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Law Firms in Australia Prepare for Upsurge in Infrastructure Work

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:48

"It's probably the hottest construction law market that I've seen in 20 years,” said HFW partner Alex McKellar.

         

Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Obese Man's ADA Lawsuit Against Medtronic

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:38

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, however, punted on the question of whether morbid obesity is itself an “impairment under the ADA, finding that the plaintiff couldn't establish that his weight was the cause of his firing.

         

Playboy's White House Reporter Is Suing Trump Over Suspended Press Access

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:50

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher's Ted Boutrous filed the lawsuit on behalf of reporter Brian Karem

         

Due Diligence, Understanding of Laws Is Important for Publishing Cannabis Advertisements

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:36

In-house counsel and their employers in publishing should focus on working with cannabis customers who comply with state and federal laws and have strong internal policies on what goes into their advertising.

         

9th Circuit Finds Defunct Website Immune From User's Drug-Related Death

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:29

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday held that The Ultimate Software Group Inc., a company behind a website which allowed Wesley Greer to connect with a drug dealer who sold him fentanyl-laced heroin, fell within the broad immunity afforded to interactive computer services under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

         

'These Arguments Are Fabricated': House's Doug Letter Rips DOJ Brief Backing Trump

Tue, 2019-08-20 16:59

“The department urges this court to intrude on the U.S. House of Representatives' exercise of its Article I power in ways that are flatly inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent, Letter argues.

         

Prepare Now for New Wave of False Claims Act Litigation Around Cybersecurity

Tue, 2019-08-20 16:28

“What you really need to do is demonstrate and document on an ongoing basis that you are assessing your compliance and updating your system security plan. It's a living activity, said one source.

         

Yes, There's An Attorney Behind Actor Morgan Freeman's Ads for Air Bag Recall

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:49

The Podhurst Orseck litigator has served as lead counsel in the multidistrict litigation over the defective vehicle safety parts. He and settlement administrator Patrick Juneau remain concerned that many drivers are still operating vehicles with Takata air bags.

         

Supreme Court Rules Rejection of Trademark License Does Not Rescind Rights of Licensee

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:47
Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC

The question for the Court was whether a debtor's rejection of its agreement granting a license “terminates rights of the licensee that would survive the licensor's breach under applicable nonbankruptcy law.          

New York Times Petitions for En Banc Rehearing of Decision Reviving Palin's Defamation Suit

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:10

Attorneys for the Times argued the Aug. 6 opinion from a three-judge Second Circuit panel "misapprehended two bedrock First Amendment principles" concerning allegations of actual malice and protected statements of opinion and said that, if not corrected, the opinion would have the effect of dampening political debate.

         

Capital One Turns to Equifax Counsel in Data Breach Lawsuits

Tue, 2019-08-20 15:00

King & Spalding's David Balser, who represented Equifax in legal actions brought over its data breach, filed an appearance Monday to represent Capital One in nearly 40 class actions brought over a cybersecurity attack announced last month.

         

NY's Transition to Uniform Bar Exam Had Little Impact on Test Performance, Report Finds

Tue, 2019-08-20 14:59

The study looked at performance on the bar exam in New York between July 2015 and July 2017. New York started administering the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2016.

         

Gloves Are Off in Couple's Fight with Jones Day over Parental Leave Policy

Tue, 2019-08-20 13:00

What could have been a humdrum extension motion by Jones Day has erupted in an early battle in the new suit against the firm.

         

My Weekday Workout: Anderson Kill's Carrie DiCanio

Tue, 2019-08-20 11:16

"The only thing that stands between me and exercise is sleep!"

         

Dentons Appoints European 'Mindfulness' Chief and Mulls Global Rollout

Tue, 2019-08-20 10:40

Karina Furga-Dabrowska's appointment comes less than a year after she launched the firm's mindfulness program NextMind.

         

New York State Leads New Challenge to 'Public Charge' Rule From Trump Administration

Tue, 2019-08-20 10:33

“It's really, critically important that we understand we welcome to these shores immigrants of all economic statuses, said N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James.

         

Judge's Hot Temper, Stern Tongue Revealed

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:25

"In my opinion, he’s made some bad decisions and overstepped his bounds in some areas," said former Wood County Judge Bryan Jeanes.

         

Oliver North Set for Deposition Sans NRA, CFTC Pulls Contested Press Releases, Video Game Vulnerability: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Law Firm Margins Tighten as First-Half Expenses Outgrow Revenue

Tue, 2019-08-20 05:30

Revenue grew 4.1% in the first half, but expenses grew 5.9%, Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group reports.

         

Kennedys Appoints Woman as First Global Managing Partner

Tue, 2019-08-20 04:53

The firm has appointed a Sheffield based partner to the newly created role.

         

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