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California EV Maker Rivian Accused of Securities Fraud in New Class Action

Mon, 2024-06-03 20:03

The complaint, filed on Friday in the Central District of California, claims that Rivian made "materially false and misleading statements."


Locke Lord Beefs Up in Boston With Burns & Levinson Co-Chair of Business Litigation

Mon, 2024-06-03 18:12

Andrea Martin joined Locke Lord as a litigation partner, arriving from midsize Boston firm Burns & Levinson, which has weathered recent departures.


Lawyers Vying for 23andMe Data Breach Leadership Fear Bankruptcy Imminent

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:59

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen heard arguments on Monday from more than a dozen lawyers vying for leadership of the 23andMe data breach litigation.


Attorneys General Coalition Files Multistate Brief in Support of Title IX Changes, Protections for Transgender Students

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:59

"Enough is enough," New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said in a statement regarding an amicus brief filed in support of Title IX's recent changes. "We need policies that durably ensure fair and nondiscriminatory treatment of all students nationwide and do not change with the political winds."


Judge Clears Way for Wiretap Claims Against Delta, JetBlue for Use of Session Replay Code

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:57

"The court found no source in this district or under this circuit to suggest that visitors to websites should justifiably expect to have all their actions recorded. On the contrary, courts have found that software like the Session Replay Code are not an expected component of internet activity," U.S. District Judge Robert J. Colville said.


'Not Your Typical Conviction': Past Fraud, Contempt Findings Against Trump Likely to Inform Sentencing, Experts Say

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:42

This may be Donald Trump's first criminal conviction, but observers say his past fraud and contempt findings make a non-carceral sentence far from assured.


NCBE Releases Results of NextGen's First Pilot Test

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:34

It was determined that extensive legal reference material, such as the Federal Rules of Evidence, will not be provided on the NextGen exam, according to NCBE's Monday announcement.


1st Circuit Seems Unsure of Overturning Order Barring American Airlines-JetBlue Alliance

Mon, 2024-06-03 17:30

"I thought he [the trial judge] listened to the experts that the defendants [airlines] put forward and assessed their testimony and expressly found they were biased and largely not credible," said First Circuit Judge William Kayatta Jr.


K&L Gates Represent Honeywell in Breach of Supply Agreement for Millions of Nitrile Gloves

Mon, 2024-06-03 16:20

"The nature and timeline of each S2S-manufactured deadline demonstrates that S2S was acting unreasonably with respect to issues that it had failed to show present health or safety concerns," according to Honeywell's complaint filed by attorneys with K&L Gates.


Lawyers Forge On With Ozempic Litigation Amid MDL Reassignment Uncertainty

Mon, 2024-06-03 14:40

"When a client reads that their judge has passed, it is a scary, scary thing," said Jonathan Orent, a member at Motley Rice.


K&L Gates Joins Orrick in Offering Gen AI Training for Summer Associates

Mon, 2024-06-03 14:00

Law firms are hoping an early introduction to generative AI will make next year's incoming associates more excited about using the technology.


Florida Senators Refuse to Advance Judicial Nominees Post-Trump Conviction

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:44

"It is difficult to understand what they're doing," said a law school professor who studies federal judicial appointments. "It has nothing to do with the merits of the nominees."


Skydance Hires Legal Exec as Upstart Shakes Up Hollywood With Paramount Merger

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:39

Jean Chi has resigned from a key role at Spotify to become president of global business and legal affairs for Skydance.


Small Venue, Big Outcome: 'Conservative' Rural Jury Returns $10M Verdict After Father's Wrongful Death

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:25

"With prejudgment interest and a 9-11-68 offer, the judgment could end up around $14.5 million," said Matthew Cathey of Cathey & Strain in Cornelia.


Magistrate Judge Sides With County Defendants in Inmate's Claims in Failure to Treat Hepatitis C

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:04

According to the summary judgment motion, Russell is entitled to qualified immunity because "no reasonable person in her position would have known" that her actions in monitoring Connell's Hepatitis C and treating symptoms would have constituted a violation of "some clearly established right" of the plaintiff.


How I Made Partner: 'Excellent Work Product, Integrity and Effective Client Communications Are a Baseline,' Says Irina Luzhatsky of Manning Gross + Massenburg

Mon, 2024-06-03 11:00

"Excellent work product, integrity and prompt and effective client communications are a baseline, regardless of who you are."


LexisNexis Announces Agreement to Acquire Contract Drafting Startup Henchman

Mon, 2024-06-03 10:35

On completion of the acquisition, LexisNexis plans to immediately incorporate Henchman's document enrichment capabilities into products such as Lexis+ AI and Lexis Create.


Impact vs. Intent: Solitary Actions Can Still Cause Harm

Mon, 2024-06-03 10:19

In this article, I am focusing on actions that happen in singular instances, and where these types of interactions with the individuals who perpetrate them, would otherwise be seen as inconsistent with who we know them to be. When actions happen on multiple occasions and especially when they occur repeatedly with prior correction and indication of a necessitated change,


In-House Moves of Month: Food Sector Sees Plateful of Changes

Mon, 2024-06-03 09:45

Hormel, Jersey Mike's and Krispy Kreme all announced new legal chiefs, while Wendy's has a CLO post to fill in the wake of promoting its top lawyer to an operating role.


Adding to Salt Lake While Remaining 'Unique,' Polsinelli Opens in Park City

Mon, 2024-06-03 08:00

Marla Bell, managing partner for the firm's Salt Lake City office as well as the new one, called Park City a "destination for high-wealth individuals with second homes or who have chosen to live here rather than Salt Lake."