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Why This Attorney Wants Litigators To Look Harder at Cases Against Corporations

Fri, 2023-02-03 19:23

In this week's episode, John Uustal of Kelley | Uustal wants litigators to look harder at cases that might not look like they have merit at first.


Business Owner Agrees to $125K Settlement for Purported Legal Threats Over Negative Customer Reviews

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:22

"It is ironic that a company named for an iconic symbol of freedom would concern itself with violating the free speech and other legally entitled rights of consumers," Attorney General Aaron M. Frey said in a media release. "I hope this case will remind consumers that no business can require you to waive your right to leave honest reviews of businesses and products."


Veteran Lawyer's Inaction on Attorney Fee Dispute Case Leads to Disbarment

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:21

"Parris's continuous inaction at each stage of the litigation resulted in significant harm to Chaddsford in the form of a $75,000 default judgment and court-imposed sanctions of $1,225 in attorneys' fees with post judgment interest. Parris took no action to vacate the default judgment against Chaddsford and did not notify Chaddsford of the default judgment until approximately five months later," Justice Angela M. Eaves wrote on behalf of the unanimous court.


Earplug Lawyers: Talc Dismissal 'Knocks the Props Out' of 3M Bankruptcy

Fri, 2023-02-03 18:05

Lawyers suing 3M over its combat earplugs moved on Friday to dismiss the Chapter 11 case of its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, citing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit's ruling on Monday dismissing Johnson & Johnson's talc bankruptcy.


How I Made Partner: 'Get Comfortable With Uncertainty,' Says Samuel Bazian Of Herrick, Feinstein

Fri, 2023-02-03 17:32

"Although lawyers often work long hours, you would be surprised how many are willing to invest in your success, including by mentoring you, helping you navigate law firm life, and guiding you towards your goals."


Mark Pomerantz Could Get Disbarred Over Trump Book: Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Fri, 2023-02-03 16:28

If found to have violated his ethical obligations in writing "People vs. Donald Trump," veteran white collar attorney Mark Pomerantz could face penalties as serious as disbarment, criminal felony charges, and steep fines.


Patent Litigation Against Automakers Gives Standing to Non-Party Supplier, Judge Says

Fri, 2023-02-03 16:17

"The specific circumstances of this case—and, more importantly, of Westport's allegations against Bosch's customers—indicates that there is a 'substantial controversy' between Bosch and Westport, that is of 'sufficient immediacy and reality to warrant the issuance of a declaratory judgment.' ... Bosch has met the Article III requirements to bring this declaratory judgment action," Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. said.


With Law Firms Under Profit Pressure, Litigation Funders Have Bullish Outlook for 2023

Fri, 2023-02-03 10:50

Leaders at Burford Capital and Validity Finance say that in a down market, firms are increasingly open to arrangements that allow them to offload risk.


Law Firms Look to 'Mergers of Magnitude': The Morning Minute

Fri, 2023-02-03 05:00

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The Law Firm Disrupted: The Next Best Thing to a Crystal Ball for Law Firm Leaders

Thu, 2023-02-02 17:27

Will decision-makers embrace flexible lawyering the next time the demand cycle heats up to avoid a repeat of the current overcapacity crisis?


Cyber, Privacy Mistakes Are Becoming A Lot More Expensive

Thu, 2023-02-02 16:25

At the end of the day, it's not just the cost of mitigating an incident's impact and salvaging one's reputation, but also dealing with a growing number of new data privacy laws and active federal and state regulators.


Meet the Ex-Akin Gump Partner Who McCarthy Named the House's Top Lawyer

Thu, 2023-02-02 15:53

Speaker Kevin McCarthy's choice brings experience as SCOTUS clerk, and DOJ lawyer.


Kline & Specter Obtains $24M Settlement From Philadelphia Hotel for Trafficking Victims

Thu, 2023-02-02 15:52

"The traffickers were prosecuted, they're incarcerated and now it's time to hold the hotel accountable for what was happening in their hallways," said Kline & Specter's Emily Marks.


Higher Law: California Takes an Early Step Toward Interstate Cannabis Sales

Thu, 2023-02-02 15:43

A lawyer for California's Department of Cannabis Control said the anti-commandeering rule will protect the state and its officials if it authorizes interstate cannabis trade with other licensing states.


Baker McKenzie's Machine Learning Leader Discusses the Firm's Plans for Generative AI

Thu, 2023-02-02 14:10

The firm's Machine Learning Practice continues to harness the power of GPT-3 models to augment attorney workflows, improve the delivery of client services, scale its pro bono efforts and more.


Alec Baldwin Formally Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for 'Rust' Death

Thu, 2023-02-02 13:31

On Tuesday, actor Alec Baldwin was officially charged with involuntary manslaughter connected to the shooting and death of "Rust" cinematographer


Haggis Calls Emery Celli's Fees 'Unreasonable' in Bid to Reduce Levy in Civil Rape Case

Thu, 2023-02-02 12:05

FIlmmaker Paul Haggis does not want to pay the more than $3 million in fees and costs accrued by Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel.


Inside Track: Legal Departments Share Blame for Escalating Law Firm Rates

Thu, 2023-02-02 09:24

Many departments manage and negotiate rates through "a crazy-quilt of spreadsheets and emails" said Nathan Cemenska of Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions.


How Social Media Is Disrupting Rainmaking Dynamics: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2023-02-02 05:00

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