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Buchalter Brings on Firm's First Appellate Chair From Haynes & Boone

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 19:06

M.C. Sungaila, who previously co-chaired Haynes and Boone's group, is becoming the first formal chair of Buchalter's appellate practice.

        

Answering Judge Esther Salas's Call for a 'National Dialogue' on Judicial Privacy, Safety After Her Son's Killing

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:30

Federal Judge Esther Salas on Monday released a video statement, her first public comments since her 20-year-old son was shot and killed on July 19

        

Meet the Sheppard Mullin Litigator Facing Off with California Police Unions Over Misconduct Records

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:30

"I think it's critically important to have this information out there so people can have an informed discussion," says special counsel Tenaya Rodewald.

        

DOJ Loses Bid to Decertify Immigration Judges' Union

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:01

A regional director with the Federal Labor Relations Authority turned down an effort by the Justice Department to decertify a union of immigration judges.

        

Litigators of the Week: The Quinn Emanuel Lawyers Who Recovered Billions in ACA Risk Corridor Funds For Insurers On Contingency

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:30

If the "risk corridors" created under the Affordable Care Act don't immediately capture your attention, this likely will: $3.7 billion worth

        

And the LOTW Runners Up Are ...

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:25

This week shout outs go to litigators from Covington & Burlingto,; Sullivan & Cromwell, Gibson, Dunn, and Willkie Farr, among others.

        

SDNY Judge Strikes Down State Law Banning Picketing Outside Courthouses

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:57

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote found a compelling state interest in protecting court proceedings but said the government had "not shown that the state must criminalize speech in this way to protect the integrity of ongoing trials."

        

Your Settlement Is Approved. Things Just Got Complicated.

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 08:30

"Asset recovery opportunities have never been more important," said Steve Cirami, the head of Broadridge's class action team. "You've got an economic downturn and financial institutions are looking to maximize their recoveries both for their own proprietary accounts, but also for their client-base."

        

The Bar Exam Becomes a Cause of Action

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 08:30

Picture yourself as a recent law school graduate. You've just put three years into your life pursuing a degree that has likely saddled you with

        

Oracle and Its Board Turn to Orrick, Morrison & Foerster in Suit Accusing Company of Corporate Racism

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 01:52

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Morrison & Foerster are representing Oracle in a shareholder derivative lawsuit claiming the company makes false assertions about its diversity efforts. Facebook and Qualcomm have been hit with similar suits.

        

Pup Gets Another Chance at Life After NY Appellate Ruling

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:56

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department ruled that permanent confinement and euthanasia were not the court's only options in the case of a dog who bit a toddler during a Thanksgiving gathering, causing face lacerations and stitches for the young girl.

        

When the World Becomes Your Adversary

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 08:30

How do you balance the need to be a zealous advocate for your client in litigation without letting the adversarial nature of the process creep into all elements of your life?

        

Judge Finds 3M Isn't Entitled to Governmental Immunity In Lawsuit Over Combat Earplugs

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:56

U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers refused to grant summary judgment based on 3M's government contractor defense in the first substantive ruling to come out of the multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective earplugs.

        

Legal Fight Brews Over Ownership of Jackson Pollock Artwork

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 16:10

A federal lawsuit in Connecticut alleges a Greenwich man has refused to return a $175,000 piece of art by the famed artist.

        

Google Wins 'Right to be Forgotten' Cases in Germany

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:09

Germany's top court rejected appeals in two cases, deciding that the right to information superseded the right to be forgotten, handing the internet giant a win.

        

What Litigators Need to Know About the ADA: A Discussion with Morgan Lewis Lawyer Who Drafted the Landmark Disability Rights Law

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:30

In the run-up to the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Lit Daily caught up with Chai Feldblum, a director of workplace culture consulting at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who was the lead lawyer in the room of strategists, lobbyists, and legislators drafting the ADA...

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Litigators of the Week: This Kirkland Argument Was So Convincing the Court Adopted It As Its Own

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 08:30

It's a rare thing for the Delaware Court of Chancery to allow buyers to bow out of merger agreements between signing and closing. It's rarer still for the nation's preeminent venue for merger litigation to grant a buyer's motion to dismiss a deal driven lawsuit by adopting the buyer's oral argument...

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And the LOTW Runners Up Are ...

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 08:25

We have some really strong runners-up to shout out this week.

        

Can Courts Exercise Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Class Members?

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 01:46

It is only a matter of time before the issue becomes ripe for Supreme Court review. Until then, counsel on both sides of the class action bar will have to carefully follow developments as they consider where to litigate their cases.

        

Facebook Poised to Get Judicial Sign Off on $650M Settlement Over Facial Recognition

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 19:41

U.S. District Judge James Donato said "this could be a breakthrough moment" for developing a model for large settlements involving online entities.

        

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