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Fish & Richardson Saw Growth in Core Practices Despite Revenue, Profit Slump

Tue, 2024-03-05 16:10

A slow year for contingency collections contributed to the IP firm's 2.4% decline in gross revenue, firm president and CEO John Adkisson said.


Mistrial Declared in First Post-Bankruptcy Ovarian Cancer Trial Over J&J Talc

Tue, 2024-03-05 15:49

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas declared a mistrial after the jury sent him a note Tuesday afternoon that said: "We are hopelessly deadlocked with absolutely, positively, no way to resolve it."


Former Phila. Trial Lawyers President Sued Former Law Partner Before Launching Own Firm

Tue, 2024-03-05 15:44

Ken Fulginiti accused Thomas Duffy Jr. of understating profits and spending revenues on "vanity expenses" and personal needs.


Appellate Court Sides With Firms Ordered to Disclose Communications in Megachurch Defamation Suit

Tue, 2024-03-05 15:40

"Extending the crime-fraud exception to claims like MacDonald's would risk deterring clients from seeking legal advice, chilling lawyers from giving advice, and eroding the attorney-client privilege's protection of legitimate communications," Justice Michael B. Hyman wrote on behalf of the three-judge panel.


Behind 'Unanimous' Trump Vote, a Divided Supreme Court

Tue, 2024-03-05 15:09

"Today, the majority goes beyond the necessities of this case to limit how Section 3 can bar an oathbreaking insurrectionist from becoming President," Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote in a concurrence.


Passenger's Vicarious Liability Claims Proceed Against Uber Following Alleged Assault by Driver

Tue, 2024-03-05 14:28

"Here, based on the facts alleged in the Complaint, Micah was at the address as part of his business driving for Uber and assaulted Plaintiff to coerce payment of a debt owed to Uber; therefore, a reasonable jury could determine that ... the assault was in furtherance of Uber's business," U.S. District Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. said, denying Uber's motion to dismiss on the plaintiff's vicarious liability claims.


Sneak Peek at the 2024 Go-To Law Schools: Big Law Nos. 41-50

Tue, 2024-03-05 14:00

Here's a first look at the law schools that sent the highest percentage of 2023 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 law firms.


Four South American Countries File Amicus Briefs Urging US Court to Overturn $16.1B Ruling Against Argentina

Tue, 2024-03-05 12:43

Foley Hoag filed on behalf of Brazil and Uruguay, while Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe filed for Chile and Ecuador in support of a Sullivan & Cromwell attempt to reverse the verdict against Argentina.


LSAC Announces Changes to LSAT Writing Beginning This Summer

Tue, 2024-03-05 12:42

"By adopting this design, we're not only enabling individuals to have a more authentic voice in their argument, but we are also better positioned to evaluate the writer's ability to employ various rhetorical techniques, evidentiary strategies and other important aspects of argumentative writing," said Susan Krinsky, executive vice president for operations and chief of staff at LSAC.


Gag Order Ahead of Criminal Trial Is Unconstitutional, Trump Lawyers Argue

Tue, 2024-03-05 12:33

Defense lawyers argued that the restraint would effectively mute their client as a presidential candidate during a critical point in his campaign.


JetBlue-Spirit Airlines Planned $3.8 Billion Merger Dropped Due to Antitrust Concerns

Tue, 2024-03-05 10:29

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland called the decision "yet another victory for the Justice Department's work on behalf of American consumers," claiming execution of the deal "would have caused tens of millions of travelers to face higher fares and fewer choices."


How a Plaintiffs Lawyer Armored Up for the Mass Arbitration Battle

Tue, 2024-03-05 09:46

Raphael Janove, who launched his own firm last month, said he plans to focus largely on mass arbitration to pursue consumer claims against mobile games developers.


Can Paul Weiss Challenge Kirkland's Private Capital Dominance in London?

Tue, 2024-03-05 08:00

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison has played Kirkland & Ellis at its own game in London: aggressively hiring a who's who of top partners, mostly from Kirkland, to build out an office from scratch.


Zoom Taps Silicon Valley Veteran to Fill CLO Post That's Had an Interim Leader for 4 Years

Tue, 2024-03-05 07:17

"I want to make sure that we have an engaged legal team and that they are as excited about that engagement as I am," newly appointed Chief Legal Officer Cheree McAlpine said.


Perkins Coie Fourth US Firm to Shutter China Office in 8 Months

Mon, 2024-03-04 21:30

In less than eight months, Akin Gump, Proskauer Rose and Latham have all closed offices in mainland China.


Former Twitter Legal Chief, General Counsel and Other Executives Sue Elon Musk for Severance

Mon, 2024-03-04 17:27

"Because Musk decided he didn't want to pay plaintiffs' severance benefits, he simply fired them without reason, then made up fake cause and appointed employees of his various companies to uphold his decision," says a complaint filed Monday by Twitter's former Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, and General Counsel Sean Edgett.


'The Chutzpah of Texas' Governor and AG': 7 Lawsuits Filed Over Elections

Mon, 2024-03-04 17:06

"It is certainly not unusual for Attorney General Paxton to bully public educators to promote his personal agenda," education law attorney Dennis J. Eichelbaum said.


'The Chutzpah of Texas' Governor and AG': 6 Lawsuits Filed Over Elections

Mon, 2024-03-04 17:06

"It is certainly not unusual for Attorney General Paxton to bully public educators to promote his personal agenda," Castleberry ISD attorney Dennis J. Eichelbaum said.


Gowling WLG Launches AI-Based Brand Protection Service

Mon, 2024-03-04 16:35

The idea for the product, called Saturn, was born after a Gowling associate was seconded to a client and realized how onerous and expensive brand protection can be.


Defusing the Always-On Time Bomb: Cultivating a Culture of Responsiveness Without Sacrificing Sanity

Mon, 2024-03-04 16:34

While it's become easier than ever to stay connected, it has contributed significantly to an unhealthy work-life imbalance. So, how do you strike a balance? How do you meet these high expectations while mitigating the pressure to always be accessible?