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Akron Law Enters 3+3 With HBCU Central State University

Wed, 2023-09-27 15:54

President Joe Biden signed an order on Sept. 22 proclaiming Sept. 24 through Sept. 30 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities week, according to a White House briefing.


Amazon 'Flex' Delivery Drivers Wrongly Classified as Independent Contractors, Virginia Court Holds

Wed, 2023-09-27 15:36

"I am pleased with the decision from the Court of Appeals and I am proud of my office's efforts to ensure that these workers are treated fairly and given the benefits they right deserve," Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said in a statement to


Suit Accuses Payroll Software-Maker ADP of Pressuring Employees to Not Report Overtime Hours

Wed, 2023-09-27 15:35

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


'Opening Salvo': DEI Lawsuits Could Have 'Chilling' Effect on Diversity Efforts

Wed, 2023-09-27 15:14

"This is the opening salvo in what could be a very long war against diversity in the law," said Laura Leopard of law firm consultant Leopard Solutions.


Law Firms Brace Clients for Possible Government Shutdown

Wed, 2023-09-27 14:41

"We are spending a lot of time counseling clients on what this all means and where we go from here," Holland & Knight's Rich Gold said.


Chris Seeger's Settlement Streak, and the 'Pivotal Point' in 3M's Earplug Deal

Wed, 2023-09-27 10:21

In the past month, 3M announced a $6 billion earplug settlement, and Philips reached a $479 million deal with consumers of recalled CPAP devices. Chris Seeger helped negotiate both settlements.


How AI Can Help You 'Do Less With Less': The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-09-27 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


With Flexibility and Changing Norms, 'Side Hustles' May Be on the Rise in Big Law

Wed, 2023-09-27 05:00

Some observers point to growing skepticism about how the legal industry has historically operated, others credit more time away from the office as a result of the pandemic.


London's Legal Industry Cannot Get Much More American

Wed, 2023-09-27 05:00

That means U.S. firms may not see the gains in the region they once experienced.


'Our Clients Are Global': Proskauer Expands in Paris with Corporate Group from Shearman

Wed, 2023-09-27 05:00

The four-partner group was at Shearman for a little under two years, having migrated there together from DLA Piper.


How Much? Law Firms Grappling With Cost of Leveraging Generative AI in E-Discovery

Tue, 2023-09-26 20:11

While a powerful technology, generative AI can also come with a hefty price tag. While some law firms are hopeful of lower bills down the line when using the technology in e-discovery, others aren't so sure yet.


Legal Recruiter Intends to Accuse Major, Lindsey & Africa of Sexual Harassment and Assault, Bankruptcy Filings Show

Tue, 2023-09-26 18:40

Sharon Mahn was fired by MLA in 2009 for allegedly stealing trade secrets and was hit with a $2.7 million judgment in arbitration.


Airbnb's Arbitration Agreement Doesn't Apply to Guest Who Didn't Rent Property, Holds Illinois Court

Tue, 2023-09-26 18:24

"The arbitration provision should only apply when the claims arise from a plaintiff's use of the Airbnb platform and not on the fortuity of a plaintiff having created an account. Holding otherwise leads to the absurd result of the majority's decision in Rice," the majority ruled.


Court Says Immigration Judges' Challenge to Public Speaking Policy Is 'Reasonable,' But Must Be Brought Administratively

Tue, 2023-09-26 17:32

"Were plaintiff's members to pursue their reasonable, nonfrivolous constitutional claims through the CSRA's administrative process and fail to secure review in the Federal Circuit, it is possible that plaintiff would then be entitled to district court review; however, at this stage, this Court is satisfied that it lacks jurisdiction over plaintiff's claims," U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema wrote in a case of the National Association of Immigration Judges challenging the constitutionality of the 2021 speaking engagements policy of the Executive Office for Immigration Review.


Reversing Panel Decision: Divided Ninth Circuit Finds Universities May Be Held Liable Under Title IX for Off-Campus Assault

Tue, 2023-09-26 17:04

"Today's opinion is a victory for Mackenzie and for student survivors across the country," said Alexandra Brodsky, a staff attorney at Public Justice in Washington D.C., who argued the case before the en banc court. "Gender violence has grave effects on students' access to education. For that reason, the civil rights law Title IX requires schools to address known abuse. And as the Ninth Circuit explained today, a school's power to stop violence—and its responsibility to do so—doesn't stop at the campus boundary."


Retired Judge Posner Must Face Wage Lawsuit, Trial Court Says

Tue, 2023-09-26 16:46

Executive director of the now-defunct Posner Center of Justice for Pro Se's alleges breach of contract and unjust enrichment.


Marketers Mostly Pleased With FTC Plan to Clean Up High-Stakes World of Online Reviews

Tue, 2023-09-26 16:21

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is supportive but asks the agency to "tread lightly."


The Impact of the Supreme Court's 'Goldsmith' Decision on Copyright Enforcement Against AI Tools

Tue, 2023-09-26 16:17

The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith sent ripples through the legal and artistic communities. Months later, legal scholars and art journalists continue to debate whether the decision opens the door for federal courts to act as "art critics." Many, however, downplay how the Supreme Court's decision impacts the ways in which copyright owners may enforce their rights against generative AI tools.


San Diego Law Firm Sued Over Breach That Allegedly Exposed '415.63 GB of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Data'

Tue, 2023-09-26 15:37

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.