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Barring Judges from the Federalist Society?, Pay-Data Duel, Huge Backlog in Skilled Immigrant Permits: The Morning Minute

Law.com - 6 hours 3 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Litigators of the Week: Robbins Geller Duo Seals $1B Settlement

The Litigation Daily RSS - 10 hours 35 min ago

'The bottom line is: if we can take on what we took on, and achieve the result we achieved, we can do anything.'

        

'What Happened Next Beggars Belief': 7th Circuit Scolds DOJ for Defying Order in Visa Case

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:12

The panel, composed of Judges Frank Easterbrook, William Bauer and David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said the Justice Department "flatly refused" to implement the original order.

        

'What Happened Next Beggars Belief': 7th Circuit Scolds Feds for Defying Order in Visa Case

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:12

The panel, composed of Judges Frank Easterbrook, William Bauer and David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said the Justice Department "flatly refused" to implement the original order.

         

Judiciary Considers Banning Federal Judges From Being Members of Federalist Society or American Constitution Society

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:06

A draft advisory opinion from the Judicial Conference's Committee on Codes of Conduct says federal judges should not be members of the Federalist Society or the American Constitution Society, but belonging to the American Bar Association is fine.

        

No Federalist Society or American Constitution Society Judges? Judiciary Considers Membership Ban

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:06

A draft advisory opinion from the Judicial Conference's Committee on Codes of Conduct says federal judges should not be members of the Federalist Society or the American Constitution Society, but belonging to the American Bar Association is fine.

         

Ex-Wells Fargo GC Vows to Fight New Charges in Sham-Account Scandal

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:33

Former Wells Fargo general counsel James Strother's lawyer, Walt Brown at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, said that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's charges seeking a $5 million civil money penalty were "false and unfounded, and he intends to vigorously defend against them."

        

Former Wells Fargo GC Vows to Fight New Charges in Sham-Account Scandal

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:33

Former Wells Fargo general counsel James Strother's lawyer, Walt Brown at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, said that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's charges seeking a $5 million civil money penalty were "false and unfounded, and he intends to vigorously defend against them."

         

Katten Settles With Recruiter Over Placement Fee Days Before Trial

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:10

California recruiting company Kossoris Search has settled a suit against Katten Muchin Rosenman related to the firm's launch of its Dallas office in 2018.

        

Katten Settles With Recruiter Over Dallas Placement Fee Days Before Trial

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:10

California recruiting company Kossoris Search has settled a suit against Katten Muchin Rosenman related to the firm's launch of its Dallas office in 2018.

         

Higher Law: A Colorado Cannabis Trade Secrets Fight | Marijuana Company Promoters Face SEC Charges | A Data Breach Exposes Marijuana Customers' Data

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:00

Welcome to Higher Law, our briefing on all things cannabis. We're taking a peek at a new trade-secrets case in Colorado, and the SEC has a new marijuana-related enforcement action. Scroll down for Who Got the Work, and much more.

         

Company Thwarted by Own Press Release in Attempt to Dodge Wrongful Death Suit

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:50

A Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas judge has denied a health company's attempt to escape a wrongful death lawsuit against one of its hospitals, finding "extensive evidence" to refute its argument that it did not have control over the hospital.

        

How I Made Partner: Mintz Levin's Emily Musgrave

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:42

"The ability to balance being a parent with the demands of a challenging and high-volume legal practice is a strength to be celebrated."

         

Forget Daddy Day Care. At this School, It's Law Dean Day Care.

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:19

Creighton University School of Law dean Joshua Fershée earned props for offering to watch the children of students, staff, and faculty in his office when snow closed public schools in Omaha this week.

         

Daily Dicta: Seeking $50M, Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton for Defamation

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:57

Represented by Pierce Bainbridge, Gabbard claims that Clinton—"a cutthroat politician by any account"—smeared her reputation by calling her a "Russian asset."

        

Actress Tells Jury of Her Rape by Harvey Weinstein in Early 1990s: 'He Was Frightening'

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:03

The defendant has not been charged with rape in Sciorra's case, but prosecutors have said her testimony will help establish a pattern in Weinstein's behavior and support the charge of predatory sexual assault.

        

'He Was Frightening': Actress Tells Jury of Her Rape by Harvey Weinstein in Early 1990s

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:03

The defendant has not been charged with rape in Sciorra's case, but prosecutors have said her testimony will help establish a pattern in Weinstein's behavior and support the charge of predatory sexual assault.

         

Norton Rose Closes Second Middle East Base Since 2018

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 07:29

The firm exited Abu Dhabi two years ago.

         

Brakes Pumped on Calif. Tuition Hikes, G-Traurig Partner Lawyers Up, She's Got the Power: The Morning Minute

Law.com - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Daily Dicta: Uh-Oh. Why Is Makan Delrahim's Name on This Lawsuit?

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:47

The head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division is on the opposite side of the "v" from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in a new lawsuit against SoCal Edison and Boeing.

        

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