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'Like Something Out of "Jerry Maguire"': 3rd Circ. Finds CAA Sports Agent Won Arbitration by Fraud

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:24

"Recognizing the limited circumstances that justify vacating an arbitration award, we are satisfied that one such circumstance is present here: the award was procured by fraud," stated Jordan. "An honest process is what those who agree to arbitration have a right to expect."

       

Law Firms Don't Need to Spend A Lot of Money to Prevent Burnout, Says Perkins Coie's Jennifer Bluestein

Fri, 2022-08-12 15:21

In this week's episode, Jennifer Bluestein shared that law firms don't need to spend a bunch of money on amenities such as an in-house therapist to prevent attorney burnout. "It's about allowing people time and space to actually turn off work and focus on other things in their lives," Bluestein said.

       

Court Vacates $150K Sanction Against Attorney Over Scheme to Fabricate Settlement Using Fake FedEx Driver

Fri, 2022-08-12 14:32

The Colorado Court of Appeals has concluded that an arbitrator lacked the authority to personally sanction an attorney in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain a signature on a settlement agreement.

       

More Partner Compensation Challenges Will Arise This Year

Fri, 2022-08-12 14:16

Amid softening corporate demand, law firms are in a profit bind about how to pay partners who have big compensation expectations. And it turns out law firms have limited strategies to address it.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Every Day Is an Opportunity to Build Your Brand,' Says Andrea DeField of Hunton Andrews Kurth

Fri, 2022-08-12 13:30

Attorneys should constantly be reevaluating what are they doing that month to professionally develop

       

Self-Care, Time Management and Typing Skills: How (and How Not) to Prepare for Law School

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:15

"The odds are high that [students] will graduate, pass the bar, and get a job—the statistics confirm this." Erwin Chemerinsky, dean, and Jesse H. Choper distinguished professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, told Law.com Wednesday, adding that "My advice is to enjoy the experience. Some of that is keeping it all in perspective."

       

'Both Arguments Miss the Point': Federal Judge Denies Boston University's Bid to Dismiss COVID-19 Tuition Refund Suit

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:03

"Whether remote classes were an adequate substitute for in-person instruction" after the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted BU's spring 2020 semester "goes to the issue of damages, not breach," wrote the federal judge, who also found that damages issues must go forward based on other reasons.

       

Cutthroat: Lawyers Give Hostile Reception to Low-Cost Competitor in Personal Injury Sphere

Fri, 2022-08-12 10:02

"It's important for consumers that the industry is called out on bad behavior and if I'm the person who has to do it, then I'm the person who has to do it," Mighty CEO Joshua Schwadron said.

       

Skilled in the Art With Scott Graham: Hologic Comes From Behind to Win on Assignor Estoppel + Juror Homework Puts Kibosh on Apple AirPods Trial

Fri, 2022-08-12 09:55

Minerva Surgical won a Supreme Court decision last year narrowing the doctrine of assignor estoppel, but it wasn't enough to unwind a $5 million jury verdict at CAFC.

       

How I Started My Own Law Firm: 'Our Caring Culture In My View Is Central to Our Success,' Says Darryl Cooke of Gunnercooke

Fri, 2022-08-12 09:18

We also wanted to create a business that allows ambitious lawyers to thrive, have autonomy over their practice area and enjoy a positive work-life balance on their terms.

       

Are Clients 'Ghosting' More Law Firms?: The Morning Minute

Fri, 2022-08-12 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Freshfields Increases Office Attendance Requirements in Agile Policy Rethink

Fri, 2022-08-12 05:40

The firm had previously said its UK workforce could work remotely for up to 50% of the time post-pandemic.

       

Associates Say Silence on Partnership Criteria Breeds Anxiety and Resentment

Fri, 2022-08-12 05:00

"I am totally in the dark about what it takes to make partner here," said one Big Law associate.

       

Virginia Officials Hope New Playing Cards for Inmates Can Help Solve Cold Cases

Fri, 2022-08-12 00:59

A special set of playing cards featuring information about unsolved homicides will be distributed to inmates at the Richmond City Justice Center for recreational use as part of a new project by the Virginia Attorney General's Office, the Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Crime Stoppers, and local police.

       

'You Can't Use This Court to Perpetrate a Fraud': Judge Probes 3M's Actions Prior to Earplug Bankruptcy

Thu, 2022-08-11 18:51

At a Thursday hearing, U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers continued to focus on an indemnity agreement 3M reached on July 25 to transfer liability to its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, which, one day later, filed for bankruptcy. "You can't use this court to perpetrate a fraud on a bankruptcy," she told one of 3M's lawyers.

       

'It's His Mantra': Christopher Wray, Under Scrutiny for Trump Search, Has Long Been a Stickler for Process

Thu, 2022-08-11 18:21

"There's all kinds of suggestions that this (the search) was done on the fly ... and I just am 100% certain that that's not right," one close Wray associate said.

       

Higher Law: A New Recreational Marijuana Proposal in Florida | Covington & Burling's Work on a California Cannabis Civil Rights Case | Marijuana Sales Slump in Colorado

Thu, 2022-08-11 17:23

"Legalization in Florida through the adult-use ballot initiative will create one of the largest state-legal marijuana markets in the country and, at least in the beginning stages, will be a windfall for existing [medical marijuana treatment centers] that are conducting sales at that time," said Matthew Ginder, a partner in the cannabis law practice at Greenspoon Marder.

       

University of Illinois Law Joins DePaul Law to Help Grow First Generation in Law Scholars Program

Thu, 2022-08-11 16:32

"A lot of us haven't felt like we belong in the room but the reason we're here is because we're valuable," Amanda R. Moncada-Perkins, a FGLP mentor, DePaul law adjunct instructor and founding attorney of Stoutegy Law, said in an email to Law.com.

       

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Ban Injunction

Thu, 2022-08-11 15:53

The Montana Supreme Court denied a request by the state and the governor to file supplemental amicus briefing citing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

       

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