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Oct. Trial Set for Ex-Giuliani Associates Parnas and Fruman in Campaign-Finance Case

Mon, 2020-02-03 16:03

Asked whether he would assist the government's investigation, Lev Parnas said it was a "good question."


'Bringing the Best Practices': Plaintiffs Firms Becoming Breeding Grounds for Legal Tech Ventures

Mon, 2020-02-03 15:17

"We haven't gone through that same revolution in law," the Northwestern University law professor said, comparing the legal profession to the medical field.


Are 'Forever Chemicals' the Next Big Toxic Tort?

Mon, 2020-02-03 14:45

Plaintiffs lawyer Scott Summy, of Baron & Budd, said "forever chemicals," discovered in the drinking water of several communities, "are probably the largest environmental hazard in the country right now."


Wachtell's Suit Against CVR Energy Dismissed

Mon, 2020-02-03 13:06

Wachtell Lipton and CVR have now litigated themselves to a draw, with the suit each filed against the other having been dismissed.


Gold-Plated Toilets and SCOTUS Curtains: Federal Circuit Questions Proper Use of PACER Fees

Mon, 2020-02-03 13:01

The judges offered up hypotheticals about when PACER fees could be used by the federal judiciary, like the redecoration of judges' chambers.


Tech Announcements We're Watching at Legalweek New York 2020

Mon, 2020-02-03 13:00

A rundown of a few of the bigger legal technology announcements already public before the exhibit hall opens tomorrow.


Litigation Funding Leader Burford Warns of Profit Dip

Mon, 2020-02-03 12:24

The company sought to minimize the impact of the dip, pointing to litigation successes in January 2020 and a record high in funding commitments. Investors responded positively to the news.


Swedish Music Industry Views as European Union Countries Work on Drafting Home Laws for Enacting EU Copyright Directive

Mon, 2020-02-03 12:11

Part One of a Two-Part Article. This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive.


Baylor Law Grad Receives Honorary Bar Admission Five Months After His Death

Mon, 2020-02-03 12:04

Ty Drury didn't pass the Texas bar exam, which he took in 2018 while undergoing treatment for stage four colon cancer, but his legal employer lobbied for the law grad's honorary inclusion on the official rolls of Texas attorneys.


Centene Names New General Counsel After WellCare Acquisition

Mon, 2020-02-03 10:44

The St. Louis-based health insurer announced on Monday that senior vice president Chris Koster will take over as GC as the firm's former top lawyer transitions to his new role as president of the Centene Charitable Foundation.


2 Federal Circuit Judges Have 'Grave Doubts' About 'Arthrex' Remedy

Mon, 2020-02-03 10:07

Judges Todd Hughes and Evan Wallach say they don't think Congress would have removed civil service protections for PTO administrative judges to make their appointments constitutional. But they're reluctantly signing onto the idea.


For Law Students, Politics Invades the Ivory Tower

Mon, 2020-02-03 10:01

With the path from law school to political power notoriously well-paved, it's worth asking: What does law school do to a person's politics?


Big-Law Senior Associate Killed in Japan Avalanche

Mon, 2020-02-03 07:53

Barnaby Levy, a Freshfields lawyer, was killed in Mount Pinneshiri on Saturday.