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Justices Appear Divided Over State Laws Regulating Content-Moderation by Social Media Sites

Mon, 2024-02-26 16:13

The high court is reviewing the constitutionality of GOP-backed laws in Florida and Texas to stop the perceived censorship of conservative views by the sites.

       

Big Law Adds Tax, Litigation Attorneys in Europe as Brexit, Economy and Reforms Fuel Demand

Mon, 2024-02-26 16:01

Ashurst, Dentons, DLA Piper, Squire Patton Boggs and Paul Hastings have been adding investment fund tax partners, who can pivot their focus during market downturns to wherever demand is strongest.

       

Blackstone Racked Up $165M in Kirkland Fees in Just 3 Years

Mon, 2024-02-26 15:28

The private equity giant made the unusual disclosure to comply with conflict-of-interest rules that kicked in when Kirkland partner Reginald "Reg" Brown joined its board in 2020.

       

Trump Appeals $465 Million Judgment in New York AG's Civil Fraud Trial

Mon, 2024-02-26 14:23

As interest accrues at more than $100 per day, defense counsel said the First Department should eye whether the trial court "committed errors of law and/or fact, abused its discretion, and/or acted in excess of its jurisdiction."

       

FTC Sues to Block Kroger's $25B Albertsons Purchase

Mon, 2024-02-26 13:07

The combination "would lead to additional grocery price hikes for everyday goods, further exacerbating the financial strain consumers across the country face today," FTC official Henry Liu said in a statement.

       

Utah High Court Sides With Adoptee, Reversing Lower Court's Rejection of a Woman's Petition to Unseal Her Adoption File

Mon, 2024-02-26 10:54

"Here, the district court attempted to breathe a more specific meaning into the phrase 'good cause.' Although it is understandable that the court would want more guidance than the statute provides, it interpreted the statute in a fashion that rewrote the law," ruled Justice John A. Pearce.

       

Recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board Approaches to Patent Claims on Medical Technology Implementing AI

Mon, 2024-02-26 10:42

Each decision involves reversal of a prior art rejection and contrasts with the other decisions on subject matter eligibility, revealing different PTAB approaches and results that can inform prosecution and appeal strategies.

       

SCOTUS Declines to Intervene in Affirmative Action Admissions Case

Mon, 2024-02-26 10:13

"Law schools have an opportunity to reimagine their admission policies in ways that embrace nuanced, multifaceted inclusion, with increased racial and ethnic diversity hopefully being a significant byproduct."

       

The Status of IVF in Alabama After State Supreme Court Decision That Embryos Are 'Children'

Mon, 2024-02-26 10:00

On Feb. 16, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a bombshell ruling, holding that a frozen embryo in storage is the legal equivalent of a child under the law.

       

9th Circuit to Reconsider Whether Hawaii's Ban on 'Butterfly Knives' Violates 2nd Amendment

Mon, 2024-02-26 09:56

In a Feb. 22 order, the panel vacated its previous decision that the state's ban on butterfly knives facially constituted "arms."

       

NCBE Field Tests NextGen Bar Exam, Creates Family Law Content Scope Panel

Mon, 2024-02-26 09:35

NCBE formed the Family Law Content Scope panel, which will develop the content outline specifying the breadth and depth of family law material that will be tested on the NextGen bar exam beginning in July 2028.

       

King & Spalding Opens Dallas Office, Hires Gibson Dunn Trial Lawyer

Mon, 2024-02-26 09:00

After adding three high-profile partners in Dallas over the last several months, and more than a dozen associates, King & Spalding has reached critical mass to open its third Texas office.

       

Has Big Law Finally Returned to a Point of 'Normalcy'?

Mon, 2024-02-26 04:00

"For the first time in years, firms don't seem to be harried by the tumultuous rollercoaster of events seen thus far during the 2020s," according to a legal industry report this month.

       

Call for Nominations: The 2024 New York Legal Awards

Sun, 2024-02-25 23:47

The New York Law Journal is again asking to fete the best and brightest in your community for the 2024 edition of the New York Legal Awards. Who

       

Why the Wide Range of Roundup Verdicts? It Might Depend on What Juries Hear About the EPA

Sun, 2024-02-25 23:15

The wide range of Roundup verdicts, from defense wins for Monsanto to a $2.25 billion award, could be due to what jurors hear at trial about the EPA and foreign regulatory agencies.

       

Proposed Class Action Claims AI Company's 'Smoke and Mirrors' to Blame for Sinking Stock Price

Sun, 2024-02-25 20:57

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Vereins: A Means for Law Firms to Dodge Responsibility?

Sun, 2024-02-25 16:00

Swiss verein law firms, made up of multiple distinct legal entities, like to portray themselves as one unified firm—but when they're against the wall, do they shape-shift to their advantage?

       

Law Firm Claims Former Associate Lied About Personal Relationship to Client's Family to Obtain Larger Share of Fees

Fri, 2024-02-23 19:20

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JPMorgan Chase Subject of Class Action Suit for Allegedly Garnishing Wages

Fri, 2024-02-23 17:48

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Class Action Claims Chicago Teacher Strike Resulted in More Than $20M in Damages

Fri, 2024-02-23 17:43

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