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State Appeals Court Allows Design-Defect Claims Against Snapchat to Proceed

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 16:27

After more than five years of litigation, Georgia's two highest state courts have now ruled that Snapchat could indeed be held liable for a car crash allegedly caused by a woman's misuse of one of the platform's popular features while on the road.


Raleigh Lawyer Gives $250K to Campbell Law

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 16:15

"I am thrilled to support the Blanchard Community Law Clinic through this gift as they continue to give voice to the diverse populations coming into contact with our civil justice system," Robert Zaytoun said in a statement. "I have always admired Campbell Law School for its pragmatic approach to legal education and community involvement."


Big Law is Ramping Up Pressure on Office Work in 2023

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 16:03

Law firms are being more open about tying pay or bonuses to office attendance.


Best Practices In Second Request Document Review: Eliminating the Fear Factor

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 15:50

Part One of a Two-Part Article: Challenges and solutions in document review The burdens of complying with second requests are onerous. The mere thought of undergoing such an exercise tends to strike fear in the heart of the legal department. This article series outlines the major challenges of second requests, suggest strategies to overcome them, and discuss how to face a second request with equanimity and confidence.


Carney Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over Party Balance on Delaware Courts

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 15:25

In something of a surprise announcement, Delaware Gov. John Carney has agreed that the longstanding requirement is unenforceable.


In 'Landmark' Win for Talc Plaintiffs, Third Circuit Dismisses Johnson & Johnson Unit's Bankruptcy

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 15:20

On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed a bankruptcy judge's decision, concluding that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary LTL Management was not in financial distress at the time it filed its Chapter 11 case in 2021.


More Than 20% of US News-Ranked Law Schools Have Withdrawn Participation

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 15:18

While the recent overall of the methodology has dropped some of the worst flaws, "the U.S. News ranking will inevitably require continuing reinvention in the years ahead and past practice does not inspire confidence in the accuracy of that enterprise," David D. Meyer, dean and Mitchell Franklin Professor of Law at Tulane Law, said in a message to the law community.


Copycat? Court Trims Claims but Preserves Suit Accusing Wayfair of 'Freeriding' Williams-Sonoma's Goodwill

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 13:19

Williams-Sonoma's lawsuit accusing Wayfair of copying its designs has been pared down, but a federal judge in Massachusetts said the case may continue on a single state law claim for unfair competition.


Pitt Law Dean Resigns Suddenly

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 13:05

Haider Ala Hamoudi, vice dean of Pitt Law, has agreed to assume day-to-day oversight of the school until an interim dean is named.


'The Fish Rots From the Head Backward': Why Fixing Wells Fargo's Culture Is Taking So Long

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 10:56

An internal investigation of the bank's fake-account scandal found that the legal department focused on case-by-case risks and failed to grasp the cultural meltdown. In short, "They simply could not see the forest for the trees," according to a 2018 analysis by Eversheds Sutherland.


'A Huge Responsibility': Fish & Richardson Names Corrin Drakulich as Global Head of Litigation

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 09:32

Drakulich has served as a first-chair trial lawyer who saw success in pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology patent litigation.


Scientific Lab Behind Dozens of Product Recalls Under the Microscope

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 07:45

In lawsuits, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and others are challenging the scientific methods used by Valisure, the Connecticut laboratory whose reports have prompted recalls, and subsequent class actions, over drugs, sunscreen and dry shampoo.


Bankman-Fried's Effort 'to Reconnect' with FTX GC Creates Furor in Criminal Case

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:09

Prosectors say the FTX founder's contact with Ryne Miller this month might constitute witness tampering. Bankman-Fried's attorneys argue he was merely trying to provide "assistance."


A 'Bellwether' Year for Life Sciences: The Morning Minute

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


The Lawyers Are Not All Right

Mon, 01/30/2023 - 05:00

As law firms are pushing lawyers and staff to return to offices, constant stress, triggered by the pandemic and other events, has changed people and the legal workplace.


Why Australia's Decarbonization Push Is Good for the Environment and Good for Lawyers

Sun, 01/29/2023 - 18:01

Law firms in the country are seeing strong demand for lawyers with energy experience and expect the decarbonization of Australia will provide opportunities for a large number of lawyers in years to come.


'Culture' Is Not Just a Buzzword—It's Your Key to Attracting and Keeping Talent

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 18:15

In this episode, Tamara Buie, chief people officer at Level Legal, a Dallas-based consulting, eDiscovery, and managed services company, explains how to cultivate and foster a professional environment that attracts and retains top-notch talent.


'Dark Pattern' Litigation Risk Puts Spotlight on Legal's Relationship With Product Designers

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:17

Product and design teams still think of lawyers as "innovation blockers." But a working relationship with legal departments is increasingly necessary to prevent "dark pattern" lawsuits.


Columbia Law Professor's 'F--k You' to Student Question Caught on Video

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:34

"I am ashamed of my conduct," Professor Daniel Capra said in an email to on Friday. "I apologized to the student and to my class."


A 'Bellwether' Year for Life Sciences: Lawyers Forecast M&A Uptick as Regs Remain Busy

Fri, 01/27/2023 - 14:54

The IPO window doesn't appear to be opening anytime soon, but life sciences lawyers expect mergers—and regulatory challenges—to pick up this year.