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Federal Judge Rejects CuriosityStream's Reliance on 'Sign Up Now' Button As Expressing Agreement to 'Terms of Use'

Thu, 2023-11-16 23:35

"The problem lies in whether Plaintiffs had clear notice that by clicking the 'Sign up now' button, they were expressing agreement to CuriosityStream's Terms of Use. The hyperlinked sentence referring to Terms of Use states only, 'By subscribing to Curiosity Stream, you agree that you've read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy,'" Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher held. "Nothing in that sentence expresses an agreement to the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy themselves, simply an agreement that they were read."


1st Circ. Judge Kayatta Going Senior, Allowing 'Younger Generation to Have More of a Voice'

Thu, 2023-11-16 23:32

The judicial vacancy will give Biden a chance to appoint five of the Boston-based court's six judges.


What's the 'Big Kahuna' for Generative AI Copyright Claims?

Thu, 2023-11-16 18:10

A lawyer representing companies in the artificial intelligence space and a plaintiffs counsel suing them argued the merits of the mounting copyright claims over generative AI.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Waiting on Cravath

Thu, 2023-11-16 17:54

Whether or not the New York firm opts to match associate raises announced by Milbank earlier this month will have an outsized impact on the behavior of the rest of the market.


Kirkland Lures Back Latham Funds Partner, as Talent Battle Continues

Thu, 2023-11-16 17:49

David Sherman's return to Kirkland marks the latest move in a back-and-forth talent battle between the two top firms over investment funds talent.


California Bar Adopts First-of-Its-Kind Guidance on AI for Attorneys

Thu, 2023-11-16 17:38

"I do think this guidance is needed, and it's needed now," said state bar trustee Hailyn Chen, co-managing partner of Munger, Tolles & Olson.


Judge Rejects Quinn Emanuel's $1,700 Hourly Rate Request, Slashing Fees for Virginia Settlement by Nearly 80%

Thu, 2023-11-16 15:37

Some of the rates requested by Quinn Emanuel—$1,690 per hour for a lead partner or $1,385 per hour for associates—were unrealistic for the Richmond, Virginia, market in the present case, the court found.


Billing Rates Accelerated Again. Big Law Will Likely Keep Foot on the Pedal

Thu, 2023-11-16 15:23

Rate increases, by an average of nearly 8%, have helped the industry see an uptick in revenue between the second and third quarters.


CBD & Workers' Comp/Drugged-Driving in NJ/Cannabis Contract Suits/Ohio's Issue 2

Thu, 2023-11-16 14:45

An injured workers' comp attorney sued his own firm for failing to reimburse his CBD oil expenses. A Pennsylvania court said the firm needs to pay up.


Law Firm Closures and Associate Raises Underscore Legal Market Dichotomy

Thu, 2023-11-16 14:05

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Will The 9th Circuit's Glyphosate Ruling Affect Other Cancer Warnings?

Thu, 2023-11-16 13:36

Judges will be "parsing the science" to determine whether a listed chemical is conclusively carcinogenic, one lawyer said.


Law Firms Offer Income Partners 'Skin in the Game' With Partial Equity Status

Thu, 2023-11-16 13:16

"For purposes of accuracy and analysis, it would make things much more clear to the market if there were three tiers: income partner, hybrid and full equity," says one recruiter.


Johnson & Johnson Settles First Trials Since Failed Talc Bankruptcies

Thu, 2023-11-16 13:13

One trial, which opened Nov. 9, settled on Wednesday, according to court records, while another trial set to begin Nov. 13 settled after jurors were seated. The amounts of the settlements weren't disclosed.


Iowa Joins 5 Other Jurisdictions Planning to Use NextGen Bar Exam

Thu, 2023-11-16 07:55

"Our office will work to make the transition to the new exam a smooth one, and we will continue to place the same high standards on ourselves to administer the exam in a way that is fair to all of our candidates," Dan Saar, director of admissions for the Office of Professional Regulation of the Iowa Supreme Court, said in a statement.


For Big Law, 2023 Collections Remain the 'Big If': The Morning Minute

Thu, 2023-11-16 05:00

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Local Firms in Africa Lament the Influx of International Giants

Thu, 2023-11-16 04:47

Domestic firms on the continent say 'we need to create a level playing field to allow African firms to also grow'.


Bankruptcy Trustee Settles With Last Girardi Keese Lender, $332M in Claims Remain

Wed, 2023-11-15 17:56

On Tuesday, trustee Elissa Miller said she had agreed to pay $1.2 million to Stillwell Madison, a lender that had sued Girardi Keese in 2019 after he failed to pay back the full $5.1 million loan.


'We're Pretty Bullish': Lawyers With Strong Argentina Practices Expect to Remain Busy Post-Election

Wed, 2023-11-15 17:01

Argentines head to the polls Sunday to choose between an establishment candidate and a challenger who vows to shred the playbook and scrap the local currency in a country choking under triple-digit inflation and chronic debt troubles.


Where Are the Milbank Pay Matches? Mixed Market Signals Weigh on Law Firms

Wed, 2023-11-15 16:29

"It's a bit telling of how the overall market is kind of feeling at the moment. There's going to be a lot of variability in how firms perform this year," noted New York legal recruiter Scott Yaccarino.


New Class Actions Accuses Amazon of Promoting Illegal 'Social Casino' Apps

Wed, 2023-11-15 14:45

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.