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Former Boston Student Shot by School Administrator Awarded $10M

Fri, 2022-08-05 16:26

"Several reasons warrant the Court to impose punitive damages on Harrison: (1) to punish and deter the use of positions of authority, respect, and trust to lure minors into criminal activities; (2) to punish and deter physical attacks on and attempted murder of minors by defendants in positions of trust and responsibility; and (3) to punish Harrison and deter others from engaging in the type of conduct Harrison committed. These reasons and the totality of the circumstances justify an award of punitive damages of $2.5 million," wrote U.S. District Judge Leo T. Sorokin of the District of Massachusetts.


The Marble Palace Blog: An Unearthed Cache of Letters From a SCOTUS Secretary Reveals How Unliked Some Justices Were

Fri, 2022-08-05 14:25

In letters recently uncovered, a former secretary for SCOTUS justices in the 1930's wrote about life at the court and her least favorite justices.


Linklaters, Gibson Dunn Advise as NBA Star LeBron James Takes Stake in German Bicycle Maker

Fri, 2022-08-05 13:02

The American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers is investing in Canyon Bicycles through his family office, LRMR Ventures.


New York Not Keeping Pace With ABA Distance Education Rules

Fri, 2022-08-05 11:07

"We believe New York's approach to be misguided and out-of-step with the vast majority of other state jurisdictions," Megan Carpenter, dean and professor of law of the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, told in an email Wednesday.


Virginia's Medical-Amnesty Statute Divides Appeals Court Over 2 Questions of First Impression

Fri, 2022-08-05 10:49

"Unfortunately, although no doubt well-intentioned, the majority violates the judicial norms listed above," Judge Wesley G. Russell Jr. wrote in the dissent. "As explained below, I believe the majority's departures from these norms lead the majority to an incorrect conclusion: that a defendant may invoke the protections of the overdose statute without actually experiencing an overdose."


Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: What's Top of Mind for the Federal Circuit Bar Association's New Prez? + The Teachers Unions (and Sovereign Wealth Funds) Behind VLSI Technology

Fri, 2022-08-05 09:54

Knobbe Martens partner Joe Reisman has his eyes on a crush of appeals that is heading toward the DC-based appellate court.


State Supreme Court Denies Church's Autonomy Arguments; Sexual Abuse Case Allowed to Proceed

Fri, 2022-08-05 09:47

"If we extend the doctrine of present execution to all important issues that theoretically cannot be remedied after final judgment, then the exception will swallow the rule," Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd wrote in the court's opinion.


How I Made It to Firm Leadership: 'Leadership Is a Responsibility, Not a Title,' Says Craig Martin of Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Fri, 2022-08-05 09:46

Get experience, volunteer, raise your hand and demonstrate leadership at multiple levels throughout an organization.


Rudy's Response | Fox Rothschild Partner Killed | Dozens of Lawyers: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-08-05 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Despite Slowing M&A Market, Firms With Regs Expertise Are Poised to Stay Busy

Fri, 2022-08-05 05:00

As law firms prepare for a potential economic downturn that may impact deal flow, those with solid regulations practices are upbeat about their ability to retain M&A clients and work.


Impermissible Fee Agreement Language Results in Reprimand for Arizona Attorney

Fri, 2022-08-05 00:45

"Although the agreement states respondent's services were a combination of legal and administrative, there was no basis on which to delineate between the two types of services, no hourly rate was provided, and the monthly invoices stated they were for legal services rendered."


Jan. 6 Defendant's Restitution Complaint Irks Judge

Fri, 2022-08-05 00:39

An Ohio man said he should not have to pay the full cost of restitution for breaking a window at the Capitol, saying other rioters also caused damage.


Off to the Races: Veteran Attorney's Breach of Contract Suit Against Horse Trainer to Be Retried

Fri, 2022-08-05 00:04

Herman Braude, a former George Washington Law School professor and a construction law attorney, told that the appellate court's ruling is an "important decision for the horse-racing community," because it requires a trainer to act honestly, in good faith for the owner and not represent an undisclosed, third party.


Amid Corporate Layoffs, Concerns Grow Over In-House Legal Jobs

Thu, 2022-08-04 20:03

After news of Robinhood and Geico layoffs, pressure is building on the careers of in-house lawyers, and these attorneys should brace themselves for impact, according to some legal industry observers.


Amid Corporate Layoffs, Concerns Grow Over In-Housel Legal Jobs

Thu, 2022-08-04 20:03

After news of Robinhood and Geico layoffs, pressure is building on the careers of in-house lawyers, and these attorneys should brace themselves for impact, according to some legal industry observers.


'Fabricated Evidence' Leads Federal Judge to Award $400,000 in Fees

Thu, 2022-08-04 19:48

"The defendants' attorneys undoubtedly performed a significant service for their clients by securing a dismissal of the plaintiff's claims with prejudice—arguably the best possible outcome in the case. Such a result is also exceedingly rare, as dismissal is the most severe sanction imposed by the court and is typically reserved for only the most egregious conduct," U.S. District Judge James P. Jones of the Western District of Virginia wrote.


Three New Mass Torts Emerge in Philadelphia's Complex Litigation Docket, as Risperdal Cases Resolve

Thu, 2022-08-04 18:17

Trial attorney Thomas Kline said litigation over the weed-killer Roundup is "going to be the marquee in the program for the foreseeable future."


The Law Firm Disrupted: Making Sense of Growth and Market Share

Thu, 2022-08-04 17:33

In the absence of an Am Law 100 style ranking for ALSP businesses, how can we best track the impact they're having on the market for legal services?


Inadvertent Disclosure in Alex Jones Trial Leaves E-Discovery Experts Flabbergasted

Thu, 2022-08-04 16:10

E-discovery professionals say that while inadvertent data disclosures happen to everyone sometimes, there are ways to prevent them—but that's not what happened in this trial.