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'It's Important for All of Us To Lift as We Climb': Black Women Judges Discuss Diversifying the Courts

Thu, 2022-12-15 15:18

"We sometimes get in our own way because we don't see things as possible," New York Court of Appeals Judge Shirley Troutman said.


Higher Law: 2023 Cannabis Law Predictions: More Weed Woes and Willie Nelson?

Thu, 2022-12-15 15:07

Two lawyers in the cannabis industry see consolidation and perhaps more congressional consternation in the year ahead.


'Jumble of Indefinite and Contradictory Statements': Judge Rejects Attorney's Complaint Over State Court Mask Mandate

Thu, 2022-12-15 15:03

"Ostensibly, the subject of the complaint is disability discrimination. Nonetheless, it says next to nothing about plaintiff's claimed disability. Instead, it consists almost entirely of a rambling and hyperbolic tirade against the state court system generally and the mask requirement specifically," Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV wrote.


In Texas, a Case of First Impression Over the Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon

Thu, 2022-12-15 14:29

Alan Bean consistently said the artifacts were his separate property, and Congress confirmed "full ownership" and "clear title" of such artifacts in 2012 when it enacted HR 4158.


Mintz's Bob Bodian on RTO, Partner Expectations and All Those Associates

Thu, 2022-12-15 12:58

Longtime firm leader Bob Bodian said this year has presented unique challenges on top of the "normal" issues that firm leadership routinely faces.


Rudy Giuliani Violated at Least 1 Ethics Rule in 2020 Election Litigation, Panel Says

Thu, 2022-12-15 10:39

Giuliani was charged with bringing the election lawsuit with no "non-frivolous basis" and engaging in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.


Connecticut Appeals Court Tosses COVID-Based Suit to Enjoin Auction of Woman's Property

Thu, 2022-12-15 10:31

A Connecticut appeals court has tossed out as moot a woman's lawsuit aimed at enjoining Norwich from auctioning off her property based on her contention that COVID-19 societal restrictions would lessen its value.


3rd Circuit Clarifies 'Morgan's Rule' in Reinstating Second Complaint Barred by Res Judicata

Thu, 2022-12-15 10:22

"The sheriff's sale occurred more than eight months after Harmon filed her first complaint, and therefore the first action does not bar her claims challenging the sheriff's sale," stated the per curiam opinion. "The District Court reasoned that Harmon could have amended her complaint in the first action to include these later-arising claims, but Morgan chose its bright-line rule in part to avoid 'disputes about whether plaintiffs could have amended their initial complaints to assert claims based on later-occurring incidents.'"


'The Cure Really Has Become the Disease:' Why Lawyers Love Anti-SLAPP Defenses

Thu, 2022-12-15 09:51

"The cure really has become the disease," said attorney Ryan Baker of Waymaker in Los Angeles. "Anti-SLAPP has become bloated, and certainly in California it's become a problem for real plaintiffs."


Howard University Partners With Kaplan to Offer Free Test Prep for LSAT/Bar

Thu, 2022-12-15 09:22

"Part of our mission at Howard University is ensuring that education is accessible to students, regardless of their economic status," Anthony K. Wutoh, provost and chief academic officer at Howard University, said in a statement.


How I Made Partner: 'Always Perform Your Best While Enjoying the Ride,' Says Laura Sinisterra of Debevoise & Plimpton

Thu, 2022-12-15 09:20

Always perform your best while enjoying the ride.


Sidley Announces Largest Round of Partner Promotions

Thu, 2022-12-15 09:16

The rise comes despite the fact a number of firms have decreased the round of promotions this year.


Four Appointed to Iowa Bench, Bar Association Announces

Thu, 2022-12-15 09:11

The appointments include Katie Ranes as district associate probate judge in District 5C; Charles Sinnard as district judge in District 5A; Kathryn Austin as district associate judge in District 2B; and Elizabeth Batey as district associate judge in District 2A.


SBF Planned Testimony: Sullivan & Cromwell Pressured Me to File for Chapter 11, Reneged on Promises

Thu, 2022-12-15 08:36

In planned congressional testimony published by Forbes, Sam Bankman-Fried alleged that FTX General Counsel Ryne Miller hired Sullivan & Cromwell, his former law firm, to help it earn massive legal fees on the company's bankruptcy.


These New Partners Feel Overworked and Underappreciated: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-12-15 05:00

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Social Media Influencers' $100 Million SEC Charge Hints at Tighter Enforcement Going Forward

Wed, 2022-12-14 17:31

"It clearly showed some remarkable work by the Office of Investigative and Market Analytics and Division of Risk and Economic Analysis," said Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer partner Christian Schultz.


'Don't Want to Waste My Time': Judge Punts on Social Media Addiction Defense Decision

Wed, 2022-12-14 17:07

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said she wanted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in "Gonzalez v. Google" before deciding whether the Communications Decency Act's §230 immunizes social media apps from addiction claims.


Suffolk County Launches Virtual Jury Selection Pilot Program

Wed, 2022-12-14 16:23

The pilot program is the second in New York State, following Manhattan, which tested the same system in July.


'I Did Not See a Single Person': Things Have Changed at Courthouses

Wed, 2022-12-14 16:05

Attorney Beth Baldinger said younger lawyers at her firm "only know the law through the computer. They don't get on their feet in front of a judge. It's not the same."