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London High Court Allows Aviation Tycoon to Bring Counterclaim in Latest Gerrard, Dechert Litigation

Wed, 2022-11-02 06:49

The latest London court judgment said there is new evidence that highly confidential information 'could only have been illegally obtained'.


41 Legal Departments Achieve Mansfield Rule Certification

Wed, 2022-11-02 06:15

"To boost diversity in legal leadership, everyone has to commit, and the Mansfield Rule certification process kept us accountable to that commitment while helping us formalize our existing process," Eaton Chief Legal Officer Terry Szmagala wrote.


Here's What #MeToo Has (and Hasn't) Changed in Legal: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2022-11-02 06:00

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Midlevel Partner Talent Pool Has Likely 'Dried Up'

Wed, 2022-11-02 05:00

Increased competition for midlevel partners means law firms have been paying more for a candidate's book of business. "This is extremely risky," analysts wrote.


Judge May Appoint a Historian After Justices' Turn to New Test in Gun Rights Cases

Tue, 2022-11-01 18:42

The underlying case challenges a federal statute prohibiting felons from possessing firearms.


State Court Finds $7M Adultery Penalty Provision in Postnuptial Agreement 'Not Unconscionable'

Tue, 2022-11-01 18:34

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has affirmed a lower court's ruling that upheld a lump-sum clause in a postnuptial agreement requiring the husband—the grandson of well-known socialite and philanthropist Rachel "Bunny" Mellon—to pay the wife $7 million if he engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior again.


'If You're Not at the Table, You Can Be on the Menu': Navigating a Potential Power Shift on the Hill

Tue, 2022-11-01 18:00

A bipartisan team from K&L Gates details what clients should expect when it comes to implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and CHIPS Act and other big pieces of legislation if control of Congress changes hands.


'Monsanto Did Not Tell Nathan What It Knew': Trial Starts Over Roundup QuikPro Cancer Claims

Tue, 2022-11-01 17:39

Another trial over Monsanto's Roundup pesticide opened on Tuesday near its headquarters in St. Louis. Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, has won the past five Roundup trials.


4 Tech Trends Likely to Spark Future Litigation

Tue, 2022-11-01 16:32

As new technologies keep pushing the boundaries of centuries-old bodies of law, one thing is certain: the regulation of emerging tech areas will likely come in the form of a long road of new litigation.


Samford University Refuses to Recognize Cumberland Law School's LGBTQ+ Group as Official Organization

Tue, 2022-11-01 15:32

Samford President Beck A. Taylor "shared his fear that allowing OUTLaw to exist, participate and be seen on campus would invite future opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to 'advocate for a larger agenda' that the University is 'simply not willing' to allow," according to OUTLaw's statement.


Supreme Court Won't Block Sen. Graham's Testimony Before Georgia Grand Jury

Tue, 2022-11-01 14:54

The unsigned order said a stay or injunction is not necessary to safeguard the senator's immunity under the Constitution's speech and debate clause.


DOJ's Revised Corporate Prosecutions Policy: Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco's September 2022 Memorandum Ups the Ante

Tue, 2022-11-01 14:08

Although Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco's new Memo — as is true of all DAG memos governing an Administration's corporate prosecutions policy — is ostensibly intended as guidance to the attorneys at DOJ and the various United States Attorney's Offices around the country, it is helpful as a guide to the defense community in advising corporate clients.


What Does Your Partner Make? Groups Want Financial Disclosures for Judges' Spouses

Tue, 2022-11-01 14:07

"A judicial spouse could earn untold sums, via legal or consulting work, from entities that have cases before their husband or wife, and the public would be none the wiser, so long as the entities paid their employer and not the spouse directly," read a statement by Fix The Court, a New York-based advocacy group.


Dunkin' Franchisees to Pay $145K for Child Labor Law Violations, Massachusetts AG Announces

Tue, 2022-11-01 13:55

An audit revealed that more than 1,200 child labor violations had occurred over a period of 1.5 years, impacting more than 50 employees.


The Marble Palace Blog: Supreme Court Reaches TikTok

Tue, 2022-11-01 13:16

Katie Barlow, a lawyer and broadcaster, is teaching the public about the Supreme Court through two-minute TikToks.


Costly Paper: Kirkland & Ellis Outpaces Competitors on Printing Fees

Tue, 2022-11-01 11:30

Office Depot customers pay less per page than clients of Kirkland and Skadden, analysis shows. But some Big Law firms are increasingly reevaluating the need to charge for in-house printing services at all.


How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Success Comes From Being Willing to Do What Others Are Not,' Says Christopher J. McKenna of Foley & Lardner

Tue, 2022-11-01 11:17

"Always be improving. Lead by example. Do the right thing. Be a good partner. Be willing to help and make time for others."


'Badly Thought Out': Not Everyone's on Board With Slaughter & May's Attempt To Improve Work-Life Balance

Tue, 2022-11-01 10:13

Dubbed a 'PR stunt' by one unimpressed recruiter, the roll-out has raised eyebrows across the U.K.


Hunter Shkolnik on the Allure of Mass Torts and Running a Law Firm in Puerto Rico

Tue, 2022-11-01 10:00

"There is a mystique—to think that those of us in the mass tort and class action arena somehow have a magic wand. What they're not realizing is, there are a lot of nights a week where we're not sitting at a dinner table."


Law Firms Prepare for Congressional Reshuffle: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-11-01 06:00

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