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San Francisco Needs $8.1 Billion in Opioid Funds. Walgreens Says That's 'Wildly Excessive'

Thu, 2022-10-27 16:12

In trial briefs filed ahead of a second phase of trial this month, lawyers for the city and county of San Francisco said they would need $8.1 billion to fix the opioid crisis, a figure Walgreens called "wildly excessive."

       

Law.com Litigation Trendspotter: Under Pressure From Backlogs, Judges Have Zero Patience for Discovery Delays

Thu, 2022-10-27 15:36

Right now may be the worst time in history to try a judge's patience with misconduct, unresponsiveness and petty squabbling during the evidence-gathering stage of a case.

       

Instead of Breaking the Bank to Recruit Legal Talent, EY Banks on 'Better Work Experience'

Thu, 2022-10-27 15:00

Global law leader Cornelius Grossmann said EY's new-look legal services business will give them a considerable edge in the war for talent against Big Law.

       

Get Ready for Legal Tech Integration Headaches

Thu, 2022-10-27 14:36

While necessary, integrating one's technology products is no easy feat, and comes with significant risks.

       

Inside Track: Weak Earnings Reports Add to Legal Departments' 2023 Anxieties

Thu, 2022-10-27 14:03

"I think that as economic challenges heighten, there is a risk that ESG becomes a nice-to-have rather than a must-have," one general counsel said.

       

Judge Clears Washington AG's Office to Continue Probe of Private University's Hiring Practices

Thu, 2022-10-27 11:55

The Washington Attorney General's Office investigation into Seattle Pacific University's allegedly discriminatory hiring practices can proceed after a federal judge dismissed the private Christian university's attempt to block the probe.

       

Ohio's Highest Court Tosses Out Amusement Park Pass-Holder's Action Over COVID-19 Shutdown

Thu, 2022-10-27 11:37

The 2020 pass bought by plaintiff Laura Valentine to Cedar Point amusement park was a "revocable license" that only afforded her the right to enter the property pursuant to her "Gold Pass's" terms and conditions, said the Ohio Supreme Court in a decision that reversed an intermediate court ruling in the case.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Empowerment of Others Is Always a Key Ingredient to Running a Successful Initiative,' Says Susan N. Eisenberg of Cozen O'Connor

Thu, 2022-10-27 10:46

"Start early in your career to show an interest in firm management. If you are not at a place that takes you seriously in that role, do not hesitate to make a move to a place that will value you."

       

6th Circuit Denies $1 Million 'Loss of Referrals' Insurance Coverage Finding Temporary Closure Is Not Termination of Business

Thu, 2022-10-27 10:27

"Neither the complaint nor its exhibits explain which, if any, of the Key Referral Sources are permanently closed, how the relationship with any Key Referral Source has been permanently impacted by the suspended business, or how Retina Center determined it suffered a loss in excess of $1,000,000," Judge John K. Bush wrote in the opinion. "Without that necessary information, the pleadings do not rise above speculation."

       

Cardozo Law Receives $15M Donation, Largest in School's History

Thu, 2022-10-27 09:00

"The Perlmutters' generous gift, and the new team at the Perlmutter Center for Legal Justice, will enable Cardozo to train generations of lawyers in the proper use of forensic science," Melanie Leslie, dean of Cardozo Law, said in a statement.

       

'Clear Disparity' Remains Between Attorney and Staff Hybrid Work Policies: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-10-27 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

How to Solve the Information Governance Groundhog Day Syndrome

Thu, 2022-10-27 00:01

Security and privacy start with good information governance, and for many firms — trying to get their information governance policy implemented feels a lot like Groundhog Day. Yes, the one with Bill Murray. Let's take a closer look.

       

Special Master in MoneyGram Feud at SCOTUS Has Surprise Change of Mind

Wed, 2022-10-26 21:40

"Upon reading the arguments before the Supreme Court and returning to the record in the case, I can no longer subscribe to the entirety of the recommendations I made to the Supreme Court," the special master said in an order Wednesday.

       

Cadwalader Said It Didn't 'Fire' Ye as a Client. But Will Other Big Law Firms?

Wed, 2022-10-26 19:53

Greenberg Traurig, Cadwalader and Quinn Emanuel are staying mum or taking careful approaches in statements about Ye.

       

As Expat Culture Wanes in Greater China, Market Can Thrive on Indigenous Talent, Lawyers Say

Wed, 2022-10-26 19:35

Law firm leaders discussed issues surrounding legal talent in Asia during Law.com International's Asia Legal Marketplace webinar on Oct. 25. Here's what they said.

       

'Unsupported and Revisionist': Judges Poke at Dissent in Ruling on Tire Chalking

Wed, 2022-10-26 18:45

The ruling creates a circuit split over the issue.

       

Sources: Judge With Reputation as a Hardliner Who Presided Over Harvey Weinstein Sex Case to Leave the Bench

Wed, 2022-10-26 17:09

Attorneys who have appeared in his court who spoke with the Law Journal on the condition of anonymity described Burke as an intellectually competent judge who nonetheless struck a confrontational and discourteous tone with those who appeared before him, often with little provocation.

       

Compliance Hot Spots: Preparing for GOP-Led Investigations + CFPB Funding Structure Ruled Unconstitutional + Google's Novel Compliance Settlement

Wed, 2022-10-26 16:29

Kirkland & Ellis partner Reginald Brown on how corporations are likely to be ensnared by House investigations into corporate ESG practices, China and the Biden administration.

       

Dechert Settles With Former Billing Manager Who Accused Firm of Racial Bias

Wed, 2022-10-26 15:32

Plaintiff Celeina McClelland and the global firm reached an agreement through the Third Circuit's appellate mediation program.

       

No 'Professional Norms' or Case Law Applied to Trial Attorney Failing to Object to 'CSI-Effect' Voir Dire Question

Wed, 2022-10-26 14:10

"In sum, we conclude that McGhee's counsel performed within the accepted professional norms of 2007, which did not require objecting to the CSI-effect voir dire questions in this case," Biran wrote. "Thus, McGhee's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel fails on the performance prong, we need not address McGhee's arguments concerning the prejudice prong."

       

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