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FTC Member Fires Back at GOP Critics Who Say Agency Is Aiding EU Takedown of US Tech

Mon, 2024-04-15 05:59

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, the longest-serving of the agency's five commissioners, said any suggestion that the FTC should be in the business of "protecting national champions" is absurd.


Q&A: Meta Public Policy Veteran Jason Hirsch on Returning to Big Law, Why Tech Startups Need AI Counsel

Mon, 2024-04-15 05:00

Hirsch helped steer Meta's public policy for more than four years before joining Nixon Peabody to launch the firm's AI, digital platforms and emerging technologies practice.


Retirement Succession Can Hedge Against Lateral Partner Acquisition Risks

Mon, 2024-04-15 00:20

While growing by acquiring lateral partners and practice groups can be lucrative, it carries many risks. Lateral candidates' projections of the revenue they will bring to a new firm can prove inaccurate, or a particular candidate may simply be a bad fit culturally.


Orrick to Pay $8M to Settle Data Breach Class Action

Mon, 2024-04-15 00:00

Lawyers for the class members could receive 25% of the settlement fund, depending on their application for attorney fees.


Live Nation Hit With Wrongful Death Suit Following 'Beyond Wonderland' Festival Shooting

Fri, 2024-04-12 17:38

"What's so important about this case, is truly holding Live Nation accountable for their complete lack of security, and the history of violence and shootings and drug overdoes, etc., at Live Nation venues across the globe, is truly astounding," plaintiffs' attorney Spencer Lucas of Panish Shea Ravipudi, in Los Angeles, said.


Jurors Award $55M to Dual Amputee After Road Accident

Fri, 2024-04-12 17:36

"The optics in the courtroom were very difficult. The optics were very extreme—to have this young lady sitting in front of the jury for days, without legs. In fact, [on] one of the legs there's no femur on the right side—it's just a hip," a defense lawyer said.


Litigation Abound Challenging NY Law That Puts County Elections in Even-Numbered Years

Fri, 2024-04-12 17:27

In central New York, Syracuse attorney Robert Julien filed a claim on April 9 on behalf of Oneida County against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, who signed the law in December, and the state.


Shareholder Suit: Meta, Mark Zuckerberg Accused of Keeping Status Quo Despite Increased Presence of Online Child Sexual Predators

Fri, 2024-04-12 17:16

This case was first surfaced by Radar, ALM's source for immediate alerting on just filed cases in state and federal courts. Radar now offers state court coverage nationwide. Sign up today and be among the first to know about new suits in your region, practice area or client sector.


Tyco Agrees to $750M Settlement Over Contaminated Drinking Water

Fri, 2024-04-12 17:08

On Friday, lawyers in the multidistrict litigation over aqueous film-forming foam announced the Tyco settlement, which would compensate 12,000 public water systems nationwide with contaminated drinking water supplies.


Troutman Pepper Kept Revenue Steady in 2023 Despite Early Lateral Departures

Fri, 2024-04-12 15:45

The firm was able to withstand the exit of 26 partners who moved to Goodwin Procter in the first quarter.


'You Don't Fool With Judge Ruehlman': High Court Disqualifies Jurist for Threats of Physical Altercation, Jail Time Against Vexatious Litigant

Fri, 2024-04-12 14:35

The high court determined that Judge Robert P. Ruehlman, a retired judge sitting by assignment on the Jackson County Court of Common Pleas, General and Domestic Relations Division, was disqualified from presiding over "Jackson v. Ward," concluding that an objective observer would conclude that he was prejudiced against the litigant.


Male, Female, X: Indiana Court Denies Attempts to Add Nonbinary Option to Licenses

Fri, 2024-04-12 14:30

The court determined that until the Indiana General Assembly determined otherwise, it holds that "gender" in Title 9 of the state statutory scheme means "sex."


In Win for Securities Industry, Justices Curb Investor Suits Over 'Pure Omissions'

Fri, 2024-04-12 13:39

Investors can bring such suits only when such omissions create "misleading half-truths," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for a unanimous court.


How I Made Partner: 'Reliability Is the Cornerstone of Any Legal Career,' Says Jillian Sommers of Perkins Coie

Fri, 2024-04-12 11:00

"Reliability is the cornerstone of any legal career, and something a first-year, fifth-year, or eighth-year lawyer can control equally well."


Kirkland, Proskauer, Hogan Lovells Add Partners Amid Brisk Lateral Activity in Big Firms

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:06

Proskauer lured a partner from Kirkland, which gained a partner from Gibson Dunn.


Amazon GC Zapolsky Attended Biden's State Dinner, but Is He Still in President's Corner?

Fri, 2024-04-12 08:52

Super-charged antitrust enforcement from the DOJ and FTC is frustrating tech leaders, fraying their support for the president.


Litigation Funders' Pitch to Corporate Litigants: Turn Your Lawsuit Into an Asset

Fri, 2024-04-12 05:00

A $40 million agreement between Quinn Emanuel and Longford Capital illustrates how law firms are seeking to make third-party finance more appealing to their clients.


A 'Bad Look'?: Legal Ed Professionals Weigh In on US News Rankings Methodology

Fri, 2024-04-12 05:00

Daniel Tobin referred to one aspect of the organization's methodology as U.S. News "throwing a little bit of a temper tantrum."


Dean Developments: Hofstra, SLU Among the Latest Law Dean Appointments

Fri, 2024-04-12 00:58

The latest in law dean and other legal education news from across the U.S.


Clifford Chance Poland Office Under Investigation, Laptops 'Seized'

Fri, 2024-04-12 00:53

The firm is alleged to have gained a lucrative position as advisors for Polish media as a result of the help it provided.