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Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit Alleges Cloud Storage Provider Failed to Properly Compensate Remote Employees

Tue, 2023-09-26 15:22

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Judiciary OKs Limited Remote Public Access—But Should the Policy Go Further?

Tue, 2023-09-26 13:23

"The overarching sense that I have is that the public should hear what's taking place in court," said former federal Judge John E. Jones III, now president of Dickinson College.


US Virgin Islands, JPMorgan Announce $75 Million Settlement to Resolve Epstein-Related Claims

Tue, 2023-09-26 13:05

The bulk of the settlement is aimed at bolstering efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands to foil human trafficking.


Is Generative AI Coming For Your Billable Hours?

Tue, 2023-09-26 09:00

Some disruption to law firm pricing is inevitable, but just how far that spreads is an open question.


UK Law Firm Axiom Ince to Shutter Following Financial Scandal

Tue, 2023-09-26 08:40

The impending closure follows a court case in which the firm's owner had been accused of misappropriating "significant sums of money" from the firm.


Stingy Legal Ops Funding Leaves Lawyers Trapped in Swelling Workloads

Tue, 2023-09-26 08:27

"By framing the story properly, we can show that these programs are worth the investment," Stephanie Corey, CEO of UpLevel Ops, said.


Oracle Enticed New Legal Chief Aboard With Giant Stock Grant

Tue, 2023-09-26 07:03

Stuart Levey, a former top lawyer at HSBC Holdings plc who also has extensive government experience, joined Oracle in October, succeeding Dorian Daley, who retired after three decades with the company.


Big Law Can Still Charm Summer Associates: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2023-09-26 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Tenth Circuit Rules That District Courts Cannot Reopen Cases Under Rule 60(b) That Have Been Voluntarily Dismissed Without Prejudice Under Rule 41(a)

Tue, 2023-09-26 00:00

In Waetzig v. Halliburton Energy Services, the circuit court reversed a district court's order relying on Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b) to reopen a case that had been voluntarily dismissed without prejudice under Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(a). A split panel held that "a court cannot set aside a voluntary dismissal without prejudice because it is not a final judgment, order or proceeding."


In Rare Lateral Hire, Wachtell Adds Former Federal Prosecutor, Willkie White-Collar Leader

Mon, 2023-09-25 19:45

Randall Jackson, the leader of Willkie's white-collar defense group, has joined Wachtell as a partner.


The China Dilemma: Should Law Firms Call It Quits?

Mon, 2023-09-25 18:00

U.S. leaders are finding it harder to justify substantial presences in China.


Major, Lindsey & Africa Cuts Advisory Services Professionals Amid Refocus

Mon, 2023-09-25 17:01

Five employees could lose their jobs at the end of the month. An MLA representative said the search firm isn't exiting the advisory services business but "refocusing to a more tailored advisory offering, including coaching, advising and on-boarding."


Decongestant Lawsuits Name Nearly 20 Companies, 'They Know It's a Serious Case.'

Mon, 2023-09-25 16:56

Lawsuits over decongestants that an FDA panel found don't work now name more than a dozen defendants, including Walmart, Target, CVS, GlaxoSmithKline and Amazon.


Justices Greeted Back From Recess With Stacks of Cases

Mon, 2023-09-25 16:09

The NLJ highlights the notable petitions set to be considered at the Supreme Court's "long conference" on Tuesday.


Judge Sides With Employer Accused of Wrongly Invoking 'Windfall Provision' to Reduce Employee's Bonus on $2M Sale

Mon, 2023-09-25 16:01

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment regarding Green's claims, finding that she was properly paid the commission owed to her.


Sheriffs Do Not Need Additional Approval to Deploy Tear Gas, Split Washington Supreme Court Holds

Mon, 2023-09-25 15:35

Sheriffs and county commissioners of seven noncharter counties challenged the state over a statute requiring an officer to obtain authorization from the "highest elected official in the jurisdiction" before using tear gas to suppress a riot or threat


Leader of Appalachian Law School Becomes President of Charleston Southern University

Mon, 2023-09-25 15:29

"The responsibility of leading is one that I take with great seriousness and humility," Keith Faulkner said in a statement. "I am a good listener, and I am anxious to hear from our alumni about how they believe that we can improve CSU together."


Arizona Appeals Court Finds COVID-19 Death Compensable Under Workers' Comp Statute

Mon, 2023-09-25 15:01

"We start with the word 'accident,'" stated Judge Michael S. Catlett, in his written opinion for the court. "Employer suggested during oral argument that a disease not qualifying as an 'occupational disease' cannot qualify as an 'accident.' But that argument is inconsistent with decades of precedent saying otherwise."


Photograph of Gabby Petito's Family Attorney at the Heart of Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

Mon, 2023-09-25 14:45

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Massachusetts Appeals Court Says Trial Judge Lacked Jurisdiction to Rule on Insurance Dispute Against Wesco

Mon, 2023-09-25 14:18

"Here, we have concluded that Wesco's contacts with Massachusetts are unrelated to the claims in this case, and that whatever indirect contact (if any) Wesco had with Massachusetts related to Pray's claims is insufficient to satisfy due process," Massachusetts Appeals Associate Justice Peter Sacks wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel.