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Five Years Later, California's Northern District Revisits Class Action Guidelines

Mon, 2023-11-20 08:00

The Northern District of California bench and bar are taking a closer look at what's working—and what isn't—with the strictest class action guidelines in the country.


OpenAI's Unique Corporate Structure May Have Been Recipe for Trouble

Mon, 2023-11-20 07:19

"You either go nonprofit or you go for-profit, I don't think you can split the difference," corporate governance expert Charles Elson said.


UK Government Moves to Allow Litigation Funding Agreements in Opt-Out Competition Cases

Mon, 2023-11-20 05:37

The move comes after the Supreme Court's verdict in July regarding the £2 billion trucks cartel claim.


Litigators Juggle 'Grueling' Post-Pandemic Trial Schedules: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2023-11-20 05:00

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David Boies' Succession Plan Will Make or Break Boies Schiller

Mon, 2023-11-20 04:00

The partners of Boies Schiller Flexner will vote on the next firm chair in December, marking the culmination of a long, rocky and highly public succession plan.


Biden's Former Chief of Staff Leaves O'Melveny for Airbnb

Sun, 2023-11-19 23:57

Ron Klain said he'd intended to finish his career at O'Melveny & Myers but found the chief legal officer offer "impossible to pass up."


'If You Cry, It's OK': How to Pick Yourself Up and Try Again After Failing the Bar Exam

Sun, 2023-11-19 23:11

"Whether it's your first time or your sixth time, you really need to have that end goal in sight," said Alaina Arroyo. "I'm doing this to become a lawyer and hopefully make the world a little bit of a better place."


Why the DiCello Levitt Trial Center Teaches Lawyers to Stop Spinning the Truth

Fri, 2023-11-17 18:10

In this week's Legal Speak episode, DiCello Levitt partners Bobby DiCello and Ken Abbarno share how they train attorneys at the firm's trial center, including helping lawyers learn how to look within.


Kavanaugh Open to Reconsidering Universal Injunctions by District Court Judges

Fri, 2023-11-17 17:27

Justice Brett Kavanaugh's latest statement indicates his belief that trial judges' injunctive power might be limited to the parties before them.


Mechanic Injured on Conveyor Belt at FedEx Warehouse Files Negligence, Premises Liability Claim

Fri, 2023-11-17 17:15

This suit was first surfaced by Radar.


Proposal to Allow Fully Online Schools to Apply for ABA Accreditation Sent to Notice and Comment

Fri, 2023-11-17 15:09

"The rules basically say you can't get that substantive change unless you are already fully approved," Thies continued. "So effectively, that means are 196 approved law schools have the option of implementing fully online programs, and some of them have, but outsiders, new law schools, others who might want to start up a fully online program from scratch are not able to because they can't get fully approved."


Want to Position Your Small Law Firm for a Merger or Acquisition? Run It Like a Business

Fri, 2023-11-17 15:00

Do you want to position your small law firm to be a merger or acquisition target? Even if you don't, wouldn't it be nice if suitors came calling,


ABA Council Sends 'Academic Freedom' Proposal to HOD

Fri, 2023-11-17 14:03

During the Council's Nov. 17 meeting, held Texas on Friday, Daniel Thies, vice chair, suggested sending Standard 208 to the HOD with only "a few small tweaks to the language, all of which we think are clarifying changes, not things that need to go back out" to notice and comment again.


The West Virginia Supreme Court Splits on Public Policy Issue Following At-Will Employee's Termination

Fri, 2023-11-17 13:54

Justice C. Haley Bunn authored the majority opinion, while Justices John A. Hutchison wrote the dissenting opinion, joined by William R. Wooton, which argued that Jarrell's allegations "bear the hallmarks of an internal whistleblower claim and should have been allowed to proceed into the discovery phase for development."


10th Circuit Sends Class-Action Plaintiffs to Arbitration Over Interpretation of Agreement

Fri, 2023-11-17 13:35

In Brayman v. KeyPoint Government Solutions, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit considered whether a judge or an arbitrator must decide


Federal Judge Follows Suit in Remanding Digital Privacy Class Action Against Health Care Provider to State Court

Fri, 2023-11-17 08:28

"Quite simply, voluntary compliance with a federal program does not confer federal officer jurisdiction to this Court," Senior District Judge Richard D. Bennett wrote, granting the plaintiff's motion to remand the case to the circuit court.


The Visibility Factor: Overcoming Not Being Seen

Fri, 2023-11-17 08:00

In most law firms, there are walls that can prevent all of us from being both seen and heard by all within an organization. However, these obstacles can be overcome in most settings, despite the different factors that may keep employees, supervisors and team members from prevailing over them.


After Transition 'Missteps,' David Boies Set to Step Aside as Boies Schiller Flexner Chair in 2025

Fri, 2023-11-17 06:30

Under a proposed amendment to the firm's partnership agreement set for a vote next month, Boies would serve one more transition year as the firm's leader alongside a chair-elect.


Litigators Juggle 'Grueling' Trial Schedules as Backlogged Cases Catch Up

Fri, 2023-11-17 06:00

"We're trying to take the soonest trial dates as soon as we get them and worry about how to cover it when we get there," Joseph Messa Jr., founder of personal injury firm Messa & Associates, said.


Law Firm Closures, Associate Raises Underscore Market Dichotomy: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2023-11-17 05:00

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