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Connecticut Jury Returns $20 Million Verdict in Landmark Asbestos Case

Tue, 2023-03-14 16:52

"Like many reckless corporate actors before them, they were confronted with a regulation that they didn't want to comply with, which was the 1972 OSHA Asbestos Regulation," counsel for the plaintiffs, Sam Iola, said. "Instead of trying to comply with it and put warnings on their products, they decided they were going to lie about it, and deny the very idea that there was asbestos in this product to begin with."


All Eyes Are on This Business-Interruption Suit That Put Other Litigation on Hold

Tue, 2023-03-14 16:24

"The way the courts are deciding these cases lately, they're just saying all these other courts have said there's no cause of action, so, clearly, there's no cause of action. I hope the Supreme Court doesn't do that," said insurance attorney Eugene Killian Jr.


Judicial Conference Asks for More Federal Judges at March Meeting

Tue, 2023-03-14 16:08

"There hasn't been a new judiciary bill to add judgeships for about 30 years," said Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Circuit Judge Lavenski Smith


'You Need to Stop Being a Hitler': State High Court Declares Town's Ban on 'Rude' Remarks Unconstitutional

Tue, 2023-03-14 11:18

"[T]he policy's requirement that the speech directed at government officials 'be respectful and courteous, [and] free of rude ... remarks' appears to cross the line into viewpoint discrimination: allowing lavish praise but disallowing harsh criticism of government officials," the court wrote.


Big Law Works 'Around the Clock' as Clients Navigate SVB Collapse

Tue, 2023-03-14 11:17

As clients scrambled to access and move funds from Silicon Valley Bank accounts over the weekend, many law firms quickly pivoted to provide resources and guidance.


Reversing Directed Defense Verdict, State Appeals Court Lays Out Factors for Piercing the Corporate Veil

Tue, 2023-03-14 10:50

Reversing a directed verdict for the defendants, a state appeals court found that it should be up to a jury to decide whether piercing the corporate veil is appropriate where a corporation is alleged to have diverted funds owed to creditors.


What's Next for London's Travers Smith After Slew of Departures?

Tue, 2023-03-14 10:19

The firm needs to seriously consider a merger and change its lockstep system, several argue.


As SVB's Risks Skyrocketed, Bank Let Chief Risk Officer Post Sit Vacant for Months

Tue, 2023-03-14 08:14

"It's like having an airplane without a pilot or a ship without a captain. It will move, but to what direction?" said Charles Elson, a retired professor of corporate governance at the University of Delaware.


As Camp Lejeune Suits Spoke, Questions Arise About Lack of Fee Cap: The Morning Minute

Tue, 2023-03-14 06:00

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Former DLA Piper Associate Alleges Firm Fired Her for Requesting Maternity Leave

Tue, 2023-03-14 00:54

Senior associate Anisha Mehta received three raises during her year at DLA Piper, but was fired within six days of requesting maternity leave in October 2022, according to an EEOC complaint.


Miami-Dade Judge Michael Hanzman to Step Down From State Court Bench

Tue, 2023-03-14 00:42

The Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge tendered his resignation, effective March 31.


California Appeals Court Partially Reverses Ruling Finding Prop 22 Unconstitutional

Tue, 2023-03-14 00:23

A California appeals court ruling largely flips an August 2021 decision finding Prop 22 encroached on the Legislature's constitutional authority.


Ahead of the Curve: How to Choose a Law School

Mon, 2023-03-13 20:42

In this week's column, we are looking ahead to our upcoming Go-To Law Schools report and examining how one may go about choosing a law school.


Here's What Private Equity Looks For in Law Firm Investments

Mon, 2023-03-13 18:01

Very few private equity firms have invested in law firms, and despite some activity in Australia, such investments aren't likely to take off, analysts say. The reason is simple: Few law firms are likely to appeal to investors. There are exceptions, however.


9th Cir. Says Parents Can Sue for Loss of Companionship of Adult Children, but Still Dismisses Mother's Claim

Mon, 2023-03-13 17:14

"Although we have never expressly expounded on the question, we have recognized implicitly that parents maintain a constitutionally protected liberty interest in the companionship of their adult children," the court said.


'Unworkable Rule for Mass Torts': Businesses Bolster Talc Bankruptcy Rehearing Request

Mon, 2023-03-13 17:09

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Tort Reform Association and three other business groups filed amicus briefs supporting rehearing of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit's Jan. 30 decision in Johnson & Johnson's talc bankruptcy.


FTC's 'Made in USA' Probes Leading to Stiff Penalties, but they Sometimes Shrink

Mon, 2023-03-13 16:47

"Companies have a continuing obligation to ensure that their claims are truthful and substantiated, including when temporarily changing a supply chain to outside the United States," according to Holland & Knight attorney Anthony DiResta.


How I Made Partner: 'Figure Out Who's Going to Vouch For You to Join the Partnership,' Says Daniel Kiang of Knobbe Martens

Mon, 2023-03-13 16:17

"You'll be counting on the partners who are closest to you to convince everyone else why they should invite you into the partnership. Go above and beyond to make sure that those partners trust your work and value you as a member of their team."


Virginia Citizens Cannot File Lawsuits Seeking Attorney Disbarments, Appeals Court Rules

Mon, 2023-03-13 15:55

"The Commonwealth's statutory scheme does not grant the Circuit Court of Louisa County the power to disbar attorneys—and the court lacked authority to grant Spanos the relief he desires," the appeals court ruled.


'Enormously Costly': As Camp Lejeune Litigation Spikes, Questions Rise About Limitless Attorney Fees

Mon, 2023-03-13 15:52

"Price fixing has an economic effect," warned Keller Postman partner Ashley Keller, who's already involved in suits under the new law.