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Data Minimization Meets Defensible Disposition: Just Say No to ROT and Over-Retention of Personal Information

Tue, 2022-12-13 10:18

Like a good diet and regular exercise for the body, data minimization and routine, defensible purging of outmoded documents are essential to maintaining healthy organizational information hygiene.


South Dakota Bill Forcing Paid Petition Circulators To Disclose PI a 'Recipe For Harassment' and Violates the First Amendment

Tue, 2022-12-13 10:00

For the second time in two years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has enjoined South Dakota ballot-initiative restrictions as violative of the First Amendment. The Eighth Circuit affirmed a preliminary injunction barring the enforcement of a South Dakota bill that imposes new obligations on individuals paid to circulate ballot-initiative petitions.


Judge Judy's NYLS Scholars Program Under Investigation by OCR for Alleged Title IX Violation

Tue, 2022-12-13 09:25

"Professor Perry's assault on scholarships for 10 academically gifted women who can't afford law school is petty. He says he has filed 700 such actions. He has too much time on his hands," Judge Judy Sheindlin said of University of Michigan professor emeritus Mark Perry, who filed the initial complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.


FTC's Microsoft Lawsuit Treads New Ground in Targeting Vertical Expansions

Tue, 2022-12-13 08:41

If the FTC wins the latest Microsoft antitrust case, it could open the door for more vertical integration lawsuits from regulators.


Milbank Adds 40-Person Team With Addition of Boutique's London Office

Tue, 2022-12-13 08:07

The London office of the well-regarded boutique will make the move in January.


Year-End Lateral Activity 'Swings Toward the Normal': The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-12-13 05:00

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Campbell Law First Lower-Ranked School to Boycott US News Rankings

Mon, 2022-12-12 23:56

Campbell Law is the first law school from the "No. 147-192" tier of the U.S. News rankings to announce its nonparticipation.


Susman Godfrey Year-End Bonuses Outpace Big Law Market Scale

Mon, 2022-12-12 23:50

The Houston-based trial firm also elected seven associates to partner, a number that ties the largest prior class of new partners.


Ahead of the Curve: How a Year of Massive Change Could Impact Diversity in Legal Ed

Mon, 2022-12-12 20:22

This week, we're analyzing what effect law schools possibly becoming test-optional and law schools pulling out of the U.S. News education rankings may have on diversifying the legal profession.


In Closely Watched Ruling, Ohio Supreme Court Sides With Insurers on COVID-19 Business-Interruption Issue

Mon, 2022-12-12 16:38

Attorneys from Reed Smith, who filed an amicus brief on behalf of nonprofit United Policyholders, said the case "well demonstrates some of the inappropriate major hurdles that policyholders had to clear in litigating claims for loss from loss or damage from SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and consequent orders of civil authorities."


Report Finds More Oversight Needed to Prevent State Appellate Court Delays

Mon, 2022-12-12 15:20

The report by a chief justice-appointed committee said the Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento has fixed problems that lead to chronic delays in disposing of cases. Committee members recommended statewide changes to prevent such problems from happening elsewhere.


Who Got the Work? : Tesla Taps Wilmer Cutler Partner to Fend Off 'Self-Driving' Class Action + More

Mon, 2022-12-12 14:30

Welcome to "Who Got the Work? ," a regular column that highlights the law firms and lawyers around the country who are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.


Penn State Law Faculty Object to Proposed Merger With Penn State Dickinson Law

Mon, 2022-12-12 14:20

To launch the recommended process to reunite, Bendapudi will convene and charge a panel who will seek input from the University Faculty Senate, to study and recommend options consistent with the objectives of the unification, according to the school's announcement.


Jones Day Recruits 7 Supreme Court Clerks

Mon, 2022-12-12 14:05

All seven come from the conservative side of the court and will join Jones Day as associates.


Georgia Jury Awards $1.5M Verdict After Plaintiffs Reject $500K Settlement Offer

Mon, 2022-12-12 13:43

"The strategy in a nutshell was really putting ourselves in the position of retirees," said plaintiff attorney Miguel Dominguez of Morgan & Morgan in Atlanta. "How much is it worth to have a retirement plan and to get to the threshold of it and then have to deal with persistent neck and back pain everyday of your life since a wreck five years ago?"


US Judge Dismisses Trump's Effort to Gain Special Master Review of Mar-a-Lago Docs

Mon, 2022-12-12 12:37

Judge Aileen Cannon's order ends a bid to keep documents taken from his Florida home out of the hands of federal investigators.


SCOTUS Will Hear 2nd Challenge to Biden Student Debt Relief Plan

Mon, 2022-12-12 12:19

The challenge was filed by two student loan borrowers who are represented by Consovoy McCarthy.


Ex-Prosecutor, Convicted of Destroying Text Messages During FBI Investigation, Gets 9-Month Suspension From Bar

Mon, 2022-12-12 10:55

A former Maine prosecutor has been suspended from practicing law for nine months after pleading guilty last March to destroying evidence—text messages from her own cellphone—during an FBI investigation into a $13 million marijuana operation that her next-door neighbor was allegedly part of.


Latham, McDermott, Squire and Others Stock Up on Govt Talent in White-Collar Defense Practices

Mon, 2022-12-12 10:40

Big Law firms are taking advantage of a string of exits from the government, as expectations rise that DOJ and SEC enforcement actions will ramp up.


Saunders Takes the Reins at Relativity Amid Relativity Trace Phaseout and Company Layoffs

Mon, 2022-12-12 09:29

Phil Saunders assumes the role of CEO at Relativity today, just days after the company announced it would be phasing out Relativity Trace and laying off approximately 150 employees. No future layoffs are contemplated at this time.