA rules mean senior management of UK law firms will essentially be held accountable for addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination within their ranks.


Law Firms Boost Fixed and Contingency Fees: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2023-02-27 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Paul Hastings, Continuing Lateral Hiring Spurt, Lands White & Case Litigator

Sun, 2023-02-26 23:35

Joshua Berman, who had been at White & Case for about six years, said he anticipates many of his existing clients will make the move with him.


Pacesetter Research: The business value of legal departments

Sun, 2023-02-26 15:42

Legal departments are caught between a rock and a hard place with spend management, but the solution involves more than just accounting software


Here's How Clients Can Push Back on Law Firm Rate Hikes

Fri, 2023-02-24 17:49

If you're a client, you don't want to miss this conversation with Nathan Cemenska, director of legal operations and industry insights for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions.


'Lord Voldemort of Administrative Law.' Judges Refer to 'Harry Potter' in Rejecting Charter Boat Rule

Fri, 2023-02-24 17:29

"It's unclear how 'the Lord Voldemort of administrative law' comports with our legal history and tradition," Judge Andrew Oldham wrote in a concurrence.


Recruiters Owe Job-Seekers a Duty of Care, Federal Judge Rules

Fri, 2023-02-24 16:16

Job recruiters owe a duty of reasonable care to job seekers to accurately represent their credentials to prospective employers, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled, allowing a claim to proceed against a staffing agency that falsely represented that one of its candidates had a college degree.


State Appeals Court Reinstates Complaint: City Must Show Burden It No Longer Possesses Public Records in Murder Case

Fri, 2023-02-24 15:57

The local police department claimed to no longer possess requested records without an affidavit or sworn testimony to prove it.


Attorney Reprimanded Over Failure to Properly Memorialize Client Contract for In-Kind Construction Work

Fri, 2023-02-24 15:52

An Oregon attorney has been reprimanded failing to memorialize the essential terms of a contract under which his clients agreed to perform construction work in lieu of paying legal fees.


ABA Data: First-Time Aggregate Bar Passage Rates Drop

Fri, 2023-02-24 15:34

First-time takers in 2022 achieved an aggregate 73.87% pass rate (78.33% with diploma privilege), which is approximately a 2-percentage point decrease over the comparable 80.28% pass rate (with diploma privilege) for 2021, according to the ABA's announcement released Friday.


Maine's Supreme Court Makes Appointments, Reappointments to Three Committees, Including Rules of Evidence Committee

Fri, 2023-02-24 14:20

The committees include the state's Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, the Maine Civil Legal Services Fund Commission, and Maine's Judicial Education Committee.


2.61 Gigabyte Difference: Inability to Restore Spoliated Electronic Evidence Dooms Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Fri, 2023-02-24 13:44

Liberty claimed that Lamb's Evernote software data, physical data, iPhone, data, and metadata that existed was not produced through discovery.


State Appeals Court: Market Not Liable for Alcohol Sold to Drunk Driver but Never Consumed

Fri, 2023-02-24 13:16

The Colorado Court of Appeals held that, in order to recover losses caused by a drunk driver, the state's Dram Shop Act requires there be a connection between the alcohol sold and the intoxication of the purchaser.