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"The Whites of Their Eyes': Lawyers Say Litigating With Insurers Becomes a Game of Chicken

Tue, 2020-05-12 17:01

Natural adversaries, insurance companies and plaintiffs attorneys appear stuck in an endless game of chicken.

         

Equifax Judge Orders 'Serial Objectors' to Post Appeal Bonds

Tue, 2020-05-12 16:13

U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash said the objectors' appeals "are not in the best interests of the class."

         

What's in a Name? Niche Practices Benefit Most From Nontraditional Law Firm Brands

Tue, 2020-05-12 16:02

As the Texas bar mulls over a change in law firm naming rules, marketers say trade names should be used wisely.

         

United Airlines Elevates Former General Counsel to President

Tue, 2020-05-12 15:55

As general counsel, Brett Hart's move into the interim CEO role in 2015 after the United CEO had a heart attack made news at a time when head lawyers rarely took the top executive position.

         

ABA Council Contemplates Expanded Powers, New Distance Ed Rules

Tue, 2020-05-12 15:29

The ABA has been discussing changes to its distance education approval process for months, but uncertainty over what legal education will look like in the fall is putting an even brighter spotlight on proposed reforms.

         

'We All Know It's About the President': Trump Finds Defenders at Supreme Court in Tax Returns Case

Tue, 2020-05-12 15:25

Lawyers for the U.S. House and Manhattan district attorney pressed arguments that a ruling for Trump would burden oversight and investigatory powers of the U.S. Congress and local prosecutors.

         

Indiana Supreme Court Suspends State AG's Law License for 30 Days Over Groping Claims

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:20

The state justices found Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's "criminal conduct was prejudicial to the administration of justice."

         

Boosting At-Home Workouts When 'Just Add More Weight, Brah' Isn't an Option

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:57

As many of us continue to shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, we're looking for ways to enhance our exercise routines. Here are some tips.

         

'Anger' and 'Defensiveness' Cost Insurance Companies Millions: 3 Tips for Avoiding a Jury's Punishment

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:03

Plaintiffs attorney Andrew Ashby says he's witnessed a drop in collegiality between defendants, insurance companies and their lawyers as they attempt to shift fault to one another in a clash of agendas.

         

COVID-19 Legal News Roundup

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:08

Here is a regularly updated lineup of breaking news and ongoing coverage impacting the profession.

         

LawGeex Raises $20 Million, Underscoring Contract Tech's Resilience in COVID-19 Economy

Tue, 2020-05-12 09:01

LawGeex intends on using the capital raised to grow its sales and customer success teams while eyeing a push into other English-speaking territories.

         

Big Law's Richest Make Cuts, Trump's Taxes at SCOTUS, Rolling with the Punches: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Cooley Resists Cuts as CEO Peers Into a Post-Pandemic Future

Tue, 2020-05-12 05:00

"We think there will be some law firms that emerge from this circumstance better than others, and we think we're going to be one of them," said CEO Joe Conroy.

         

Amid the Pandemic, These Law Firms Are Sticking With Their Mental Health Programs

Tue, 2020-05-12 00:45

Law firms including Reed Smith, Fried Frank and Thompson & Knight say it's more important than ever to provide mental health resources as the coronavirus takes a widespread emotional toll.

         

Ahead of the Curve: Should the ABA Suspend its Bar Pass Standard Amid COVID-19?

Tue, 2020-05-12 00:38

This week's Ahead of the Curve mulls a proposal by the Society of American Law Teachers that the ABA take a break from enforcing its 75% bar pass rate mandate during the coronavirus pandemic.

         

Summer Associate Programs and COVID-19: How Law Firms Are Responding

Tue, 2020-05-12 00:35

A firm-by-firm guide to how Big Law is shifting its summer plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

         

CCPA 2.0 Takes Steps Closer to Going on California's General Election Ballot

Tue, 2020-05-12 00:00

"Fewer businesses are covered [under the California Privacy Rights Act]. My intention all along with this was to regulate the businesses that cause problems," Alastair Mactaggart, founder of Californians for Consumer Privacy, explained.

         

In Pandemic Podcasts, Georgia Lawyers Address Mental Health

Mon, 2020-05-11 21:25

One mental health expert said clients are exhausted from the myriad challenges of the pandemic, but they were also suffering from self-induced "judgments about our judgments," such as when people criticize themselves for being stressed during the pandemic.

         

A Century-Old Supreme Court Decision Might Not Kill Patent Suits Against 80 Amazon Customers

Mon, 2020-05-11 18:18

A Federal Circuit panel sounded hesitant about taking the 113-year-old Kessler doctrine somewhere it hasn't been before.

         

Calif. Appeals Court Partially Reverses Federal Preemption in Risperdal Lawsuits

Mon, 2020-05-11 18:14

Addressing one of the first substantive decisions in the Risperdal litigation in California, the Second District Court of Appeal reversed summary judgment as to one of the federal preemption arguments raised by the plaintiffs, reinstating potentially hundreds of lawsuits. The court upheld the ruling as to two separate federal preemption arguments.

         

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