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Labor of Law: EEOC On the Line: Pay Data Is Due | 'Dynamex' Defiance | New Age-Bias Case at SCOTUS | Who Got the Work | All the Moves: Roundup

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 01:00

Uber's already facing a new lawsuit over driver classification, as California nears adopting new labor rules that make it harder for gig companies to declare their drivers as contractors. Plus: the EEOC isn't eager to continue pay-data collection, but the maneuvering doesn't impact the ongoing collection now. Scroll down for much more, including Who Got the Work!


Why Cities and Counties Settled with Purdue While Some States Wouldn't Touch It

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 20:08

Experts say a proposed Purdue Pharma settlement could provide some assurances on both sides, in the event of a bankruptcy, but several states aren't participating, including Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Supreme Court Won't Block Trump's New Asylum Rule, for Now

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:45

Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg dissented: "By granting a stay, the court simultaneously lags behind and jumps ahead of the courts below."


Uber's Top Lawyer Vows Fight as California Embraces Sweeping New Labor Rules

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:21

Legal threats loom as worker classification legislation, Assembly Bill 5, heads to the governor's desk. The new rules could upend how the gig economy is structured.


Inside Track: Investing In Legal Department Talent Saves Money. Plus, In-House Lawyer Out On Bail.

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:04

The most cost-effective legal departments are the ones that make an effort to develop talent in-house, according to a recent survey. Also, the associate general counsel charged with murder in an Atlanta area hit and run was granted $500K bond after a nearly 2 -hour hearing.


Free Lawyer Assistance Program Sees Big Jump in Users

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:04

The numbers are on pace to double the number of users from 2017.


US Treasury Retreats From Naming American CEO as Russian 'Oligarch'

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:44

"If it had to create the unclassified report today, Dr. Valentin Gapontsev would not be listed among oligarchs in the Russian Federation," a U.S. Treasury official said in a letter Wednesday.


What's Next for Ousted Kirkland Alum John Bolton?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:22

Kirkland & Ellis is keeping mum on whether Trump's newly departed national security adviser could return to the firm.


Former Illinois AG Lisa Madigan Joins Kirkland

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:53

The former attorney general said she wasn't sure if she'll play a role in Kirkland's recent embrace of plaintiffs-side litigation.


Cannabis Technology Platform Makes Morrison & Foerster Attorney First General Counsel

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:32

Marshall Horowitz began working as the top lawyer to TILT Holdings Inc. in July. He most recently served in an of counsel role at Morrison & Foerster in Singapore.


Walmart Hires Former Amazon Lawyer as First Chief Counsel of Digital Citizenship

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 16:19

In the newly created role, Nuala O'Connor will focus on leveraging data and technology while also advising on privacy issues, cybersecurity and records management.


Inside Wilson Sonsini's Pro Bono SCOTUS Work for Delaware Governor

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:23

A new petition marked the latest example of a Big Law firm going to bat for free for a government client. Wilson Sonsini recently announced a new national U.S. Supreme Court and appellate practice.


Menashi's Confirmation Hearing Devolves Into 'Worthless Exercise,' Exasperating Democrats and Republicans

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:10

"I'm out of time. You took a lot of it by not answering my questions," Republican Sen. John Kennedy said to Steven Menashi.


Meliá's Cuban Hotels Hit With Helms-Burton Class Action

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:57

White & Case partner and former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is one of the nearly 40 plaintiffs who brought the suit.


Pa. Justices Grill Defense Attorney, Phila. DA on Their Bid to Scuttle Death Penalty

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:54

"What in the world are we supposed to do about that?" Justice Max Baer asked, focusing on the statute that allows prosecutors to seek the death penalty if they believe that one of almost 20 aggravating factors apply to the case. "The whole case sounds like, and that specific example sounds like you want us to legislate."


Media Outlets Ask 2nd Circuit to Unseal Deutsche Bank Letter on Trump-Related Tax Returns

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:54

A coalition of major media outlets, including The Associated Press and CNN, filed a motion Wednesday with a federal appellate court to force Deutsche Bank to publicly disclose which tax returns it has on file from the family, or entities, of President Donald Trump.


As Florida Coastal's Dean Bolts, Student Loans Are in Limbo and Nonprofit Bid Falters

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:32

Scott DeVito assumed the deanship at the Jacksonville campus in 2015, amid the dramatic downturn in law school admissions.


Johnson & Johnson Hit With $37.3M Talc Verdict in New Jersey

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:30

The verdict, in a trial of four people alleging Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products caused mesothelioma, comes after the judge struck the defense's entire closing argument.


First Person of Color Named Canadian Bar Association President: A Q&A With Vivene Salmon of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 14:19

Vivene Salmon is the first person of color and only the second in-house attorney ever elected to lead the more than 36,000-member Canadian Bar Association, founded in 1896, which represents lawyers, judges, notaries, law professors and law students.


Should Davis Polk Be Investigating the Epstein-Wexner Mess?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:59

Davis Polk is not only the company's outside corporate counsel, but the firm had a role in Wexner's personal life.