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Litigators of the Week: The Quinn Emanuel Team Who Put the Brakes on a Busted Deal and Got Their Client's $581M Deposit Back

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 07:30

After a 5-day virtual trial earlier, Quinn Emanuel's Michael Carlinsky, Andrew Rossman and John Rhie this week scored a 242-page opinion from the Delaware Court of Chancery handing a sweeping win to their client in merger litigation.


A Post-Thanksgiving Litigator of the Week Runner-Up and Shout Out Marathon

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 07:25

With a two-week glut of Litigator of the Week nominations, hold onto your seats: The runners-up and shout outs are extensive and impressive this week.


How Can Judges Effectively Regulate Their Emotions? The 'Stuffing Stuff Down' Approach Doesn't Cut It

Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:30

"It's basically like your cognitive resources are a precious commodity and this is chomping away at them," said Vanderbilt Law professor Terry Maroney in her third presentation on judicial temperament at the Berkeley Judicial Institute.


Meet the Lawyers Handling the Latest Election Litigation in Georgia

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 20:01

The Trump partisans include a trusts and estates practitioner, a libel lawyer and a personal injury attorney.


'Fraud About Fraud': In Rare Ruling Letting a Buyer Walk Away from a Deal, VC Laster Blasts Gibson Dunn, Hands Win to Quinn

Wed, 12/02/2020 - 07:30

"With the benefit of hindsight, the ultimate failure of the transaction can be traced to Anbang and Gibson Dunn's decisions to withhold information about the fraudulent deeds and to delay taking action to remedy the problem," Vice Chancellor Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery wrote in...

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How to Stop Worrying About Zoom Trials and Learn to Love Litigating Online

Tue, 12/01/2020 - 07:30

"It benefits a lawyer to be more conversational than the stemwinder, old-style fire and brimstone type of oratory because you're literally in the jurors' face," Alameda County Superior Judge Brad Seligman said during the second day of an online summit called "COVID, the Court, and the Future of the...

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2 Judges Forgo Masks in Court as Georgia County Resumes Jury Trials

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 19:24

A livestream of the proceedings showed the judges, court staff and attorneys sporadically taking off their masks during jury voir dire.


'We Are All in This Together': In-House Litigation Leader Jordan Toumey Razza of Diageo North America

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 07:30

"In many ways, I feel as if I have gotten to know both outside counsel and colleagues better, as we meet each other's children and pets, often unintentionally," says the beverage company's associate general counsel.


Litigators of the Week: The Sullivan & Cromwell Defense Lawyers Who've Kept Truckin' in the 'Clean Diesel' MDL

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 07:30

S&C's Bob Giuffra, Bill Monahan and Tom White did some nifty lawyering to knock out a $325 million damages threat from VW and Audi drivers who sold their vehicles before the "defeat device" scandal went public.


Pre-Thanksgiving Litigator of the Week Runner-up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 07:25

Our runner-up this week is the team from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr that got an appellate affirmance of the firm's trial win protecting Harvard


How a Federal Judge Pulled Over 3 Times for 'Driving While Black' Tries to Keep His Own Biases in Check

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 07:30

"The reality is that race, unfortunately, in America still matters. I wish it were not an issue, but it is," said U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, speaking as part of a National Judicial College panel.


Rudy Can't Fail, but Apparently AT&T Can: Misadventures in Attempting to Cover Election Law

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 07:30

Even as a nonlawyer I knew when the judge asked what standard of review applied, Giuliani's response—"the normal one"—wasn't the answer the judge was looking for.


Calling the Election: The Curious Case of the Kirkland Associate Who Obviously Doesn't Read the Litigation Daily

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 07:30

It appears a campaign to call large law firms to account for actions of their clients has inspired a Kirkland associate to make a call to a lawyer for President Trump. That, in turn, has caused at least a minor headache for the firm in a case where it's opposite the Trump campaign.


NY Chief Judge Says New Jury Trials Are Not 'Wise or Prudent' During Coronavirus Surge

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 17:34

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on Monday pointed to New York's worsening coronavirus figures as she discussed the court system's decision to halt new jury trials and new grand juries.


'The Acrylic Boom': The Plexiglass Encased World of In-Person Pandemic Trials

Mon, 11/16/2020 - 07:30

Speaking as part of an online summit called "COVID, the Court, and the Future of the Jury Trial," Assistant Chief Judge Kerry Meyer of the Fourth District Court in Hennepin County, Minnesota, said Friday that current courtroom setups make it look like trial participants are "all in our own...

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Litigators of the Week: The Quinn Emanuel Duo Who Scored an East Texas Win for Google with a Streamlined Defense

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 07:30

Facing claims YouTube and Google infringed patents asserted by Personalized Media Communications, the team led by Charlie Verhoeven and David Perlson opted not to argue that the patents were invalid or unenforceable, but simply that their client didn't use them.


A Big Bunch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 07:25

Runners up this week include teams from Cooley, Paul Hastings, Wilson Sonsini, and Winston & Strawn.


Why Morgan & Morgan Ads Have Dominated the Florida Airwaves This Year

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:54

When the pandemic caused cash-strapped companies to pull TV and radio ads, the personal injury firm swooped in to renegotiate deals, expanding its advertising footprint and bringing in more cases, founder John Morgan said.


Is Your Personal Data Property Under California Law? Google Thinks Not. Andrew Yang Disagrees.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 07:30

In a privacy class action involving Google and its Chrome browser, lawyers at Boies Schiller Flexner filed a brief Tuesday on behalf of the former Democratic presidential candidate saying recently passed state laws make it clear that California consumers have a property interest in their own data.


Disbarred Lawyer Objects to Proposed Prevagen Settlement

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 15:35

Out of the three million class members, only one has voiced opposition to the proposed settlement reached with Prevagen maker, Quincy Bioscience an alleged "professional objector" whose license the State Bar of California has revoked, Adam Moskowitz said.