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Skilled in the Art: Patent Enablement Is Not Like Pornography + Gilead Compares Non-Compete Agreements to Law Firms + Meet Harness Dickey's First CEO

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:01

Idenix and Jones Day try once more to resuscitate a $2.5 billion patent infringement verdict.

         

Pharmacies Petition 6th Circuit to Overturn 'Sweeping Order' for Opioid Prescription Data

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 18:04

Pharmacies facing an Oct. 13 trial are challenging U.S. District Judge Dan Polster's order to provide opioid prescription data for thousands of stores nationwide. They also insist that at least two of his orders have not complied with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

         

Justices Up the Stakes With New Cases on 'Faithless' Electors and ACA Contraceptives

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:20

The justices added an Obamacare contraception case from Pennsylvania, and the court will hear a dispute over federal electors who do not support the candidate who won the state's vote.

         

Duane Morris Merger a 'Standout' in Industry's Quest for Scale

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 16:00

The firms' leaders and industry observers pointed to geographic growth and client demand as key drivers of the deal, which the firms plan to finalize by the end of this month.

         

'Big Law Loves Litigation Financing': Legalist's GC Breaks It Down

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:49

Third-party funding is a recipe for Big Law attorneys to increase their book of business and make clients happy, says Legalist GC Curtis Smolar, a former Fox Rothschild partner.

         

A Law Firm Merger Blooms in the Northeast—But Don't Expect a Thaw

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:34

Deals like the tie-up between Duane Morris and Satterlee Stephens have been few and far between in the Northeastern megalopolis.

         

Meet Joseph Bondy, Lev Parnas' Attorney and Cannabis Law Expert

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:30

A Manhattan-based lawyer with variegated and colorful legal expertise has found himself at the center of a storm implicating President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr, among others.

         

After Six Years of Pretrial Appeals, Waffle House Sex Tape Case Can Move to Discovery

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 14:47

Pretrial appeals are now exhausted and discovery can begin in a civil racketeering case against three attorneys who used a secret sex tape recorded by their client to try to secure millions of dollars from Waffle House chairman Joe Rogers Jr.

         

Trump Adds Ken Starr, Alan Dershowitz to Impeachment Team

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:45

Dershowitz on Friday said on Twitter that he will present oral arguments on the constitutional grounds against impeachment.

         

Q&A: Harness Dickey's New CEO Bill Coughlin

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:00

The former partner of the firm spent nearly 20 years as CEO of Ford Motor Co.'s IP subsidiary, Ford Global Technologies. Now he's bringing his in-house, managerial and strategic perspective back to the Michigan-based IP boutique.

         

Libor Transition: 'The Risk of Litigation is Very Real'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 07:06

Lawyers anticipate a rise in disputes as the lending rate benchmark is phased out.

         

Investigating Jussie Smollett's Prosecution, Wanting a Dean Job, Those Astros: What You Said

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:30

The prosecution of former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett drew widespread attention. And now it's under investigation. What one lawyer said about

         

Duane Morris Tie-Up Imminent, What's Lev Parnas' Legal Strategy?, A First in Tribal Law: The Morning Minute

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 06:00

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

         

Hogan Lovells Teams Up With Elevate for New US Document Review Center

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 05:00

The global firm is leaning on Elevate to set up the site in Phoenix and to handle hiring and HR. But the core team of 20 lawyers are Hogan Lovells employees.

         

An 80s Prom King Costume, Designer Clothes and a Gold Pinkie Ring: Former Morrison & Foerster Employee Accused of Misusing Firm's Credit Card

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:56

A spokesperson for the firm stated the "actions did not impact any of the firm's clients. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement on this matter."

         

With Your Law Firm's Help or Not, Here's a Path to Mental and Physical Health

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:40

The three foundational pillars of health are body, mind and environment.

         

Phila. Judge Knocks $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict Down to $6.8 Million

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:34

Although the two-sentence order did not outline his reasoning for drastically cutting the $8 billion jury award, the decision brings the punitive damages award to 10 times the $680,000 compensatory award for plaintiff Nicholas Murray.

         

7 Men, 5 Women Will Sit as Jury in Harvey Weinstein's New York Rape Trial

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:25

Weinstein's attorneys asked pointed questions about sex during jury selection, hinting at allegations that are likely to come up during the trial.

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: Lawyers, Time to Exit the Atrium

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 21:00

Atrium is ditching its law firm business to focus on technology. The shake-up raises some interesting questions.

         

With Trials Looming, Monsanto Looks to Settle Some Roundup Cases

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:53

Four Roundup trials are set to start in the next month as Bayer's Monsanto is in talks to settle some of the thousands of lawsuits across the country.

         

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