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Treated as an 'Idiot' at First Deanship, Nell Jessup Newton Reflects on Industry Progress for Women in Leadership

Wed, 2024-04-17 19:23

After she left the University of Denver Law, "this small group actually sent flowers and candy to the chair of the dean search committee and sent cards to many other faculty members saying, 'Thank you for taking our incompetent dean off our hands,'" she shared, saying that a lot of what happened was very gendered and was a "product of the time."


Lawmakers Seek National Privacy Statute and Protections for Children's Data

Wed, 2024-04-17 18:55

In the absence of a federal statute, many states have implemented their own data privacy laws, prompting Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Arizona, to cite concerns that a federal law would need strong preemption language.


'We Need to Continuously Add New Judges': AOC Director Grant Addresses Ongoing Need to Fill Rolling Vacancies

Wed, 2024-04-17 17:27

"We believe that a continuous infusion of judgeships becomes the most critical component in any of our operations, and as you heard in my opening remarks, we need to continuously add new judges to our workforce," Judge Glenn A. Grant said. "We are at 39 [vacancies]. Probably, by the end of the summer, we will have another seven to 10 judges leave, so you are then over 50 again."


Lawyers See Positive Outlook for Mergers & Acquisitions in Australia

Wed, 2024-04-17 17:22

They will face more hurdles, however, as Australian regulators, like their counterparts in many other countries and regions around the world, increase their scrutiny of M&A deals.


Gaining Steam in Los Angeles, Shook Hires Litigation Group From Carlton Fields

Wed, 2024-04-17 17:15

Four litigation partners in Los Angeles, Atlanta and South Florida have joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon.


Speed of Trump Jury Selection Proves Merchan Is in Charge: Veteran Lawyers

Wed, 2024-04-17 16:55

"You do not see the type and extent of control that Judge Merchan is exercising in every case," said one observer.


Judge Sides With Sanofi, Dismissing Patient's Claims Against Cancer Medication Taxotere

Wed, 2024-04-17 16:33

The plaintiff sought to file an amended complaint, which would replace her short form complaint that defines "Permanent Chemotherapy Induced Alopecia," using identical language in which the multidistrict litigation court previously rejected. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski rejected the plaintiff's request and agreed with Sanofi as to each of the plaintiff's claims.


GCs Ponder Widening Scope and Direction of Antitrust Enforcement

Wed, 2024-04-17 16:18

A Tuesday panel that included a member of the DOJ's Procurement Collusion Strike Force outlined some overlooked current and emerging antitrust traps being set by ambitious regulators.


3M to Depose Lawyer Amid Law Firm Fraud Claims in Dust-Mask Litigation

Wed, 2024-04-17 15:57

The 3M petitions attempt to make the case the attorney possibly knew more than what he has admitted about a co-counsel's fraudulent acts, and was possibly a co-conspirator.


Are Brain Waves the New Data Privacy Frontier? Novel Colorado Law Says Yes

Wed, 2024-04-17 15:47

In first-of-its kind legislation, the updated Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) will consider consumer neural data as "sensitive information." California and Minnesota are likely to follow suit.


JPMorgan Wins Dismissal in Chancery Case Over Zelle Compliance

Wed, 2024-04-17 15:31

Chancellor Kathaleen St.J. McCormick concluded that shareholder plaintiffs failed to adequately plead that JPMorgan's directors knew of and ignored concerns about the bank's compliance with reimbursement laws.


Washington My Health My Data Act FAQs: Data Subject Rights

Wed, 2024-04-17 14:41

Like so many other features of the MHMDA, data subject rights are deceptively complicated and have the potential to create significant administrative hurdles to getting it right. In this article, we examine the tricky issues in our MHMDA FAQs and take a deep dive into data subject rights.


GOP Senators Accuse 6th Circuit Nominee of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Wed, 2024-04-17 14:40

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and his GOP colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee raised a case Kevin Gafford Ritz handled in which a public defender accused the then-assistant U.S. attorney of making misrepresentations to a defense attorney to elicit a guilty plea.


California, Colorado-Based Antitrust Litigation Against NCAA Will Not Be Centralized, Panel Rules

Wed, 2024-04-17 11:31

Karen K. Caldwell, the chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and a district judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, issued the order on behalf of the six-judge panel and said centralization is currently not necessary for the convenience of the parties and witnesses in order to conduct the litigation.


Bridge Collapse Draws in Several Law Firms for Upcoming Litigation

Wed, 2024-04-17 11:18

Two Am Law 100 firms and several plaintiff firms have entered appearances. Observers expect more lawyers to enter as litigation and investigations mount.


Defense Verdict: Dentons Averts $51M Loss in Movie Studio Ownership Dispute

Wed, 2024-04-17 10:44

"Preparation is crucial, and there is no substitute for credibility in the courtroom," said defense counsel Mark Trigg of Dentons in Atlanta.


NH, KY Join Patchwork of States' Data Privacy Laws 'Squarely in the Middle'

Wed, 2024-04-17 10:15

New Hampshire and Kentucky are the latest states to pass comprehensive data privacy laws, bringing the number of states with privacy statutes to 15.


Thomson Reuters Expands CoCounsel to All Business Segments, Adds New Gen AI Legal Capabilities

Wed, 2024-04-17 09:00

In addition to introducing three new skills for legal and tax professionals in the U.S. and U.K., Thomson Reuters announced plans to roll out the CoCounsel generative AI assistant across every professional line it serves, including risk, fraud and media.


Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Title VII Discrimination Claims

Wed, 2024-04-17 00:52

"To make out a Title VII discrimination claim, a transferee must show some harm respecting an identifiable term or condition of employment," Justice Elena Kagan wrote for the court. "What the transferee does not have to show, according to the relevant text, is that the harm incurred was 'significant.'"