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Lawsuit Accuses Missouri Law Firm, Attorneys of Letting Client's Workers' Comp Case Lapse

Mon, 2023-09-11 15:53

Angela Goebel, of Blue Springs, Missouri, filed a petition Aug. 31 for damages in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, against McElligott Ewan & Hall and attorneys William L. Hall and Eric D. Roby.


Federal Judge Rejects Mortgage Lender's Reliance on 'Marriott' Ruling Vacated by 4th Circuit in August

Mon, 2023-09-11 15:22

On Aug. 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated the district court's ruling on appeal, and therefore, the "predominance analysis on which MBA relies is no longer good law," a U.S. District Court judge wrote.


Arizona Parents Allege High School Coaches Defamed Their Son and Interfered With His Athletic Career

Mon, 2023-09-11 14:31

The suit was first surfaced by Radar.


Virginia State Bar Seeking Disciplinary Board Members, Applications Due Nov. 14

Mon, 2023-09-11 14:21

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board is accepting applications for three volunteer attorneys and one lay member to consider cases of lawyer misconduct.


'That's What I Do': Trump Lawyer Sadow Discusses High-Profile Work as a Solo Attorney

Mon, 2023-09-11 13:26

"With my experience and whatever talents I have, I believe I can do a person's case as well or better than anyone else, and that includes anyone who happens to be high profile," Steve Sadow said.


Wellness Initiatives Are Nice, but They Aren't Solving the Root Problem: Engagement

Mon, 2023-09-11 10:02

Law can be intellectually taxing, emotionally draining and often entails long hours and demanding clients. But the core problem facing many attorneys today is not just stress and burnout. It's a lack of engagement with their work—involvement, commitment and enthusiasm for work and workplace.


Antitrust Enforcers Throw Wrench Into M&A by Dusting Off Long-Ignored Governance Rule

Mon, 2023-09-11 08:40

The FTC last month forced drastic changes to a $5.2 billion energy deal by invoking the Clayton Act's prohibition on having a director of one company also serve as a director of a competitor.
 Trendspotter: Blanket Attendance Mandates Reveal the 'Core' of Law Firm RTO Struggles

Mon, 2023-09-11 05:00

As a number of law firm leaders and industry consultants have pointed out, the key to true flexibility likely lies in better coordination: allowing practice groups to determine their own in-office cadences and finding ways to eliminate unnecessary commutes to half-empty spaces.


Are Law Firms' Real Estate and Tech Spending Invariably at Odds? It's Not That Simple

Mon, 2023-09-11 05:00

The second and third largest capital expenses for most law firms can both compete for resources and be utterly dependent upon each other.


Paul Weiss Raid on Kirkland Continues with More London Partner Hires

Mon, 2023-09-11 04:15

The firm has also brought in a private equity partner from Linklaters, as part of an aggressive hiring spree that saw the firm add Neel Sachdev and others to its London office.


Is the Supreme Court Actually Deciding 'Cases' or 'Controversies'?

Fri, 2023-09-08 18:42

Critics say the justices are deciding sweeping legal issues based on questionable factual assertions, or as some say, "fake cases."


How Husch Blackwell's Virtual Office Prioritizes In-Person Connections

Fri, 2023-09-08 18:09

In this week's Legal Speak episode, the managing partner of Husch Blackwell's virtual office discusses the pros and cons of practicing law remotely and how it's changed the way he operates.


$7M 'Bad Boy Clause' in Postnuptial Agreement Is Lawful, State High Court Holds

Fri, 2023-09-08 17:36

The high court said that while the lump sum provision would constitute an unenforceable penalty had it been in a traditional common law contract, Lloyd and Niceta's marital agreements are not governed by the same principles.


The Law Firm Disrupted: What I've Learned About the New Normal

Fri, 2023-09-08 14:54

The office remains indivisible from the law firm experience, even after several years that demonstrated that, on a certain level, the work can get done from anywhere.


Big Law Turns to Federal Government for Litigation and Regulatory Hires

Fri, 2023-09-08 14:43

Steptoe has hired former DOJ national security official Andrew Adams in its investigations practice, while Foley Hoag brought on former Biden administration official Beth Neitzel to its litigation team.


Microsoft Says It Will Pay Tab for Infringement Suits Against Its AI Customers

Fri, 2023-09-08 13:37

The tech giant says it doesn't want uncertainties surrounding patent infringement law for generative AI to scare away customers from its Copilot tool.


Kroger Agrees to Pay $1.2B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Fri, 2023-09-08 13:06

The settlement, announced on Friday, is the latest global opioid deal reached by a national pharmacy chain.


Employment Law Boutique Leads Former Utility Worker's Racial Discrimination Lawsuit to $960K Jury Verdict

Fri, 2023-09-08 10:58

"Looking at comparators, looking at other things that don't add up, looking at the stories that are being told about your client. [That is] the less shiny sort of stuff but it's the meat and potatoes that end up making of lot of these cases work," said plaintiffs counsel David A. Karman, a senior associate at Gilbert Employment Law in Maryland.


Aspen Publishing Acquires License to Administer JD-Next Admissions Exam

Fri, 2023-09-08 09:05

"The JD-Next course is designed to empower students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in law school and beyond," Marc Miller, dean and Ralph W. Bilby professor of law at the University of Arizona law school, said in a statement, adding that the test is designed to assess potential, not judge a person's past.


Law Firm Panels: Staying Ahead of the Curve Amid Rising Competition and Stringent Selection

Fri, 2023-09-08 07:59

A five-year analysis of panel reviews reveals the differing approaches general counsel are taking to their company rosters