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Litigators of the Week: Walden Macht & Haran Team Hits Eli Lilly With Whistleblower Verdict

5 hours 55 min ago

The $61 million verdict that Dan Miller, Jonathan DeSantis and Derek Cohen landed in Chicago federal court last week stands to be trebled to more than $183 million under the False Claims Act.


Another Dose of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

6 hours 1 min ago

Top runners-up honors this week go to the team behind a major bench trial win for the city of San Francisco in opioid litigation against Walgreens.


What Makes Legal Storytelling Different

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 08:30

Lawyers tell stories that are in search of an ending, said David Mann, a communications specialist who advises lawyers on storytelling strategies. "The jury is at the end of the story. The story has not been completed yet."


Timeshare Company Sues Timeshare Exit Company on Behalf of Timeshare Owners Who Wanted to Exit Their Timeshares

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 08:30

Lawyers at Greenspoon Marder sued embattled timeshare exit company Square One Holding Group on behalf of Refund, LLC, an affiliate of Westgate Resorts, in a suit we're still wrapping our heads around.


Lessons From Top Plaintiffs Lawyers' Pursuits Outside the Courtroom

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:30

Here are some early takeaways from the National Law Journal's ongoing series of conversations with leaders in the plaintiffs bar.


What's Changed? Checking in with Chris Kercher of Quinn Emanuel

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 08:30

Kercher explains the firm's "work from anywhere" policy this way: "We don't call it work from home. It's work from where you—as a trained professional with good judgment—should be."


Litigators of the Week: Hogan Lovells Duo Protects a 'Speed Bump' for High-Frequency Traders

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 08:30

Hogan Lovells partner Cate Stetson and senior associate Katie Wellington secured a key appellate victory on behalf of IEX, the exchange featured in Michael Lewis's book "Flash Boys" for its efforts aimed at frustrating high-speed trading strategies.


Another Stacked Week of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 08:25

Runners-up include lawyers from Kirkland & Ellis, Sidley Austin, White & Case and Baker Botts who got a major win to stand up in one of the first antitrust cases involving biologic drugs.


Approaching Trial Evidence As If You Were a Director

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 08:30

"It is your case that you're putting on," says Henry Su, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings. "You get to decide how this gets presented."


Is It Time to Clone Ken Feinberg?

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 08:30

Feinberg, the septuagenarian who oversaw settlement funds involving 9/11 and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, just landed the role as the "court-appointed estimation expert" in the Chapter 11 case of Johnson & Johnson's LTL Management.


Brown Rudnick Sex Trafficking Suit Against Pornhub, Visa Clears Major Hurdle

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 08:30

In an order issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney kept Visa in the case because "it is alleged to have continued to recognize as a merchant an immense, well known, and highly visible business that it knew used its websites to host and monetize child porn."


Litigation Leaders: Polsinelli's Stacy Carpenter on Building a Practice That's Both National and Local

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 08:30

"While our litigation practice has a national reputation, many of our litigators try cases across the country, and we handle bet-the-company lawsuits and litigate for many large companies, we also value our local reputations and practices."


Litigators of the Week: With Prosecutors Under Scrutiny, Gibson Dunn Secures No Jail Time for NY Real Estate Developer

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 08:30

Joel Cohen and Mylan Denerstein of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher secured a sentence of no jail time for Rochester, New York real estate developer Bob Morgan, after he initially faced charges of inflating the values of residential properties to get outsized loans as part of an alleged $500 million fraud...

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A Fresh Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 08:25

Litigators from Bartlit Beck, Covington & Burling, Dechert and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher are among the runners-up this week.


Is Everybody a Bankruptcy Lawyer Now? The Mass Torts March to Chapter 11 Continues

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 08:30

3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies filed for bankruptcy Tuesday claiming the massive combat earplug multidistrict litigation it's embroiled in is "broken beyond repair." The move follows last year's Chapter 11 filing by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management involving liabilities from talcum...

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Ain't No Valley Low Enough: Number of New Securities Suits Rises Slightly, But Market Cap Losses Soar

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 08:30

The market volatility of the first half of the year didn't yield a spike in new securities class actions according to the latest numbers from Cornerstone Research. But the price drops at issue in some cases are eye-popping.


With California DAs Suing ADA Law Firms, a Broad National Dip in New Federal Filings

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 08:30

A recent survey by Seyfarth Shaw found the volume of federal ADA Title III lawsuits fell 22% nationwide year-over-year from the first half of 2021. But the falloff has been most felt in the federal courts in California where DAs in San Francisco and Los Angeles sued firms representing serial ADA...

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In Retrospect, the Falloff in Big Law Pro Bono Last Year Seems Inevitable. Is a Comeback This Year Equally Inevitable?

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 08:30

Coming on the heels of a banner year for pro bono in Big Law in 2020, firms did significantly less pro bono work "by all key measures," according to Am Law.


Litigators of the Week: J&J's Team at Orrick Knocks Out a 9-Digit Talc Verdict in New York

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 08:30

New York's Appellate Department First Division sided with Josh Rosenkranz, Bob Loeb and Naomi Scotten of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ruling that trial evidence did not support a finding that talc caused a Brooklyn woman's cancer.


Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 08:25

Our first runners-up this week are lawyers at Korein Tillery and Pearson, Simon & Warshaw who reached a $185 million deal with Major League Baseball on behalf of current and former minor league baseball players in one of the largest-ever wage-and-hour class action settlements.