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Complaint Against Northwestern University, Baseball Coach Jim Foster Alleges Bullying, Toxic Work Environment

Fri, 2024-03-01 15:49

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NIST Cyber Framework 2.0: Doubling Down on Governance, Expanding Applicability

Fri, 2024-03-01 15:47

While NIST's newly updated Cybersecurity Framework didn't catch many cyber professionals by surprise, it reflects many of the modern risks that organizations face, whether it be because of new technologies or shifts in cyber liability.


Oil Giants Implore Supreme Court to End State Climate Suits: 'Time for Review Is Now'

Fri, 2024-03-01 15:27

The companies are asking the justices to review a Hawaii Supreme Court decision clearing the way for a state court to hear Honolulu's lawsuit over the damage and remedial costs associated with climate change.


Harvard Selects Law Dean as Interim Provost

Fri, 2024-03-01 14:20

As Harvard continues to seek new leadership following the resignation of its most recent president in January, the university has appointed an interim provost and an interim law dean.


Menendez Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy, Tax Evasion, Agrees to Cooperate

Fri, 2024-03-01 14:12

According to a superseding information, Jose Uribe facilitated payments for a Mercedes convertible for the senator and his spouse's benefit in exchange for their influence with the state attorney general in two matters.


ESG Thought Leaders Sort Out What Went Wrong, What's Worth Saving

Fri, 2024-03-01 14:11

"It's nebulous, and the more nebulous it gets, the more harm it's doing because it's not popular. And if you make it mean everything, then it means nothing," said Omeed Malik, president of the investment firm 1789 Partners.


Middle-Market M&A, Litigation Helped Nixon Peabody Break Revenue Record in 2023

Fri, 2024-03-01 13:49

Gross revenue increased nearly 3% even as real estate and public finance practices struggled with high interest rates.


Judge Rejects Claims That Worker Was Fired for Being Transgender

Fri, 2024-03-01 13:29

"The case is now streamlined into, basically, a smaller case, but from our perspective, at least her claim survived—the hostile work environment under federal and state law," plaintiffs attorney David Koller said.


Va. Lawmakers Strengthen Banking Safeguards to Protect Seniors From Financial Exploitation

Fri, 2024-03-01 13:10

The bill specifies that no financial institution staff member who receives the training will be liable in any civil or administrative proceeding for disclosing the suspected financial exploitation of an elderly or vulnerable adult if disclosure was made in good faith and with reasonable care.


8th Circuit Rules Parents Lack Standing to Enjoin Enforcement of Law Prohibiting Masks in Schools

Fri, 2024-03-01 13:04

"Even if Plaintiffs could show injury in fact, they cannot carry their burden to establish traceability. Article III requires a showing of 'a causal connection between the injury and the conduct complained of—the injury has to be fairly traceable to the challenged action of the defendant, and not the result of the independent action of some third party not before the court,'" Judge Ralph R. Erickson said.


Norton Rose Canada Leaders Remember Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as a Role Model

Fri, 2024-03-01 12:58

Mulroney was an early supporter of the mergers that led to the birth of the global law firm.


Ex-Foley & Lardner Adviser Alleged of Being Cuban Spy Signals Guilty Plea in Court

Fri, 2024-03-01 12:12

Victor Manuel Rocha, a former U.S. diplomat and adviser in Foley & Lardner's Miami office, indicated he's pleading guilty to two counts of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government after his arrest in December.


Trump Barred From Appearing on Illinois Ballot as Overarching SCOTUS Decision Looms

Fri, 2024-03-01 12:01

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Tracie R. Porter found the a decision by the four-member Electoral Board on Jan. 30 was "clearly erroneous" in denying the petitioner's objection and in finding that Trump's candidate nomination papers, including his statement of candidacy, was valid.


Belgium Becomes 1st EU Country to Criminalize Ecocide

Fri, 2024-03-01 10:17

Companies that cause severe and irreparable harm to the environment could face fines of up to 1.6 million. Belgium also classified ecocide as an international crime, on par with war crimes, crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity and genocide.


How I Made Partner: 'You Can't Become an Effective Partner If You Haven't Spent Time in the Trenches,' Says Daniel S. Jo of Silver Golub & Teitell

Fri, 2024-03-01 10:00

"[A] common mistake is when attorneys prioritize their career advancement over hard work. This leads to seeking out only plum assignments and tasks while avoiding more tedious (yet critically important) work, such as many aspects of discovery in litigation."


National Association of Attorneys Generals Calls on Congress to Reform Pharmacy Benefit Managers Practices

Fri, 2024-03-01 09:54

"With stronger federal law, state and federal regulators can work together to better meet their shared responsibility to hold PBMs accountable and improve the country's health care system overall," the coalition said.


Employers Try Novel Tactic to Blunt New Rules Lowering Hurdles to Unionizing

Fri, 2024-03-01 07:28

Since last fall, employers have filed hundreds of petitions requesting union elections, a strategy aimed at thwarting workers' efforts to organize.


Vanessa Ford Death: Inquest Rocks Legal Community, Reignites Mental Health Debate

Fri, 2024-03-01 07:00

Following the outcome of Monday's inquest, scores of people have taken to social media to discuss what one commenter called a 'toxic culture'.


Judges Receive More Recusal Guidance on Stock Ownership Conflicts

Fri, 2024-03-01 06:45

Ten percent ownership of a subsidiary is a recusal threshhold. Senate panel moves five district court nominees.


ALM Market Analysis Report Series: Nashville's Rapid Growth Brings Increased Competition for Law Firms

Fri, 2024-03-01 04:21

As Nashville continues to boom economically, law firms looking to enter the market can proceed, but with caution