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FIU and FNU Fought Over Their Names. Lawyers Could Make $1.1M From That Trademark Battle

Wed, 2019-06-19 13:31

"While this case may have been a footnote for FIU, this was a make-or-break case for FNU, and we therefore needed to vigorously defend it," said Steven Peretz of Perezt Chesal & Herrmann in Miami, who spent six years defending a trademark lawsuit the court ultimately deemed meritless.


Could an Opioid 'Class' Reach a Settlement? Law Firm Lender Lashes Out at Tom Girardi's 'Lavish Lifestyle.' Mattel Turns to LA Firm for Rock 'n Play Lawsuits.

Wed, 2019-06-19 13:18

Lawyers suing over opioids pitched an innovative idea for settlement...but will it work?


Wife Charged With Murder in Burr & Forman Partner's 2018 Slaying

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:58

Melody Farris has been charged with shooting her husband to death and then burning his body to try to cover up the slaying.


How Law Schools Fared on California's February 2019 Bar Exam

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:24

The February exam, administered months after most students graduate from law school, typically has a higher percentage of repeat test-takers.


Hogan Lovells Partner Cate Stetson Takes Banner 'Serial' Case to SCOTUS

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:14

"This case presents an important question of federal law on which state and federal courts are now divided," Stetson, co-leader of the firm's Supreme Court practice, told the justices. A petition is expected in the coming weeks at the high court.


Introducing ALM Young Professionals Network

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:20

ALM Young Professionals Network is a LinkedIn group dedicated to tackling issues all young professionals face including salary negotiations, leadership, diversity issues and more.


How I Made Partner: Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider's Jeny Maier

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:16

It's hard to promote yourself and your practice if you aren't passionate about the work that you do. Make sure that the people around you can see that energy and drive.


Marijuana Legalization Dead for Now in NY, Sponsor Says, But Decriminalization Still on Table

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:15

Concerns still remained on certain public safety aspects of legalizing marijuana, such as technology for testing impairment of drivers who used the substance.


What's Next: Litigation Funding Meets Arbitration + The Trench Warfare of Telemedicine Abortion + Twitch Slaps Trolls With a Lawsuit

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:10

It's not just judges who are getting more curious about lit funding. Arbitrators are also increasingly asking for information on funding


Controversial Pick, Monsanto's Bid, Forging Ahead: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2019-06-19 06:00

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


Nokia Can Run but It Can't Hide From Judge Koh + A Gilead Class Action Edition of Who Got the Work?

Wed, 2019-06-19 00:46

Today I'm screening the movie “Escape from San Jose, starring Nokia. The IP licensing company hopped in a metaphorical car and tried to drive as fast as it could to San Francisco to avoid another FRAND/antitrust trial in a certain judge's courtroom.


No $300/Hour Payday for Prosecutors in Felony Cases Against Texas AG Ken Paxton

Wed, 2019-06-19 00:41

The judge presiding over Paxton's case agreed to pay special prosecutors $300 per hour, but the case has been delayed for years over their fee, as Collin County commissioners argued that there's a statute saying the county can only pay the prosecutors the same fee that an appointed indigent defense attorney would receive.


Morrison & Foerster Launches Latin America Practice With 9 Greenberg Attorneys

Wed, 2019-06-19 00:03

Alexandra Aguirre, Enrique Augusto Conde, Juan Manuel Delgado and former Miami corporate co-chair Randy Bullard are joining the firm as corporate partners. Five associates are moving with them.


Thompson & Knight Partner Saw Bullets Hit the Building as Shooter Attacked Texas Courthouse

Tue, 2019-06-18 18:30

"It was just like 10, 15 or 20 shots, something like that, just in rapid succession," said paralegal Julianna Gravois. "Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam."


Repeated Misconduct by Plaintiffs' Counsel Led to $2B Roundup Verdict, Monsanto Says

Tue, 2019-06-18 17:36

Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, filed dual motions Monday to reverse the verdict, citing several instances of “inflammatory argument by plaintiffs' attorneys, among other things.


Atlanta Attorney Charged With Forging Judge's Name on Court Order

Tue, 2019-06-18 17:11

An attorney defending veteran criminal defense lawyer Elizabeth Vila Rogan said the indictment stems from "a misunderstanding" involving a municipal court judge.


26-Year Veteran Stephanie Graham Named General Counsel at Northwestern University

Tue, 2019-06-18 17:06

Graham joined the university in 1993 as assistant general counsel and moved up through the ranks to associate vice president and deputy general counsel in 2017. Last November she was named interim general counsel when then-GC Philip Harris left abruptly.


Paul Hastings Boosts Parental Leave for Lawyers and Staff

Tue, 2019-06-18 16:08

The new policy follows moves by other large firms to offer more generous and inclusive leave for new parents.


After Pummeling by Gibson Dunn and NY Arrest, Facebook Fugitive Finally Gets a Win

Tue, 2019-06-18 15:16

Paul Ceglia's lawyer says he and his family fled to Florida and pretended to be Amish before finally making it to Ecuador, where he remains safely out of U.S. prosecutors' reach for now.


What Big Law's Saying About Trump's $300B China Tariffs Plan

Tue, 2019-06-18 15:10

Major U.S. law firms, representing business clients, had a lot to say to Robert Lighthizer, the former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner who now serves as the U.S. Trade Representative.