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Litigators' Advice to Companies on FTC Non-Compete Ban

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 15:39

"The employees who really should have non-compete restrictions are those who have the keys to the kingdom, or who know the secret sauce," said Becky Baker, a Vinson and Elkins partner.

       

Activists' Shareholder Proposals Are Seeking Ever-Greater Detail on ESG Efforts

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 15:38

Proposals in the pipeline deal with a broad range of topics, including hate speech, reproductive rights and pay equity.

       

Judge Approves $2.25M Unpaid Wages Class Action, Reserving 1/3 of Common Fund for Attorney Fees

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 15:07

A federal judge has approved a $2.25 million class action settlement in favor of workers who were allegedly instructed by their employer not to include two 15-minute breaks when recording their compensable hours on their daily timesheets and further awarded the plaintiffs' attorneys one-third of the common fund.

       

Unlucky Friday the 13th: Lawyer's $59K Sanction Is His 2nd Monetary Penalty in 8 Days

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 15:04

The attorney said the sanctions would cause him "incredible hardship" as a solo practitioner.

       

Critical Mass With Law.com's Amanda Bronstad: 3M Asks 11th Circuit To Overturn 'Unwarranted and Unlawful' Sanctions Order, Trial Begins Over Elon Musk's Tweets About Tesla

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 13:56

Welcome to Law.com Class Actions: Critical Mass, a weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys.

       

21 Attorneys General Support Biden Student-Debt Relief Plan

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:46

"Connecticut graduates and families owe billions of dollars in student loans," Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said. "These unaffordable payments delay many from buying homes, opening businesses or starting families, and from beginning to build wealth for themselves."

       

'It's Confusing People': Questions Arise Over Law Professor Practicing Law Without a License

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:26

"It's such a conundrum. Someone's got to be able to lance this boil and let us know what we're supposed to do. I don't know whether it's the Appellate Division, I don't know whether it's the Supreme Court," said William Gold, attorney for Cindy Johnson.

       

Two Techniques That Up Your Team Management Skills In 2023

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 10:11

Good team leaders create an environment in which attorneys and staff work hard, are loyal, and add to profitability. Setting expectations and goals is an essential step in becoming an effective team leader. Make a commitment this year to up your management skills with these two key techniques.

       

German Prosecutors Raid Norton Rose's Frankfurt Office

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 08:35

The long-running 'cum-ex' scandal has previously seen Freshfields' Germany offices raided, with other high profile lawyers being investigated and tried.

       

Lawyers Look to Oust 'Serial Objectors' in T-Mobile Settlement: The Morning Minute

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

Search Underway in NYC for Missing CUNY Law 1L

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 19:53

Jordan Marshall Taylor, 29, of Spring Valley (Rockland County) was last seen on Jan. 6, between 4 and 6 p.m., at Hustle Barbershop in Kenwood Gardens/Briarwood, Queens, Carissa Frey told Law.com on Tuesday.

       

'A Mercenary Personality': Elon Musk's Polarizing Celebrity Looms Large in Jury Selection for Trial Over Tweets on Tesla Going Private

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 18:51

Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Chen, who is presiding over the case, and attorneys questioned potential jurors who used words like crazy, arrogant, unpredictable and narcissistic to describe the tech executive.

       

Stephen Neuwirth, Renaissance Man and Titan of the Antitrust Bar, Dies at 60

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 17:05

The chair of Quinn Emanuel's antitrust & competition practice, Neuwirth cemented his legacy as a rare litigator who excelled on "both sides of the v."

       

'Religion Has No Place in Employment Decisions': Parties to Prepare for Arguments on 2 Anti-Discrimination Laws

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 16:36

"It's a very novel case," said one of the plaintiff's attorneys, Anthony May, an associate with Brown Goldstein & Levy. "... [T]his is one of the first cases in the federal space to really determine these issues that intersect with civil rights and these arguments that there's some sort of religious freedom. "

       

Could ALSPs Follow Law Firms Into the Metaverse?

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 16:02

For now ALSPs are eyeing the metaverse more as a marketing opportunity than an evolution of legal services.

       

Development Issues for Tenants to Consider In Build to Suit Leases

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 15:54

There are several issues and terms to consider related to the development process that differentiate build to suit leases from a standard commercial lease that are important for the tenant to understand to effectively manage costs and effectively protect itself from delays in the development schedule.

       

How Many Bites at the Apple? Supreme Court Asks for SG's Advice in Patent Case

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 15:52

The justices have asked Elizabeth Prelogar's office to weigh in on long-running controversy involving the America Invents Act: The scope of the AIA's estoppel provision that prevents litigants from raising invalidity defenses in district court litigation.

       

Fewer Jury Trials in Texas? Reversing the Erosion in Civil Law

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 15:18

The Poe Trust case so concerned the court that Busby, joined by Devine and Justice Evan Young, wrote a concurring opinion to weigh in on the role of "special proceedings" that deny plaintiffs' jury demands.

       

Lawyers Poised to Oust 'Notorious Serial Objectors' in T-Mobile Settlement

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 14:53

Plaintiffs lawyers in the $350 million data breach settlement with T-Mobile filed motions this month to strike two "notorious serial objectors" who are challenging their request for $78.75 million in attorney fees.

       

Lil Wayne's $20M Suit Against Prominent Entertainment Attorney Knocked Down by NY Appeals Court

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 13:49

The Appellate Division, First Department's opinion, which addressed the four different claims succinctly, saying each was devoid of any merit, appears to be a blow through the heart of the musician's 10-claim, 2019-filed suit against Sweeney.

       

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