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Roy Reardon, a 'Lawyer's Lawyer' and a 'Lion' of the Trial Bar, Dies at 92

Mon, 2022-01-10 17:18

"He was a natural athlete, a fierce competitor and a champion of sportsmanship in all aspects of his life," Reardon's family wrote in his obituary.

       

These Georgia Courts Just Got Very Specific: Are You Wearing the Correct Mask?

Mon, 2022-01-10 14:16

"Appropriate masks are N95 or KN95 masks or a disposable surgical mask covered by a cloth mask," read the updated Georgia Court of Appeals policy. "Appropriate masks are available in the Clerk's Office."

       

Instawork-Centered Litigation Points to New Crease in Labor Law Surrounding Employee Tipping

Mon, 2022-01-10 14:13

"The Fair Labor Standards Act provides that a tip is a direct payment from a customer to a server, whether it is made with cash or credit card," Jane Muir said. "The only exception is for a valid 'tip pool,' where tips are all combined and then distributed equally to the servers."

       

Appeals Court: Judge Should Have Granted Continuance Following Tech Issues During Virtual Hearing

Mon, 2022-01-10 13:48

In a ruling highlighting the potential pitfalls of virtual litigation, the Colorado Court of Appeals has reversed a termination of parental rights after the lower court denied a requested continuance for a father who encountered technical difficulties logging on to a remote hearing conducted during the pandemic.

       

'The Court Must Go About Its Business.' Earplug Trial Goes Forward Despite COVID-19 Outbreak.

Mon, 2022-01-10 13:18

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers denied a request from 3M to postpone Monday's trial over its combat earplugs after three members of its trial team tested positive for COVID-19.

       

Harvard Not Obligated to Pay Legal Fees of Professor Convicted of Hiding Ties to China, Court Rules

Mon, 2022-01-10 12:55

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected Lieber's argument that the university's indemnification policy required it to cover his legal fees in a criminal matter.

       

Legal Staffing Agencies Are Wading Into Subscription Pricing. Will Law Firms Be Receptive?

Mon, 2022-01-10 10:30

While subscription payment options are becoming more common, legal staffing providers and their clients say it may not become the de facto choice for all clients.

       

As Dykema Enters Milwaukee, Husch Slams Ex-Partner For Interference

Mon, 2022-01-10 10:30

The firm said it had fired Lenzen for cause last summer, after being tipped earlier in the year about "highly irregular activity."

       

As COVID Continues, Should Law Firms Embrace Uncertainty?: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-01-10 05:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

With Its First-Ever International Office, Shoosmiths Becomes Latest UK Firm to Expand in Europe Post-Brexit

Mon, 2022-01-10 04:48

Shoosmiths has opened an office in Brussels, the firm's first outside of the U.K., and has hired a competition law veteran from EY Law to head the operation.

       

Former Motion Picture Association GC Sentenced in Blackmail, Sex Abuse Case

Sun, 2022-01-09 23:50

Steven Fabrizio was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to threatening and sexually abusing a woman he met online and paid for sex.

       

Debuts & Former SCOTUS Clerks | Waiting on a Writ | Bacon & Eggs Fight

Sun, 2022-01-09 20:47

Good morning and welcome to Supreme Court Brief. After Friday's blockbuster arguments in challenges to the Biden administration's vaccine requirements,

       

Jury Selection Strategy Was Key to String of J&J Talc Wins, Skadden's Allison Brown Says

Fri, 2022-01-07 18:31

In this week's episode, Skadden's Alli Brown shares her strategy for securing defense verdicts in venues considered to be plaintiff-friendly.

       

Former Tiger King Park Operators Accept Lifetime Ban on Exhibiting Animals Following DOJ Action

Fri, 2022-01-07 16:20

The consent decree, entered into in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, also terminates the Lowes' interests in 97 endangered or threatened animals seized from their park, and it affirms they have abandoned their legal rights to another 41 animals they'd kept, according to the DOJ.

       

Legal Chiefs Get More Involved in HR, Including DEI, but Struggle to Make Progress

Fri, 2022-01-07 15:29

Only 10% of GCs report any kind of yearly diversity-and-inclusion progress, the FTI Consulting and Relativity study found.

       

Law.com Litigation Trendspotter: Omicron Garners Wide Range of Responses From Court Systems

Fri, 2022-01-07 15:21

Judges and court administrators across the country are, at this point, pretty well used to the pandemic mucking up plans to resume in-person operations. But that doesn't mean they've settled on a uniform response to new COVID-related complications.

       

With 2 Years of Experience, Big Law Takes a Different Approach to COVID Surge

Fri, 2022-01-07 15:01

"It's almost like we can relax in knowing that there is no answer and not trying to pursue an exact answer," one consultant said.

       

Trial of Former Goldman Sachs Banker Delayed as Brooklyn Federal Court Wrestles With Omicron Variant

Fri, 2022-01-07 14:57

Roger Ng's defense attorney, Marc Agnifilo of Brafman & Associates, opposed the government's request for a delay, saying that Ng and his defense team are ready for trial and are open to some witnesses testifying by videoconference if necessary.

       

'Why in the World Would Courts Decide This Question?' Justices Split Over Vaccine Mandates

Fri, 2022-01-07 14:56

It was clear that a chasm existed between the court's conservative and liberal wings over whether OSHA had statutory authority to issue the "emergency temporary standard" for certain employers.

       

Newly Reappointed Berkeley Law Dean Chemerinsky Takes Over as AALS President, Focusing on Pipeline to Law School

Fri, 2022-01-07 14:38

"If we are going to diversify the profession, we need to build pipeline programs that reach out to college [students] and before college," Chemerinsky said.

       

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