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Daily Dicta: When Baseball Playoffs and Court Deadlines Collide, Nats Edition

8 hours 24 min ago

"The nine-year old and counsel wish to continue to stay up late watching baseball and to attend tomorrow's game, if it is necessary. Counsel's attendance at each is required for supervision," wrote a Virginia lawyer in seeking a two-day extension to file a summary judgment motion.


Exclusive: White House Lawyer Emmet Flood Rejoins Williams & Connolly

14 hours 35 min ago

Four months after stepping down as the Trump administration's lead lawyer in responding to the Mueller investigation, Flood is returning to Williams & Connolly as a partner.


Turkish Bank Indicted on 6 Counts Stemming From Massive Sanctions Busting Scheme

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 20:03

High-ranking officials in Iran and Turkey allegedly participated in the scheme, and some officials took tens of millions of dollars in bribes to shield it from the scrutiny of U.S. regulators and banks, prosecutors said.


Appeals Court in Missouri Reverses $110M Talc Verdict Against J&J

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:47

Tuesday's ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals found that the Virginia plaintiff, Lois Slemp, who alleged she got ovarian cancer in 2012 from using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder, had no jurisdiction to bring her case in Missouri under the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol-Myers ruling.


Fourth Circuit Sitting En Banc Will Reconsider Its Trump Emoluments Ruling

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 19:37

This is the second time in recent weeks that an emoluments lawsuit has gotten a second chance.


Second Circuit Revives Suit Against Saudi Bank Accused of Aiding 9/11 Attacks

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 18:31

Previous lawsuits against Saudi officials had failed to establish personal jurisdiction because the Second Circuit found that allegations of indirect funding were not enough to establish "intentional conduct" aimed at U.S. residents.


Urged to Overrule Race-Based 'Insular Cases,' Roberts Questioned Relevance

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 16:49

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. twice said he did not see the relevance of the Insular Cases because the other parties in the case were not relying on them in the high court. The Insular Cases are a series of decisions from the early 1900s that created a distinction between incorporated and...

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First Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Juul

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 01:49

A Florida woman said she was "sentenced to a life of sadness" after her 18-year-old son died due to electronic cigarettes, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Levin Simes Abrams in California.


Litigation Leaders: Sullivan & Cromwell's Sharon Nelles on Big Personalities, Mutual Respect and Associate Development

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 00:26

'I am not going to fix what is not broken. What I want to build on is recognition of the depth and breadth of what we do. '


Davis Wright Tremaine Partner Involved in Mercy Corps Sex Abuse Investigation Resigns From Firm

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 17:02

Robert Newell resigned from Mercy Corps' board last week after a newspaper investigation found that the nonprofit failed to take action to address serious allegations against its founder.


O'Melveny; Willkie Work for Free to Win Border Wall-Funding Case Against Trump

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:49

In the case that ended Oct. 11 with a ruling that the Trump Administration can't spend more on a border wall than Congress authorized, attorneys from Willkie Farr & Gallagher and O'Melveny & Myers worked pro bono, alongside lawyers from the nonprofits Protect Democracy and Checks and...

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Fourth Circuit Rules Unauthorized Posting of Stock Photograph Was Not 'Fair Use'

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:00

The decision in 'Brammer v. Violent Hues' sheds some light on when re-posting will be a "fair use" and when it will give rise to liability.


Pa. Court Tosses $700K Verdict Against Eagles Over Injured Cowboys Fan

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 01:56

In a published ruling that could prove instructive in other premises liability cases, the Pennsylvania Superior Court addressed a question that proved more complex than most football fans would probably guess: How likely is it that there will be a physical altercation between Eagles fans and...

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And the LOTW Runners Up...

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 15:09

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Simpson Thacher; Dechert; Sullivan & Cromwell and Cleary Gottlieb.


Reed Smith, Bear Stearns Funds Settle $500M Legal Malpractice Suit

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:42

The legal malpractice complaint accused the funds' former lawyers at Reed Smith of pressing forward with a fruitless lawsuit despite having realized months before that they had probably waited too long to sue.


Feds Charge GirlsDoPorn Owner, 3 Others With Sex Trafficking

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:11

Eight weeks into a civil trial brought by 22 former models, the San Diego U.S. attorney is accusing Michael Pratt and others of a scheme to "deceive and coerce young women to appear in sex videos."


Litigators of the Week: Kirkland Team Soars with $125M Win for EagleView

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 01:01

Kirkland & Ellis partners Adam Alper, Mike De Vries and Gianni Cutri scored a $125 million jury verdict and TRO for their industry-disrupting client.


Ex-Associates Blast Jones Day's Bid to Dodge Dad Bias Suit

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 20:01

Mark Savignac and Julia Sheketoff doubled down on their argument that the firm's parental leave policy discriminates against fathers—and that Jones Day knows it.


A False Start In Antitrust Case Against Northern California's Largest Hospital Chain

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:44

The judge overseeing a lawsuit claiming Sutter Health abused its market power to drive up health care prices delayed the trial over concerns too many jurors have already bowed out.


With Trey Gowdy Advising Trump, Nelson Mullins Pulls Double Duty in Impeachment Fight

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:05

Nelson Mullins partner Trey Gowdy has joined President Donald Trump's defense team within days of his colleague, Jon Sale, announcing he was representing Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in the congressional probe.