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Ex-Big Law Partner Sentenced to 3 Years Supervised Release in False Statements Case

Tue, 2024-02-20 17:20

John Roesser told Judge Analisa Torres that he has "always, always, always loved the law" and regretted the impact of his offense on the court system.


Insurer's Prejudgment Interest Calculated by Payment Due Date, Not Original Denial of Claim

Tue, 2024-02-20 17:08

In part, Meridian argued that the Batstones miscalculated the prejudgment interest by calculating them from the date of the defendants' original denial. The judge agreed.


Fennemore Merges With Sacramento-Based Tax Firm

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:47

The merger is the firm's third combination of 2024.


Financial Giants Exit Climate Initiative, Fearing Collusion Allegations

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:43

BlackRock, JPMorgan Asset Management an State Street Global Advisors are withdrawing from Climate Action 100+ as it moves from encouraging companies to disclose net zero plans to pressuring them to cut emissions.


Pittsburgh Judges Ask Court to Toss Suit From Lawyer Jailed in Discovery Dispute

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:26

The defendants contend that Bernard's incarceration "was the result of his own vexatious and dilatory behavior."


Could Africa Leapfrog Other Regions on Legal Technology, Like it Did With Mobile Phones?

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:20

Some believe the continent has an opportunity to grow more quickly, in the same way as it did with mobile phone adoption, but a lack of data and law firm scale could be an issue.


Beasley Allen's Andy Birchfield Faces Evidentiary Hearing on Disqualification

Tue, 2024-02-20 16:01

Judges in both federal and state courts in New Jersey scheduled a March 25 evidentiary hearing to determine whether to disqualify Andy Birchfield and his firm, Beasley Allen, from the talcum powder multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson.


Shareholders May Challenge Corporate Conversion From Delaware on Fairness Grounds

Tue, 2024-02-20 15:15

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster said the doctrine of entire fairness applies and TripAdvisor shareholders have adequately pleaded a claim that a conversion would affect the value of their investments.


Latham, 'Laser Focused' on Tech and Life Sciences, Snags 2 Partners From Cooley

Tue, 2024-02-20 15:08

Despite the downturn in tech deals in the last year, Latham said it's a strategic priority to continue to expand its emerging companies capability on the West Coast.


Air Canada Argues Lying AI Chatbot Was a Separate Legal Entity—and Loses

Tue, 2024-02-20 14:38

A small claims court judge has ordered the airline to pay up in the wake of what he called the company's "remarkable submission."


Justices Appear Poised to Hold Agency Challenges Must Be Waged Within 6 Years of Rule

Tue, 2024-02-20 14:37

A North Dakota convenience store contends filing clock begins when a regulation's harm is felt.


Toledo Law Students File Complaint With ABA Over Legal Ethics Grading Error

Tue, 2024-02-20 14:05

"The laptop computer on which the grades were initially recorded was lost, which has made it necessary to reconstruct exam scores based on awarded points, which were recorded by Prof. Gibbons on each exam as he graded those exams," interim Dean Rebecca Zietlow wrote in an email to students last month.


Law Firm Partners Income Tax Arrangements Come Under Scrutiny in Australia

Tue, 2024-02-20 14:00

Members of Australia's Senate are questioning the use by law firms and their partners of a tax structure that lowers the amount of tax owed to the government.


Hiring Paul Weiss Bankruptcy Partner, Selendy Gay Targets Bankruptcy-Related Litigation

Tue, 2024-02-20 13:39

Kelley Cornish, a member of Paul Weiss' management committee, will join the firm next week.


Meet the Pennsylvania Judge Overseeing the Ozempic MDL

Tue, 2024-02-20 13:10

"Civility helps bring out the best in people," Pratter said, "just like being uncivil tends to hide the merits of a case and unnecessarily inflames people to get involved in side squabbles that do not move the case along."


To Benefit from Cyber Insurance Coverage In France, Don't Forget to File a Complaint

Tue, 2024-02-20 10:38

The French regulation has been enacted in the context of the French government decision to fight against the resurgence of cyberattacks, together with ransom demands, which have a significant impact on the economy.


Disbarred Attorney Must Pay $1.3M in Restitution for the 'Most Egregious and Extensive Trust Violation' Commission Has Ever Seen

Tue, 2024-02-20 09:08

"In recommending disbarment, the Commission asserted that the scope and magnitude of Doud's ethical failures were 'unequaled in the Commission's collective experience,' and this case proved the most egregious and extensive trust violation and misappropriation/commingling case to ever come before it," the order said.


'Literally Nothing Walkable': Why Gibson Dunn Moved to Downtown Palo Alto

Tue, 2024-02-20 08:00

The firm left an office park on Page Mill Road in search of a location near the homes of some attorneys and within several blocks of a train for others.


Ousted Starbucks GC Earns $5M Out of the Gate at GE Energy Unit

Tue, 2024-02-20 07:18

Rachel Gonzalez joined GE Vernova in April 2023, one year ahead of its planned spinoff from the conglomerate GE.


State AGs Emerge as New Antitrust Hurdle for Health Care Mergers

Tue, 2024-02-20 05:15

Concerns that transactions raise consumer prices and reduce access to care have sparked the state-level scrutiny, a new headache for dealmakers already facing headwinds at the federal level.