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Shout-Out: A $666 Million Win for Latham

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:50

The dispute stemmed from the separation and distribution agreement between DXC Technology and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

        

Daily Dicta: Gibson Team Pulls Off Stunning Reversal—Again—in Cigarillo Fight

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 14:46

Gibson Dunn's Theodore Boutrous Jr. and Daniel Swanson reclaim their hero status--though a stroke of luck also had something to do with it.

        

Drama Over Skadden's Ukraine Billing Gets Close Up at Greg Craig Trial

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 20:23

“This is not right and it is a serious problem for me. All was clear between us," Craig, a former Skadden partner, said in one email exchange that prosecutors showed jurors Wednesday at trial in Washington.

        

Texas Launches Public Portal to Make Civil Court Records Available Online

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 19:27

“We are proud of the greater transparency. We want people generally to see what's going on in their courts. This just enhances that," said Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht.

        

Contrary to Belief, Lawyer Says Consumer Enforcement Is Alive and Well

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 18:28

Co-leader of Ballard Spahr's consumer financial services group said his law firm has not seen any continued drop in the number of investigations under President Donald Trump's administration.

        

In Win for Trump DOJ, Judge Hands Off Emoluments Case to DC Circuit

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 18:10

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan granted the Justice Department's request to stay the lawsuit and allow the circuit court to review his previous rulings that allowed the case to proceed.

        

In GirlsDoPorn Trial, Jane Doe Law Grad Emerges as Key Figure

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 15:00

As trial in the fraud suit against GirlsDoPorn.com gets underway, the defendants describe Jane Doe No. 1, now graduated from law school, as the "ringleader" of 22 former actresses who are suing the adult film site.

        

Daily Dicta: You Don't Need a Crime-Solving Dog to Figure Out This Movie Isn't Like Disney's Zootopia

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:33

News flash—the concept of anthropomorphic, crime-solving animals is not exactly original.

        

Argentinian Lawyer Sanctioned $28K for Lawsuit Against Uber

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 23:35

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California granted Uber's motion for sanctions and dismissed the complaint for a "fatal jurisdictional defect."

        

Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Obese Man's ADA Lawsuit Against Medtronic

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 19:38

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, however, punted on the question of whether morbid obesity is itself an “impairment under the ADA, finding that the plaintiff couldn't establish that his weight was the cause of his firing.

        

In Monthslong Med Mal Trial, Allegations of a Doctor-Led Cover-Up—and a $60M Verdict

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 19:19

Patricia Jones, of Pomona, New York, and her husband, John, were awarded a total of $55.9 million by a Rockland County jury in what many believe is the largest medical malpractice verdict amount in county history.

        

Get Ready for New Wave of False Claims Act Litigation Around Cybersecurity

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:28

“What you really need to do is demonstrate and document on an ongoing basis that you are assessing your compliance and updating your system security plan. It's a living activity, said one source.

        

New York Times Wants En Banc Rehearing of Decision Reviving Palin's Defamation Suit

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:10

Attorneys for the Times argued the Aug. 6 opinion from a three-judge Second Circuit panel "misapprehended two bedrock First Amendment principles" concerning allegations of actual malice and protected statements of opinion and said that, if not corrected, the opinion would have the effect of...

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Daily Dicta: Massive Rail Freight Antitrust Class Gets Derailed

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:12

The case raises a thorny class action question: When can a class action include uninjured members? How many is too many?

        

In Jones Day Parental Leave Policy Fight, the Gloves Are Off

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:00

What could have been a humdrum extension motion by Jones Day has erupted in an early battle in the new suit against the firm.

        

Trump's Lawyers Mount New Effort to Keep Tax Return Fight in DC Court

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 22:48

The president's attorneys highlighted New York state officials' ties to Washington, D.C., in a bid to keep the case before District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee.

        

Opioid Judge Appoints Two Lawyers to Negotiate Potential Class Settlement

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 22:44

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster appointed Chris Seeger, of Seeger Weiss, and Jayne Conroy, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, to serve as interim, co-lead counsel for a proposed negotiation class that would serve as a potential model to settle cases brought over the opioid crisis.

        

Daily Dicta: ‘Work it Out' Judge Tells SEC and VW

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:42

“I'm not going to invite any comment. I don't even want to hear any comment, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said.

        

Judge Rules NRA Barred From Attending NY AG's Deposition of Oliver North

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:37

“Despite the NRA's best efforts to silence board members, justice will prevail, and the truth will be exposed, because no one is above the law, New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

        

Female GC in Texas Fuming After Plea Deal for Attorney Who Allegedly Grabbed Her Butt

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:28

“I want a conviction, said Houston attorney Michelle Acosta about San Antonio lawyer Allan Manka, who was charged with Class C misdemeanor simple assault for allegedly grabbing Acosta's buttocks. “Giving him deferred adjudication is a small slap on the wrist.

        

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