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Trump Organization Must Face Claims in Michael Cohen Legal Fees Lawsuit

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 20:29

It's not yet clear how much of Cohen's hefty outstanding legal fees are related to investigations that could be covered by the Trump Organization's alleged commitment to pay his bills.

        

Florida Court Tosses $41.7M Verdict Against RJ Reynolds

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 18:54

The Fourth District Court of Appeal had to decide whether a smoker's "choice" to smoke could be used in defense of Engle progeny class membership at trial, when R. J. Reynolds had withdrawn a comparative negligence defense.

        

Deutsche Bank Maneuvered Around Compliance Officers--And Paid the Price

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 18:28

The scandal-ridden German bank agreed Aug. 22 to pay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission $16 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with the hires. It is one of several banks that had been caught hiring officials' relatives to gain business.

        

Greg Craig Testifies in His Own Defense at Criminal Trial, Saying 'I Did Not Lie.'

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:46

Cross-examination is set to begin later this afternoon.

        

Employment Issues Take Center Stage in New SCOTUS Term

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:00

The Supreme Court sets the stage for game-changing 2019 term for employers.

        

Daily Dicta: Conflict What Conflict? Latham Gets Approval to Jointly Rep Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli in Admissions Scandal

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 01:57

The actress and her fashion designer husband said they understand joint representation—as opposed to having counsel represent them individually—entails 'significant risks.'

        

Shout-Out: Latham Knocks Out Securities Class Action Against Medical Device Maker

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 01:51

The plaintiffs alleged that the company made materially false and misleading claims about its sole product and only source of revenue—a spinal cord stimulation system called "Senza."

        

11th Circuit Revives Class Action Over Credit Union's Overdraft Fee Charges

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 19:53

The putative class action said Marietta-based LGE Credit Union improperly assessed customers overdraft fees even when there was enough money in their accounts to cover the transactions.

        

In Fee Fight, Client Beats Back Attorney's Mandatory Arbitration Clause

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 19:14

The panel found the legal work exceeded the scope of representation listed in the engagement agreement, and was not subject to arbitration.

        

At Unconventional Post-Death Proceeding, Epstein Victims Find Their Voice

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 17:50

"I believe it is the court's responsibility, and manifestly within its purview, to ensure the victims in this case are treated fairly and with dignity," U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in court Tuesday.

        

As Big Verdicts Pile Up, Attorneys Increasingly Turn to Mock Trials, Focus Groups

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 17:49

According to numerous civil attorneys, lawyers on both sides have been increasingly using jury consulting services, including mock trials, targeted questionnaires and focus groups, both online and in person. Attorneys have also reportedly been using the services earlier in the life of a case to...

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Deutsche Bank Admits It Has Tax Returns of at Least 1 Trump Entity

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 17:06

The bank wrote in a letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that it had the tax returns of someone, or multiple people, targeted by congressional subpoenas, but redacted any identifying information.

        

Ninth Circuit Panel Ponders How the First Amendment Applies to YouTube

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 16:56

A nonprofit video producer founded by political commentator Dennis Prager argued that a Ninth Circuit panel should revive its claims that YouTube violated its First Amendment rights by restricting access to some of its videos.

        

What New SCOTUS Cases Reveal About Big Law Billing Rates

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:53

The city of Boise has agreed to pay Gibson Dunn a flat fee of $75,000 to prepare a Supreme Court petition, and another $225,000 for briefing and oral argument if the justices take the case.

        

Daily Dicta: Meet the In-House Counsel Who Just Tried—and Won—a Billion Dollar Case. Pro Bono.

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:55

Dominion Energy Senior Counsel David DePippo and Hunton Andrews Kurth associate Tim McHugh just won a major victory for veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

        

Daily Dicta: J&J's (Not So Painful) Oklahoma Opioid Loss

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:26

When you put a rich, out-of-state corporation on trial in front of an elected judge in an area hit hard by the opioid epidemic—is anyone surprised Cleveland County District Court Judge Thad Balkman ruled against J&J?

        

Skadden GC Recalls Greg Craig's 'Very Passionate' Resistance to Foreign Agent Registration

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 19:31

Prosecutors have alleged that Craig concealed the extent of his involvement in the public release of a report he prepared for Ukraine in 2012, on the prosecution of an opposition politician, to skirt the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

        

J&J Says It Will Appeal $572M Judgment in Okla. Opioid Trial

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 18:25

"The opioid crisis has ravaged the state of Oklahoma. It must be abated immediately," Cleveland County District Court Judge Thad Balkman told a crowded courtroom on Monday, according to coverage by Courtroom View Network.

        

Koch Brothers' Nonprofit Wants US Supreme Court to Keep Donor Names Secret

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 18:15

A circuit split and the "exceptionally important" First Amendment issues raised help make this case "an ideal vehicle" for the high court to clarify its position on the disclosure of group affiliations, argue the petitioners, who are represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

        

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