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Disbarred Lawyer Accused of Shooting 7 Officers in South Carolina

Thu, 2018-10-04 16:20
Frederick Hopkins, who was disbarred in 1984, is said to have opened fire on the officers while they were trying to serve a warrant.

The Blockchain and GDPR

Thu, 2018-10-04 15:34
It’s clear that the onset of GDPR regulations and a quickly changing consumer sentiment about the sensitivity and value of their personal data will reorient a company’s interactions with their customers and their information. There will be some pain points in this transition, as Facebook investors recently demonstrated, but it doesn’t have to be a unilateral downturn for the tech industry.

Higher Law: Colorado Prosecutor Rips 'Unfettered' Pot Market | General Cannabis Corp. Hires GC | Who Got the Work

Thu, 2018-10-04 15:00
Did you see what Colorado's top prosecutor said about the marijuana market? We've got some early commentary. Plus, some new hires and moves, and as always go In the Weeds with us. Thanks for reading!

MGM Loses Bid to Coordinate Las Vegas Shooting Lawsuits

Thu, 2018-10-04 14:34
The cases include nine lawsuits MGM filed against 2,000 victims of the shooting.

Study Finds Law Schools Are Losing $1.5 Billion Annually in Tuition

Thu, 2018-10-04 12:31
A comprehensive analysis of how law schools have responded to the shrinking applicant pool concludes that the decision by top law schools to reduce their class sizes likely staved off the closures of 20 weaker law schools.

Feds Had All Eyez on Former Suge Knight Attorney’s Alleged Bank Fraud

Thu, 2018-10-04 12:11
As Death Row Records rivals Puff Daddy and Notorious B.I.G. once put it, “it’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.”

Labor of Law: Catch Up on #MeToo | The SCOTUS L&E Docket | Plus: Who Got the Work, Notable Moves & More

Thu, 2018-10-04 11:00
We've got the latest this week on legislative updates and new analysis about #MeToo. Plus, the U.S. Supreme Court kicks off with a heavy L&E docket this term. Scroll down for Who Got the Work. Thanks for reading!

Products Liability Cases Driving Growth in MDLs, Says Report

Thu, 2018-10-04 00:00
Lawyers for Civil Justice released the report while pushing to establish the first civil rules in multidistrict litigation.

900+ Law Profs Say Kavanaugh Lacks 'Judicial Temperament,' in Letter to Senate

Wed, 2018-10-03 11:21
The nominee's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week demonstrates that he can't be impartial on the U.S. Supreme Court, hundreds of law professors assert.

Critical Mass: Here Come the Facebook Data Breach Lawsuits

Wed, 2018-10-03 11:15
Also this week, Apple Defense Sours in Throttling Cases.

Want to Banish the Blubber, Counselor? Five Best Ways to Lose Body Fat

Wed, 2018-10-03 10:47
While fat loss is generally a function of "calories in, calories out," here are some helpful cardio and nutritional methods for stimulating fat loss.

What's Next: Facebook's Latest Legal F-Up

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:30
Also, how the federal government is quashing an internet rebellion.

Inside Track: Law Firm Billing Gripes | NAFTA 2.0 Not a 'Complete Freaking Disaster' | And in Other SCOTUS News...

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:00
This week on Inside Track we asked what GCs are looking for in their outside attorneys. Thanks to some vocal in-house legal leaders, we got down to the bottom of it and will hopefully give you some insight. Also, we look at the new NAFTA--otherwise known as the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement. Plus some other Supreme Court news.

Compliance Hot Spots: ‘Brilliant’ Move Amid Corruption Probe | Goldman Sachs & Khuzami | Plus: Who Got the SEC Work

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:00
Gibson Dunn's F. Joseph Warin walks us through his counseling on the Petrobas foreign-bribery deal, and we've got a roundup of the latest compliance and enforcement headlines. Plus, see who got the work on latest SEC cases. Thanks for reading Compliance Hot Spots.

Law Schools Scrutinizing Applicants' Social Media Posts

Wed, 2018-10-03 04:59
More than half of law school admissions officials check on the social media pages of applicants, and what they find can lead straight to the rejection pile.

Ahead of the Curve: Kavanaugh Hearings Captivate Law Campuses

Tue, 2018-10-02 13:07
The Supreme Court nominee's drama has played on law school campuses, including at two schools closely associated with the aspiring justice.

Skilled in the Art: Will Another PTAB Case Head to SCOTUS? Plus, Cisco, Bill Lee Try to Escape a $57M Hit.

Tue, 2018-10-02 06:00
The Supreme Court has asked the solicitor general whether third parties like RPX Corp. should have standing to appeal cases they've lost at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Federal Circuit says they don't, but Daniel Ravicher's been arguing otherwise since 2014.

Harvard Law School Rocked by Kavanaugh Turmoil

Mon, 2018-10-01 14:26
Many Harvard Law students want the school to back an investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has taught there for a decade. They say the administration has been silent about their concerns.

Big Law Leaders Say Stress Is Main Cause of Addiction and Mental Health Problems

Mon, 2018-10-01 11:12
Stress is a common experience for lawyers, and if the go-to solution for coping with it is drinking or using drugs, they are setting themselves up for trouble.

Data Snapshot: Big Law Made Millions in Foreign Lobbying Last Year

Mon, 2018-10-01 04:00
Newly aggregated data show that two dozen firms in the Am Law 200 raked in big sums lobbying for Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and entities from a host of other countries.