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JD-Next Exam Garners Comments Raising Concerns Over Validity, Accessibility

Wed, 2024-02-21 13:47

"There are significant issues which must be addressed related to the security, integrity, scalability, and accommodations available for the JD-Next exam," wrote one commenter.

       

The 2024 American Lawyer Laterals Report

Wed, 2024-02-21 13:35

Hiring data from last year, compensation system changes as recruiting tools, how the world of recruiting really works, how firms evaluate the ultimate success of lateral hires—and of course, the Top Lateral Hires of 2023.

       

Big Law's Top Lateral Hires of 2023

Wed, 2024-02-21 13:30

These laterals encapsulated and helped drive their new firms' strategies, brought considerable books of business or considerable teams (or both) with them, and made the year's big headlines and created industry-wide ripple effects.

       

Supreme Court Grills EPA Over Agency's 'Good Neighbor Plan'

Wed, 2024-02-21 13:28

The conservative justices express sympathy with the argument that the EPA failed to address potential legal defects in its effort to reduce gaseous pollutants.

       

US Firms Benefit as Latin America Capital Markets Activity Roars Back

Wed, 2024-02-21 13:09

Cleary Gottlieb, Davis Polk, Shearman and Simpson Thacher are among the firms busy advising the region's state and corporate issuers as market conditions welcome debt and even some equity offerings.

       

About the Awards: Southeastern Legal Awards Q&A with Regional Managing Editor Michael Marciano

Wed, 2024-02-21 12:18

Deadline is looming for nominations in the 2024 Southeastern Legal Awards.

       

Treatment of Antibody Claims In the U.S. After 'Amgen v. Sanofi'

Wed, 2024-02-21 10:54

The future of antibody claiming in the United States is uncertain following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in 'Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi,' a highly anticipated decision concerning enablement and whether the traditional way to claim antibodies — claiming antibodies by their function — will survive as a valid claiming strategy.

       

DeSantis Takeover of Disney's Home District Inflated Its Legal Budget by More Than 60%, Mostly Going to District's New Counsel

Wed, 2024-02-21 04:00

The biggest beneficiary is Winter Park-based boutique Fishback Dominick, which earned nearly $700,000 in the second half of 2024 from the Central Florida Oversight Tourism District. The firm hadn't previously billed the entity in recent years.

       

Quinn Emanuel's John Quinn: 'Climate Change-Related Litigation Is Going to Be a Real Growth Area'

Tue, 2024-02-20 17:30

John Quinn, co-founder of one of the world's leading litigation firms, talks about global litigation opportunities, the rise of class actions in Europe and podcasting about the law.

       

Ex-Big Law Partner Sentenced to 3 Years Supervised Release in False Statements Case

Tue, 2024-02-20 17:20

John Roesser told Judge Analisa Torres that he has "always, always, always loved the law" and regretted the impact of his offense on the court system.

       

Insurer's Prejudgment Interest Calculated by Payment Due Date, Not Original Denial of Claim

Tue, 2024-02-20 17:08

In part, Meridian argued that the Batstones miscalculated the prejudgment interest by calculating them from the date of the defendants' original denial. The judge agreed.

       

Fennemore Merges With Sacramento-Based Tax Firm

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:47

The merger is the firm's third combination of 2024.

       

Financial Giants Exit Climate Initiative, Fearing Collusion Allegations

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:43

BlackRock, JPMorgan Asset Management an State Street Global Advisors are withdrawing from Climate Action 100+ as it moves from encouraging companies to disclose net zero plans to pressuring them to cut emissions.

       

Pittsburgh Judges Ask Court to Toss Suit From Lawyer Jailed in Discovery Dispute

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:26

The defendants contend that Bernard's incarceration "was the result of his own vexatious and dilatory behavior."

       

Could Africa Leapfrog Other Regions on Legal Technology, Like it Did With Mobile Phones?

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:20

Some believe the continent has an opportunity to grow more quickly, in the same way as it did with mobile phone adoption, but a lack of data and law firm scale could be an issue.

       

Beasley Allen's Andy Birchfield Faces Evidentiary Hearing on Disqualification

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:01

Judges in both federal and state courts in New Jersey scheduled a March 25 evidentiary hearing to determine whether to disqualify Andy Birchfield and his firm, Beasley Allen, from the talcum powder multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson.

       

Shareholders May Challenge Corporate Conversion From Delaware on Fairness Grounds

Tue, 2024-02-20 15:15

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster said the doctrine of entire fairness applies and TripAdvisor shareholders have adequately pleaded a claim that a conversion would affect the value of their investments.

       

Latham, 'Laser Focused' on Tech and Life Sciences, Snags 2 Partners From Cooley

Tue, 2024-02-20 15:08

Despite the downturn in tech deals in the last year, Latham said it's a strategic priority to continue to expand its emerging companies capability on the West Coast.

       

Air Canada Argues Lying AI Chatbot Was a Separate Legal Entity—and Loses

Tue, 2024-02-20 14:38

A small claims court judge has ordered the airline to pay up in the wake of what he called the company's "remarkable submission."

       

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