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Inside Track: Once-Overlooked Labor Watchdog Has Put Employers in Tizzy

Fri, 2024-05-10 11:20

The NLRB "has been pursuing an agenda to reshape U.S. labor law and overturn decades of well-established NLRB precedent," Littler Mendelson shareholder Michael Lotito said.


How I Made Practice Group Chair: 'Spend More Time Focusing on Being a Great Lawyer,' Says Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme of Pryor Cashman

Fri, 2024-05-10 11:00

"Spend more time focusing on being a great lawyer than obsessing about internal advancement."


Think Gen AI Is Mind-Blowing Today? Next Decade's Advancements Will Be 'Momentous'

Fri, 2024-05-10 06:41

In a CLOC Global Institute keynote, Suffolk University Law School Dean Andrew Perlman said, "I believe it is going to be the most significant technology ever created for the legal industry and many others."


Think Gen AI Is Mind-Blowing Today? Next Decade's Advancements Will Be 'Momentous'

Fri, 2024-05-10 06:41

In a CLOC Global Institute keynote, Suffolk University Law School Dean Andrew Perlman said, "I believe it is going to be the most significant technology ever created for the legal industry and many others."


Government Should Reconsider Law Firm Obligations on Russia Sanctions, Says Law Society

Fri, 2024-05-10 06:32

Law firms have been grappling with the regime of sanctions introduced in the U.K. following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022.


High Billing Rates May Hasten New Era of Productivity

Fri, 2024-05-10 06:00

"The way the market is structured and has been structured for a long time, it's not really a question of growing productivity, it's how do we mitigate the contraction of productivity?" said Bill Josten, strategic content manager for Thomson Reuters.


'Two Separate Lives': Lawyers Share Personal Stories of Addiction, Recovery

Fri, 2024-05-10 00:59

Participants in a panel hosted by Recovery Centers of America want a world in which employees are comfortable telling their supervisors they need help.


Susman Godfrey, McGuireWoods Lawyers Clash Over IDEA System in Virginia Before 4th Circuit

Fri, 2024-05-10 00:56

"It's only after a year and a half of investigation, more than $1 million in attorney time, it took to develop and find the information that's pled in our complaint, and to bring this case before this court," Susman Godfrey partner William Merrill told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


Phila. Jury Hits ExxonMobil With $725.5M Verdict Over Carcinogen in Gasoline

Fri, 2024-05-10 00:51

The jury determined that Paul Gill developed acute myeloid leukemia as a result of his exposure to ExxonMobil's product, awarding $725 million in compensatory noneconomic damages for Gill, plus $500,000 to his wife for loss of consortium.


Demonstrations Die Down, but Tensions Still High at Columbia University

Fri, 2024-05-10 00:27

This is very much about the students not wanting their 'home' [the campus] actively involved with and invested in genocide," said a Barnard Columbia student, who will be graduating next week, adding that there have been pro-Israeli protesters on campus who have received "very little focus in mainstream media."


How Can Countries Prepare to Defend Against Deepfakes—and 'Cheapfakes'—This Election Cycle?

Thu, 2024-05-09 19:27

Some experts believe that most countries—including the U.S.—are not ready for the wave of synthetic content that's to come.


After Jury Returns $45M Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson, Dean Omar Opens New Talc Trial in Oregon

Thu, 2024-05-09 19:07

Dean Omar, the Dallas-based plaintiffs firm that won a $45 million talcum powder verdict last month against Johnson & Johnson, opened on Thursday with another trial. Orrick's Will Stute represented Johnson & Johnson.


State Noncompete Laws Remain in Effect Despite FTC Legal Challenges, Says Assistant Attorney General

Thu, 2024-05-09 18:57

"You're going to still see enforcement by some states for time, space and scope-type noncompete roles," said Gwendolyn Lindsay Coole, Wisconsin's antitrust chief.


Greer, Burns & Crain Files Trademark Suit Over Barbie Doll Counterfeits

Thu, 2024-05-09 18:37

Mattel is also asking to be awarded statutory damages of $2 million for every counterfeit use of the Barbie trademark.


Trump Defense Errors Allowed Sexual Details Into Evidence, Merchan Rules

Thu, 2024-05-09 18:36

Defense denial of any affair between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels during their opening statements immediately "pitted" Daniels' credibility against Trump's, allowing explicit testimony, the judge ruled.


Delaware Judge Announces Retirement From US Third Circuit Appeals Court

Thu, 2024-05-09 18:29

According to the federal judiciary, Jordan gave notice of his plan to retire on May 7, and he plans to leave the bench on Jan. 15, days before a presidential inauguaration. With one other current vacancy on the court, the currently majority-Republican Third Circuit could flip.


Attorneys General Secure $10.25M Settlement With Major Phone Carriers

Thu, 2024-05-09 18:21

"We have all heard and seen advertisements announcing too-good-to-be-true cellphone deals, offering wireless devices for free or 'unlimited' data," California Attorney General Rob Bonta said. "Turns out, many of those deals are indeed too good to be true."


Federal Judge Dismisses Volkswagen Suit Challenging Illinois 'Multiplier Act'

Thu, 2024-05-09 17:55

The multiplier act did not bar Volkswagen from informing customers that the statute requiring manufacturers to reimburse dealers for services related to manufacturer-provided limited warranty was the reason for an increase in price or prohibited the company from raising prices to cover expenses, the judge held.


Ex-Board Member of Trump Media SPAC Merger Partner Is Guilty in Insider Trading Case

Thu, 2024-05-09 17:40

Prosecutors had accused Garelick of using information he obtained through his seat on the board of Digital World Acquisition Corporation to tip off two Florida brothers about the upcoming SPAC merger.


2nd Suit Claims Antisemitism at Rutgers

Thu, 2024-05-09 17:05

"Rivka is just one of the few who is willing to truly put their neck on the line," plaintiffs attorney Cory Rothbort said.