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Judge Abused Discretion With Order Against Amazon After Worker's Firing, 2nd Circuit Says

Wed, 2024-06-12 14:40

"The district court never explained what in the record supported its conclusion that the cease-and-desist order was just and proper," Judge Richard Wesley wrote for the Second Circuit.


Exxon Hires Fox Corp.'s General Counsel as Its New Top Lawyer

Wed, 2024-06-12 13:19

Jeffrey Taylor, who didn't land the Fox chief legal officer post after it opened up last year, is jumping to the oil-and-gas giant.


Biden Picks Nominees for US District Judgeships in Pennsylvania, California and Minnesota

Wed, 2024-06-12 11:40

Biden is expected to formally submit his nominees to the U.S. Senate for confirmation hearings in the very near future, where the nominees appear to have immediate support from their home-state senators.


Joshua Wright's $108M Defamation Case Against Former Students to Proceed to Trial

Wed, 2024-06-12 11:15

A Virginia judge has decided to allow former George Mason University law professor Joshua Wright's lawsuit against two former students, who now practice in Big Law.


Lawyers Are Often Called Upon as Leaders, But Aren't Typically Taught How to Lead Effectively

Wed, 2024-06-12 11:13

"When you think of lawyers, most are inquisitive, highly intelligent, and are asked to take on responsibilities within numerous spheres and in numerous sectors, yet, we're not properly trained to be leaders," Andrew Gratz said.


In $1B Suit, Nikola Founder Says Legal Chief, Other Execs Fed DOJ False Narrative to Save Themselves

Wed, 2024-06-12 11:10

"Never has there been such an egregious case of corporate scapegoating at the expense of shareholders," former Executive Chair Trevor Milton alleges in the complaint.


How I Made Partner: 'Speak Up, Even When It Scares You,' Jessica Gutierrez of Robins Kaplan

Wed, 2024-06-12 11:00

"It took time for me to feel, not only comfortable, but confident in the legal industry. I would tell my younger self that you have earned the right to be in the room, and you have earned the right to have your voice heard. So, speak up, even when it scares you."


Skadden Hires First Chief People Officer as More Law Firms Take Holistic Approach to Talent

Wed, 2024-06-12 05:00

Annemarie Crouch "will lead all aspects of the firm's people strategy for lawyers and business professionals," Skadden said.


Burns & Levinson in Merger Talks After Latest Round of Departures

Wed, 2024-06-12 05:00

The Boston-based midsize firm has lost more than one-third of its head count in recent months.


Missouri Appellate Court Affirms $800K Judgment Against Psychiatrist for Vyvanse-Induced Stroke

Wed, 2024-06-12 00:42

"All of that said, even if F.D.'s differential diagnosis was thus unreliable and should not have been admitted, other substantial evidence at trial tended to prove that K.P.'s death was caused by Vyvanse use. This Court will not reverse a judgment unless the circuit court's error in admitting expert testimony 'materially affected the merits of the action,'" Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Cristian M. Stevens.


Inflection Point: The Pecking Order of India's Top Law Firms is Set to Change

Wed, 2024-06-12 00:35

In this week's Asia Legal Briefing, Jessica Seah explains why the country's established leading law firms are set to lose ground to rivals.


Will the Fourth Circuit Finally Take On Bankruptcy's 'Texas Two-Step'?

Tue, 2024-06-11 18:30

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has agreed to take up a bankruptcy involving the controversial "Texas two-step," potentially deciding the merger tactic's fate in future Chapter 11 cases. The opening brief is due July 10.


43 States Reach $700 Million Settlement With J&J in Talc Product Lawsuits

Tue, 2024-06-11 18:29

A $700 million settlement reached by Johnson & Johnson with attorneys general from 43 states prohibits the pharmaceutical company from manufacturing, selling or distributing its talcum-based body powder products, which are known to increase the risk for cancer, in the United States.


$47M Catastrophic Trucking Verdict Is a Sign of Changing Times in Growing Metro Atlanta County

Tue, 2024-06-11 18:14

"I think jurors in places like Cherokee County don't have a problem rendering a fair verdict if that means its going to be a big number for nice, deserving plaintiffs," said plaintiff's counsel Mike Moran.


Norton Rose Fulbright Lands a Dozen Attorneys From BCLP, Adding to Global Investigations Practice

Tue, 2024-06-11 18:02

Incoming partners Jeff Kalinowski and Eric Martin have been working together for about 25 years, while Laura Perlov and Jeff Ziesman have been part of the team for over a decade. Perlov is based in Denver, while the others are in St. Louis.


'Did He Ask You to Pay a Bribe': Menendez's Lawyer Cross-Examines Key Cooperating Witness

Tue, 2024-06-11 17:57

Menendez's attorney Adam Fee of Paul Hastings worked to demonstrate to the jurors that while Uribe was close to Menendez's wife, Nadine Menendez, he did not have extensive interactions with the senator.


AARP Joins Attorneys in Filing Federal Age Discrimination Class Action Against RTX Corp.

Tue, 2024-06-11 17:56

"Fortune 500 companies should know better than to exclude hardworking older Americans from jobs by targeting 'recent college graduates' in hiring posts," Adam Klein, managing partner at Outten & Golden, said in a statement.


Court Orders Less Strict Nuisance Injunction for Chicken Farms

Tue, 2024-06-11 17:38

The poultry producers are represented by two a trial team led by Alexander Dubose & Jefferson and Clement & Murphy.


'Lawyers Are Always Responsible': 5th Circuit Discards AI Disclosure Rule After Pushback

Tue, 2024-06-11 17:36

A number of district court judges across the country have issued orders setting out disclosure requirements after a pair of New York lawyers were sanctioned last year for using fake, ChatGPT-generated case citations.