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In-House Lawyer, Trial Attorney Call Out Sonic Drive-In General Counsel After Alleged Racial Profiling Incident

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:58

"They have a diversity statement on their website. All companies do. The question is, 'Do they live up to it with the actions that they take?'"

         

Dorsey & Whitney Ends Partnership With Minneapolis Prosecutors, Spotlighting Racial Imbalance

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:46

As protests sparked by George Floyd's death continue, the firm is ending its 40-year practice of sending associates to help the city prosecute misdemeanors, saying the cases disproportionately affect black communities. Will other law firms follow its lead?

         

Judge Refuses to Dismiss McDonald's Workers' Lawsuit Over COVID-19

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:43

McDonald's lawyer Jonathan Bunge, of Quinn Emanuel, admitted he was "incensed" that workers didn't raise their concerns with governmental agencies before filing a lawsuit.

         

Economic Woes Alone Won't Help Corporate Legal Sell Innovation

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:43

Corporate legal departments have often struggled to create a compelling investment story around innovation, but constructing a more urgent narrative could help them gain employee buy-in.

         

Fisher Phillips' Roger Quillen Sees an Unprecedented Wave of Employment Work on the Way

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:21

In this Q&A, Roger Quillen discusses employers' shifting legal needs, demand fluctuations and an expected surfeit of employment-related work bigger than his firm has ever seen.

         

At Supreme Court, Sotomayor Is Leading Voice Against Alleged Police Abuses

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:10

A series of petitions at the court now urge the justices to reconsider, restrict or abolish the judge-made doctrine of qualified immunity.

         

What's Next: Does the AI Commission Care About Our Privacy? + Telehealth's Post-Pandemic Future + Uber Shaves Down Legal Team

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:53

Privacy might not be the top concern for a Congressionally appointed commission that could shape the future of AI law.

         

Can Amazon Be Liable for a Seller's Defective Product? 3rd Circ. Asks Pa. High Court for Help

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:42

The en banc order comes after a split panel of the federal appeals court ruled that Amazon could be held liable, bucking a recent trend where both the Fourth and Sixth circuits ruled in favor of the company on the same issue.

         

Law School Applications Are Down. Will COVID-19 Spur a Late Comeback?

Wed, 2020-06-03 13:22

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the law school application cycle, but some experts predict a surge in late applicants hoping to ride out the rough job market.

         

Critical Mass: Which COVID-19 Lawsuits Could End Up in MDLs? Report Finds Product Liability Lawsuits Are on the Rise. Find Out Who's Repping Universities in Refund Class Actions.

Wed, 2020-06-03 13:02

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create more potential MDLs, with new motions filed over ticket refunds and bank loans.

         

US Litigation Funder Validity Finance Establishes Office in Israel

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:49

Israel's litigation funding sector has grown in the past year, with U.K. and U.S. funders setting up in the region.

         

'It Could Have Been Me': Black Attorneys Reflect on George Floyd's Death and What Comes Next

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:55

Black attorneys and legal industry leaders recounted their own experiences with racism and their hopes for the future.

         

CEOs Want General Counsel 'More Strategically Involved' in Leadership Roles

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:44

Seventy percent of chief executives surveyed said that an ideal general counsel should serve as both a strategic business partner at the company and as an important member of its leadership team, but only 55% of those CEOs said that their current GC fills those roles.

         

Are Complex Legal Matters Kryptonite to ALSPs' Cost Advantage?

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:00

Many ALSPs are attempting to increase the complexity of their service offerings to capture a bigger slice of the market, but the skilled labor and extra attention those tasks often require could threaten any cost advantages they may have over law firms.

         

Products Cases Proliferating, Is Your Cyber Insurance Insufficient?, The Cost of the 'College Experience': The Morning Minute

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:00

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

         

Compliance Hot Spots: DOJ Wants 'Empowered' Compliance Programs | Flynn Case Puts Spotlight on Power of Judges | King & Spalding Resists DQ Motion | Who Got the Work

Tue, 2020-06-02 21:00

Welcome to Compliance Hot Spots. The US Justice Department has made some changes to its compliance guidance, and we've got a snapshot below. Plus: King & Spalding is fighting a disqualification motion, and Baker McKenzie has bolstered its white-collar team. Scroll down for headlines and more. Thanks for reading!

         

Mayer Brown Leads Legal Challenge to Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media Companies

Tue, 2020-06-02 19:10

The lawsuit claims the president's order violates the free speech protections of social media companies and its users.

         

Lawyers for Assaulted Atlanta College Students: Charging Abusive Cops Could 'Stop the Nonsense'

Tue, 2020-06-02 18:50

"If officers knew that tasing somebody or beating up somebody not only was going to get them fired, but also possibly arrested, all this nonsense would stop," said L. Chris Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys.

         

Universities Are Lawyering Up to Fight COVID-19 Closure Class Actions

Tue, 2020-06-02 18:22

Cooley, Wilmer and Quinn Emanuel are among the firms tapped to defend suits seeking partial tuition refunds for students impacted by campus closures.

         

Former Trump Campaign Staffer Files for Release from NDA in Proposed Class Action Suit

Tue, 2020-06-02 18:10

In the new filing, Jessica Denson, who is represented by Bowles & Johnson, Ballard Spahr and the advocacy group United to Protect Democracy, asked for a judgment declaring the NDA null, void and unenforceable.

         

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