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SCOTUS Leak Breaks the Internet: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2022-05-03 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Appeals Court Reins In Law Firms' Attempts to Prevent Departing Laterals From Taking Clients With Them

Tue, 2022-05-03 00:52

In a case involving two issues of first impression, one state appellate court has cracked down on financial disincentives imposed by law firms to restrict departing lawyers from continuing to represent their clients.


How to Make It: Young Attorneys Want a Future With a Hybrid Workplace

Tue, 2022-05-03 00:03

Associates are "overwhelmingly in favor of hybrid arrangements."


No Witness? No Problem as S&C Scores $185M Jury Trial Win

Mon, 2022-05-02 23:47

A Sullivan team led by partners Garrard Beeney and Dustin Guzior wasn't able to call a sympathetic witness over dubious privilege claims, but nevertheless persuaded jurors to award Columbia University $185 Million for Norton LifeLock's willful infringement of cybersecurity patents.
 Litigation Trendspotter: COVID-19 Business Interruption Rulings Snowballing in Favor of Insurers

Mon, 2022-05-02 23:03

The momentum in favor of insurers in business interruption litigation has picked up speed in recent weeks, with more federal appeals courts, as well as the first two state high courts in the U.S., rejecting policyholders' claims that COVID-19 caused "direct physical harm or damage" to their properties.


'Appalling' and 'Unforgivable Sin': Leaked SCOTUS Draft Overturning 'Roe' Shocks Legal Community

Mon, 2022-05-02 22:57

The leaked draft quickly lit up social media as legal experts chimed in on the ramifications of such a breach at the nation's highest court, as well as how any decision may shape the court's legitimacy.


Ahead of the Curve: What My Reporting on Law Students With Disabilities Has Taught Me

Mon, 2022-05-02 21:15

This week, we're exploring my new series "Disabling Ableism: Making the Legal Profession More Accessible." The first story ran April 26, and we plan to continue the series every week with three more stories.


Who Got the Work? : McDonald's Class Action Defense Counsel and More

Mon, 2022-05-02 17:40

Welcome to "Who Got the Work? ," a weekly column that highlights the law firms and lawyers around the country who are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.


Who Got the Work? : Whirlpool's Wage-and-Hour Defense Counsel, Apple's Trade Secret Lawyers and More

Mon, 2022-05-02 17:40

Welcome to "Who Got the Work? ," a weekly column that highlights the law firms and lawyers around the country who are being brought in to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.


Vermont Law School Appoints New Dean

Mon, 2022-05-02 16:45

Rodney Smolla, who has been dean of Widener University Delaware Law School since 2015, will become president and dean of Vermont Law School effective July 1.


Federal Judge Asks State Court to Weigh in on COVID-19 Business Interruption Case

Mon, 2022-05-02 15:51

A large majority of courts nationwide have sided with insurers in the recent string of pandemic-driven business interruption cases. Nevertheless, a federal judge has asked the Maryland Court of Appeals to weigh in on whether the COVID-19 virus causes "physical loss or damage" to a property such that it triggers coverage.


'There's Reason for Optimism': Lawyers Discuss Use of International Law in Russia-Ukraine War

Mon, 2022-05-02 15:49

Russia's actions in Ukraine simultaneously threaten international law and show its limits, lawyers say.


State Appellate Court Voids $1.1B Verdict Over Forest Management Practices

Mon, 2022-05-02 15:28

The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a $1.1 billion verdict against the state for its forest management practices, finding the state did not violate state or local agreements regarding its timber production.


Man's Rights Not Violated When Judge Muted Him During Zoom Sentencing, Court Rules

Mon, 2022-05-02 15:22

The man argued his rights to counsel and allocution were violated when he was muted twice during a remote sentencing hearing.


New ABA Data Shows Disparities in Bar Passage Rates Among Racial Groups Persisted in 2021

Mon, 2022-05-02 13:41

New data on the 2021 bar exam from the American Bar Association shows that the pass rate for white first-time test-takers was more than 20% higher than the rate for Black first-time test-takers. That gap narrowed, however, among the "ultimate" bar pass rates for 2019 and 2020 law grads.


Are Settlement Claims Rates a Problem? The Plaintiffs Bar Is Divided

Mon, 2022-05-02 11:27

While everything from rap videos to detailed reports are claiming a problem with low claims rates, other plaintiffs lawyers say the issue isn't that simple.


Knowing What Appeals: How Marketing Your Appellate Practice Can Further Your Career

Mon, 2022-05-02 09:36

There is no replacement for authenticity and persistence when marketing your capabilities.


Many Law Firms Have a Decidedly Loose Definition of 'Flexibility': The Morning Minute

Mon, 2022-05-02 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Remote or 'Hybrid Light' in the Office? The Differences Matter to Attorneys and Should to Law Firms

Mon, 2022-05-02 05:00

"Flexible working" varies greatly from firm to firm and could have a profound impact on which attorneys stay and which go.


Will DOJ Really Bring Criminal Monopolization Charges?

Sat, 2022-04-30 02:10

The Department of Justice has signaled that criminal monopolization cases could be on the horizon. In this week's episode, Axinn's Tiffany Rider illustrated what such a case could entail.