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9th Circ. Reinstates Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Differing Treatment Over Graduation Cap Alterations

Wed, 2022-12-14 15:30

"The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the school district's graduation dress codes was enforced in a selective way. So often, Native American students like Larissa are forced to choose between their culture and their educational attainments. The law needs to be clear that Native students should not be singled out for different treatment," Native American Rights Fund Deputy Director Matthew Campbell said in a statement.


Former SCOTUS Clerk Suing Jones Day Promoted to Counsel at Steptoe

Wed, 2022-12-14 14:57

Mark Savignac was fired from Jones Day in January 2019 after pledging to fight its unequal parental leave policy in court and in public.


After 33 Years, Antitrust Partner Departs One of Chile's Biggest Firms to Start Boutique

Wed, 2022-12-14 14:51

Claudio Lizana, who co-led Carey's antitrust and regulated markets group, has taken two associates with him to form Estudio Lizana.


Reed Smith's Use of Private Investigators in Washington Commanders' Scandal Raises Ethics Concerns

Wed, 2022-12-14 14:39

The congressional investigation into sexual misconduct and bullying at the NFL team reveals the firm as the latest in Big Law to hire third parties whose conduct would be considered unethical. But experts said current rules don't block the behavior.


'I Used the Sesame Street Line': The Winning Strategy Behind a $10 Million Texas Verdict

Wed, 2022-12-14 14:13

"Testimony in this case uniformly was this was just an ordinary day, they weren't busy," said plaintiff counsel Michael Lyons. "During the course of the case, we proved to the jury there were 26 separate examples of written policies of the hospital that were not followed."


Copyright Claims Board: A New Stage for Copyright Infringement Claims

Wed, 2022-12-14 13:16

Copyright holders would be well advised to familiarize themselves with the Copyright Claims Board for resolving copyright infringement claims and to consider its benefits and potential downsides in bringing or defending copyright infringement actions.


Massachusetts Bar Association Seeking Officer Nominations for 2023-24

Wed, 2022-12-14 12:00

The Massachusetts Bar Association is accepting nominations for officer and delegate positions for the 2023-24 membership year, the MBA announced last week.


Critical Mass With's Amanda Bronstad: 3M Unit Appeals to Reverse 'Many Errors' of Bankruptcy Order. Juul Pays Billions to Snuff Out Lawsuits

Wed, 2022-12-14 08:50

Welcome to Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys.


How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'Volunteer Early for Any and All Available Leadership Positions,' Says Michael J. Reeves of Trenam Law

Wed, 2022-12-14 08:22

You cannot always take a "scorched earth" approach to leading; ultimately you have to bring people together.


Law School Rankings: You Can't Beat Something With Nothing

Wed, 2022-12-14 08:00

The Association of American Law Schools could provide what students really need: a guide that gives applicants a balanced view of what different law schools offer and a discussion of what matters and why.


Most UK Firms Have Scrapped Big Christmas Parties This Year

Wed, 2022-12-14 06:00

A number of factors have meant large-scale London events have been toned down this December.


Can Law Firms Avoid Boom and Bust Hiring?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-12-14 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


New Partners Fear 'Retention Promotions' Are Tentative Amid Downturn

Wed, 2022-12-14 04:00

Our New Partners Survey with Compass shows that while the recently promoted are happy for the title, they don't feel prepared—particularly in a downturn.


Washington Court of Appeals Judges Appoint Next Court Commissioner

Tue, 2022-12-13 23:59

"We are excited to announce the appointment of Karl Triebel to Court of Appeals Commissioner. Commissioner Triebel brings extensive knowledge and experience both as an appellate advocate in the Illinois Attorney General's Office and as a staff attorney at our state's highest court. Karl has a strong commitment to justice and we are confident he will excel in the critical role of commissioner," Court of Appeals Div. II Chief Judge Rebecca Glasgow said in a statement. "We are very happy to welcome him to the court."


'Funny in a Devastating Way': Reminiscing on the Legacy of Legendary Litigator Jay Goldberg

Tue, 2022-12-13 23:00

For many criminal defense attorneys as well as opposing prosecutors and judges who had the good fortune of seeing Jay Goldberg try a case, the experience was memorable.


Can Law Firms Avoid the Boom and Bust Hiring Cycle?

Tue, 2022-12-13 15:30

"The way you solve it is to manage your time better or you turn down work," said one industry consultant. "Both of these things are anathema to attorneys."


Court: Mintz Levin Attorney Had No Authority to Bind Client to Patent Infringement Settlement Agreement

Tue, 2022-12-13 14:09

When is a settlement agreement truly a done deal?


'Straightforward Case for Reversal:' 3M Unit Appeals Earplug Bankruptcy Ruling

Tue, 2022-12-13 13:49

Paul Clement filed an opening brief on Monday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reverse an Aug. 26 ruling in the Chapter 11 case of Aearo Technologies refusing to extend an automatic stay to include earplug cases against 3M.


Big Law Makes Big Bets on IP Litigation Despite Tech Downturn

Tue, 2022-12-13 12:47

One lawyer described demand for patent litigation as immune to economic shifts, instead predicated on advancements in tech and life sciences.


How I Made Partner: 'Mentors Have Made All of the Difference for Me,' Says Ramana Rameswaran of Katten

Tue, 2022-12-13 10:36

"It is easier to plant networking seeds early than to try to catch up later on in your career."