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California Physicians in Amicus Brief Say Jury Disregarded Science in $289M Roundup Verdict

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 17:13

Among the amicus groups filing briefs in Monsanto's appeal of the verdict are the California Medical Association, the California Hospitals Association and the California Dental Association, which said "emotional manipulation" influenced the jury's verdict.

        

Litigator of the Week: Gibson Dunn's Theodore Boutrous Jr. Scores Another Win for the Fourth Estate

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:55

In persuading a federal judge to restore reporter Brian Karem's White House press credentials, the litigator applied lessons from an earlier fight for CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. But the White House had also upped its game, according to Boutrous, making Karem's case more...

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SCOTUS Could Decide If Judges Have Power to Release Grand Jury Records

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:10

The decision in a decades-old case could have broader implications as congressional Democrats continue to seek grand jury evidence from the special counsel's investigation.

        

Circuit Split Tees Up SCOTUS Fight on Whether Judges Are Policymakers

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:27

A Third Circuit decision striking Delaware's "politically-balanced" state courts is the focus of a U.S. Supreme Court petition.

        

100 Jewish Lawyers Stand Against Texas Judge Accused of Using Racist Slurs Toward Inmate

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 19:13

"It is beyond dispute that a trial conducted before a racist judge who boasts of his bigotry is no trial at all," the amicus brief said.

        

Unions Accuse Trump Agency of Blocking Collective Bargaining Agreement

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:32

Attorneys for local chapters of the American Federation of Government Employees say the U.S. Social Security Administration attempted to repackage executive orders targeting federal workers and their unions as contract proposals last year after a federal judge struck down key provisions.

        

$235 Million Pharma Infringement Award Could Turn on Single Screenshot

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:17

Time is of the essence as GlaxoSmithKline and Teva dispute whether a generic version of cardiovascular drug Coreg infringed GSK's method of using it to treat congestive heart failure.

        

Under a Legal Cloud, Juul Jostles Over Which Judge Should Decide Lawsuits

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 17:47

Juul Labs Inc. is hoping to send more than 30 lawsuits brought over its e-cigarettes to San Francisco, but some plaintiffs lawyers have suggested judges in New Jersey and Maryland.

        

Forget Reefer Madness, Pot Law Goes Mainstream

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 01:20

Demands from existing clients and the lure of new business opportunities have overtaken the taboo around marijuana for many major law firms.

        

Gilead Wants Judge to Trash Would-Be Class Action, Citing 'Absurd' Overreach

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 20:22

The antitrust complaint is full of "pejorative characterizations and baseless conclusions" but no persuasive law, the biopharma giant contends.

        

Judge Approves CVS-Aetna Merger After Initial Skepticism

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 19:51

U.S. District Judge Richard Leon found that the evidence presented to him was enough to ease any antitrust concerns he had.

        

Clark Hill Acquires Las Vegas Litigation Boutique

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 17:44

The Detroit-based Am Law 200 firm has combined with Gentile Cristalli Miller Armeni Savarese, more than doubling the head count in its Las Vegas office.

        

Not Guilty: Greg Craig Acquitted of Deceiving DOJ About Ukraine Work

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 16:23

The verdict came on the first day of jury deliberations, and caps off a three-week trial.

        

El Paso Family Moves to Sue Walmart Over Mass Shooting

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:12

"Despite the crowd at the premises on the day of the shooting, Walmart failed to provide security guards to protect the patrons at the premises," said the petition.

        

Daily Dicta: O'Melveny's Petrocelli Strikes Again, Repping Ariana Grande in Suit Against Forever 21

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:38

Marketing peril aside, Forever 21 may also be on shaky footing legally.

        

NY Judge Eyes 'One-Time' Release of Additional Jeffrey Epstein-Related Documents

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:35

The proposed procedure would designate materials as "judicial," "non-judicial" or an in-between category referred as "negligibly judicial."

        

Google, YouTube Agree to Pay $170M in Online Privacy Settlement

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 01:33

The companies were accused of unlawfully tracking the behavior of users below 13 years old and serving them targeted advertisements based on that information, the New York Attorney General's Office said.

        

Gibson Dunn's Boutrous Notches Second Win Over White House Media Access

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:52

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras granted a preliminary injunction reinstating White House access for Playboy reporter and CNN analyst Brian Karem.

        

Greg Craig's Defense Closes With Jab at Star Prosecution Witnesses

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 20:18

William Murphy of Zuckerman Spaeder called one of the witnesses an "occupational liar," and the other a "con artist" and "congenital liar."

        

After SDNY, Ex-Kirkland Partner Robert Khuzami Lands at Investment Firm

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 19:38

Robert Khuzami, a former director of the SEC's enforcement division, Kirkland & Ellis partner and senior in-house lawyer at Deutsche Bank, was most recently the right-hand man to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan.

        

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