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Biden Judicial Pick Flubs GOP Senator's Quiz This Time About 'Brady' Motions

Wed, 2023-03-22 16:16

Sen. John Kennedy asked U.S. District Court nominee S. Kato Crews what a "Brady" motion is and how to analyze one.


Growing Trend of Data Sharing Litigation: Federal Judge OKs 'Subscriber's' VPPA Suit Against PBS

Wed, 2023-03-22 15:53

Currently, VPPA lawsuits—many of which are class action suits—are spiking nationwide alongside the use of consumer data tracking by companies who provide information to social media platforms like Facebook for marketing analytics. Specifically, Facebook uses a "tracking pixel" that collects viewing history and personally identifiable information, Baker Donelson attorneys Aldo M. Leiva and Alexander F. Koskey explained March 17 in a Daily Business Review article.


Stanford Law Dean: Associate Dean Steinbach Placed on Leave After Disrupting Judge Duncan's Speech

Wed, 2023-03-22 15:20

"Lawyers are held to a higher standard of professional conduct and that it's even more important in the midst of heated controversy," and "learning to channel the passion of one's principles into reasoned, persuasive argument is an essential part of learning to be an effective advocate," Jenny Martinez wrote in her letter to the law school community Wednesday.


Sneak Peek at the 2023 Go-To Law Schools: Nos. 11-20

Wed, 2023-03-22 15:00

Here's a first look at the law schools that sent the highest percentage of 2022 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 law firms.


Johnson & Johnson Loses Talc Bankruptcy Rehearing, Plans Supreme Court Review

Wed, 2023-03-22 14:09

On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Johnson & Johnson's petition to rehear its Jan. 30 decision effectively dismissing its talc bankruptcy.


Calif. Bill Would Allow Electronic Recording in All Civil Cases

Wed, 2023-03-22 13:53

SB 662 would authorize courts to record civil proceedings when a certified shorthand reporter is not available. Labor groups representing court-employed reporters vowed to fight the bill.


Federal Judge: Raging Bull Instructor Could Be Liable for Defrauding Consumers $137M in Alleged Investment Scheme

Wed, 2023-03-22 10:52

"A careful review of the allegations in the Second Amended Complaint makes clear that the FTC has plausibly alleged that Dennis made misleading and material representations regarding customers' potential earnings from Raging Bull's products. First, the FTC plausibly alleges that Dennis made income-related 'representations' through electronic means which were directed at consumers," said U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III, for the District of Maryland.


'Not Every Antitrust Case Falls Along Traditional Party Lines' —Brian Ratner Talks Big Tech and Strategic Goals

Wed, 2023-03-22 08:30

"I think the legal field has become a profession of specialists." The key for young lawyers is to "get a real gut instinct for where their strengths are, what they really want to see themselves doing" and focus on those areas.


Bank Collapses Rattle Clients but 2008 Repeat Unlikely, Lawyers Say

Wed, 2023-03-22 07:30

The fall of SVB and Credit Suisse has led to a surge in calls for advice, say a wide range of U.K. lawyers.


'Stand in Your Truth,' Actor LeVar Burton Tells Lawyers at Legalweek

Wed, 2023-03-22 06:35

"We all need to feel seen and recognized in the stories that the culture puts forth. Without that reflection of our self-image, it is difficult to grow up with a healthy image of one's self," Burton said.


Generative AI Is Impressive, But 'Sticker Shock' May Be Coming: The Morning Minute

Wed, 2023-03-22 06:00

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4 Reasons Midsize Firms Are Beating Big Law in Litigation

Wed, 2023-03-22 00:39

Large corporate clients are increasingly tapping midsize and specialty shops for their litigation matters, but lower rates are only one part of the story.


Justices Appear Divided in Crypto Arbitration Dispute

Tue, 2023-03-21 19:54

Circuit courts are split on the issue. Six circuits have held that interlocutory appeals in this area trigger mandatory stays, while the Ninth, Second and Fifth have their own tests.


Tapping Into New Revenue Opportunities With Data-Backed Technology

Tue, 2023-03-21 19:46

A set of Legalweek panelists want to standardize the use of data across their firms, but they face the challenge of different practice groups and industry teams having different data needs.


Risk Mitigation Is the New ROI—So What Does That Mean for Legal Departments?

Tue, 2023-03-21 18:47

The "Avoiding Data Disasters: Protecting Sensitive Information in Search, Review, and Production" session during the first day of Legalweek 2023 offered legal professionals practical tips to protect companies' data.


US News Announces Release Date for 2023-2024 Graduate School Rankings Following 42 Law School Withdrawals

Tue, 2023-03-21 18:17

The new edition of the rankings will include updated school profiles, new rankings and detailed methodologies, according to the email from U.S. News that was provided to


Judge Rules in Favor of Artist in Lawsuit Involving 'First NFT Ever Created'

Tue, 2023-03-21 17:28

The suit involved digital artist Kevin McCoy's artwork Quantum. In 2014, McCoy created an NFT of Quantum on a blockchain called Namecoin, and seven years later, McCoy and the auction house Sotheby's began marketing McCoy's NFT on the Ethereum blockchain.


Disgruntled Workers Bash the Boss Online—But Is It Libel? Court Weighs Glassdoor Review

Tue, 2023-03-21 17:16

"If you wanted to defame your boss in 1970, your options were pretty limited. If you wanted to reach a big audience, you probably had zero options," attorney Carolyn Conway Duff said. "Everyone has a platform now."


'No Supporting Legal Authority': Workers' Compensation Immunity Bars Injured Employee's Suit Against Co-Workers

Tue, 2023-03-21 15:45

"Respondent's own account of the events at issue—including that the employees' actions were motivated by monetary safety bonuses allegedly offered by their employer—clearly shows that they were acting in furtherance of their employer's business, albeit negligently so. As such, Stromberg and her fellow employees are immune from suit. The circuit court erred in finding otherwise and in refusing to dismiss respondent's complaint for failing to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6)," wrote Justice John A. Hutchison on behalf of the West Virginia Supreme Court.