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FTC's YouTube Settlement Another Sign of COPPA Enforcement Heating Up

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 12:30

The Google-FTC settlement is the first COPPA settlement involving a third-party platform and behavioral advertising. Google was also hit with the largest COPPA fine ever.


Divided Seventh Circuit Panel Issues Important Municipal Liability Ruling

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 11:00

On July 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided a significant case on municipal liability. A petition for rehearing en banc remains pending.


Baker McKenzie Launches Latin America Practice

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:00

The firm has hired Federico Cuadra Del Carmen to kick off the new practice, which is to be based in Miami. It also has formed a steering committee composed of seven attorneys from its offices in New York, Miami and Latin America.


What's Next Facebook Pivots on Facial Recognition + Judge Says Gibson Dunn Attorneys 'Couldn't Be More Wrong' On Privacy + State AGs Tee Up Antitrust Probes

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:30

Facebook rolled out some new facial recognition settings, and it appears the FTC had a role in that.


DAC Beachcroft Mulls Flexi-Lawyer Service Launch

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 08:24

The platform would see the firm become the latest to use lawyers on short-term contracts to assist with work.


Menashi's Bid for the 2nd Circuit | Weil Seeks Mistrial in J&J Case | UK's Mental Health: The Morning Minute

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 07:00

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Compliance Hot Spots: 'We Are Acting Largely Alone,' SEC's Clayton Says | Brad Smith's Lessons | Huawei, U.S. Resolve One Suit | Squire Patton Renews China Contract | All the New Moves: Roundup

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 22:00

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has some tough words about foreign counterparts not living up to anti-bribery enforcement, and Microsoft's Brad Smith is on a media whirl -- and has some things to say about competitors. Scroll down for Who Got the Work and more.


J&J Moves for Talc Mistrial After Judge Strikes Entire Closing Argument

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:29

Johnson & Johnson has moved for a mistrial in a high-profile talc trial after a New Jersey judge struck the closing argument of its attorney, Diane Sullivan, of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, then allowed the plaintiffs attorneys to follow with final statements "soaked with venom." Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Ana Viscomi admonished Sullivan: "Stop denigrating the lawyers."


University of Texas Legal Chief Closes Vulnerabilities in Athletic Admissions Process After Scandal

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 18:20

President Gregory Fenves ordered the review in mid-March, at the same time as the university fired head tennis coach Michael Center after he was caught accepting a $100,000 bribe in the nationwide college admissions scandal.


MIT Hires Goodwin Procter to Investigate Jeffrey Epstein Donations

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 17:19

Goodwin Procter partner Roberto Braceras will lead the investigation for MIT as the university enters a legal morass created by deceased sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.


Houston Health Care Firm Loses Chief Legal and Financial Officers Amid Stock Exchange Delisting

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:32

CLO Marissa Arreola and CFO Brandon Moreno have exited Nobilis Health Corp. as the company prepares to be removed from the NYSE American stock exchange for failing to file earnings reports.


Flag Burner at Center of Landmark Supreme Court Case Won't Face New Charges in DC

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:30

That landmark case 30 years ago was a victory for Gregory "Joey" Johnson, the same person involved in the case that was dismissed Monday.


Seyfarth Says Ex-Lawyer Who Bribed Judges Tied to Legal Malpractice Suit

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 16:04

Seyfarth said a disbarred lawyer and the boss of an ex-client might bear some fault if the law firm is ultimately found to have committed legal malpractice.


Plaintiff in 'Mommy Track' Suit Against MoFo Fights Request for Records From Her New Employer

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:41

The Jane Doe plaintiff's lawyer at Sanford Heisler Sharp called the subpoena for documents from her new employer "redolent of an improper purpose" and wrote that "a plaintiff does not expose her current job record to carte blanche scrutiny merely by filing suit against her prior employer."


Hugh Culverhouse Jr. and University of Alabama Make Nice

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:25

The leadership of the University of Alabama and the former law school donor have signaled an end to their very public dispute that led to the return of more than $21 million of law school funding and the removal of the donor's name from the law campus.


Don't Panic: How Struggling Firms Can Keep Partners From Fleeing

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:46

A crisis can become an opportunity, if a firm responds well to a challenge.


Trump's Attorneys Accuse Congress, Letitia James of Colluding to Expose President's Taxes

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:36

Attorneys for the president have asked a D.C. federal judge to allow them to conduct discovery before deciding whether to transfer a fight over Trump's taxes to Manhattan.


As Hong Kong's IPO Market Stalls, Shearman & Sterling Revises Its Strategy

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:38

The Wall Street firm that was reliant on IPOs in Hong Kong is now focusing more on mergers and acquisitions.


It's Time to Talk About the Family's Role in the Mental Health of Legal Professionals

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 12:28

A broader view of helping lawyers and legal staff means recognizing that the struggle with depression, anxiety or substance abuse is likely to touch loved ones.


Ex-Penn State GC's Discipline | Pierce Bainbridge's 'Soap Opera' | Trump's Cell Number Revealed?: The Morning Minute

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 07:00

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