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'Are You Telling Me We Need to Start Over?' How Greg Craig's Trial Hit a Snag

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:47

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson defended closed-door jury selection proceedings. But the trial is starting over Wednesday, with a new set of prospective jurors.


Judge Tosses Another Whistleblower Suit Against For-Profit Law School Chain

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:29

Allegations that InfiLaw Corp.'s law schools skirted federal student loan rules and deceived students are too vague to move forward in court, a federal judge has ruled.


Just How White and Male Is the Federal Judiciary? Here Are the Numbers

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:24

Data compiled by the American Bar Association shows that white men dominate the federal judiciary—though the percentage of women judges is on the rise.


American Airlines Lands Permanent Injunction Against Mechanics Union

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:20

“The only reasonable explanation for the slowdown is concerted action on the part of plaintiff s mechanics, wrote U.S. District Judge John McBryde.


Denied Anonymity, Ex-Jones Day Associate Retreats as Gender Bias Representative

Tue, 2019-08-13 13:15

Jane Doe 4, the last anonymous plaintiff in a $200 million class action against the firm, is now just one of dozens of proposed class members who stand to benefit if the lawsuit is successful.


Law Firm Staffers Feel the Pressure, Hybrid Law Firm Expands, Beard Case Revived: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2019-08-13 06:00

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


Ahead of the Curve: Cracking the Case of Law School Cost

Tue, 2019-08-13 00:55

This week's Ahead of Curve hits up the American Bar Association's annual meeting for an in-depth discussion on why a J.D. costs so much and how to reduce law student debt.


Dentons New Zealand Expansion Marks Atypical Move

Tue, 2019-08-13 00:49

The law firm's plan to set up shop by merging with local firm Kensington Swan will make it just the second foreign law firm there, after DLA Piper.


My Time With Jeffrey Epstein: Attorney Recalls 'Friendly' but 'Creepy' Defendant

Tue, 2019-08-13 00:03

"Even within his own law team, he felt he was smarter than them," said West Palm Beach attorney Spencer T. Kuvin, who represented three underage girls who claimed Jeffrey Epstein sexually abused them.


General Counsel Joins Elon Musk's Human Brain-Machine Interface Company

Mon, 2019-08-12 19:58

The general counsel of publishing platform Medium has moved to Neuralink, a company developing tools to connect the human brain and computers founded by Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk.


Plaintiffs Firm Takes Growing Fee Spat in Mesh Cases to Appeals Court

Mon, 2019-08-12 18:21

Anderson Law Offices, based in Cleveland, has appealed a July 25 order allocating an estimated $550 million in attorney fees in the transvaginal mesh litigation.


NY Hire Caps Eight-State Expansion for 'Hybrid' Law Firm

Mon, 2019-08-12 18:15

After adding its first partner in the Northeast this week, Atlanta-based Taylor English Duma says it's finding success with its quasi-virtual firm model.


Third Circuit Revives Beard-Related Discrimination Claims Against UPenn

Mon, 2019-08-12 17:36

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reinstated discrimination claims that a former University of Pennsylvania police officer brought against the school for allegedly refusing to accommodate a skin condition he suffered that left him unable to shave.


In the Legal Profession's Mental Health Movement, Law Firm Staffers Feel Left Behind

Mon, 2019-08-12 17:34

Recent suicides have highlighted the degree to which law firm professional staff face many of the same pressures as their lawyer colleagues, yet many feel they are being neglected.


Calif. High Court: Online Businesses Face Same Standard as Brick-and-Mortar Stores Under State Civil Rights Law

Mon, 2019-08-12 16:50

The California Supreme Court has revived a lawsuit bankruptcy lawyer Robert White filed against online payment company Square Inc., holding that "visiting a website with intent to use its services is, for purposes of standing, equivalent to presenting oneself for services at a brick-and-mortar store."


Pryor Cashman Partner Must Face Claims He Misled Dying Radio Legend

Mon, 2019-08-12 16:02

Radio Drama Network claims the Pryor Cashman partner Richard Kay misled its principal funder into entrusting most of his assets to an entity that Kay controls. A judge has disagreed with most of Kay s arguments for dismissal.


Texas and Louisiana Tout Pro-Trump Emoluments Ruling to Defend Abortion Restrictions

Mon, 2019-08-12 15:16

The Debevoise & Plimpton lawyer challenging the Louisiana state laws countered: "The only question before this panel today is how far it is willing to go to bypass the ordinary rules of civil and appellate procedure to create a fast track for merits review in abortion cases."


By the Numbers: Lawyer Salary Increases in the Past Two Decades

Mon, 2019-08-12 14:52

Data compiled by the American Bar Association shows that average lawyer pay has nearly doubled since 1997. It also shows the cities with the highest salaries.


Baker McKenzie Partner Appointed GC at Spanish Bank

Mon, 2019-08-12 14:48

Ana Garci a Rodri guez is the new general counsel and global corporate secretary of Kutxabank, a financial institution based in the Basque Autonomous region of Spain.


Epstein Co-Conspirator Investigations Will Continue, Barr Warns

Mon, 2019-08-12 13:40

Meanwhile, the FBI has opened an investigation into Epstein's death, and the Office of the Inspector General, the DOJ's internal watchdog, has launched its own probe.