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Oliver North Set for Deposition Sans NRA, CFTC Pulls Contested Press Releases, Video Game Vulnerability: The Morning Minute

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Trump's Lawyers Mount New Effort to Keep DC Judge on Tax Returns Lawsuit

Mon, 2019-08-19 21:48

The president's attorneys highlighted New York state officials' ties to Washington, D.C., in a bid to keep the case before District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee.


Opioid Judge Appoints Lead Counsel to Negotiate Potential Class Settlement

Mon, 2019-08-19 21:44

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Dan Polster appointed Chris Seeger, of Seeger Weiss, and Jayne Conroy, of Simmons Hanly Conroy, to serve as interim, co-lead counsel for a proposed negotiation class that would serve as a potential model to settle cases brought over the opioid crisis.


Sidley Austin Makes Its House Legal Battle Debut in Trump's Border Wall Fight

Mon, 2019-08-19 18:54

Sidley partners Virginia Seitz, Carter Phillips and Joseph Guerra have each filed notices of appearance in the case unfolding in California.


CFTC Takes Down Disputed Press Releases as Chicago Judge Mulls Sanctions

Mon, 2019-08-19 18:08

A $16 million federal settlement with Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Mondele z Global LLC contained a gag provision, and now a judge will probe whether enforcers went too far in their press statements.


NRA Barred From Attending NY AG's Deposition of Oliver North, Judge Rules

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:37

“Despite the NRA's best efforts to silence board members, justice will prevail, and the truth will be exposed, because no one is above the law, New York Attorney General Letitia James said.


Female GC Fuming After Plea Deal for Lawyer Who Allegedly Grabbed Her Buttocks

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:28

“I want a conviction, said Houston attorney Michelle Acosta about San Antonio lawyer Allan Manka. “Giving him deferred adjudication is a small slap on the wrist.


General Mills Takes Lead to Reduce Pesticides in Supply Chain, Avoids Proxy Fight

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:13

General Mills recently released its Global Responsibility Report 2019 and published new information, which outlines specific strategies for reducing pesticide use.


Amazon General Counsel Contributed to Congressman's Re-Election Right Before Committee Investigation

Mon, 2019-08-19 16:50

General counsel David Zapolsky made a donation of $2,800 in May to Rep. David Cicilline, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law. Amazon was involved in a subcommittee hearing two months later.


Avenatti Argues Litigation Privilege Bars Prosecution on Nike Extortion Charges

Mon, 2019-08-19 16:40

Lawyers for Michael Avenatti on Monday asked a Manhattan federal judge to dismiss a criminal indictment accusing the embattled attorney of waging a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against athletic apparel company Nike Inc., saying their client had been acting in his legitimate capacity as an attorney.


Miami Lawyers in Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire Class Action Over Prohibited Ingredient

Mon, 2019-08-19 15:07

A class action complaint was entered in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against Bacardi and Winn-Dixie Stores on Aug. 9. The legal action was prompted by attorney Roniel Rodriguez's discovery that Bombay Sapphire contains grains of paradise, an ingredient outlawed by Florida statutes.


Fortnite Breach Suit Highlights Video Games' Oversized Cyber Vulnerabilities

Mon, 2019-08-19 11:30

The cyber threats faced by the video game industry are likely higher than those faced by others, while the industry's liabilities are unique as well. Games platforms popular with children, for instance, may fall under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.


Covington Team Lobbies for Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa, Charged With Libel

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:25

Covington & Burling partners Peter Lichtenbaum and Kurt Wimmer registered to lobby for Maria Ressa, founder of the media site Rappler.


Baker McKenzie Takes Skadden's Corporate Leader in Silicon Valley

Mon, 2019-08-19 08:00

Leif King, who led Skadden's corporate practice in Silicon Valley, has decamped the New York firm to join Baker McKenzie.


Morgan Lewis Adds London Latham Partner as Part of Expansion Plan

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:35

The U.S. firm says the move is part of a wider growth strategy in London that has included bringing aboard three other partners.


Firm Staffers Treated as Second-Class Citizens, NRA in Court Today, EEOC v. DOJ: The Morning Minute

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:00

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In Law Firms, 'Caste System' Persists Among Attorneys and Business Professionals

Mon, 2019-08-19 05:30

Professional law firm staff report there's a two-tiered system within firms that minimizes their role and contributions. "I quickly learned about a caste system," one former staff member said, "an attorney and non-attorney world within a law firm."


NYPD Officer Involved in Garner Death Is Fired

Mon, 2019-08-19 00:51

During a press conference in Manhattan on his decision, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said he struggled with the decision, but ultimately agreed to accept a judge's recommendation.


EEOC Doesn't Sign Trump DOJ's Supreme Court Brief Against Transgender Employees

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:39

The Trump-era Justice Department has been at odds with the EEOC over protections for gay, lesbian and transgender employees.


Michigan Supreme Court Unit 'Admonishes' University Counsel Who Cleared Nassar

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:25

Because Kristine Moore's admonishment does not constitute official discipline under the commission's rules, her reprimand remains confidential but was filed in her permanent record.