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WeWork's Stephen Mar Applies the 'Generalist' Approach to Litigation He Learned at Sullivan & Cromwell to In-House Work

The Litigation Daily RSS - 2 hours 14 min ago

"In my current role as head of litigation and investigations, I don't have the luxury to specialize — I need to be a generalist and to be prepared for just about anything. And I love that," Mar said.

       

Law Firm Staff Poaching Is Becoming a Problem: The Morning Minute

Law.com - 3 hours 44 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Meet The American Lawyer's 2021 Litigation Department of the Year Finalists

Law.com - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 18:00

This year's group of finalists excelled in unusual circumstances over the past two years.

       

Observers Call Credit Suisse's Decision to Penalize Longtime Counsel Allen & Overy 'Hypocritical' and 'Harsh'

Law.com - Thu, 11/25/2021 - 05:30

The Swiss banking giant's fall out with Allen & Overy has sent shockwaves around the industry, but some believe the firm will fare just fine.

       

'Guilty, Guilty, Guilty': Ahmaud Arbery Verdicts Met With Relief, but Concerns About Trial Linger

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 16:17

"In this case, despite overwhelming racial prejudice, justice was still served. Yet this was the exception to the rule," the League of Women Voters said in a written statement.

       

Appeals Court: Policyholder Whose Employer Erroneously Withdrew Higher Premiums Not Entitled to Increased Life Insurance Coverage

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 15:42

The Utah Court of Appeals sided with an insurance company last week after it determined that a woman didn't successfully apply for increased coverage for her ailing husband despite a suspected glitch in her employer's system that led to higher premiums being deducted from her paycheck.

       

Winning Lawyer Says Victim Blaming Fueled $44M Houston Verdict

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 15:03

"On balance, we think Hilton has a responsibility here," plaintiffs attorney Ed Blizzard recounted telling the jury. "What kind of hotel makes an error like this, and puts a woman in the wrong room, and then she is sexually assaulted, blames her? They didn't really treat her as a human being, much less as a guest in the hotel."

       

Ohio Justices Divided Over Sanctions for Lawyer Who Said 'Some Not-So-Nice Things About This Court'

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 14:46

Justice R. Patrick DeWine wrote in a dissenting opinion that neither the First Amendment nor disciplinary rules allow the court to punish an attorney "just because something he says gets under our skin."

       

2nd Circuit Revives Suit Over $9.3B Take-Private Deal, Backdoor Listing of Chinese Tech Firm

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 14:38

Investors claimed in the lawsuit that the buyer group planned all along to relist Qihoo in China, and that the financial projections the company provided to its buyers differed from those included in its proxy materials, causing them to sell their shares at "artificially deflated" prices.

       

What's Next: PACER Too Expensive for JAMS? | Dismissal Bid in Privacy Lawsuit Against Ford | New Meta Securities Class Action

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 13:26

PACER fees have long been a source of complaint, but a JAMS neutral working as a special master in the proposed class action over Facebook's Cambridge

       

Justice Department Lawsuit Could Become One of the 'Major Cases' in Antitrust Litigation

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 13:26

"This case may be one of the major cases going forward on how you define relevant market even further," said Carl Hittinger, a partner at Baker & Hostetler.

       

Critical Mass by Law.com's Ellen Bardash: Pharmacies Found Liable In First Opioid Crisis Verdict, Monsanto Blocked On One Roundup Appeal While Arguing Another.

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:38

Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. Three major pharmacy chains have been

       

UConn Rolls Out Masters of Law Program for Corporate Compliance Officers

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:02

The University of Connecticut School of Law is rolling out a new masters of law program spurred by the increasing market demand for legally trained corporate compliance officers.

       

Amid Backlash, Yale Law Dean Apologizes for School's Handling of 'Trap House' Email Controversy

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 10:15

"There are things the Law School administration should have done differently, and for that I take full responsibility," Gerken wrote in her Nov. 17 message, referring to the law school's response to an email Yale Law 2L Trent Colbert sent in mid-September to fellow members of the Native American Law Students Association.

       

'Marked Lack of Respect for the Legal System': Pa. Ethics Board Hands 'Recidivist Disciplinary Offender' 18-Month Suspension

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:00

"In reviewing the record before us, we find no mitigation," the Disciplinary Board for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania wrote.

       

Can Lawyers Afford a Digital Detox?: The Morning Minute

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Ongoing Coverage: Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes' Criminal Fraud Trial Continues in San Jose

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 05:00

Boies Schiller's David Boies and a partner who served as Theranos' general counsel are expected to take the witness stand in the trial, which is estimated to last 13 weeks.

       

Day Pitney Bows Out of Controversial Sandy Hook Case

Law.com - Wed, 11/24/2021 - 00:40

Day Pitney faced immense backlash in September for subpoenaing academic and disciplinary records on elementary school students who were murdered in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

       

As Talent War Escalates, Law Firms Fear Business Pros Getting Poached

Law.com - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 18:48

Law firms aren't just fighting for talented lawyers. A duel for talented nonattorney staff members—from secretaries and litigation support professionals to financial analysts and strategic C-suite leaders—is also a top concern, according to firm leaders and legal industry observers.

       

Utah Appeals Court Says Jury Instruction, Expert Disclosure Issues Require Retrial in Hyundai Vehicle Fire Case

Law.com - Tue, 11/23/2021 - 17:09

The plaintiffs, who alleged the fire started in their Hyundai Sonata because of a manufacturing defect, were previously awarded $752,000 in damages after a jury considered strict liability and negligence claims against the automotive manufacturer.

       

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