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Will Wage Transparency Laws Spark Litigation?: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-09-14 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


'People Aren't Leaving': Law Firms Are Seeing 'Stickier' Lawyers

Wed, 2022-09-14 05:00

More lawyers are staying put at their present firms, especially as the fourth quarter approaches, both due to individual prospects and because of more deliberate hiring from firms.


Rhode Island's Head Public Defender Confirmed to First Circuit

Wed, 2022-09-14 00:40

As a female public defender and graduate Boston College Law School, Montecalvo's confirmation continues President Biden's promise to diversify the federal bench.


Critical Mass With's Amanda Bronstad: Judge Signs Off on Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan. Social Media Lists Legal Defenses in Addiction Lawsuits

Wed, 2022-09-14 00:32

I'm Amanda Bronstad. Feel free to reach out to me with your input. My email is, or follow me on Twitter: @abronstadlaw.


Federal Court in Maine Provides Additional Guidance for Mask-Wearing, Entrance Requirements

Wed, 2022-09-14 00:25

When masks are required, they must meet the qualifications of an ASTM-rated level 3 surgical mask, KF94, KN95, or N95.


Geico Prevails in Appeal Over Time-Barred Underinsured Motorist Benefits

Wed, 2022-09-14 00:16

The Connecticut Court of Appeals sided with Geico's alternative argument that an action seeking to recover underinsured motorist benefits was time-barred for failure to meet the terms of the insurance policy to timely commence the suit or to invoke its tolling provision.


Blame Game Continues in Newly Public Filings in Twitter's Case Against Musk

Tue, 2022-09-13 19:09

In a discovery ruling, Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick found Musk is entitled to keep emails from his Tesla and SpaceX emails private, denying Twitter's motion to compel which was argued at the same hearing.


Emboldened? DOJ Surprises With Rare Move to Block Incentive Awards for Class Action

Tue, 2022-09-13 16:52

The U.S. Department of Justice objected to about $180,000 in incentive awards proposed in a $63 million class action settlement over the 2014 data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.


Multistate Bar Exam Mean Score on Par With Recent July Administrations

Tue, 2022-09-13 16:18

"Some jurisdictions will likely see higher pass rates than last year, while others may see fewer candidates pass, depending on factors specific to that jurisdiction, including local passing score, candidate performance, and performance distribution relative to that passing score," Rosemary Reshetar, director of assessment and research at NCBE, said in a statement.


Justice Kagan Discusses Court Legitimacy, 'Dobbs' Opinion Leak in Manhattan

Tue, 2022-09-13 15:30

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's comments come just days after Chief Judge John Roberts defended the court's legitimacy in the face of negative public opinion.


What Happens When Salaries Stop Being Secret? We're About to Find Out as Wage Transparency Laws Spread

Tue, 2022-09-13 15:22

"I think it's going to force more companies to take a closer, more active look and engage themselves with pay equity more. And it will also give people more of a chance to say 'I don't think my pay is fair,' and engage on that issue," said attorney David Rapuano.


Attorney's License Suspended Two Years for Felony Conviction With No Credit for Interim Suspension

Tue, 2022-09-13 15:21

"Having considered Fitz's misconduct, the relevant aggravating and mitigating factors, and our applicable precedent, we agree with the board's recommended sanction," the opinion said, finding that Fitz's longer period of misconduct and the more than $958,000 still owed to the state were grounds for the harsher sanction than other disciplinary cases.


'Egregious' and 'Exceptional': Krasner Must Write Apology Letters to Family Members of Double-Murderer's Victims, Fed Judge Rules in Sanctions Row

Tue, 2022-09-13 14:47

Initially Goldberg said the "enormous costs required to uncover crucial facts that the District Attorney's Office so carelessly disregarded" could merit monetary sanctions, but ultimately, he decided against that option, saying the burden would fall on the taxpayers.


Cadwalader Lures Paul Hastings White-Collar Duo

Tue, 2022-09-13 13:42

Kenneth Breen and Phara Guberman join Cadwalader in New York from Paul Hastings, where Breen was head of its New York white-collar group.


Two Law Firms Advise on Record Australian Rules Football Deal

Tue, 2022-09-13 13:24

Seven West Media is paying $3.1 billion for Australian Rules Football rights—the highest sports right deal ever struck in Australia.


A Judge Just Sanctioned 'Stunningly Cavalier' Alex Jones

Tue, 2022-09-13 10:38

"This stunningly cavalier attitude with respect to your discovery obligations is what led to the default in the first place," Judge Barbara Bellis said.


How I Made Partner: 'I Was Open to Doing What It Took to Provide Comprehensive Client Service,' Says Andrew Spruiell of Ballard Spahr

Tue, 2022-09-13 09:30

"I think the most important lesson is not to try to apply a cookie-cutter approach. The more you can see clients as individuals, the more likely it is that you can provide customized service."


Puerto Rico Becomes Haven for Plaintiffs Firms' Back-Office Operations

Tue, 2022-09-13 06:00

As plaintiffs firms are looking for cost savings on back-office work, more and more find Puerto Rico's tax incentives and talent pool an attractive draw.


How Will Law Firms Enforce Their Office Returns in the Fall?: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-09-13 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


'Pride and Power': Jones Day Dissected in David Enrich's New Book

Tue, 2022-09-13 05:00

Enrich explains the background and logic behind the explosive book that is set to rock the legal industry.