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AI and Law Practice: A Roadmap for Success In Modern Legal Firms, Part 2

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:57

Part Two of a Two-Part Article A report on the September panel discussion sponsored by the Miami Dade Bar Association Law and Technology Committee, on AI and how to effectively use it in law firms.

       

6th Circuit Sides With Vera Bradley in Lawsuit Brought by Ex-Collaborators

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:27

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed the granting of summary judgment to Vera Bradley, concluding that a fiduciary relationship did not exist between the company and Vesi Inc., which had formally partnered to sell handbags and apparel.

       

King & Spalding, White & Case Boost Dubai Offices With New Hires

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:25

The UAE, and especially Dubai, remain firmly at the centre of Middle East activity.

       

Washington Court Rejects City's 'Novel Science' Claims, Allowing Doctor's Testimony for Plaintiff

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:21

The Washington Court of Appeals reversed the award of summary judgment to Tacoma, concluding a doctor's testimony for the plaintiff wasn't impermissibly based on "novel science."

       

Judge Rejects JetBlue's 'Overly Restrictive Interpretation' Claim on Mechanics' Maintenance Logs

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:11

"JetBlue argues that because JetBlue's manual contains a § 121.709(e) authorization, the AMM [Aircraft Maintenance Log] reference provision is inapplicable. ... JetBlue would have the court interpret § 121.709(e) as exempting JetBlue from following its own procedures. But FARs do not negate compliant rules air carriers place on themselves via their maintenance manuals. In fact, C.F.R. § 121.709(b)(1) explicitly states that aircraft maintenance logs must 'be prepared in accordance with the carrier's maintenance manual,'" wrote U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani for the District of Massachusetts.

       

BP, Chevron, Natural Gas Producers Accused of Price Gouging Kansas Residents During Winter Storm Uri

Tue, 2023-11-21 10:08

This complaint was first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

Judge OKs Personal Injury Suit Over Burger King's 'Impossible Whopper' Allegedly Embedded With Glass

Tue, 2023-11-21 09:00

"IFI takes issue with the fact that Howard pleads that either IFI or Nashville Quality, LLC were responsible for the accident or sabotage that resulted in glass in her food. IFI argues that '[b]ecause the allegations concede it is just as probable that the damages were caused by someone other than IFI and further fails to identify what IFI did or failed to do to cause the damages, the Complaint fails to state a plausible claim for relief.' ... This is wrong," District Judge Thomas T. Cullen for the Western District of Virginia wrote. "IFI conflates Howard's burden of proof with the pleading requirements.

       

How Can Law Firms 'Crack the Nuts on Collections' While Closing Out 2023?

Tue, 2023-11-21 04:00

Law firms will try everything in their control, such as setting up so-called milestone payments on next year's work or using discounts to incentivize payment of outstanding bills.

       

Military Housing Communities Sued After Allegedly Continuing to Charge Residents for Fuel-Contaminated Water

Mon, 2023-11-20 23:25

The complaints were first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

Las Vegas Woman Sues McDonald's After Choking on 'Foreign Object' in Quarter Pounder With Cheese

Mon, 2023-11-20 23:20

The suit was first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

McDermott IP Trio Split to Launch Rimon's Japan Practice, Citing Big Law Rates

Mon, 2023-11-20 23:16

"The biggest issue is our rates were too high to do patent prosecution," said new Rimon partner Tomoki Tanida.

       

Ex-Clients' Malpractice Suit Against Ohio Attorney, Firm Reinstated for Representation in Underlying Child Custody Matter

Mon, 2023-11-20 16:50

"We do not find that, based on the allegations in the Amended Complaint, the asserted casual connection between Dicke's conduct and the Resors' loss is too speculative as a matter of law to sufficiently plead a legal malpractice claim," Judge Mark C. Miller wrote for the court. "Further supporting this finding is the (alleged) fact that, after the Resors hired alternate legal counsel, they succeeded in having the three dependency cases dismissed and gained back custody of their children."

       

$1.56B Roundup Verdict Was Fourth Against Bayer but First for This Plaintiffs Firm

Mon, 2023-11-20 16:29

Jay Utley and Bart Rankin, of Dallas-based Forrest Weldon Law Group, represented three plaintiffs diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the Roundup trial—and their first mass tort case.

       

Genentech, Biogen and Hoffmann-La Roche File Lawsuit Over Planned Release of 'Copycat' of Pioneering Cancer Drug

Mon, 2023-11-20 16:06

This complaint was first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

'Wait-and-See Mode' for Associate Pay: Law Firms in DC Bide Time

Mon, 2023-11-20 15:35

Law firms founded in the D.C. region aren't expected to be "leading the charge" in raising associate pay and matching, but they will be heavily influenced by what their peers in New York do.

       

Litigation Boutique Gives 175% Above-Market Bonuses

Mon, 2023-11-20 14:34

Wilkinson Stekloff's associate bonuses start at $26,250 for the class of 2023 and top out at $201,250 for the class of 2016 and beyond.

       

Class Action Suit Alleges USAA Insurance Arbitrarily Reduced, Denied Claims Through Third-Party's Automated System

Mon, 2023-11-20 14:18

This case was first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

Colorado Appeals Court Upholds Lifting Damages Cap to Allow Nearly $40 Million Verdict

Mon, 2023-11-20 13:41

"C.G.'s parents are thankful that the Court of Appeals upheld both the attentive Weld County jury's verdict and the district court's rulings in a detailed, timely, and well-reasoned fashion," the plaintiffs' counsel, Zachary Wool of Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix in New Orleans, in a statement via email to Law.com.

       

Ex-Judge Watford Talks Supreme Court Shortlist, Judge Shopping, Why He Resigned

Mon, 2023-11-20 10:30

Paul Watford said, regarding his resignation from the Ninth Circuit, "I certainly was disheartened when Bruen and Dobbs were decided."

       

Tyson Foods Hit With Employment Class Action Over Alleged Denials of COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions

Mon, 2023-11-20 09:02

This complaint was first surfaced by Law.com Radar.

       

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