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McDonald's Loses 'Big Mac' Trademark Case in EU Dispute Over Chicken Burgers

Wed, 2024-06-05 15:07

McDonald's Irish rival Supermac's described the case as "trademark bullying" and called the ECJ General Court decision a significant victory for small businesses worldwide.

       

Litigation Over Alleged 'Quiet Quitting' Fizzles Out With Discontinuance

Wed, 2024-06-05 14:50

Both parties withdrew their actions pursuant to stipulations. The case made national headlines as firms grappled with hybrid work.

       

Lawfare? Ken Paxton Accuses State Bar of Weaponizing Courts Against Him

Wed, 2024-06-05 14:40

The Paxton petition follows in the steps of his first assistant, whose ethics violations defense on the same issues is pending before the Texas Supreme Court.

       

5th Circuit Strikes Down SEC's Private Fund Advisers Rule

Wed, 2024-06-05 13:41

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission exceeded its statutory authority, the appeals court says.

       

2 Senior Google Legal Leaders Exiting Amid Restructuring

Wed, 2024-06-05 13:15

"I'm grateful for the regulators, policy makers and advocates who relentlessly pressed to make us better, to challenge our presumptions, and to keep us humble," Google Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright wrote on LinkedIn.

       

Sanctions Work and Bank Compliance is Keeping Miami Lawyers Busy

Wed, 2024-06-05 11:30

While Miami is known as a common storage space for sanctioned assets, lawyers in the region are finding fresh opportunities in bank compliance and even helping clients navigate sanctions in countries like Canada.

       

How I Made Partner: 'Don't Wait to Make Partner to Start Acting Like a Partner,' Says Michele Cerezo-Natal of Mayer Brown

Wed, 2024-06-05 11:00

"Don't wait to make partner to start acting like a partner. Talk to the partners that you work with to understand their roles and responsibilities. Consider what leadership roles you can take on as an associate that will demonstrate your investment in the firm."

       

Eighth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Police Officers Who Removed Street Preacher From Festival

Wed, 2024-06-05 10:50

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld the grant of summary judgment to an Iowa city and several police officers in their individual capacity in a Section 1983 suit brought by a street preacher who was removed from a festival area but allowed to continue his preaching across the street from the festival's entrance.

       

Law.com's Top 100 Verdicts of 2023

Wed, 2024-06-05 10:07

The nation's highest-ranking verdicts were compiled by Law.com analyst team VerdictSearch.

       

Live Nation and Ticketmaster Slammed With 4 Data Breach Class Actions Following DOJ Lawsuit

Wed, 2024-06-05 09:35

Plaintiffs in four class actions filed in the Central District of California alleged that Live Nation and its subsidiary Ticketmaster failed to protect users' private information after a cyberattack.

       

Deadline Extended: New England Legal Awards 2024

Wed, 2024-06-05 06:01

Law.com is accepting nominations for the New England Legal Awards, celebrating legal excellence in Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

       

Miami Litigators Revive 9-Figure Lawsuit Against NASCAR Over 'Let's Go Brandon' Coin

Wed, 2024-06-05 00:46

"There's a tendency to treat crypto and meme coins as a joke where they don't need to be taken seriously," said Joe Delich, a partner at Freedman Normand. "But they're a real product."

       

5 Day-to-Day Factors That Make Work a Grind: A Partner's Guide to Revitalizing Work

Wed, 2024-06-05 00:43

Creating an engaging workplace is not just nice-to-have; it directly impacts the bottom line. Engaged team members are more productive, deliver higher-quality work, have better retention rates, and foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

       

Phila. Judge Slashes $1.8B Off of $2.25B Roundup Verdict

Wed, 2024-06-05 00:17

The plaintiff's lawyers said they "believe the reduction of the jury's verdict is a departure from established Pennsylvania law that we plan to appeal, seeking reinstatement of the full measure of compensatory and punitive damages."

       

Looming Privacy Law Changes in Australia Bring Unmet Demand for Lawyers

Tue, 2024-06-04 18:44

The changes, which will make Australian privacy law more like the EU's, "should be giving people nightmares," said one Sydney-based privacy partner.

       

Updated Stanford Report Finds High Hallucination Rates on Westlaw AI

Tue, 2024-06-04 18:18

Thomson Reuters said that their internal testing showed a lower hallucination rate compared to the study, and welcomed the opportunity to work with Stanford to explore creating AI benchmarks.

       

Trump Seeks to Lift Manhattan Gag Order Following Guilty Verdict

Tue, 2024-06-04 18:15

The Manhattan DA's office, in response, opposed "any immediate termination" of the order.

       

Musk's X Corp. Mounts Supreme Court Challenge to Jack Smith's Trump Warrant

Tue, 2024-06-04 17:54

X claims the nondisclosure order for Donald Trump's private messages was improper and that the company should have been allowed to give the former president, or his representative, the opportunity to assert executive privilege.

       

CooperSurgical Lawsuits Face Jurisdictional, Venue Challenges

Tue, 2024-06-04 17:41

"This (would not be a) ruling on the substance of plaintiffs' claims," Tiseme Zegeye of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs, said. "This is determining where the lawsuits will play out. ... It's the first step in figuring out where these cases move forward and how they're going to play out."

       

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