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EEOC: Verizon Violated ADA, Civil Rights Act With Unlawful Employment Practices

Tue, 2023-09-12 17:33

Verizon Maryland violated federal law when it refused to allow a disabled employee to apply for the company's vacant positions while trying to find


US Judicial Conference Approves Post-COVID Audio Broadcasting of Some Proceedings

Tue, 2023-09-12 15:55

Federal judges handling civil and bankruptcy cases may provide audio live streams of nontrial proceedings that do not involve witness testimony.


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'The Best Leaders I Know Are Curious Leaders,' Gabriel Yomi Dabiri of Polsinelli

Tue, 2023-09-12 15:06

"Presuming more knowledge than you have leads to poor decisions."


3 Law Schools Are Back in Compliance With ABA Council

Tue, 2023-09-12 14:45

In March, an ABA council cited Baylor Law School and the University of Oregon School of Law for lack of diversity among their part-time faculty and cited the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law for finances.


NFTs Could Be the Next Wave of Crypto Securities Litigation

Tue, 2023-09-12 13:34

"Calling this investment a non-fungible token or governance token does not mask the reality that the Astrals NFT collection are unregistered securities," Lee Reiners, a professor at Duke Law School, alleged in court documents.


Sheer Volume of Public Comments Likely to Further Delay Final Title IX Regulations

Tue, 2023-09-12 10:28

"The DOE is obviously going to want to shore things up if they head in a direction where they know, inevitably, there is going to be litigation," Patricia Hamill, co-chair of the Clark Hill's Title IX and campus discipline practice, said.


OpenAI Hit With Another Infringement Suit Over ChatGPT Training on Copyrighted Works

Tue, 2023-09-12 09:39

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Ex-FTX GC Launches Law Firm, Says His 'Hugely Disappointing Experience' Will Be Asset for Clients

Tue, 2023-09-12 07:51

"The difference between something that's illegal and something that needs your advice and counsel to get corrected is usually pretty stark," said Ryne Miller, who left FTX after CEO Sam Bankman-Fried was charged with carrying out a massive fraud.


Law Firms' Real Estate and Tech Spending Are Now Intertwined: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2023-09-12 06:00

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Paul Weiss' Trio of Kirkland Hires Could Each Score $20M Yearly

Tue, 2023-09-12 05:00

Their potential pay may not be the highest for partners at high-end Am Law 25 firms, where annual compensation for a handful is more than $25 million.


Wachtell Pushes for Arbitration in Twitter Fee Dispute

Mon, 2023-09-11 22:14

Wachtell counsel Morrison & Foerster on Friday filed a motion to compel arbitration of a lawsuit brought by Twitter over legal fees.


Are Associates Feeling Pressure to Step Up Their Game?

Mon, 2023-09-11 20:01

Partners say many young lawyers in Asia display an air of entitlement, lack technical and social skills, and demonstrate a poor work ethic, Jessica Seah writes in The Asia Legal Briefing. Times are tough in Asia and rumors of law firm layoffs are running rampant. Shouldn't associates be stepping up their game?


Former Girardi Clients File Class Action Against State Bar

Mon, 2023-09-11 19:34

"Had the State Bar carried out its mission of protecting the public, this complaint, and many others like it, would not be necessary," said the complaint filed by two former clients of disgraced plaintiffs lawyer Tom Girardi.


Fla. Firms Stay Mum on the Status of DEI Initiatives in the Wake of Suits Over Diversity Fellowships

Mon, 2023-09-11 18:35

"You're looking at not only outside interest groups that are trying to dismantle DEI efforts, but you're also looking at the state itself that may take interest in what DEI efforts are being put in place," said Adrian Felix, chair of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod's DEI committee.


Current Bar Exam Will Sunset After July 2027 Administration

Mon, 2023-09-11 18:00

"There is no hard deadline for these decisions," Sophie S. Martin, director of communications, education and outreach for NCBE, told on Sept. 8, adding that jurisdictions are currently considering whether—and if so, when—to administer the NextGen bar exam for the first time.


Why a Company Called ClaimClam Is Creating Controversy in the Class Action Bar

Mon, 2023-09-11 17:19

A third-party filer called ClaimClam has appeared in both the $725 million settlement over Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal and the $255 million agreement with Juul.


These Law Firms Are the Top-Paid Counsel for Republican and Democratic National Committees

Mon, 2023-09-11 17:12

Several Big Law firms and prominent boutiques have received large sums this year from the RNC and DNC. Legal spending by the parties has ballooned, as complex election laws have led to more litigation.


Maryland Appeals Court Grants Mother the Rights to Embryo Despite Father's Wishes to Destroy It

Mon, 2023-09-11 17:03

The Maryland Appellate Court weighed in on a divorced couple's fight over their remaining embryo, awarding ownership to the mother after determining the parties' oral agreement to give the embryo a chance at life "no matter what" included the contingency of divorce.


Washington Attorney Receives 6-Month Suspension for Hit-and-Run, DUI Convictions

Mon, 2023-09-11 16:44

A Washington state attorney convicted of driving under the influence and lying to law enforcement and an insurance company about a hit-and-run accident received a six-month suspension from practicing law, the Washington State Bar Association has announced.


University Urges 1st Circuit to Issue Novel Ruling in COVID Tuition Refund Case

Mon, 2023-09-11 16:41

University of Rhode Island cites the impossibility doctrine, saying the pandemic-compelled closures made it impossible to carry out its contract with students.