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Compliance Hot Spots: Clayton's Con Law Class | Beware the State AGs | Who Got the Work, and All the Moves

Tue, 2018-12-11 20:00

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton defends "no admit, no deny" settlements, state AGs are on the prowl, and scroll down for Who Got the Work. Thanks for reading!

         

Massive Equifax Data Breach Was Preventable: Congressional Report

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:47

Data privacy and cybersecurity attorneys interviewed Tuesday generally agreed that Equifax could have done more to prevent the 2017 data breach, but at least one prominent data privacy and data security lawyer said that the report was unfair because the government has done little to help protect U.S. companies and organizations from bad actors.

         

Quinn Emanuel, Sidecar Call Uber 'Monopolist' in New Lawsuit

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:46

The successor to defunct ridesharing company Sidecar claims Uber lowered prices to eliminate competition from the market.

         

Judge Awards Trump Nearly $300K on Stormy Daniels' Dismissed Defamation Claims

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:30

Judge S. James Otero reduced the award Trump and his attorneys requested by 25 percent. While finding the attorneys' rates reasonable, the judge noted that the amount of hours the firm spent on matters was "excessive."

         

Cannabis Chocolate Bars Landed This Pilot in Trouble. He's Now in the DC Circuit.

Tue, 2018-12-11 17:28

“It wasn't intentional. It wasn't deliberate. And it wasn't reckless, the pilot's lawyer says. “Suspension is the appropriate sanction." A panel of D.C. Circuit judges Wednesday will hear the case.

         

Oakland Sues the Raiders, NFL, and 31 Other Clubs Over Team's Vegas Getaway

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:50

What happens in Vegas leads to a lawsuit, which is claiming that the $378 million “relocation fee the Raiders paid the league acted as “supra-competitive cartel payments to owners of other teams.

         

Microsoft's Legal Diversity Program Turns 10

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:34

The tech company's general counsel Dev Stahlkopf looks back on a decade of diversity initiatives with outside counsel.

         

Manafort Team Might Not Challenge Allegations He Lied to Feds

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:23

Manafort's attorney said it made sense to continue their talks with the special counsel, suggesting they might be able to resolve some disagreements and head off a future court hearing.

         

'Frightening' Bar Exam Results, but No Plans to Lower Passing Score: California Chief Justice

Tue, 2018-12-11 16:08

"By all means, let's keep studying the issues, but that shouldn't hold us back from making the sensible decision to align the state's cut score with the rest of the nation," three law school deans wrote in a recent op-ed.

         

Senate Lawyer Deemed 'Not Qualified' by ABA Confirmed to Eighth Circuit

Tue, 2018-12-11 15:09

Jonathan Kobes' confirmation makes him Trump's second Eighth Circuit appointee to be confirmed, despite receiving a “not qualified rating from the American Bar Association.

         

2 Milly Sues Epic Games Over Alleged Swiping of 'Milly Rock' Moves for Fortnite

Tue, 2018-12-11 14:42

In the hit song "Milly Rock," 2 Milly raps that he'll do the title dance move "on any block." But when it comes to video game avatars doing a similar move called "Swipe It," that's where the rapper is drawing a line.

         

Attorneys Accuse Archdiocese of Sowing Confusion About Victim Compensation Fund

Tue, 2018-12-11 14:18

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's compensation fund for victims of childhood sexual abuse has been lauded by many as a step in the right direction for survivors who face long odds when it comes to getting their day in court. But several attorneys said they are concerned about the fund's impact on access to justice.

         

Google CEO Questioned on Privacy and Political Bias at Congressional Hearing

Tue, 2018-12-11 14:15

Sundar Pichai attended a Tuesday House Judiciary Committee on Google's data collection and privacy practices.

         

Justice Dept. Frets About Kavanaugh Recusal in Challenge to CFPB's Power

Tue, 2018-12-11 14:01

"Particularly for a question of this magnitude, the court may wish to wait for a vehicle in which all nine justices are likely to participate," Jeffrey Wall, the acting U.S. solicitor general, said in a brief in a case where newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh would recuse.

         

Will Kirkland's Lateral Hiring Streak Continue Under New Leader?

Tue, 2018-12-11 12:35

Insiders see plenty of reasons to expect Kirkland & Ellis to keep up its aggressive lateral hiring with Jon Ballis at the helm.

         

Taiwan-based Seminconductor Company Hires Former DOJ Criminal Chief to Fight Trade Secrets Case

Tue, 2018-12-11 12:32

Leslie Caldwell, now at Latham & Watkins, has signed on to represent United Microelectronics Corp., the Taiwanese semiconductor maker charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from a U.S. rival. Co-defendant Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. Ltd. has brought on Morrison & Foerster.

         

Daily Dicta: John Steinbeck Died 50 Years Ago—But His Heirs Are Still Fighting Over His Work

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:45

There's more at stake than selling paperback copies of “The Grapes of Wrath or “Of Mice and Men to high school sophomores. Universal Studios had been interested in producing “East of Eden and DreamWorks wants to remake “Grapes of Wrath."

         

Columbia Law School Students Are Turning Into Legal Tech Developers

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:00

Columbia Law School students are using a legal tech company's document automation software to address the legal needs of New York City tenants and low-wage workers in South America.

         

Best Year in a Decade for Law Firms? Maybe, But Not for Everyone

Tue, 2018-12-11 04:00

A report from Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting predicts another strong year for law firms in 2019.

         

Juror Bias Raised in Upcoming SF Trial Over Monsanto's Roundup

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:26

A federal judge said he would break out prospective jurors during voir dire who knew about this year's $289 million verdict, according to a lawyer familiar with the decision.

         

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