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What's Next: What's on the Antitrust Horizon After Epic Games v. Apple Ruling? + Hogan Lovells Sues Pinterest on Behalf of Uncompensated Creator + California's Last-Minute Deal to Expand Remote Court Proceedings

Fri, 2021-09-17 19:27

One notable aspect of U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers' permanent injunction is that she based her decision on California's unfair competition law, which allowed her to order a remedy without concluding Apple is monopolizing a specific market.

       

Why Succession Planning Doesn't Have to Alienate Senior Lawyers

Fri, 2021-09-17 17:42

In this week's Legal Speak episode, legal recruiter-turned-career coach Steve Seckler delves into an oft-overlooked question in law firm succession planning: how do you prepare the current generation of legal leaders to pass the baton?

       

Netflix, Warner Music Sued Over Nativity Scene Shown in Dolly Parton Christmas Movie

Fri, 2021-09-17 17:42

Read the complaint, first surfaced by Law.com Radar, a source for high-speed legal news and litigation updates personalized to your practice.

       

Skilled in the Art with Scott Graham: Kramer Levin Levels Charges of Anti-Semitic Trial Conduct, and a Religious Refugee Responds

Fri, 2021-09-17 16:10

Lawyers at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel accuse opposing trial counsel at Fenwick & West of pushing Jewish stereotypes while defending Amazon in an IP trial in the Western District of Texas.

       

The Talent War Has Escalated, But Attorney Head Counts Haven't

Fri, 2021-09-17 15:33

Most firms are looking to grow, leaving the industry as a whole at a standstill.

       

Prosecutors Announce New $568M Distribution to Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims

Fri, 2021-09-17 15:07

The new distribution, prosecutors said, will bring overall recovery in the case to over $3.7 billion for investors who trusted Bernie Madoff to manage their money.

       

TikTok and Metrics: Law Firm Marketers See Their Future as Even More Digital

Fri, 2021-09-17 08:00

To maintain engagement in a post-pandemic world, law firm marketers say steady digital and in-person engagement are key. But beyond Twitter, LinkedIn and podcasts, some law firms may also jump onto Instagram and TikTok to secure a target audience.

       

Why In-House Lawyers Are Suddenly Fleeing to Law Firms: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2021-09-17 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Lawyers, Business Pros Diverge on Whether 'White Shoe' Label Should Go, Offering Pointed Commentary

Fri, 2021-09-17 05:00

An ALM survey found a slim majority in the legal industry favor retaining the term, but breakdowns of the answers show that opinion depends on what your job is.

       

Who Got the Work? : Smucker's Defense Counsel, Intuit's M&A Advisors and More

Fri, 2021-09-17 00:56

Here's your weekly round-up of the law firms and lawyers around the country being tapped to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.

       

Who Got the Work? : Smucker's Defense Counsel, Intuit's M&A Advisors and More

Fri, 2021-09-17 00:56

Here's your weekly round-up of the law firms and lawyers around the country being tapped to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.

       

Michael Sussmann, in First Court Appearance in False Statement Case, Pleads Not Guilty

Fri, 2021-09-17 00:12

Sussmann's next appearance in federal court will be Sept. 22 before U.S. District Judge Christopher "Casey" Cooper.

       

A Federal Judge Is Appearing at the Same Event as a Lawyer Who Pushed Election Fraud Claims. Here's What Ethics Experts Are Saying

Thu, 2021-09-16 19:59

One expert said he personally didn't think "it's a good idea to be involved in a program with someone who definitely was untruthful with what he said at the rally, and also someone who brought forth complaints of fictitious fraud in the election."

       

Judges in COVID-19 Cancellation Cases Grapple With Insurance Definition of 'Quarantine'

Thu, 2021-09-16 18:35

Judges in Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California are deciphering what "quarantine" means in insurance policies at the heart of class actions brought after governmental orders tied to the COVID-19 pandemic forced ski resorts to shut down and travelers to cancel their plans. Some policies provided coverage in the event someone gets "quarantined."

       

Vaccine Mandates? Hybrid Work Options? Companies Look to GCs for Guidance

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:10

Each week, the Law.com Barometer newsletter, powered by the ALM Global Newsroom and Legalweek brings you the trends, disruptions, and shifts our

       

American Bar Foundation Starts National Search for New Executive Director as Current Leader Plans Exit

Thu, 2021-09-16 15:01

Ajay Mehrotra will be stepping down from his position as executive director, effective Aug. 31, 2022.

       

Early Bar Exam Results Less Drama-Filled Than the Test Itself

Thu, 2021-09-16 14:31

It's too soon to draw conclusions from individual states' exam results, since only nine of the 53 jurisdictions that gave the test in July have reported results. But the mean scores over the past few years show a rather flat line.

       

3 Decades Ago, Justice Scalia Foresaw Challenges to Vaccine Mandates

Thu, 2021-09-16 14:21

Nearly 30 years ago, the late Justice Antonin Scalia cautioned his colleagues that there would be claims for religious exemptions from vaccine mandates if the justices headed down the road that a number of them now seem ready to travel.

       

Sincerely Held Belief Not Enough in Suit Over Denied Religious Exemption to School's COVID Vaccination Policy

Thu, 2021-09-16 14:08

"If a private school can articulate a good business reason for why they do what they do ... you're allowed to have a policy in place," like the one at issue here, defense counsel said.

       

Rather Than Delay Office Returns (Again), One Firm Is Now Keeping Personnel on Standby

Thu, 2021-09-16 13:56

While some firms have opted to push their return dates by a few months, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has decided to give personnel three weeks' notice before returning to the office.

       

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