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A Wave of SPAC Litigation Is Coming. Here's What to Watch For.

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 08:30

Litigators at Latham & Watkins and Quinn Emanuel both expect the drastic uptick in special purpose acquisition company deal activity to spawn lawsuits. Here's where they see the fault lines.

       

11th Circuit Judge Calls for 'Course Correction' on Standing Doctrine in Bias Suit

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:38

The court reversed and remanded a disability rights case over closed captioning on videos that could become one of the first in which a plaintiff seeks damages for past harm based on an inaccessible website. But it's Judge Kevin C. Newsom's concurring opinion on standing that has lawyers paying...

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Litigation Leaders: Greenberg Traurig's Lori Cohen and Jeff Scott Discuss Building In-House Trial Group

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 08:30

"We can easily mobilize a team to 'parachute into' any local jurisdiction in the U.S. and prepare for trial under significant time constraints, combining local talent with national expertise," Cohen says.

       

Litigators of the Week: The White & Case Duo Who Beat Back Cigna's Bid for a $1.85B Breakup Fee in Ill-Fated Anthem Merger

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:52

Glenn Kurtz, the global head of commercial litigation at White & Case, and partner Claudine Columbres got a two paragraph ruling from the Delaware Supreme Court this week that brought an end to four years of high stakes litigation between the two health insurance giants.

       

Litigator of the Week Shout Outs and Runners-Up

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 08:46

Featuring big wins from Baker Botts, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, Quinn Emanuel, Wilmer, and more.

       

To Defend NBA Star Jimmy Butler Against Claims From His Former Talent Agency, This Greenberg Traurig Partner Played Offense

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 08:30

When Independent Sports & Entertainment LLC sued Butler last year seeking a portion of the proceeds from a $5 million Nike endorsement contract, his lawyer Mathew Rosengart didn't just play defense.

       

Wilkinson Walsh Co-Founder Alexandra Walsh Talks Shop About Her New Firm and Move to the Plaintiff's Side of the 'V'

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 08:30

"I really had this vision that I wanted to use the practice of law to make a difference in a way that was important to me and to find ways to help regular people," says Walsh. "With the global pandemic and being about to turn 50, I realized that if I'm ever going to make a course correction, now...

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Chief Justice Presses Biden DOJ on Standard for Flipping Positions in Court

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 19:40

Responding to Roberts on Tuesday, DOJ's Eric Feigin said: "Well, your honor, I don't know that we have a specific set of procedures or guidelines that I could kind of publicly share."

       

How South Florida Litigators Are Benefiting from Private Equity Firms' Migration

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 16:10

"One of the most beneficial trends we have seen post pandemic is the flight of private equity firms from the Northeast and West Coast relocating or establishing substantial outposts in South Florida," said Greenberg Traurig's Michael N. Kreitzer.

       

Meet the Quinn Emanuel Partner Who's Been on Either Side of a Pair of Major COVID-Era Delaware Chancery Merger Decisions

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 08:30

Quinn's Andrew Rossman won a ruling from the Delaware Chancery Court late last year allowing a client to walk away from a deal. Last week he got a ruling forcing Kohlberg & Co. to go through with its acquisition of a company that sells cake decorations and technology for use in grocery store...

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Jury Trials Are Back in Corpus Christi. Now the Case Backlog Keeps this Judge Up at Night

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:52

How long to clear the case backlog? Judge Inna Klein said, "My guess is between two and four years, and that's just looking at statistics and how many new cases came in this year and projecting that the next years will be about the same."

       

Supreme Court Asks SG's Views on Patent Eligibility—Again

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 12:36

For the third time in three years, the Supreme Court is asking the solicitor general whether it's time to revisit Section 101 of the Patent Act, this time in an automotive engineering case. Eligibility is one of the most controversial areas of patent law.

       

Biden's Nominee to Lead DOJ Criminal Division Discloses $1.17M Morgan Lewis Partnership Share

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 11:32

Kenneth Polite, a white-collar partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, also disclosed work that included advising major U.S. financial companies and a host of higher-education institutions.

       

What Are Giga Projects and What Sorts of Litigation Do They Breed?

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 08:30

Mike Stenglein, the leader of the global construction and engineering disputes practice at King & Spalding, says the number of $10-plus billion projects in the world is proliferating, as are disputes over them.

       

How Litigation Firms in the Southeast Moved Forward While Courts Were Largely Halted

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 11:08

"In some ways, parties understood that no one was to blame and all parties needed to work through the issues together as there were no good options," said Miami managing partner Javier Lopez.

       

Litigators of the Week: This Kirkland Duo Landed a Complete Defense Sweep in an East Texas Competitor Patent Trial

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 08:30

In a patent showdown between rivals in the network security space, jurors sided with Kirkland's Adam Alper and Mike De Vries by finding that their client APCON didn't infringe and that all asserted claims were invalid.

       

Check Out This Week's Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 08:25

Orrick, Latham, Wilmer and Willkie all land runners-up nods.

       

2nd Circuit's Finding on 'Increased Risk' of Fraud Could Change the Game for Data Breach Cases

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 18:59

The decision, on an issue of first impression, was generally seen as a win for plaintiffs, who may now establish an injury based on an "increased risk" of harm once their sensitive data has leaked.

       

Skadden, Wilmer and Dechert Agree to Give Up $1M in Fees Under DOJ Settlement

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:39

The firms said they have "agreed to resolve the matter in the interest of expediency."

       

Will Certain Industries Benefit from a Post-COVID Halo Effect with Jurors?

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 08:30

According to public opinion polls, Americans' opinions about pharmaceutical companies have grown much more positive over the past year. Will that change how it and other industries are viewed as defendants?

       

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