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Texas Oil Company Loses to Mississippi Over Multistate Pipeline

Thu, 2024-06-06 14:53

The Fifth Circuit said cases Mid Valley cited did not apply because Mid Valley's circumstances did not impose affirmative obligations on the Levee Board.

       

US 5th Circuit Dismisses Royalty Dispute With Texas Supreme Court Answer

Thu, 2024-06-06 13:52

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that deduction of postproduction costs was required by the lease, even when that use occurred off lease.

       

Supreme Court Says Insurer Can Object to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan

Thu, 2024-06-06 13:37

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing for the court, stated that an insurer is a "party in interest" that can object when it "may be directly and adversely affected by the reorganization plan."

       

'This Is Your Time': AI Gives In-House Counsel Unprecedented Leverage

Thu, 2024-06-06 11:58

In a keynote address at the Legal Innovators conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, industry expert Zach Abramowitz said in-house teams are well-positioned to drive innovation at their companies and disrupt the outside counsel relationship.

       

'This Is Your Time': AI Gives In-House Counsel Unprecedented Leverage

Thu, 2024-06-06 11:58

In a keynote address at the Legal Innovators conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, industry expert Zach Abramowitz said in-house teams are well-positioned to drive innovation at their companies and disrupt the outside counsel relationship.

       

Trademark Infringement Case Claims Counterfeit Bio-Oil 'May Pose a Risk to Consumers'

Thu, 2024-06-06 10:51

The manufacturer and owner of the skincare product Bio-Oil have filed a federal lawsuit against Allure Beauty Shop, alleging that the owner sold counterfeit versions of their proprietary product, which infringed on and diluted their trademark and placed consumers at risk.

       

Alston, Eversheds, Dentons and Bracewell Bring on DC Partner Hires

Thu, 2024-06-06 10:00

Law firms invested in their cyber, energy, policy resolution, health care and real estate practices with lateral hires.

       

The UK Top 50 Firms With the Highest Debtor Days

Thu, 2024-06-06 05:44

Almost twice as many firms saw their debtor days rise compared with the previous year, research has found, with one accountant saying: 'It is hard to think of another sector that is worse at getting its clients to pay.'

       

Lewis Brisbois Threatens Legal Action to Claw Back 'Overdistribution' to Former Partners

Thu, 2024-06-06 05:00

The firm allegedly failed to meet recent years' revenue targets on which it based prior draws.

       

Another Dean Omar Talc Trial Opens in Dallas, Two Days After $260M Verdict

Thu, 2024-06-06 05:00

'For more than 50 years, people have studied whether there's a connection between baby powder, and its talc, and mesothelioma,' Johnson & Johnson attorney Collin Cox told jurors on Wednesday, according to Courtroom View Network's livestream. 'There isn't.'

       

As Privacy Laws Protecting Minors Fast Evolve, Orrick Releases 'Online Safety Resource Center'

Thu, 2024-06-06 00:05

The new resource center, which offers an interactive state-by-state regulatory tracker of laws protecting minors' data online, as well as articles and videos, follows the success of a similar web-based resource hub, Orrick Tech Studios.

       

Second Jury Trial Ordered in Uber Drivers' Dispute Over Independent Contractor Status

Wed, 2024-06-05 18:35

"The court issued a very interesting and thoughtful decision. While we respectfully disagree with the conclusion, we look forward to next week's trial—as well as the likely appeal that we anticipate will come next, whatever the outcome next week," said plaintiff's counsel Shannon Liss-Riordan of the Boston firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan.

       

Are Judges Making Decisions to Keep Themselves Off the '6-Month List'?

Wed, 2024-06-05 17:43

"The suggestion that any of our judges, all of whom are saturated in motion briefs, would request more briefing as a delay tactic is unfounded and disappointing," Chief Judge Renee Marie Bumb said.

       

Fired for Wanting Less Diversity Efforts? White Employee Sues HP

Wed, 2024-06-05 17:13

"The statement made by the plaintiff regarding the defendant's DEI efforts were falsely branded as 'dogpiling,' and 'racist' by managers in the employ of the defendant, including the plaintiff's supervisor, Dean Wicke," the complaint alleged.

       

Panel Sends AT&T Data Breach Lawsuits to Texas Judge Ada Brown

Wed, 2024-06-05 17:06

In a Wednesday order, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation assigned U.S. District Judge Ada Brown of the Northern District of Texas to oversee the AT&T data breach docket.

       

Are These Judges Too Slow? New Data and Nuances

Wed, 2024-06-05 16:51

"I think the numbers only tell part of the story. It's important to have an appreciation for what else is going on with respect to that particular judge's docket," litigator Kerri Chewning said.

       

With Investigation Practices in Hot Demand, Shook Launches Group That Emphasizes Government Expertise

Wed, 2024-06-05 16:49

The new government investigations practice "helps us with our clients. It's a clearer message of our capabilities," said Bill Corrigan, a co-leader of the group.

       

New Federal Pregnancy Regulations: Five Key Takeaways and Five Key Action Steps for Employers

Wed, 2024-06-05 16:30

EEOC regulations have expanded coverage beyond what employers might expect. Employers should become familiar with these requirements and take certain risk-reducing actions before the regulations take effect June 18.

       

EEOC Suit Signals Trouble Ahead for Employers That Auto-Reject Applicants Who Fail Background Check

Wed, 2024-06-05 16:19

The lawsuit against convenience store chain Sheetz "may shape the way employers approach criminal background checks and internal policies," Dentons shareholder Jennifer Sun Park said.

       

Arkansas State Claims Commission Bows Out of Bowen Law Professorship Dispute

Wed, 2024-06-05 15:50

Robert Steinbuch filed a claim with the Arkansas State Claims Commission in 2022 when he failed to receive a named professorship for the 2022 to 2023 academic year from then-Dean Theresa Beiner.

       

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