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Wells Fargo Agrees to $3B Penalty to Resolve Fake Bank Account Scandal

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:35

Bank CEO Charles Scharf: "The conduct ... and the past culture that gave rise to it are reprehensible and wholly inconsistent with the values on which Wells Fargo was built."


Skilled in the Art: No Pressure for New Generation of Fish & Richardson Trial Lawyers + Second Circuit Upholds Visual Artists Rights Act Verdict + Latham Plugs Into Battery Industry

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:50

NextGen trial lawyers at Fish & Richardson bag $31 Million patent infringement verdict.


Fired Miami Heat Lawyer Accuses Team, General Counsel of Retaliation Over Her Maternity Leave

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:50

Former Associate General Counsel Vered Yakovee alleges in a federal lawsuit that the Heat organization violated the Family and Medical Leave Act by firing her after she adopted a baby and took maternity leave for 12 weeks.


Johnson & Johnson Can't Dodge Price-Fixing Lawsuit Brought by Kroger, Walgreens

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:25

Antitrust claims are a product of federal statute and thus are extrinsic to, and not rights "under," a commercial agreement, the appeals court said.


2nd Circuit Denies King & Spalding's Bid for Special Appearance in Halkbank Sanctions-Busting Case

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:18

The ruling marked the latest development in Halkbank's four-month standoff with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office, which has charged the bank with six counts of fraud, money laundering and other sanctions-related offenses in the record-breaking scheme.


Day Pitney's Steven Cash: How the ABA's Cannabis Resolution Evolved

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:24

The resolution's co-author, Day Pitney counsel Steven Cash in Washington, recently spoke to about how the ABA measure came to be.


Breyer Refuses to Step Down From Upcoming Volkswagen 'Clean Diesel' Trial

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:15

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, on Friday, rejected plaintiffs' motion for disqualification from Monday's trial, calling their concerns of bias an "abrupt about-face" from their previous arguments.


Harvey Weinstein Case Jurors Suggest They're Deadlocked on 2 Charges, Unanimous on Others

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:54

The note sparked 20 minutes of whispered conversations among each side's lawyers, with Burke asking for input on how he should guide the jury.


Explain It to Me Like I'm an 8-Year-Old, Counselor!

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:39

Is being a lawyer hard? What happens if a bad client wants to hire you? Why do lawyers keep secrets? On this episode of Legal Speak, we let kids ask the questions.


Former Morgan Stanley Lawyer's Retaliation Complaint Is Dismissed

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:13

The ruling against Christopher Garvey, formerly among Morgan Stanley's top lawyers in Hong Kong, was the latest decision exploring the contours of anti-retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


House Impeachment Lawyer Joshua Matz Will Lead Kaplan Hecker's DC Expansion

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:38

While Kaplan Hecker has a presence in D.C., the new office marks an official expansion to the region.


Major Law Firms, In-House Departments Strive to Modernize Metrics in New Collaboration

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:22

A Winston & Strawn-launched consortium, made up of participants including Am Law 100 firms, Fortune 500 legal-ops departments, ALSPs and others, is designing real-time metric dashboards to change how and when legal teams create and use client evaluations.


Plaintiffs Want Breyer Booted, Weinstein Verdict Watch, Diversity Exec Hires: The Morning Minute

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:00

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


DLA Piper Latest Firm to Join Booming Cannabis Trend

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 05:43

A number of global law firms have recently sought to take advantage of the flourishing medicinal cannabis market.


How Can Attorneys Improve Community Health Care? It May Be Simpler Than You Think

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:39

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala offers insights into some of the hidden impacts of employer benefits on their workers' health. Oh, and get a flu shot.


Trump Watch: Roger Stone is Sentenced to Prison, So What's Trump's Next Move? + Judge Jackson Had Plenty to Say About Stone

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:28

All eyes are on Donald Trump's pen in the hours after Roger Stone's sentencing, amid fueled speculation on whether the president will pardon his longtime friend.


Concordia Law Finds a Lifeline to Stay Open

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:21

The Boise law school will operate as usual amid a transfer to a new parent institution, though the American Bar Association still must bestow its blessing.


Judge Rules Brooklyn DA Cannot Rely on App to Satisfy New Discovery Law

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:14

Brooklyn prosecutors have said they have security concerns about the new requirement that they turn over witness information to defense lawyers. The WitCom app was presented as a possible solution.


The Law Firm Disrupted: Talkin' 'Bout Deregulation

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:00

Will the ABA do more than just encourage thinking about new legal industry models?


RBG's Remarks on Equal Rights Amendment Are Used Against Advocates in Court

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 18:02

"As Justice Ginsburg put it, the ERA cannot be ratified unless it's 'put back in the political hopper' and its proponents 'start over again, collecting the necessary number of states,'" lawyers for Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Tennessee said in a court filing. The states' outside counsel includes a team from Consovoy McCarthy.