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South Florida Lawyers Score $40M Verdict Over Failed Robotic Garage

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 18:39

"It was just incredible finally getting that victory," Helio De La Torre, who worked with Lindsey Thurswell Lehr to represent BrickellHouse Condominium Association Inc. in hard-fought litigation over a failed robotic garage system at BrickellHouse Tower.


Federal Judge Dismisses 138 Suits by 9/11 Workers

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:25

The cases, which were dismissed on Aug. 30, were the last of about 11,000 suits that had been filed over cleanup work near the World Trade Center.


Daily Dicta: A Travel Nightmare—And Happy Ending, Thanks to McDermott Litigators

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 14:30

Can the TSA agents be sued? Are they law enforcement officers? Or should they be viewed as low-level flunkies, nothing more than screeners who perform routine, administrative inspections of passengers and property?


Why Lawyers Get Sued for Malpractice--And How to Prevent It

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 02:00

Common Causes of Legal Malpractice Lawsuits


Migrant Fathers Move to Sue Federal Government Over Separation From Their Children

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 17:45

The government "took children from their parents not in spite of the harm, but because of it, intending that the terror inflicted on these families would deter other families from migrating to the United States," said the fathers' claims.


Ohio AG Asks 6th Circuit to Halt Upcoming Opioid Bellwether Trial

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 16:13

In a petition for writ of mandamus filed Friday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost argued that the two Ohio counties serving as plaintiffs in the Oct. 21 trial have no legal authority to seek relief from the opioid crisis on behalf of Ohio's...

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Litigators of the Week: Morgan Lewis IP Aces Save Babies' Lives—and Taxpayers Money

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 15:37

"We hid the ball on our best defense and our gamble paid off.'


Federal Appeals Panel Rules North Dakota's Mandatory Bar Fees Are Constitutional

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:48

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled that there was no constitutional violation in the bar association's procedures for collecting members' dues and that attorney Arnold Fleck's First Amendment association claim failed because he forfeited the issue in the district court.


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:26

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Proskauer; Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell; Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.


Congress Can't Subpoena Deutsche Bank for Trump's Taxes, Lawyers Say

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 11:46

"While the Committees 'do not know' whether Deutsche Bank can disclose tax returns in response to the subpoenas, they never identify their authority to request tax returns in the first place," Trump's attorneys wrote. "They have none."


Social Media Discovery Demystified

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 11:38

Social media escapes an easy definition, but you know it when you see it.


SEC Charges Investment Advisers With Defrauding Retired NFL Players

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 20:56

Those investors were mostly retired NFL players in a class action lawsuit against the league claiming they suffered brain injuries as a result of concussions. Many had risked their NFL retirement funds.


Samsung Asks 9th Circuit to Unpack Arbitration Orders for Galaxy S7

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 19:36

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments in two cases that address whether manufacturers of consumer products adequately disclose arbitration agreements to customers.


11th Circuit Rules Litigation Lender's Contracts Can't Bar Class Actions, Local Lawsuits

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 19:14

The Eleventh Circuit held that a litigation funding company's contract barring class actions and mandating that legal actions be filed in Illinois unenforceable because those sections violate Georgia public policy.


Australia's Competition Regulator May Take Legal Action Against Facebook and Google

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:27

The actions by Australia could foreshadow steps that regulators around the world take to control big tech companies' influence on markets.


'That Is Not True, Sir.' Greg Craig and Prosecutor Face Off During Cross-Examination

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 16:01

Greg Craig's high-stakes testimony marked a pivotal moment in a criminal trial that has provided a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a project that has come back to haunt him and Skadden Arps, his former firm.


Daily Dicta: Judge Axes Defamation Suit

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 14:43

In a win for Davis Wright Tremaine litigators, U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga held that the article "is a fair and true report as a matter of law."


Ex-Google Legal Department Employee's Account of Sexual Misconduct, Mistreatment Is Familiar Tale of 'High Talent' Privilege

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 14:21

Jennifer Blakely, a former senior contracts manager for Google, wrote in a piece that Medium published Wednesday that she was forced to leave the legal department for a position in sales after having an extramarital affair with the company's top lawyer, David Drummond. Out of her element, she...

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Daily Dicta: Libel Suit Brewing Against MSNBC Over Explosive Trump/ Russia Allegations

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:23

The president's lawyer Charles Harder has an impressive track record when it comes to winning big-time defamation cases.


If Your Client Draws Public Scrutiny, Be Ready to Defend Yourself Too

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 01:29

More and more, attorneys are drawing scrutiny from the media, the general public and each other for the work they do for their clients.