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8th Circ. Affirms University's Qualified Immunity From Expelled Student's Title IX Suit

Mon, 2023-09-18 15:05

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court's grant of qualified immunity to the University of Iowa after a graduate student found responsible for sexual assault and sexual harassment filed suit against the university and university officials.


$37.5M Verdict: Susman Godfrey Secures Victory for Tech Company

Mon, 2023-09-18 14:22

This result sends a strong message that Atlas will vigorously defend its patents that play a key role in modern Wi-Fi standards," said lead attorney Max Tribble of Susman Godfrey.


Senior Federal Judge to Step Down From Bench This Week After 35 Years of Service, District Court Announces

Mon, 2023-09-18 11:50

"As a Judge, I had no agenda other than to try to resolve disputes justly and expeditiously under established principles of law," U.S. Senior District Judge Edward F. Harrington said.


Cooley Taps SF Corporate Leader as Next CEO

Mon, 2023-09-18 11:30

"Over and over, I've promised to my partners not just that I will leave the firm better than I found it, but that I will leave it better the day after I leave than the day before. Today, I feel very good about that promise," outgoing CEO Joe Conroy said.


'I Wonder If I'll Get in Trouble': New Settlement After Lawyer's Social Media Posts Wipe Out $1.5M Verdict

Mon, 2023-09-18 10:51

"I wonder if I'll get in trouble for talking about a gag order," plaintiff attorney Mike Rafi says in a social media post. "A gag order is an option for a judge to prevent a lawyers from saying anything about an ongoing case. On its face, it's a violation of your First Amendment rights and Freedom of Speech."


A&O, Shearman Partners to Begin Merger Vote Later This Month

Mon, 2023-09-18 10:02

The partnership votes to approve the tie-up will start on September 28 and will be completed by October 13.


The Business Development Role Is No Longer 'Attorney Concierge': The Morning Minute

Mon, 2023-09-18 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Will Lateral Battle Between Kirkland and Paul Weiss Create 'Ripple Effects'?

Mon, 2023-09-18 05:00

If your firm is in the Am Law 100, the odds are good that the moves affect you and your firm, according to some veteran recruiters.


Remote GC Revolution Fizzles Out as Employers Flock to 'Hard Hybrid'

Sun, 2023-09-17 08:40

"It has now moved to where, in most cases, you do need to work where the job is," Mike Evers, a Chicago-based in-house recruiter, said.


How and Why Davis Wright Built Its Own GenAI Chatbot

Fri, 2023-09-15 17:57

In this week's episode, legal technology reporter Isha Marathe spoke with Vid Prabhakaran, Davis Wright Tremaine partner and member of its AI steering committee; and Dan Szabo, the firm's director of enterprise projects, about DWT's very own chatbot that looks a whole lot like ChatGPT.


Turmoil in the NCAA's Power Five Means Business for Big Law

Fri, 2023-09-15 16:10

Industry groups geared toward sports, media and universities are capitalizing on the increasing commercialization of college sports.


Calabresi's Clerkship and Relatives Who Judge Together

Fri, 2023-09-15 07:45

Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recalls his clerkship for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black and judging is sometimes a family affair.


Strike Will Sting Auto Suppliers, but How Much Depends on Fine Print in Contracts

Fri, 2023-09-15 06:53

"The automotive supply chain is incredibly resilient, but a strike lasting more than several weeks will likely cause some suppliers to seek bankruptcy protection," said Ann Marie Uetz, a partner at Foley & Lardner.


With 'Exploding Offers' and 'Elite' Advantages, Early Campus Recruiting Gets Mixed Reception

Fri, 2023-09-15 05:00

In the traditional OCI process, everyone is provided with the same list of rules, one law firm's recruiting director said. "If you go outside of that process, how do you find out about the opportunities and learn the rules?"


Who's 'at Fault' for Ending Engagement? Massachusetts Appeals Court Decides Rightful Owner of $70K Engagement Ring

Fri, 2023-09-15 00:46

"[M]y own view is that she should have given [the ring] back," Associate Justice James R. Milkey wrote of the former bride-to-be in a dissenting opinion. "But why should my personal view on this issue matter? To me, the ultimate question this case poses is whether such issues should be resolved in courts of law, or instead left to the interplay between private conscience and social norms."


Paying It Forward: Alum Gifts $20M to University of Michigan Law

Fri, 2023-09-15 00:12

"Thanks to the generosity of Michigan, I was given a full scholarship," John K. Hoyns said in a statement. "I've always felt that the Law School and the scholarships granted to me were critical to my success as a lawyer, [so] I wanted to provide the same opportunity to others."


Meh ... Car-Crash Lawyers Are Lukewarm About AI in Personal Injury Law

Thu, 2023-09-14 19:02

"We're hired by the clients for our skill and expertise, and that's what they pay for and that's what they're entitled to," said plaintiffs personal injury lawyer Nicholas Leonardis.


6th Circuit Sides With Catholic Organization in Land Use Permit Debate Over Religious Displays

Thu, 2023-09-14 19:00

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed an order denying preliminary injunction to a religious organization over a battle with a Michigan township to feature religious displays on the organization's prayer trail.


Former Employee Claims Unable to Reach English-Speaking Rep After Termination on Injury Leave

Thu, 2023-09-14 18:28

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


'We Can't Do Our Job': In-House Counsel Fight for Legal Privilege in Europe

Thu, 2023-09-14 18:14

In-house lawyers across the continent have been fighting for years for the right to legal professional privilege. Increasingly, they are winning.