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As New York Trial Begins, Harvey Weinstein Charged in Los Angeles

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 14:22

News of the new charges broke just a couple of hours after Weinstein's criminal trial began in Manhattan, where he's charged with rape and predatory sexual assault.


'I Thought I Was Going To Get Killed': Florida Lawyers Win $4M Against Disney Cruise Line

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 00:27

"I thought it was going to be a suicide mission going up there," said Coral Gables attorney Julio J. Ayala, who landed a $4 million jury verdict against Disney Cruise Lines in its "backyard" with the help of Fort Lauderdale attorney Ralph O. Anderson.


Daily Dicta: Paul Weiss and Davis Polk Take the Cake for Exxon

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 00:03

The oil giant protested being slapped with a $2 million penalty for violating Ukraine-related sanctions regulations.


Ring Slapped With Class Action Lawsuit Following Reports of Camera Security Breaches

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 20:18

Despite Amazon-owned Ring's suite of security offerings, the federal complaint contends that the company has failed to set up "even basic cybersecurity protections."


Lawyer Scolded by Seventh Circuit Faces $73K Legal-Fee Sanction

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 20:15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit said it would order fees as a sanction against a lawyer whose appeal represented "a shameful waste of judicial resources." The firms Jackson Lewis P.C. and Harmon & Davies, which represented the corporate defendants, filed the fee requests.


In Weinstein Rape Trial, Observers Say Jury Selection Will Be Difficult, Extra Accusers' Testimony Key

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 18:27

Weinstein's lawyers, the Chicago attorneys Damon Cheronis and Donna Rotunno and the New York firm Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, have said they hope jurors can separate media coverage of Weinstein from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s charges against him, which involve a few specific...

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13 States Side With Rhode Island in Climate Change Case Against Oil Companies

Fri, 01/03/2020 - 17:52

Rhode Island's lawsuit is the latest climate change case, pending before a federal appeals court, in which some of the same attorneys general have filed briefs supporting the claims. More than a dozen other states have opposed some of the cases.


'Vindicated': Defrauded GirlsDoPorn Plaintiffs Awarded $12.8M

Thu, 01/02/2020 - 18:50

Website operators' fraud and deceit caused plaintiffs to become "pariahs in their communities," Judge Kevin Enright said following a three-month trial.


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Tue, 12/31/2019 - 07:02

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By the Numbers: How Big Law's Best Litigation Departments Stack Up

Mon, 12/30/2019 - 14:00

From size to revenue to their leverage breakdown, this is how the 2019 Litigation Department of the Year entrants compare.


And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 14:20

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Irell & Manella; Gibson Dunn; Quinn Emanuel; Porter Wright; Pepper Hamilton; Jenner & Block; Erise IP and Kirkland & Ellis.


Take a Bow: Here Are the 2019 Litigators of the Week Winners

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 01:24

The complete list of Litigator of the Week winners in 2019.


Litigators of the Week: Paul Weiss Pair Turns the Tables in Delaware

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 01:20

'While it is always odd to be on opposite sides of the same legal issue, in this case, it didn't really feel all that odd because, once we dug into the facts, the cases were not that similar at all.'


Gibson Dunn Disputes Claims It Wrote ADR Provider's Rules on Mass Arbitration

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 18:37

The firm denies it created the mass arbitration guidelines, but said it was right to work with the arbitration organization on its DoorDash cases.


'We Need to Deliberate': Blue State AGs Plot Obamacare Defense Strategy

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 18:14

"This is late in the session for the court to be taking up cases, but this is a critical one," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said.


Google Can't Quite Kick Location-Snooping Lawsuit

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 17:51

Although U.S. District Judge Edward Davila dismissed claims brought under California privacy laws without leave to amend, he gave plaintiffs another shot at pleading their claims that Google violated users' right to privacy under the state's constitution.


Profane Lawyer Lawyers Up With Prominent San Diego Counsel

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 16:50

Ethics experts weigh in on the case of Christopher Hook, who told his opposing counsel at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton to "eat a bowl of dicks." Meanwhile, he's hired outside counsel.


Judge Approves Equifax Data Breach Settlement, Including $77.5M In Legal Fees

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 15:34

"I don't think anyone can credibly argue it doesn't provide substantial relief for the class now and in the future," U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. said of the settlement.


Daily Dicta: Drumroll Please The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 01:06

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform picks the worst lawsuits of 2019.


How Clarence Thomas Starred in Fifth Circuit's Obamacare Ruling

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 00:23

Writing in a case last year about sports gambling, Justice Clarence Thomas asserted that "in a future case, we should take another look at our severability precedents." The Fifth Circuit pointed to Thomas at various points in Wednesday's ruling against the Affordable Care Act.