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Cannabis Wins at Maryland, Missouri Ballot Boxes

Wed, 2022-11-09 18:47

Voters in Arkansas, North Dakota and South Dakota rejected legalization measures, however. And the future of marijuana-related legislation in Congress is uncertain with Republicans expected to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

       

Deal Between Law Firm, Publicly Traded Legal Service Provider 'First of Its Kind' in Canadian Legal Market

Wed, 2022-11-09 16:06

In the merger involving publicly traded DWF, lawyers will still control the delivery of legal services in the new structure. But observers are paying close attention to how the deal will play out.

       

Federal Judge Declines to Dismiss Negligence Claims Against Home Depot Over Falling Box

Wed, 2022-11-09 15:23

A Maryland district court has denied Home Depot's motion to dismiss claims brought by a woman who suffered a concussion and a traumatic brain injury when a box fell and struck her in the head.

       

'Biden Will Have a Very Tough Time': Why Lawyers Should Care About Senate Control

Wed, 2022-11-09 14:38

"President Biden, being a former U.S. senator himself, understands judgeships are largely a matter of horse trading, particularly in a state where we have two U.S. senators who are of the same party as the president," said William Palatucci, the Republican National Committeeman from New Jersey.

       

Compliance Hot Spots: GOP Eyes ESG as an Antitrust Issue + Another DOJ Crypto Seizure + Sidley Partner Jumps to Main Justice

Wed, 2022-11-09 14:15

Republican senators sent letters to Big Law ESG practices warning that they would target "collusive" conduct between firms on environmental issues.

       

Court Rejects Suffolk University's Bid to Dismiss Students' COVID Refund Suit

Wed, 2022-11-09 14:02

A federal judge has denied Suffolk University's motion to dismiss and rebuked the school for misinterpreting his previous order denying class certification to student plaintiffs who paid tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester when the university transitioned to online learning due to COVID-19 during the semester.

       

Should Ex-Attorneys Be Readmitted Without Retaking the Bar Exam? State Seeks Feedback

Wed, 2022-11-09 13:01

Comments considering proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, Part Six, Section IV, Paragraph 13-25(C): "If after resigning from the Bar, a former Attorney wishes to resume practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the former Attorney must apply to the Board of Bar Examiners, satisfy the character and fitness requirements, and either pass the Bar examination or meet all eligibility requirements for admission without examination under Rule 1A:1. Before being readmitted to the Bar, the former Attorney must also satisfy any membership obligations that were delinquent when the former Attorney resigned."

       

Critical Mass With Law.com's Amanda Bronstad: 2 Pharmacies Paid $10B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits, so Who's Next? 'Totally Out of Control' Fees in Mass Torts Dodged Appellate Review

Wed, 2022-11-09 10:11

I'm Amanda Bronstad. Feel free to reach out to me with your input. My email is abronstad@alm.com, or follow me on Twitter: @abronstadlaw.com.

       

New Tool Brings Greater Transparency to Federal Judges' Financial Disclosure Reports

Wed, 2022-11-09 10:03

A new database, called the Judiciary Electronic Filing System, or JEFS, went live Monday. launched by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, for the first time judges' financial disclosure reports will be centralized in a searchable format for the public—and lawyers—to access.

       

How I Made Office Managing Partner: 'Lead More Through Example Than Through Direction,' Says Geoffrey Lin of Ropes & Gray

Wed, 2022-11-09 09:00

Be humble. Listen. Challenge yourself and those around you.

       

Tenth Circuit Clarifies Ancillary Enforcement Jurisdiction

Wed, 2022-11-09 08:30

The circuit court held "if a federal court had jurisdiction [over] the principal action, it may hear an ancillary proceeding, regardless of the citizenship of the parties, the amount in controversy, or any other factor that normally would determine subject matter jurisdiction" if the case is brought "to assist in the protection and enforcement of federal judgments—including attachment, mandamus, garnishment, and the prejudgment avoidance of fraudulent conveyances."

       

Mansfield Rule Highlights Legal Tech Gaps in Diversity Efforts

Tue, 2022-11-08 23:43

Law firms are relying on tech to help meet diversity standards such as the Mansfield Rule. But while tech can help with finding the right data, going beyond that is another question.

       

3rd Circuit Rejects Per Se Rule That Would Punish Attorneys 'For Not Being Clairvoyant'

Tue, 2022-11-08 18:07

"That is not a skill we require of defense counsel generally, let alone court-appointed counsel, who, as here, have heeded the court's call to public service and devoted their time and effort to the representation of indigent defendants," Judge Cheryl Ann Krause said.

       

Objecting Parties Hit Back at Boy Scouts Plan, Calling It 'Misuse of the Bankruptcy Process'

Tue, 2022-11-08 17:11

The BSA now has until Dec. 7 to respond to the allegations raised in four briefs Monday by parties whose appeals were consolidated by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews.

       

Morgan & Morgan Expands Student Athlete Ads, Targeting Younger Clients

Tue, 2022-11-08 17:02

"The 18-to-25-year-old demographic is definitely one that we've been trying to grow," said Morgan & Morgan partner Dan Morgan.

       

Law.com Trendspotter: Law Firm Business Pros Are More Valuable Than Ever, And Yet Still Undervalued

Tue, 2022-11-08 16:58

Law firms have become increasingly reliant on their business professionals in recent years—but you likely wouldn't know it by the way many of those professionals are treated.

       

Is the Gap Between Large and Smaller Law Firms Beginning to Narrow?

Tue, 2022-11-08 15:55

"The market is moving litigation down-market to smaller firms," Georgetown Law Center's Jim Jones said. "It's about cost."

       

Penn Law Launches Future of the Profession Lab

Tue, 2022-11-08 15:20

"The Future of the Profession Lab embodies the Law School's goals when it launched FPI three years ago," Penn Carey Law Dean Ted Ruger said in a statement. "The lab will identify specific real-world problems that create disconnects between society and legal systems through collaboration."

       

Justices Poised to Nix State Law Requiring Companies to Consent to Being Sued

Tue, 2022-11-08 15:09

Any decision in a case coming out of Pennsylvania could affect where plaintiffs can bring personal injury suits against corporations.

       

Alan Dershowitz, David Boies, Virginia Giuffre Settle Defamation Suits in Manhattan

Tue, 2022-11-08 14:47

In a joint statement, the three litigants said the resolutions did not "involve the payment of any money by anyone or anything else." Virginia Giuffre said it might have been a case of mistaken identity.

       

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