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Law Experts Argue Allegations Against Burford Could Muddy the Waters for Litigation Funding

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:50

Some legal experts argue the litigation funding industry is poised for change after the Burford-Muddy Waters showdown.

        

After Long Delay, Judge Approves $32.5M Settlement in Uber 'Safe Rides' Class Action

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:04

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, however, denied plaintiffs attorneys' requests for 25% of the settlement, or $8.125 million, finding that the settlement should be treated as a coupon settlement under Class Action Fairness Act.

        

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Antitrust Claims Over NFL's Sunday Ticket Package

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:43

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated a class action alleging the NFL and DirecTV conspired to monopolize the market for live television broadcasts of professional football games through their Sunday Ticket subscription package.

        

Two Ex-SCOTUS Clerks Sue Jones Day, Alleging Anti-Male Bias

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 15:07

Two married former associates who clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer say the firm discriminates against fathers by providing them eight fewer weeks of parental leave than mothers.

        

Daily Dicta: Kasowitz Seals Win for Marine Who Warned of Terror Attack—and Was Punished

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:42

2016, you might recall, was a year where using personal email to send classified government information loomed large (cough, Hillary)—but this case was over the top.

        

Daily Dicta: Kirkland Client Gets the Last Word Against Online Trolls

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 01:39

"This ruling is a precedent-setting moment in the fight against online hate, bigotry, and harassment,” said Kirkland partner Emily Hughes.

        

Winston & Strawn Denies Ex-Partner's 'Firm Always Wins' Characterization

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:16

The firm, represented by Orrick at the US Supreme Court, is pressing its argument that a former partner's discrimination and retaliation claims must face confidential arbitration.

        

Litigation Leaders: Quinn Emanuel s Diane Doolittle on Show Jumping, Street Smarts and Bet-the-Company Cases

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:12

'If there is a high-profile dispute going on anywhere in the world, the odds are that we re involved in some way.'

        

2nd Circuit FCPA Decision Could Be 'Tip of the Iceberg' for New Challenges

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 16:38

The appellate court ruled that prosecutors do not have to prove that a bribe was paid in exchange for an “official act in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases.

        

22 States Sue EPA Over 'Do-Nothing' Environmental Rule

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:25

Trump's plan will "keep the oldest and dirtiest of coal plants in the country on life support," Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said Tuesday.

        

Do-Over: How Greg Craig's Trial Hit a Snag

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:47

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson defended closed-door jury selection proceedings. But the trial is starting over Wednesday, with a new set of prospective jurors.

        

American Airlines Wins Permanent Injunction Against Mechanics Union

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:20

“The only reasonable explanation for the slowdown is concerted action on the part of plaintiff s mechanics, wrote U.S. District Judge John McBryde.

        

Appellate Pro Steffen Johnson Leaves Winston & Strawn

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 22:34

Johnson, who was a co-leader of Winston & Strawn's appellate practice, has a past client list that includes several pharmaceutical companies, the Republic of Ecuador and the NFL's Tom Brady.

        

Third Circuit Revives Police Officer's Beard-Related Discrimination Claim

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 18:36

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reinstated discrimination claims that a former University of Pennsylvania police officer brought against the school for allegedly refusing to accommodate a skin condition he suffered that left him unable to shave.

        

Pittsburgh Firm Settles With Ex-Client Who Said Firm Posted Glowing Fake Reviews

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:45

The client claimed she hired the firm because of its high ratings online, only to have it bungle her sexual harassment case against a former employer.

        

Texas and Louisiana Tout Pro-Trump Emoluments Ruling to Defend Abortion Restrictions

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:16

The Debevoise & Plimpton lawyer challenging the Louisiana state laws countered: "The only question before this panel today is how far it is willing to go to bypass the ordinary rules of civil and appellate procedure to create a fast track for merits review in abortion cases."

        

Texas and Louisiana Invoke Pro-Trump Emoluments Ruling to Defend Abortion Restrictions

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:16

The Debevoise & Plimpton lawyer challenging the Louisiana state laws countered: "The only question before this panel today is how far it is willing to go to bypass the ordinary rules of civil and appellate procedure to create a fast track for merits review in abortion cases."

        

Can Federal Law Enforcement Respond to Domestic Terrorism?

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:08

In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump pledged to give federal law enforcement authorities “whatever they need to investigate and prevent acts of domestic terror.

        

By the Numbers: Lawyer Salary Increases in the Past Two Decades

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 15:52

Data compiled by the American Bar Association shows that average lawyer pay has nearly doubled since 1997. It also shows the cities with the highest salaries.

        

Barr Warns Jeffrey Epstein Co-Conspirators Investigations Will Continue

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 14:40

Barr also said the investigation would continue into anyone who may have conspired with the disgraced financier, who was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

        

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