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Biden Taps Three State Court Judges for California's Central District Bench

Wed, 2024-04-24 19:15

The president also makes nominations for U.S. district court judgeships in Illinois, New York and Montana.


Challenges to Noncompete Ban Already Hitting Courts, Setting Up Showdown Over FTC's Powers

Wed, 2024-04-24 18:07

"If you take this to its natural extension, the FTC is invalidating hundreds and hundreds of years of a common law, of statutes being implemented on this topic," Jason Tremblay, a partner with Saul Ewing, said.


The End of Noncompetes? Anxious Clients Are Calling Their Lawyers

Wed, 2024-04-24 18:03

"I'm a defense lawyer primarily, but at the end of the day, noncompete agreements were not meant to be a tool to prevent your midlevel workers from going from Company A to Company B," employment attorney Michael Elkins said.


Married Frontline Health Care Workers' Wrongful COVID-19 Death Lawsuit Reinstated by Appellate Division

Wed, 2024-04-24 17:23

"Indeed, the judge's opinion was silent as to Susana's direct claim against the Bergen defendants," the opinion said. "Instead, the judge focused on Alfredo's allegation the Palisades defendants compelled him to 'reuse masks and gowns' and whether Susana could prove her injuries were proximately caused thereby. In the absence of an analysis of Susana's allegations, we are unable to engage in meaningful review."


After Strategy Reset, Deloitte Legal Remains Committed to Hong Kong and Eyes New Practice Areas and Growth in Australia

Wed, 2024-04-24 17:20

The Big Four firm's legal arm plans to double or triple in size in Australia within a few years, according to Deloitte Legal's leader for the Asia Pacific and Australia.


Law Schools and Universities Grapple With Protests Across Country

Wed, 2024-04-24 17:15

The protests and encampments are occurring as law schools prepare for final exams in the next few weeks.


Chancery Urged to Block Tesla 'Run From Jurisdiction' in Elon Musk Pay Case

Wed, 2024-04-24 16:58

Tesla has filed a proxy indicating it would be seeking shareholder votes on a relocation to Texas and whether Musk should receive the 2018 compensation plan that had been struck down by the Court of Chancery.


Ozempic Plaintiffs Get Leadership Team, but Not Quite the One They Asked For

Wed, 2024-04-24 16:47

Walsh said that, during an extensive hearing on leadership structure last week, Pratter "had some concerns about the size of the committee that we put in the application."


State Appellate Court Vacates Attorney's Sanctions for Presumed Use of Public Records

Wed, 2024-04-24 16:08

"She was seeking through her Petition to vindicate her right to the public records," Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Jeffrey Usman said. "In general, this is the definition of a proper purpose, and there does not appear to be any dispute that Ms. Reguli genuinely wanted to obtain these public records which she reasonably believed she had a legal right to access."


Gibson Dunn, Sullivan & Cromwell Tapped to Challenge FTC's Noncompete Ban

Wed, 2024-04-24 15:41

Gibson Dunn's Eugene Scalia, the former U.S. labor secretary, is representing tax services firm Ryan LLC. Sullivan & Cromwell is representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Despite Tech Vendor's 'Admitted Negligence,' Ex-FisherBroyles Client May Struggle to Recover Damages

Wed, 2024-04-24 15:35

A Georgia appellate court earlier this month affirmed a ruling dismissing tech vendor CPA Global Support from a suit over a missed foreign patent application deadline. Damages could exceed $100 million, according to expert witness testimony.


Supreme Court Appears Closely Divided Over Idaho's Near-Total Abortion Ban

Wed, 2024-04-24 15:28

The U.S. government has sued Idaho arguing the state's Defense of Life Act, under which doctors could face prison and lose their licenses for terminating pregnancies, conflicts with the federal 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act.


LexisNexis Announces Gen AI-Powered Corporate Research Capabilities Nexis+AI

Wed, 2024-04-24 15:01

Nexis+AI is for now in commercial preview with a group of corporations with plans for a general release later this year.


Long-Simmering Case Against Chiquita Nears Trial

Wed, 2024-04-24 14:04

Blank Rome is set to defend the banana grower against allegations that its payments to a right-wing militia aided and abetted murders in Colombia.


Smith Gambrell Sees Revenues Grow, Profits Fall Amid 2023 Merger

Wed, 2024-04-24 13:16

"We viewed '23 as an important investment year for us to bring more scale for us and to be present in one of the major markets in a bigger way," said managing partner Stephen Forte.


Divided FTC Finalizes Rule to Ban Noncompete Agreements

Wed, 2024-04-24 11:41

A divided Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday finalized a rule prohibiting employers from imposing noncompete agreements on their workers, a controversial


Longtime Litigation Law Firm Closes as Partners Head to Separate Practices

Wed, 2024-04-24 11:34

Mabry & McClelland defended clients against several high-profile personal injury lawsuits in recent years.


Critical Mass With's Amanda Bronstad: Mixed Results in J&J's First Post-Bankruptcy Talc Verdicts, Antitrust Class Actions Surge Over Sugar

Wed, 2024-04-24 11:00

The first talcum powder verdicts involving Johnson & Johnson since the failed bankruptcies of its subsidiary last year both ended on April 19—but with mixed results.


How I Made Partner: 'Give Every Assignment Your Full Attention,' Says Nicholas Maxwell of Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna

Wed, 2024-04-24 11:00

"Give every assignment your full attention, no matter who assigned it to you and how big the case is."


Empowering Legal Professionals: Navigating AI Solutions for Efficiency and Data Security

Wed, 2024-04-24 10:52

Integrating AI tools into legal practice without compromising the security of sensitive client information is a paramount concern. In this article, we'll examine how AI is revolutionizing certain aspects of legal work, while offering best practices for employing these technologies and providing guidance for legal professionals in selecting the right AI products and service providers.