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Uber and Gibson Dunn Put the Brakes on Monopoly Claims

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 17:09

Defunct ridesharing company Sidecar will have the opportunity to amend its antitrust claims against Uber by Feb. 4.


Women Hold Editor-in-Chief Positions at the 16 Most Elite Law Reviews

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:52

The work that law schools and law journals have done in recent years to foster more diverse memberships is paying off with women taking the top editorial post of the flagship law journals at the highest-ranked schools in the country.


Former Phila. Prosecutor, Toll Brothers GC Rejoins Cozen O'Connor

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:48

"I went to law school to be a trial lawyer and I'm ready to get back in the courtroom," John McDonald said of his return to the firm.


For One Roberts Clerk, Trump's Impeachment Trial Will Be Part of Experience

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 15:26

The chief justice is being assisted by one of his clerks, Megan Braun, and his counselor Jeffrey Minear. Roberts on Tuesday began his service as presiding officer in earnest, as Trump's trial got underway.


2nd Circuit Vacates Part of Ex-NY State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:55

The Second Circuit overturned the counts related to one of the alleged bribery schemes, which involved legal referral fees for mesothelioma cases.


Perkins Coie Cost Client $150M Tech Patent Payday, Lawsuit Claims

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 14:31

Muzik Inc. blames the firm for losing out on royalties from products such as Apple's AirPods and's Echo Dot.


Parnas' Attorney Calls on AG William Barr to Recuse From Ongoing Investigation, Prosecution

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:49

Attorney Joseph Bondy said Monday that Barr's proximity to the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump prevented him from impartially overseeing Parnas' prosecution


'I Have a More Sophisticated Basis for My Argument': Dershowitz, Backing Trump, Denies Flip-Flop on Impeachment

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:39

"It certainly doesn't have to be a crime," Alan Dershowitz said in a 1998 media interview. The Harvard Law professor emeritus now contends impeachment "must be 'criminal-like' conduct, or conduct 'akin to treason and bribery.'"


Supreme Court Denies Review of Eighth Circuit Murder Conviction Based on Government-Signed Factual-Basis Statements, Despite Finding Practice 'Troubling'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:00

The Supreme Court recently declined to review 'Cottier v. United States', an Eighth Circuit decision upholding a conviction of second-degree murder.


Why the .Law Domain May Become a Necessity for Firms

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:30

The road toward wide adoption of the .law domain by law firms may be long, but it gained a significant user when Wiley recently rebranded.


Justices, Ruling for Trump's DOJ, Won't Rush Obamacare Case for This Term

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:52

The justices' decision on timing makes it unlikely the high court will hear and issue a decision on the health insurance law before the November presidential election.


Latham Lands Pharma Patent Litigator Adam Perlman From Williams & Connolly

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:00

The former co-chair of Williams & Connolly's patent litigation practice has counted Eli Lilly and Bayer among his clients. Latham leaders say his arrival will cement the firm's transition to the brand side of Hatch-Waxman litigation.


Hefty Tuition Hikes at Calif. Law Schools, Impeachment Drama, Allure of Lit Financing: The Morning Minute

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:00

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Big Tuition Hikes Loom at University of California's 4 Law Schools

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 06:00

Law students at UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis and UC Irvine will pay significantly higher tuition by 2023 under a proposal being considered by the UC Board of Regents.


DAC Beachcroft Gains 20-Lawyer Madrid Team

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 05:30

The firm has continued its recent Spanish growth with a combination with a local firm.


Why Legal Needs to Think About Data 'The Way Silicon Valley Does'

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:30

As part of the Legalweek 2020 Q&A series, Legaltech News speaks with Morgan Lewis partner and 'troublemaker' Tess Blair on a lack of digital transformation, the wide gap between the consumer user experience and the legal user experience, and more.


'Material Witness': House Picks Fight With Pat Cipollone as Trump Goes on Trial

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:21

"Evidence indicates that, at a minimum, you have detailed knowledge of the facts regarding the first Articles and played an instrumental role in the conduct charged in the second Article," a letter from the House said Tuesday.


Keurig Dr. Pepper In-House Leader Joins Coty as Chief Lawyer

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:05

Kristin Blazewicz starts her new job with the global beauty products company on March 15 and will be based in Amsterdam. She succeeds Greer McMullen, "who has decided to leave the company," according to an announcement on Monday.


Cloud-Based Law Firm Rimon Opens Year With 3 International Hires From Big Law

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:00

The firm, founded in San Francisco, has brought on partners from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Baker McKenzie to open up shop in Dubai, Berlin and Sydney, respectively.


No Ordinary Trial: The Case on Trump's Impeachment Gets Underway

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 08:00

The verdict of Trump's Senate impeachment trial is all but predetermined. But the rules of the trial are not.