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Eleventh Circuit Chief Says Wait and See How SCOTUS Rules on Mississippi Abortion Ban

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 20:50

"No matter which way the court rules, it seems to me it's going to bear directly on the correct outcome of this controversy," Chief Judge William Pryor said.


Judge Raises Conflict Concerns About Kellogg Hansen in Google Advertising Cases

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:28

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel on Friday ordered Kellogg Hansen to explain how the firm plans to represent British newspaper Daily Mail in the multidistrict litigation over Google's digital advertising while representing Facebook in a separate antitrust case brought by the Federal Trade Commission. "I'm not accusing anybody of bad faith here," Castel said at the hearing, "but it's an odd lineup."


Huawei CFO Makes Deal With Feds in Bank Fraud Investigation

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:20

Meng Wanzhou of the People's Republic of China, age 49, was arrested in Canada and arraigned Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


The Way Back: How Law Firms Are Planning for Post-COVID Office Life

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:15

Office returns, vaccination policies and long-term effects of the pandemic on the law firm workplace.


Vaccine Mandate Tracker: The Law Firms Requiring Vaccination for Office Returns

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:15

The list of law firms announcing mandatory vaccination is growing.


'Get Rid of the Scumbags': Trade Secrets Battle Between ChromaDex, Elysium Offers Rare Look Inside Major Life Science Companies

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:01

The trial has included testimony about a move in 2015 by Florida billionaire and bioscience investor Phil Frost to buy Elysium, which Elysium executives rejected on the spot.


Skilled in the Art with Scott Graham: Will Sen. Leahy Get to Reinvent the America Invents Act? + Big Firms Go to War Over Narcolepsy Treatment + Don't Tell Judge Donato About Those IPRs

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 17:10

Ropes & Gray partner Scott McKeown lays out the odds for provisions of Sen. Leahy's forthcoming Reinventing the America Invents Act. Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Avadel Pharmaceuticals are on high alert over narcolepsy drug patents.


Who Got the Work? : Defending Morgan Lewis, a $9.5B Oil Field Deal and More

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 17:10

Here's your weekly round-up of the law firms and lawyers around the country being tapped to handle key cases and close major deals for their clients.


'How the Law Views Women': The Challenges Unfolding Against Texas' Abortion Law

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 17:06

In this week's Legal Speak episode, Shannon Selden, a Debevoise & Plimpton partner and outside counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights, presents the major legal questions she expects will be raised in upcoming arguments stemming from the U.S. Department of Justice's action seeking to block Texas' SB-8.


Jenner & Block Attorneys Beat $100M Federal Trademark Lawsuit Against ViacomCBS Over Its 'MTV Floribama Shore'

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 16:19

"This order grants summary judgment because the plaintiffs' showing of likelihood of confusion—an element of the plaintiffs' infringement claims—is not strong enough to meet the standard that applies to artistic works," U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in the summary judgment order.


Study: The Pandemic Dampened Students' Enthusiasm for Online Learning

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:07

The study focused on college students, not law students, but its findings could be instructive for legal educators as they continue to mull whether and how to continue offering remote education options post-pandemic.


Former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Andy Douglas Dies at 89

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 11:45

Douglas, known for being part of the court's so-called Gang of Four that declared the state's system of funding public schools unconstitutional, died Thursday.


Bench Report: Are Judges Political? Plus, the Tenth Circuit Gets Its First Public Defender Judge

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 11:30

Judges love to say how independent and nonpartisan they are. But some legal experts say politics is inherently part of their job.


A Big Law Subsidiary's Uncertain Future

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:21

What separates successful captives from those that fall short?


Dentons' Cross-Country Trek Has Been a Bumpy Ride: The Morning Minute

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


Vowing to Look 'Closely' at Billing, Judge Appoints Trimmed Leadership Team in Casino App Cases

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 19:08

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, who emphasized the importance of diversity, said he would appoint a 14-lawyer plaintiff team on Thursday in lawsuits against Google, Apple and Facebook over their casino apps. Edelson partner Rafey Balabanian had reduced the size of the team and made it more diverse.


Indiana Solicitor General Says State's Abortion Laws 'Are for the Health and Safety of Women'

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 18:12

In an interview with, Fisher said he was "very pleased" with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit's ruling from earlier this month allowing several of Indiana's abortion restrictions to remain in effect pending appeal.


Justices Urged to Expedite Review of Challenge to Texas Abortion Ban

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 17:58

A coalition of abortion rights providers and organizations on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to take up their challenge to Texas' six-week abortion ban without waiting for a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


'Something's Wrong': Legal Experts See Increasing Evidence of Bias in Arbitration

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 16:46

Some are calling for a change to the system under which arbitrators are appointed to cases, arguing that "blind appointments" would reduce bias.


Clients and Firms Want a Tech Transformation. They're Not Ready.

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:59

Despite a fertile climate for tech adoption and modernization, age-old problems are still holding the industry back from a broader transformation.