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Africa's Lawyers Offer a View Into Corruption On the Continent

Tue, 2020-08-04 06:43

No group of individuals can offer as clear a glimpse of corruption on the continent as its best lawyers, who talk to Law.com International about the corruption they encounter, and what's being done to stamp it out.

         

Protecting Judges, Where's The Love for ALSPs?, Firm Helps Staffers Escape Domestic Abuse: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2020-08-04 06:00

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

         

Florida Gov, JNC Chair Defend Appointment of Renatha Francis to Supreme Court

Tue, 2020-08-04 00:12

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Judicial Nominating Commission Chair Daniel Nordby have fired back against claims that they exceeded their authority in elevating Renatha Francis before she was technically eligible.

         

Good Help Is (Still) Hard to Find in Legal IT and Cybersecurity

Tue, 2020-08-04 00:00

The pool of legal-specific IT professionals on the market has always been shallow, but the rapid shift to remote working and other changes the industry has encountered post COVID-19 could make finding talented cybersecurity professionals even more difficult.

         

Companies Not Liable for Interfering With At-Will Contracts, California Supreme Court Rules

Mon, 2020-08-03 19:34

"In general, California gets a bad rap as being hostile to business, but the true fact is we have a tremendous number of innovators here—both individuals and companies—and I am heartened to see the California Supreme Court appears to be taking an approach that is pro-innovation," said Stephen Newman at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in Los Angeles.

         

Third-Party Cookies, Reasonable Security Measures at Issue in CCPA Class Action Suits

Mon, 2020-08-03 19:13

"That is how they're constructing that fact pattern into what was supposed to be a clear data breach," Dominique Shelton Leipzig, a partner at Perkins Coie in Los Angeles, said. "The private right of action was supposed to limited to a negligent breach."

         

'We Will Not Be Swayed': NY Courts' Slow March Toward In-Person Proceedings Will Continue, Chief Judge Says

Mon, 2020-08-03 18:24

"The New York State Unified Court System has never stopped functioning. Not for a day, not for an hour, not for a minute," said Chief Judge Janet DiFiore responding to critics.

         

Ex-Jones Day Associates Can't Get Delay on Equal Pay Ruling

Mon, 2020-08-03 18:19

A Washington, D.C., federal judge worried that the women were seeking more discovery than is seen in "30 cases combined." But he allowed them to come back with a more focused request, which will likely focus on deposing three firm leaders.

         

Kirkland Sees More Restructuring Fees With Latest Retailer Bankruptcies

Mon, 2020-08-03 17:44

The Lord & Taylor and Tailored Brands restructurings will likely generate hefty legal fees. Top billing partners and of counsel at Kirkland are charging up to $1,845 an hour.

         

36 Former DOJ Civil Rights Attorneys Urge Court to Scrap Florida's 'Pay-to-Vote' System

Mon, 2020-08-03 17:43

"Though cloaked in new labels, Florida's pay-to-vote system is simply another poll tax substitute imposing a financial bar to voting that the Constitution bans and that courts rejected long ago," lawyers from K&L Gates said in an amicus brief for the former DOJ attorneys.

         

'Confusion All Around': Judge Struggles With Other Gender Identity Rulings in Trump LGBTQ Health Care Challenge

Mon, 2020-08-03 17:29

The judge grappled with how the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling for gender identity protections in the workplace, and another trial judge's ruling against similar safeguards in Obamacare, apply to a lawsuit challenging a new Trump regulation impacting transgender people's health care.

         

'Worst Nightmare': In Wake of Tragedy, Salas Calls for Efforts to Safeguard Online Privacy of Federal Judges

Mon, 2020-08-03 16:59

"We may not be able to stop something like this from happening again, but we can make it hard for those who target us to track us down," Judge Salas said.

         

COVID-19 and Working Remotely: Embracing the Changes and the Challenges In a Pandemic

Mon, 2020-08-03 16:43

Experts share their experience and insight around workplace trends and the value of technology tools to drive productivity and engagement in a roundtable discussion.

         

SDNY Judge Strikes Down US Labor Dept. Rule Limiting Access to COVID Relief Program

Mon, 2020-08-03 14:42

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken found the rule's provisions conflicted with the intent of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a temporary relief program which requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave caused by the coronavirus.

         

Mysterious Death Leads South Florida, Georgia Lawyers to $2M Life Insurance Settlement

Mon, 2020-08-03 14:32

"We feel like we're detectives, and our job is to go to the crime scene and figure out what happened, follow the money and try and help the victims as best we can. It's often a whodunnit," one plaintiffs attorney said.

         

Arnold & Porter Sues Trump White House Over Lack of American Sign Language Interpreters at COVID-19 Briefings

Mon, 2020-08-03 14:00

"This means that not only are [deaf and hard of hearing] Americans being denied the opportunity to understand any communication from the President of the United States during this critical time, they are also being denied the opportunity to access information, analysis, and updates from Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx—two renowned public health experts," the complaint reads.

         

The GOP's Current Proposal for COVID-Related Lawsuit Protections: A Q&A From the Plaintiff and Defense Perspective

Mon, 2020-08-03 13:59

In this third part of a multi-part series, Corporate Counsel presents a dialogue on the proposals to reign in any personal injury (and indirectly, employment-related) COVID-19 lawsuits.

         

Vance, in Motion to Dismiss Trump's Objections to Subpoena, Says Request Is Routine to 'White-Collar Crime Investigations'

Mon, 2020-08-03 13:44

The DA's Office argued that lawyers for Trump failed to bring up new arguments in their amended complaint filed late last month.

         

Most Legal Departments Are Not Fully Embracing ALSPs, Survey Says

Mon, 2020-08-03 13:00

While outsourcing is gaining traction, a new survey from EY found most companies haven't adopted managed services for most of their needs. But recent events may trigger broader adoption, an EY legal leader notes.

         

Deal Watch: Wachtell Advises on Over $37B in Deals ... on Sunday

Mon, 2020-08-03 09:52

The perennial leader in M&A deal value got a shot in the arm after dropping out of the top 10 in first half M&A rankings.

         

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