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Deal Watch: Cravath, Latham, Simpson, Skadden Usher in $15 Billion in Monday Deals

Mon, 2020-09-21 18:36

Microsoft and Illumina each announced acquisitions north of $7 billion as bigger deals make a comeback in a down 2020 market.


Consensus Hunters: Brett Kavanaugh Could Be Key to Avoiding a 4-4 SCOTUS Term

Mon, 2020-09-21 17:14

Court watchers note that Kavanaugh often aligns with the chief justice, who was a key swing vote last term.


Houston Immigration Firm Sues Legal Assistant For $1M After Move to Competitor Firm

Mon, 2020-09-21 16:48

Law Offices of Manuel Solis alleges the staffer violated a non-compete agreement when jumping to a competitor in Houston.


Rehearing Denied: RJ Reynolds is Stuck With Pricey Tobacco Settlement in Florida

Mon, 2020-09-21 15:22

"This monumental decision comes at an extremely vital time for our state as the coronavirus has taken a toll on Florida's revenues," Florida's attorney general said.


Even During a Pandemic, Law Firm Marketing Requires More Than a Virtual Handshake

Mon, 2020-09-21 14:29

The first virtual panel of 2020 LMA Tech Midwest Week examined how law firm marketing departments have refined their efforts in the face of COVID-19. With so many firms dropping content online these days, grabbing client attention may require a more personal approach.


Tenth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Sex Offender Registry

Mon, 2020-09-21 14:15

The Tenth Circuit reversed an unprecedented ruling in which the district court had held Colorado's sex offender registration act to be unconstitutional on multiple grounds.


Wyoming Law Shifts Online Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Mon, 2020-09-21 13:32

The University of Wyoming College of Law planned a hybrid model for the fall semester, but it has twice had to temporarily move classes fully online due to spiking COVID-19 cases.


Historic Utah and Arizona Changes Have Legal Marketplaces, Tech Providers Eyeing Expansions

Mon, 2020-09-21 10:30

While legal tech and online legal marketplaces are considering service expansion, there's a likelihood their services may cater more to the commercial market than bridging the access-to-justice gap.


'Holding Court' With Civil Presiding Judge Pamela Gates in Phoenix Who's Asking If Technology Can—and Should—Be Integrated Into Jury Trials

Mon, 2020-09-21 07:30

"Every different phase of the spread of the virus has resulted in redefining procedures and whenever we change then we have to sort of redefine and restructure."


DOJ Claims Clyde & Co Client Funds Are Linked To Money Laundering Scandal

Mon, 2020-09-21 05:08

The U.S. Department of Justice claims that funds held in escrow by Clyde & Co have links to the 1MDB scandal.


How Market Perception Fuels Leadership Behavior During a Downturn

Mon, 2020-09-21 05:00

Market perception, particularly PPP, is a big factor for many law firms. But should concerns over those perceptions impact a firm's long-term future?

  Trendspotter: Lawsuits Accuse Defendants of Using COVID-19 as Cover for Contractual Hijinx

Mon, 2020-09-21 03:00

Several breach-of-contact lawsuits have popped up in recent months accusing defendants of using COVID-19 as a convenient excuse to back out of deals they may have secretly had misgivings about for other reasons. And at least one recent suit alleges a defendant used the pandemic to pressure the plaintiff—a customer they were about to lose—into signing a new contract out of desperation.

  Litigation Trendspotter: New Strains of Coronavirus Litigation Emerge; A Pa. Judge Makes a Controversial Call on COVID-19

Mon, 2020-09-21 02:14

Welcome to the first edition of Litigation Trendspotter column, which focuses exclusively on key developments worth keeping an eye on in courts across the country.


Named Chairs and Online Remembrances: How Law Schools Are Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mon, 2020-09-21 00:50

Law schools across the country have found different ways to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the contributions she made to the law and the legal academy.


'The Best You Could Do': Summer Associates Rate Their Unusual, COVID-Influenced Experiences

Mon, 2020-09-21 00:44

This year's summer associate class got a strange—but worthwhile—taste of life in Big Law. In our annual Summer Associates Survey, they discussed the atypical experience, full of delivered food, virtual happy hours—and a decline in work.


Justice Ginsburg to Lie in Repose at the Supreme Court With Public Viewing Outside

Mon, 2020-09-21 00:13

The unusual outdoor viewing is in response to COVID-19.


2nd Circuit Judge Robert Katzmann Reflects on Long Friendship With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sat, 2020-09-19 14:59

"The way she lived is an inspiring example for all of us," Katzmann said.


Texas Legal Community Bids Farewell to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Sat, 2020-09-19 14:45

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, died from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer Friday, according to a court spokeswoman. First


'Essence of Grace, Civility and Dignity': Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sat, 2020-09-19 13:41

"She spent her life fighting for the equality of all people, and she was a pathbreaking champion of women's rights," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said. "She served our court and country with consummate dedication, tirelessness, and passion for justice. She has left a legacy few could rival."