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Daily Dicta: Wait, a Quinn Emanuel Associate Did What?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 15:11

Were there fake signatures? Counterfeit documents? I wish...


J&J 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.


Daily Dicta: Robbins Geller Settles Vereit Class for $1B. Are Opt-Out Plaintiffs Kicking Themselves?

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 01:46

Conventional wisdom says individual plaintiffs with big claims should go it alone for maximum control and recovery. But sometimes, it's better to be in than out.


J&J Seeks 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...

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Judge Tosses Securities Class Action Over Chinese Crypto Token

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 18:17

"This all may true, but it is not illegal," U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York wrote.


Goodwin Procter Tapped by MIT 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.


'Mommy Track' Plaintiff in 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."


Daily Dicta: Leaping (Government) Laterals

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:13

Paul Weiss; McGuireWoods; King & Spalding and Cohen Milstein all scooped up high-profile lawyers exiting the government.


Daily Dicta: The Short and Sorry Tale of Judge Posner's Center of Justice for Pro Se's

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 14:06

'This experiment in assisting pro se litigants with their ongoing court cases has sadly come to an end," stated the board of the Posner Center of Justice for Pro Se's.


Michael Flynn's Sentencing Judge Is Ready to Roll

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 01:37

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington set a tentative sentencing date of Dec. 18.


SF Federal Judge Advances Cambridge Analytica Case, Says Facebook's Privacy Argument 'Could Not Be More Wrong'

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 19:03

"When you share sensitive information with a limited audience (especially when you've made clear that you intend your audience to be limited), you retain privacy rights and can sue someone for violating them," wrote U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, who let most of the claims against Facebook...

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Did Roger Stone's Lawyers in Court Filing Just Reveal Trump's Cellphone Number?

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 17:15

The filing, which was subsequently pulled off of Pacer, included phone numbers and emails listed for the president and several of his former advisers.


Microsoft CLO Brad Smith Criticizes Trump's Tactics Against Huawei

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:39

"The risk here is that U.S. officials will fail to appreciate that technology success almost always requires success on a global scale," Smith writes in a new book about global tech trends and difficult issues confronting the industry, including the U.S.-China trade conflict.


'Trial-By-Combat' Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud, Extortion

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:33

U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York handed down his sentence Monday afternoon, after hearing arguments from prosecutors and defense counsel last week. In addition to prison time, Luthmann was ordered to pay $500,000 in restitution and $130,000 in forfeiture.


Opioid Companies Will Face Public Nuisance Claims at Trial

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:13

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster, who will oversee a closely watched Oct. 21 jury trial next month, refused to toss claims that the opioid manufacturers created a public nuisance.


Litigation Leaders: Covington's John Hall on Plaintiffs-Side Work, Partner Promotions and the 'Plus Factor'

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 14:40

"While some disputes can be solved with a jury verdict, many of the most challenging problems for today's global businesses are bigger, more complicated and multi-faceted, requiring creative solutions in more than one jurisdiction and one type of forum. "


Daily Dicta: Kobre Lawyers Strike to Extract Judgment from Chinese Billionaire

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 02:14

"We were concerned that that the gambit could make the assets immune," said Kobre & Kim's Chris Cogburn. "There was a lot of urgency."


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 22:56

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Latham & Watkins, Duffy Carolan and Davis Wright Tremaine.


'Escape From Lookout Ridge': How Gorsuch Kept His Supreme Court Nomination Secret

Sun, 09/08/2019 - 16:00

Read an excerpt from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's new book, "A Republic, If You Can Keep It."


SG Noel Francisco Discusses How He Prepares for the Nation's Biggest SCOTUS Hearings

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 20:58

The U.S. solicitor general said he enjoys getting to pick which cases he will personally argue each term, but there are some he knows he's expected to take.