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First-Years' Rough Start Could Be Blessing In Disguise | How Remote Work Changed Everything | Intel Sued Over Ex-Exec: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2021-01-07 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

         

'Used Lawyer's Services to Perpetrate a Crime': Trump Lawyer in Pa. Seeks Removal From Election Dispute

Wed, 2021-01-06 23:04

The filing comes the day after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol building in a fury widely seen as having been incited by the president.

         

Labor of Law: Covid-19 Suits: Diverse, But Limited | New Noncompete Ruling in Florida | 'Things Our Bosses Said A Lot': Headlines | Who Got the Work

Wed, 2021-01-06 23:00

Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch spotlighting big cases, key issues and developing trends. Thanks for reading! Let's get going.

         

The Asia Pacific's 2021 Outlook Relies Heavily on the World's COVID Response

Wed, 2021-01-06 19:38

Lawyers across the region are optimistic, as long as COVID-19 can be successfully eradicated.

         

'Much Adapting Required': Litigators Brace for More of the Same, and a Few New Curveballs

Wed, 2021-01-06 16:22

We asked New Jersey lawyers about litigation trends they expect in the first half of 2021, and they had a lot to say.

         

'Inciting a Riot': Legal Community Erupts in Calls for Trump's Removal as Mob Storms Capitol

Wed, 2021-01-06 15:47

The takeover of the building forced the evacuation of lawmakers, staffers and members of the press.

         

'Bush v. Gore' Drew Passionate Demonstrators; That's Not What I See Today

Wed, 2021-01-06 15:32

In some countries, coups and juntas decided leadership disputes, but here in the United States we went to court to resolve problems.

         

Legal Departments Limited Budgets May Spur More In-house Staffing Services

Wed, 2021-01-06 14:49

Epiq announced last week that it was a launching a new supplemental staffing service geared toward corporate legal departments. Other legal vendors might be eager to follow in the e-discovery provider's footsteps.

         

New Political Dynamic Could Put Justice Breyer in Retirement Vise

Wed, 2021-01-06 14:39

In 2013, Breyer, along with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, faced calls to retire.

         

First-Year Associates Are Facing Challenges They Never Could Have Anticipated

Wed, 2021-01-06 14:35

This year's class of fresh-faced associates—and their new firms—are facing a series of unique questions as they begin their careers, as the tangle with when to start, how to start, and how to avoid getting lost amid a pandemic.

         

Texas Litigators Expect Litigation Upticks, Continued Court Clogging as 2021 Unfolds

Wed, 2021-01-06 14:23

"There will be a backlog of criminal cases that need to go, and then even on the civil side, in Houston at least, I perceive a giant backlog of automobile accident cases," said Houston litigator Pat Mizell. "The commercial cases that are going to take two to three weeks to try, I could see them pushed off until 2022," Mizell said.

         

Missing Settlement Funds Part of a 'Coordinated Cover-Up' at Girardi Keese, Lawyer Says

Wed, 2021-01-06 12:38

Jay Edelson, who obtained a $2 million contempt judgment against Tom Girardi last month, maintained in a court filing on Tuesday that he didn't act alone, but worked with two former lawyers, Keith Griffin and David Lira, to create a "coordinated false narrative" that Boeing was holding up missing settlement payments to clients.

         

What's Next: Do Commies Have Standing to Sue Over BIPA? + Big Tech Faces Another State Action Censorship Theory + Biden Recruits Former Facebook Lawyer

Wed, 2021-01-06 12:26

Earlier this week, an appeals court stress tested the bounds of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act with a little help from communists.

         

How Biden, Democrats Could Quickly Undo Trump's Latest Policies Without Landing in Court

Wed, 2021-01-06 10:47

Using the Congressional Review Act, lawmakers in a newly Democratic-controlled Congress could vote to quickly undo recent federal regulations adopted under Trump.

         

Bennett Bricklin Tops List of Active Firms While Financial Companies Flood the Radar: Here's What's Happening in Pa. Litigation

Wed, 2021-01-06 09:30

Law.com Radar, ALM's legal news feed, uses automation and data processing to quickly surface and summarize new federal cases. Here's what has turned up for Pennsylvania lately.

         

Legal Tech's Predictions for Remote Working and COVID-19 in 2021

Wed, 2021-01-06 06:00

Shifts brought on by COVID-19 will not only affect where people work, but also cybersecurity, privacy, employee training, real estate, human resources and more, attorneys and technologists predict.

         

Law Firms Are Itching to Merge in 2021 | New Law Firm Leaders Face Big Test | Wells Fargo Sued Over PPP Loan Denial: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2021-01-06 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

         

DC Circuit's Garland, Long Praised From Both Sides, Is Reportedly Biden's Pick for Attorney General

Tue, 2021-01-05 23:31

Garland, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, was previously President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

         

How a UK Firm Found Itself at Odds With Its Spanish Office

Tue, 2021-01-05 23:07

Allegations of bullying and price disputes surrounded the unusually public fall-out at Kennedys.

         

At First Bankruptcy Hearing, Embattled Attorney Tom Girardi Is a No-Show

Tue, 2021-01-05 20:44

At a Zoom hearing on Tuesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell, overseeing two Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy petitions filed last month, asked whether Girardi or his firm, Girardi Keese, were present. After a pause, he said, "Silence will tell me." He later issued an order authorizing a trustee to oversee the bankruptcy cases.

         

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