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'Their Credibility ... Is Shot': Plaintiffs Lawyers Targeted at Earplug Bankruptcy Hearing

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:58

Monday's hearing before Chief Bankruptcy Judge Jeffrey Graham in Indianapolis focused on whether to grant a preliminary injunction halting combat earplug lawsuits against 3M, whose subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, filed for Chapter 11 on July 26. The hearing is expected to last through Tuesday.


The Marble Palace Blog: What It's Really Like to Argue Before SCOTUS

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:54

A new book reveals the angst, drama and adventure of arguing before the Supreme Court.


Ahead of the Curve: Tips for Surviving Law School—and Life

Mon, 2022-08-15 16:08

This week, we're exploring advice on what (and what not) to do to prepare for the start of a new school year.


Data Rights, Data Duties, & Data Risks: The American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:55

While the ADPPA represents compromises between Democratic and Republican leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, particularly around the thorny issues of state law preemption and private rights of action, there are other legislative and big tech industry players pushing their own agendas for comprehensive national data privacy and security frameworks.


8th Circ. Sides With University of Minnesota in Firing of Openly Gay Athletic Department Employee

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:54

After the University of Minnesota Duluth relieved Jen Banford of her duties as part-time director of operations for their Division I women's hockey team, she filed suit against the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota alleging she was fired for being openly gay, according to the opinion.


Appeals Court: Law Firm's Debt Collection Activities for Client Aren't Subject to Consumer Loan Law

Mon, 2022-08-15 15:43

"We hold that a law firm that prepares promissory notes or undertakes debt collection activity on behalf of a HOA client is not subject to the MCLL because it is not a 'lender' that is 'engaged in the business of making loans' under the provisions of the MCLL," Judge Brynja M. Booth wrote on behalf of the 7-1 majority. "Rather, a law firm is in the business of providing legal or debt collection services to its client."


Uncertainty, Inevitability Abound as SEC Crawls Toward Finalization of ESG Rules

Mon, 2022-08-15 13:13

Demand for environment, social and governance disclosures may finally be met with federally standardized reporting, but how the agency will meet those goals is still unclear.


Even With M&A Down, Funds Work Is Up. Law Firms Are Taking Notice

Mon, 2022-08-15 13:00

Partners from Kirkland, Simpson and Debevoise all see rising funds work, along with an active lateral market.


Too Far Gone: Jurisdictional Limits Hinder Law Firms Prosecuting Cyber Criminals

Mon, 2022-08-15 11:00

Attorneys are largely limited to their jurisdictions by their licensure constraints, while cyberthreat actors are more unified and organized across borders. Some firms have tried to combat this issue, but without much success.


Federal Judge: Evidence Lacking in Former Attorney's TCPA Lawsuit Against Power Company

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:45

"To overcome Discount Power's motion for summary judgment, Worsham must therefore produce evidence sufficient for a jury to find an agency relationship between Discount Power and Hound Energy," stated Bennett. "He has failed to do so."


Appeals Court: Walmart's 'Black & Decker' Coffee Makers Were Deceptive, But Class Failed to Establish Damages

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:40

"In essence, defendants argue that if the Lanham Act allows Applica to market the coffeemaker, the arrangement cannot constitute a violation of the UPA," a judge stated. "We disagree."


How I Made Partner: 'My Ability to Take Initiative and the Quality of My Work,' Says Vivian Cheng of Fish & Richardson

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:21

Take initiative and find a way to make yourself indispensable to your team.


Eighth Circuit Splits With Third, Requiring Proof of But-For Causation To Establish Violation of False Claims Act Through Anti-Kickback Statute.

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:00

'Cairns' represents a sharp departure from the approach applied by other courts and will make kickback-based FCA cases far more difficult to establish in the Eighth Circuit.


Kalpana Srinivasan Talks DE&I, Trends in Big Tech and IP Litigation

Mon, 2022-08-15 10:00

"There are still those frontiers that we need to be pushing ahead more and helping lawyers not just get into the system but also stay and want to reach the highest levels of the profession. That is going to require more development," says Susman Godfrey managing partner Kalpana Srinivasan.


Big Law Funnels Money Into GOP Campaigns in Texas

Mon, 2022-08-15 09:00

Hunton Andrews Kurth, Winstead, Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright, Foley & Lardner and others have all contributed to Gov. Greg Abbott and other GOP candidates in the run-up to the Texas November elections.


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Mon, 2022-08-15 06:00

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In Australia, Law Firms Prepare for the Evolution of Transactional Work

Sun, 2022-08-14 20:00

Law firms are positioning themselves to compete in a new era of M&A that involves technologies such as blockchain, DeFi and Web3, says Gilbert + Tobin's Peter Reeves.


What Impact Will the Downturn Have on Legal Hiring, and What Can You Do To Prepare?

Fri, 2022-08-12 17:08

It seems almost certain that we are heading into an economic downturn. Less clear is what impact the slowdown will have on the legal job market. No


'This Man Was Doing His Job': Jurists Rebuke Threats Made Against Judge in Wake of Trump Search Warrant

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:58

The jurists are pressing for Congress to pass a bill that would limit the public's access to judges' personally identifiable information, including home addresses.


Yale Law School Extends Full-Tuition, Need-Based Scholarships to 53 Students

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:33

"If I had to articulate our mission I would say it's very simple: This generation is inheriting impossible problems to solve, and we need to teach them how to solve them," Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken told