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UK Law Firm Launches Internal Probe After Staff Accused of Mistreating Restaurant Employee

Mon, 2022-05-09 05:50

The firm's management allegedly talked down to, disrespected, and touched a restaurant employee.


With Clouds on Horizon, Firms Make 'Informed Bets' on Countercyclical Practices

Mon, 2022-05-09 00:04

Firms have recently stocked up on bankruptcy, white-collar work and general litigation, anticipating an upward swing in these practices


Who Got the Work? : Lenovo Patent Fight, Land Rover Consumer Class Action and More

Sun, 2022-05-08 15:47

Welcome to "Who Got the Work? ," a weekly 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.


'The Plaintiffs Bar Has Failed on This': Jay Edelson Says It's Time for Consumer Class Action Reform

Fri, 2022-05-06 19:36

In this week's episode, legal technology reporter Isha Marathe talks with prominent personal injury lawyer Jay Edelson, who believes consumer class action claims rates are too low—and that the plaintiffs bar is squarely to blame.


Attorney Faces Additional Reprimand for Fee and Safekeeping Property Violations

Fri, 2022-05-06 18:59

An attorney who was publicly reprimanded nearly three years ago was recently sanctioned again by a subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar for violating professional rules governing fees and safekeeping property.


DOJ Files Charges Against Medical Professionals for Distribution of Opioids Across 8 Federal Districts

Fri, 2022-05-06 18:45

The Department of Justice, along with state law enforcement, has brought criminal charges against 14 defendants, 12 of them medical professionals, for the illegal sale of opioids.


Split Opinions Common Under Newly Configured NY Court of Appeals

Fri, 2022-05-06 17:21

Since Judge Shirley Troutman began participating in decisions in February, the court has been divided on several cases of note, highlighted by its recent split decision to invalidate New York's congressional and Senate maps as an unconstitutional gerrymander by state Democrats.


9th Circuit: Defendants' Rule 68 Settlement Offer Was Not Nullified by Order Granting Summary Judgment

Fri, 2022-05-06 16:27

Siding with several other federal appeals courts around the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that a Rule 68 settlement offer is not voided by the entry of a summary judgment order if the 14-day window is still open for a plaintiff to accept the offer.


Attorney Receives Indefinite Suspension, but Escapes Disbarment, for Misusing Client Funds

Fri, 2022-05-06 16:11

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has rejected the state Board of Bar Overseers' recommendation of disbarment for veteran attorney Peter T. Slipp for a number of violations, including misuse of client funds, instead opting for an indefinite suspension.


Chancery Suit Seeks Pause on Elon Musk's Twitter Acquisition

Fri, 2022-05-06 15:43

The crux of the complaint is that under Section 203, Musk is now considered an interested stockholder, and his takeover can't go through until 2025 unless two-thirds of other shareholders vote in favor.


It Will Take 'More Than Food': Big Law Staff Are Balking at Office Mandates

Fri, 2022-05-06 15:32

Law firms are struggling to enforce office attendance policies. Some staffing experts question whether to enforce them at all.


Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Some Section 101 Cases Are Actually Pretty Easy + No Mandamusing the Kasowitz Firm + Latham Flushes High-Tech Bath Tissue Patents

Fri, 2022-05-06 15:17

Sterne Kessler and (Daniel) Block prove once again that traditional financial services re-imagined for computers face an uphill battle.


Alito Abortion Draft Pushes Little-Known Justice Into Spotlight

Fri, 2022-05-06 13:42

Supporters describe Justice Samuel Alito as a man whose core beliefs haven't changed much since he was tapped in 2005 by President George W. Bush to succeed the retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.


'Sucked Into a Fantasy': Brooklyn Judge's Son Sentenced to Prison for Storming Capitol

Fri, 2022-05-06 13:36

"I hope you'll leave some of this fantasy world behind because I hope at this point you understand that your indulgence in that fantasy has led to this tragic situation," U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said.


Attorney Suspended for 'Misleading Testimony' Designed to Decrease Child Support Payments

Fri, 2022-05-06 11:02

The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld an attorney's one-year suspension after a disciplinary investigation revealed his previous dishonest testimony and omission of details about his financial situation in an effort to decrease his child support payments.


How to Make It: How Not to Be the Dysfunctional Lawyer in the Office

Fri, 2022-05-06 10:33

Most of us have had the occasional feeling that we're moving forward in the wrong direction, or that we're not doing enough, or that we're burning out.


Families File Amended Federal Suit Claiming Schools' COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Violates 1st Amendment

Fri, 2022-05-06 10:27

The families of four San Diego Unified School District students filed an amended complaint April 29 in a federal lawsuit against SDUSD and its Board of Education for violation of their rights under the First Amendment by imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.


UC Irvine Law Students Helped Craft Argument Before US Supreme Court Over Miranda Warnings

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:50

Students in the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) Civil Rights Litigation Clinic were part of a litigation team representing respondent Terrence Tekoh before the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Vega v. Tekoh.'


ABA Considering Eliminating Standardized Test Requirement for Law School Admissions

Fri, 2022-05-06 09:48

In a memorandum dated April 25, the Strategic Review Committee of the ABA's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recommended that the requirement of a "'valid and reliable'" admissions test be eliminated from Standard 503, "thereby making the use of an admission test by law schools optional."


Using Process Improvement and LPM for Competitive Advantages in Pricing and Fee Arrangements

Fri, 2022-05-06 08:00

This article explores the connection between process improvement, project management, and pricing. Clients want budget predictability, options in fee arrangements, and value. The firms that do this well, regardless of their size or location, will have the competitive advantage.