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'Things Are Absolutely Improving': Touching Base with Minds Over Matters a Year Later, in a Twitter Chat

Wed, 2020-05-20 17:03

A little over a year later, the ALM Minds Over Matters project culminated in a Twitter chat that included editors and members of the profession taking stock of progress made—and progress still to be made.

         

NY Courts to Lift Ban on New 'Nonessential' Lawsuits for Downstate Counties

Wed, 2020-05-20 15:27

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks made the announcement Wednesday in a memorandum to trial court judges.

         

Female Justices Were Cut Off More Than Colleagues During Phone Arguments, Study Says

Wed, 2020-05-20 15:25

"This snapshot can only tell us so much," law professor Leah Litman, author of the new report, writes. "There were a mere ten arguments over a two week period, and this format was new to everyone."

         

Joe Biden Urges Columbia Law Grads to Protect Democracy

Wed, 2020-05-20 15:02

In addition to hearing from the former vice president, Columbia Law graduates received customized goodies boxes with a note of congratulations from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

         

'You're Not Alone': Salary.com's Laid-Off General Counsel on Looking for Opportunities

Wed, 2020-05-20 14:16

Levy had worked for Salary.com, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation data, software and consulting firm, for nearly two years. He described his layoff earlier this month as "brutal."

         

Harvard to Offer Free 'Zero-L' Course for Incoming Students at All Law Schools

Wed, 2020-05-20 14:13

The program, provided cost-free amid the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to demystify the law school experience and tamp down anxiety new law students feel when they arrive on campus.

         

Summer Associate Programs and COVID-19: How Law Firms Are Responding

Wed, 2020-05-20 11:30

A firm-by-firm guide to how Big Law is shifting its summer plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

         

Dorsey Lays Off 'Limited Number' of Attorneys, Enacts Further Pay Cuts

Wed, 2020-05-20 10:13

The Minneapolis-based law firm has already capped the value of its monthly equity partner distributions. But starting in June, the firm's attorneys, as well as its staff who make more than $150,000 per year, will see a 10% to 20% cut in pay for the rest of the year.

         

Tenth Circuit Affirms District Court Decision To Abstain Under 'Pullman' From Exercising Jurisdiction

Wed, 2020-05-20 10:00

The Tenth Circuit affirmed a discretionary decision, concluding that the district court properly abstained and stayed the federal proceedings pending resolution of important state-law issues.

         

'A Deep Sense of Duty and Conviction': Reed Smith Partner Discusses National Guard Coronavirus Deployment

Wed, 2020-05-20 08:00

Jesse Miller's unit was deployed in March and, for the past two months, the Big Law partner has been helping communities in California impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

         

How Do You Open Courts? Very Carefully, Leasing Low Point, Flynn Arguments Set: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2020-05-20 06:00

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

         

US and UK Law Firms Targeted By Scammers

Wed, 2020-05-20 05:27

Morgan Lewis, CMS and others have landed in fraudsters' crosshairs.

         

Critical Mass: Nursing Homes Take Center Stage in COVID-19 Lawsuits. J&J Exits Talc Powder, Not the Courtroom.

Wed, 2020-05-20 00:41

Amid the debate over COVID-19 legal immunity, nursing homes have become front and center for lawyers.

         

Compliance Hot Spots: 'Roller Coaster' Considerations for Coronavirus Borrowers | New FARA Filings | Consumer Bureau in Focus | Ex-Jones Day Partner Picked for D.C. U.S. Attorney

Tue, 2020-05-19 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. Inside the wild ride over coronavirus relief. Who got the work: Arnold & Porter advocates for Argentina, and three former KPMG audit partners settle SEC claims. Scroll down for compliance headlines, notable moves and more. Thanks for reading!

         

Jones Day Must Face Black Box Compensation and Gender Bias Claims, Judge Rules

Tue, 2020-05-19 20:20

The judge did toss hostile work environment claims and others related to pregnant lawyers.

         

J&J Pulls Talc-Based Baby Powder, but Court Fight Will Continue

Tue, 2020-05-19 20:01

Johnson & Johnson said it would "vigorously defend" the products in court. Plaintiffs attorney Chris Placitella, who is liaison counsel in the talc multidistrict litigation, said "we look forward to meeting them there as we continue to pursue justice for our clients."

         

Buckner Miles, Kelley Uustal Attorneys Bring $100M Class Action Against Simon Property Over Electricity Charges

Tue, 2020-05-19 18:07

The complaint alleges illegal markups that exceeded 100% of the tenant's actual electricity usage.

         

Citing COVID-19 Pandemic, NAMWOLF CEO Postpones Retirement, Talks Candidate Search

Tue, 2020-05-19 17:25

"The goal of doing that was that I was going to pass the baton to my successor and they would take over NAMWOLF on a high note and take it to the next high note," Joel Stern, CEO of NAMWOLF, explained.

         

More Litigation Ahead for Facebook Over Defendants' Access to Private Posts, California Chief Justice Warns

Tue, 2020-05-19 17:02

The California Supreme Court heard arguments raising the same legal question that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up Monday: whether social media companies violate criminal defendants' Sixth Amendment and due process rights when they refuse to comply with subpoenas.

         

'It Will Look Different': SDNY's Phased Reopening to Include 'Physical Changes,' Continued Remote Hearings

Tue, 2020-05-19 16:07

Chief Judge Colleen McMahon said she would implement social-distancing measures at the Southern District's Lower Manhattan courthouse,

         

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