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8th Circuit Finds Death Row Inmate Has Standing to Sue State Officials for Allegedly Failing to Turn Over Key Evidence That Could Prove Innocence

Tue, 2023-06-13 11:11

"The defendants here are not immune from suit under the Eleventh Amendment because Johnson seeks prospective declaratory and injunction relief and has alleged a sufficient connection between the defendants and Act 1780's enforcement," Judge Jane Kelly wrote on behalf of the court. "The Sevier County Prosecuting Attorney and the Director of the State Crime Lab have a sufficient connection because they possess and control evidence that Johnson seeks to test, and they have refused to provide it to him."


'Cannot Reasonably Be Questioned': Judicial Ethics Committee Says Merchan's Impartiality Is Unimpaired

Tue, 2023-06-13 10:45

In an advisory opinion, an ethics panel said Judge Juan Merchan should be able to continue to presiding over litigation in the criminal prosecution of Donald Trump.


Attorney Fees Cannot Exceed Value to Class, 9th Circuit Makes Clear in Copyright Case

Tue, 2023-06-13 10:26

Appeals court nixes $1.7 million fee award for $52,841.05 recovery in music composition holders' settlement with streaming service.


Frenzy at Miami Courthouse Over Trump's Impending Arrival

Tue, 2023-06-13 10:22

The frenzy among journalists, photographers and onlookers began early Monday and is expected to grow non-stop until 3 p.m. Tuesday's scheduled court appearance by the former president of the United States.


Weil Gotshal Assumes Lead for VTB Capital in Long-Running Litigation

Tue, 2023-06-13 06:31

The issue of legal representation for Russian state-owned VTB has been contentious since Putin's attack on Ukraine early last year.


How I Made Partner: 'Be Bold Enough to Ask for Opportunities,' Says Caleb Seeley of Seeger Weiss

Tue, 2023-06-13 06:00

"When it comes to career planning and navigating inside a law firm, I see far too many other attorneys fall prey to tunnel vision and think that there is only one correct way to progress their careers."


Not Yet: Push for Digital Deposition Transcripts Fails Again

Tue, 2023-06-13 00:50

"The problem is these paper transcripts often go through many hands before returning back to the reporter, and often return damaged or even altered. Then the reporters are required to swear to the accuracy," Rep. John Bryant said.


Orrick Lays Off Attorneys and Staff, Defers Incoming Class

Tue, 2023-06-13 00:45

The firm is letting go of about 40 associates and 50 staff members due to reduced client demand in some areas and the impact of technology, data and the evolving workplace on the type of support it needs to operate.


New Court Leadership Announces Rule Abolishing Court-Provided Security to Ex-Judges

Tue, 2023-06-13 00:13

The order from Chief Administrative Judge Joseph Zayas comes in the wake of a controversy over security provided to ex-Chief Judge Janet DiFiore after her retirement.


Canadian Supreme Court Justice Quits as Inquiry Into Harassment Allegations Set to Begin

Mon, 2023-06-12 20:22

Justice Russell Brown maintains his innocence but says the impact on his family and the court led to his decision to retire.


Union Workers File Federal Employment Lawsuit Against Southwest Airlines, Alleging Violations of Paid Sick Leave

Mon, 2023-06-12 19:41

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Putative Class Action Launched Against Geico for Alleged Secret Reporting of Video-Watcher's Data to Google

Mon, 2023-06-12 18:54

"When Plaintiff watched videos on the Website, Defendants disclosed information that allowed Google (and any ordinary person) to readily identify Plaintiff's video-watching behavior," the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles alleges.


Sidley Austin's DC Office Snags First Chair Trial Lawyer From Covington & Burling

Mon, 2023-06-12 18:08

"The regulatory area of our firm ... is a bit more active in a couple areas, including antitrust. And we see that there's a lot of top national talent that just happen to be based in D.C., like Jennifer," said Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley's management committee chair.


In Rare Wildfire Verdict, Oregon Jury Hits PacifiCorp With Over $72M in Class Trial

Mon, 2023-06-12 17:48

On Friday, the jury reached its verdict, which Mulnomah County Circuit Court Judge Steffan Alexander read on Monday. The trial moves to a second phase of punitive damages, which could reach $15 billion when including the entire class.


Amid Generative AI Boom, Law Firms' Metaverse Offices Stuck in 'Holding Pattern'

Mon, 2023-06-12 17:29

Law firms eagerly invested in the metaverse in 2021 and 2022. But since then, high costs to entry are keeping the audience for such virtual services stagnant.


Transgender Inmate Settles $495K Lawsuit With State Prison Over Discriminatory Policies

Mon, 2023-06-12 17:04

"Robins Kaplan is so pleased to have been able to partner with Gender Justice and obtain this result for Ms. Lusk," said her attorney, Rebecca Bact of Robins Kaplan. "The settlement not only ensures that she is treated with dignity, but does the same for other trans and gender nonconforming individuals within the Minnesota DOC."


Generative AI and ALSPs: 'Opportunity for Growth' or Services 'Under Threat'?

Mon, 2023-06-12 16:57

Generative AI will ultimately impact each alternative legal service provider differently depending on its size, scale and areas of expertise. While some service areas are clear matches for the technology, others could be under threat.


NY Senate Confirms First Male Transgender Judge Among 19 Approved to NY Bench

Mon, 2023-06-12 15:21

In all, the Senate confirmed 11 new Court of Claims judges, another four Court of Claims judges who were reappointments, three acting justices of the state Supreme Court, New York's trial court, and a family court judge in Monroe County.


Exonerated Ex-Deutsche Bank Trader Files $30 Million Suit Alleging Malicious Prosecution

Mon, 2023-06-12 15:21

Gavin Campbell Black is represented by Seth Levine, Scott Klugman and Chad Albert of Levine Lee.


Sanction Everyone? Attorneys Each Ask Court to Punish Other Side

Mon, 2023-06-12 15:21

"The question for this court: Did defendants present that criminal charge under Penal Code Chapter 36 solely to gain an advantage?" stated plaintiffs' counsel Marquette Wolff