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Class Action Wants PG&E to Pay for Wildfire Damages in California

Wed, 2018-12-05 18:50

The suit, filed by Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and Edelson PC, is among the first class actions brought over California's wildfires last month.


Gibson Dunn Sues Trump State Department Over Retooled Human Rights Report

Wed, 2018-12-05 18:32

The Center for Reproductive Rights turned to Gibson Dunn again in a battle over the Trump administration's approach to a regularly-issued government report.


Inside Track: So You're in the Middle of a Trade War | What Do You Mean We've Been Hacked?

Wed, 2018-12-05 17:50

What in-house lawyers need to know about Trump's trade war with China—and the shaky truce reached at the G-20 summit. Plus, this week's big legal moves.


Appeals Court Reboots Challenge to Falcons' No-Tax Stadium Deal

Wed, 2018-12-05 17:18

The panel wrote that, while the claims against the county officials in their official capacities were barred by sovereign immunity, they could be sued on their individual capacities for declaratory and injunctive relief.


Baker McKenzie Faces Malpractice Suit Over Russian Coal Mine Fight

Wed, 2018-12-05 16:38

A former client claims the global firm bungled an effort to recover a Siberian mine valued at $200 million.


5 Ways Board Members Can Mitigate #MeToo Risks

Wed, 2018-12-05 16:34

In light of reports claiming former CBS CEO Les Moonves obstructed an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against him, here's a look at five ways board members can prevent harassment, and keep investigations independent.


Upstart Litigation Finance Firm Validity Adds Industry Vets in New York

Wed, 2018-12-05 15:58

The hires help Validity expand its foothold in New York after launching in June with $250 million in capital and a team led by litigation finance veteran Ralph Sutton.


Korea's Kim & Chang Raided by Prosecutors

Wed, 2018-12-05 14:51

Prosecutors allege South Korea's largest firm meddled in trials against its clients—Japanese companies accused of using Korean forced labor during the years of Japanese colonial rule.


Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

Wed, 2018-12-05 14:51

The appeals court said the law limiting high-capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.


Employers Face Open Questions After Landmark 'Dynamex' Labor Ruling

Wed, 2018-12-05 14:47

The California Supreme Court's decision rattled companies and forced state and federal courts to grapple with unresolved, consequential questions. Meanwhile, plaintiffs attorneys find themselves with more leverage in suits challenging employment practices.


12 State AGs Sue Electronic Medical Records Company Under HIPAA for Data Breach, a First

Wed, 2018-12-05 14:38

A dozen state attorneys general have united to bring the first multistate lawsuit under federal health care privacy law, in connection with a medical records company data breach that put millions of patient records at risk. The lawsuit is part of a growing trend of state enforcement of consumer and data privacy laws, and the first such AG suit under HIPAA.


Cappuccino, Bill Lee and the Harvard Admissions Case

Wed, 2018-12-05 13:53

"The people bringing the suit would like to return to a day that's long passed," says the Wilmer partner representing the school in a challenge to its admission policies regarding Asian-Americans.


Columbia Law Partners With George and Amal Clooney on Human Rights Initiative

Wed, 2018-12-05 13:01

The Clooney Foundation for Justice's new TrialWatch initiative aims to create a global justice index, rating countries on the fairness of their trial systems. The project is getting a boost from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association.


Critical Mass: Marriott Data Breach, Lawyers Are Plaintiffs | A New No. 1 in Judicial 'Hellholes' Report | Objecting to Class Action Objectors

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:48

For lawyers, the Marriott breach "hits close to home," says Whitfield, Bryson & Mason's Gary Mason, himself a Marriott member, who is repping another attorney in a class action against the hotel chain.


AT&T Argument Pits DOJ Antitrust Newcomer vs. Big Law Appellate Vet

Wed, 2018-12-05 12:28

The U.S. Justice Department's advocate, Michael Murray, who recently joined the antitrust division, made his D.C. Circuit argument debut in September. He's going up against Peter Keisler, the Sidley Austin appellate veteran.


HP CLO Kim Rivera Appointed to Expanded Business, Strategy Role

Wed, 2018-12-05 09:49

Kim Rivera, HP's CLO and a vocal advocate for diversity in the legal field, will start an expanded business role at the company next month.


Law Profs Swept Up in the #MeToo Movement

Wed, 2018-12-05 09:48

Here's a rundown of legal academics who have recently been investigated or are currently under investigation for possible misconduct and violations of Title IV.


What's Next: SEC's Big No in Crypto | Illegal Gene Dabbling | Government Facial Recognition Face Off

Wed, 2018-12-05 06:00

Lawyers say don't expect any changes from the SEC after last week's ruling in an ICO-securities case.


DLA Shakes Up Its International Executive Team

Wed, 2018-12-05 04:26

The changes affect leadership roles in Asia, Europe and the U.K.


Working Remotely Is on the Rise, But It Comes With Its Share of Downsides

Tue, 2018-12-04 23:30

While new technology and changing attitudes has allowed many lawyers to work remotely, such telecommuting can lead to overwork and stunted career growth.