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Skilled in the Art: Amazon's Freaky Thursday in ND-Cal + Weil Sticks Bio-Rad Judgment + Paul Weiss, Gibson, Arnold & Porter and Baker Botts Add Laterals

Fri, 2020-08-07 18:59

When you're one of the world's largest tech companies, you have to manage a lot of patent litigation. Still, I'm guessing it's unusual to go back-to-back marathon hearings in the same judicial district on the same day. That's what Amazon.com faced Thursday in the Northern District of California.

         

Central District of California US Courthouses Closed to Public, Jury Trials Indefinitely Postponed

Fri, 2020-08-07 18:13

Criminal jury trials will resume when gating criteria, based on "14-day trends of facility exposure, community spread, and community restrictions," is met, the court's clerk said.

         

As Clock Runs Out for House in Trump Lawsuits, Judge Warns of 'Costs of Delay' In Court Fights

Fri, 2020-08-07 16:35

"The majority's opinion is a Pyrrhic victory for Congress. Courts have many virtues, but dispatch is not one of them," Judge Thomas Griffith wrote of the D.C. Circuit's decision in the Don McGahn case.

         

SDNY Judge Delays Michael Avenatti's Trial in Stormy Daniels Theft Case, Appoints Federal Defender

Fri, 2020-08-07 16:29

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York said he doubted that criminal trials would be able to resume in the district by mid-October, when Avenatti was scheduled to stand trial for the second time in Manhattan federal court.

         

Treasury Department Potentially Making Ransomware Payments More Complicated — and Costly

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:54

Companies impacted by ransomware often have to weigh the cost of the ransom against the long-term impact to the business. But Treasury Department sanctions could potentially make the price of enduring such a cyber incident even steeper.

         

Nodding to Roberts, 8th Circuit Lets Arkansas Anti-Abortion Restrictions Take Effect

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:13

"Chief Justice Roberts provided the critical fifth vote in favor of striking down the Louisiana admitting-privileges law. But he concurred in the judgment, not the plurality's reasoning," the Eighth Circuit panel said Friday.

         

Mexico Corruption Allegations Open Door to Undo Energy Reform

Fri, 2020-08-07 14:45

The accusations could provide fodder for a broader agenda set by President Andrés Manuel Lo pez Obrador to strengthen the national oil and electric companies and end reforms that opened the energy sector to foreign investment.

         

Razor Blades and Hit Men: Meet Miami Lawyers Who Have Defended and Represented Alleged Cartel Members

Fri, 2020-08-07 14:18

Welcome to the legal world of drug cartels and organized crime gangs. And though it's nothing like the way Netflix show "Ozark" suggests it is through cold, calculating attorney and criminal Helen Pierce, it does involve navigating bold personalities, intense media scrutiny — and occasionally worrying your spouse.

         

'Always Be Willing to Lead by Example': Canary General Counsel on Being a Resilient Leader

Fri, 2020-08-07 14:08

Marc Mandel spoke to Corporate Counsel about building resilience within his legal team and being a strategic member of the team and to the C-suite.

         

For Big Law's Working Moms, Pandemic Could Have a Silver Lining Seriously!

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:50

Quinn Emanuel partner Maaren Shah says business development activities are changing in ways that could open doors for women lawyers.

         

Supreme Court Ruling on Trump's Tax Returns Means He Must Face NY Defamation Suit, Judge Rules

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:46

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Verna Saunders reasoned that the high court's 7-2 decision in July rejecting broad claims of presidential immunity—in a case over a Manhattan grand jury subpoena seeking financial records—applied not only to criminal proceedings but also to author E. Jean Carroll's civil complaint against President Donald Trump.

         

As Philadelphia Courts Plan for In-Person Jury Trials, Some Lawyers Remain Wary

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:19

As the court is now eyeing broader expansions in the coming month—with jury summonses expected to go out starting Sept. 9 —many attorneys are eager to begin tackling their backlog of cases. But at the same time, frustrations and fears about safety and the constitutionality of the proceedings linger.

         

For Some Lawyers, Hitting Right Note on Remote Trials Is Matter of Life and Death

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:14

A lawsuit by New Jersey attorneys seeks a declaration that making attorneys appear for in-person proceedings in nondetained cases during the pandemic, without a videoconference option, is a violation of the Administrative Procedures Act and the Fifth Amendment's due process clause.

         

Legal Job Growth Sputters as COVID-19 Resurgence Dampens Outlook

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:09

Even as some firms begin to bring back furloughed workers and curb austerity measures, the stop and start of pandemic recovery hits an ebb.

         

'Crying Out for Change': Bar President Recalls Police Stop With Rifles Pointed at His Head

Fri, 2020-08-07 13:05

The newly installed president of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association recalls being rattled when he was stopped by police and wants to use his experience as a vehicle for change.

         

Dutch Law Firm Targeted In Shooting

Fri, 2020-08-07 11:00

Police are investigating the incident, which took place in the early hours of Friday morning.

         

En Banc DC Circuit Rules for House's Power to Sue Over Don McGahn Subpoena

Fri, 2020-08-07 10:41

"Because the committee's injury has been caused by McGahn's defiance of its subpoena and can be cured here only by judicial enforcement of the subpoena, the injury is traceable to McGahn's conduct and judicially redressable," the court found.

         

Over 100 Roles at Risk in Irwin Mitchell COVID-19 Business Review

Fri, 2020-08-07 06:04

The majority of affected roles are within the firm's business support and group services.

         

How Salary.com's Former General Counsel Recovered From 'Brutal' Layoff

Fri, 2020-08-07 00:29

"I think that putting yourself out there and being authentic about your struggles and what you're going through helps you connect with others," said Colin Levy, who has found a new in-house legal job.

         

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