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Law Firm's Alleged $14M Goof: Polsinelli Accused of Naming Wrong Defendant

Tue, 2022-12-06 15:15

"Instead of filing the claim against [Evergreen] Helicopters, Polsinelli filed Proof of Claim 427 in the amount of $14,546,621.92 against 'Evergreen Helicopters International, Inc.' and 'Erickson, Inc.,'" the complaint stated.


Can ALSP and Law Firm Cyber Services Co-Exist?

Tue, 2022-12-06 14:37

It's too soon to tell if ALSPs will put competitive pressure on law firms' cybersecurity services. But for now, firms have the upper hand.


'Law Remains Unsettled': Talc Bankruptcy Judge Lets States Appeal His Stay Order

Tue, 2022-12-06 14:25

"The effects of these decisions could reverberate across the country," said Ericka Johnson, a partner at Womble Bond Dickinson.


Judge Dismisses Ethics Complaints Accusing Aileen Cannon of Bias in Trump Special Master Order

Tue, 2022-12-06 12:22

Chief Judge William Pryor said the allegations against Cannon lacked sufficient evidence.


A New Database Will Empower Law Clerks to Identify Problem Judges

Tue, 2022-12-06 09:57

"Every student understands that no law school has a monopoly on information about judges but every school has a ceiling on the number they can keep track of," said Aliza Shatzman.


How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'I Have a Passion for International Business Development From Both the Legal and Business Perspectives,' Says Noreen Weiss of Gunnercooke

Tue, 2022-12-06 09:10

"In a multinational business, to always think about the issues you face in the context of a global business, not just your own backyard."


Legal Chiefs See Sharp Rise in Risks—and They're Coming From Myriad Directions

Tue, 2022-12-06 08:41

In-house leaders say that even as threats rise, they're more confident of their ability to mitigate them, according to a newly released survey.


In-House Counsel Navigate the Layoff Minefield: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-12-06 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


UK-based Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Matches Several Competitors With US Bonus Scale

Tue, 2022-12-06 04:47

The firm has opted to pay its newly qualified associates a bonus this year, unlike some U.S. firms.


Texas A&M Law Dean Ahdieh Becomes Vice President for Professional Schools and Programs

Mon, 2022-12-05 23:56

"I'm excited to have the chance to help the rest of campus identify and pursue their own opportunities to create unique and impactful graduate degrees and certificates," Dean Bobby Ahdieh told on Monday.


'Absurd Nuclear Verdicts' Cited as Georgia Ranks No. 1 Judicial Hellhole For 2022

Mon, 2022-12-05 23:01

"The Mass Tort Machine," the association described, has been embraced by Georgia in recent years as plaintiffs' lawyers unfairly target manufacturers, "often pushing inaccurate and baseless claims in friendly outlets."


Ahead of the Curve: Why Some Law Schools Are Sticking With the US News Rankings

Mon, 2022-12-05 20:08

This week, we're continuing to analyze the law schools that have pulled out of the U.S. News education rankings—and looking at the reasons some have given for continuing to participate.


Moderna Tied Its Own Hands in COVID Patent Suit, Pfizer and BioNTech Claim

Mon, 2022-12-05 19:35

The pharmaceutical companies fired back hard at Moderna's suit Monday with the help of Williams & Connolly; Paul Hastings; McCarter & English and Saul Ewing. They argue that Moderna relinquished its rights by publicly pledging not to enforce its patents during the pandemic.


New Legislation Would Extend Remote Proceedings in State Courts

Mon, 2022-12-05 18:33

The legislation still needs buy-in from labor groups who have opposed expansion of remote proceedings on a permanent basis.


Rudy Giuliani Repeatedly Warned to Answer Questions During Heated Testimony in Ethics Probe

Mon, 2022-12-05 17:37

"I'm asking you what time it is and you're telling me how to make a watch," the bar disciplinary counsel told Giuliani in one exchange.


Court Likely to Stay Out of DA Krasner's Impeachment Fight, Experts Say

Mon, 2022-12-05 16:37

"The courts will be on the sidelines, will stay on the sidelines, will not leave the sidelines," said Craig Green, a professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law.


One Deeply Split Pa. Appeals Court, 2 Very Different Rulings in COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases

Mon, 2022-12-05 16:23

"This issue has made its way through many of our nation's federal and state courts, but it is an issue of first impression in Pennsylvania," Judge Victor P. Stabile wrote in both cases.


Washington Restaurant Pays $11K for Denying Customer Due to Service Animal

Mon, 2022-12-05 16:21

A restaurant in Kennewick, Washington, resolved its violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and will pay thousands in compensatory damages to the settle the dispute, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington announced.


University of Washington Law Pulls Out of US News Rankings

Mon, 2022-12-05 15:22

"Since its founding, our school has prided itself on preparing lawyers to work for the public good while expanding access to the legal profession and justice for underserved communities," UW Law Dean Tamara F. Lawson wrote, adding that the rankings undermine those efforts.


George Mason Law Becomes 5th School to Announce Plans to Continue with US News Rankings

Mon, 2022-12-05 15:17

"Having said that, the rankings system needs reform, especially the subjective reputational survey," Dean Ken Randall said.