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This Big Law Settlement Ends 'A Cautionary Tale'

Thu, 2022-05-19 18:44

Even without a revealing trial, the contours of the dispute between UnitedLex and a bankruptcy trustee for LeClairRyan give law firms and new law providers guideposts for do's and don'ts when collaborating.


Judge Presses Lawyers in Juul Trial: Should We Exclude Unvaccinated Jurors?

Thu, 2022-05-19 18:00

Plaintiff's lawyers preferred a vaccinated jury, but defense lawyers were firmly opposed to the idea. U.S. District Judge William Orrick, who previously told lawyers "we'll just have everybody come in" if they didn't reach an agreement, issued an order on Wednesday, saying: "I meant what I said."


En Banc State Appellate Court Reinstates DUI Appeal, Finding COVID-19 Emergency Orders Tolled Deadline

Thu, 2022-05-19 17:06

The appellate court found that under the emergency orders, Jacks' appeal was filed in a timely manner and should not have been denied in the general district court, the opinion said.


Federal Judge OKs Suit Over Pressure Cooker Injury, Finding Warranty Disclaimer Was Buried in 'Busy and Colorful Owner's Manual'

Thu, 2022-05-19 16:19

"The 'Warranty' entry is not at all distinct from other entries such as 'poultry'" in the owner's manual, the judge wrote, allowing claims to proceed against manufacturer NuWave.


Higher Law: A Wage-and-Hour Complaint Targets Cannabis Retailer | Solicitor General Weighs in on Workers' Comp Marijuana | Prince Lobel Expands Cannabis Practice | 'Borat' Marijuana Billboard Suit Ends

Thu, 2022-05-19 16:03

The state of Washington filed the first-of-its-kind wage-and-hour complaint against a cannabis retailer, state labor department officials said.


The Big Lie: Bar Complaints Now Filed Against Ted Cruz and Attorney General

Thu, 2022-05-19 15:59

Read the full complaint to the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.


Delaware Federal Judges, Chong Law Firm Among Busiest With Patents

Thu, 2022-05-19 15:43

Despite having only four federal judges, Delaware is a "consistent leader" among patent litigation jurisdictions, according to a Morris Nichols lawyer.


The Marble Palace Blog: A Famed Federal Judge Pens a Romance Novel. Yes, a Romance Novel.

Thu, 2022-05-19 14:14

A romance novel by Judge Wilkinson raises eyebrows, but he says creative writing helps him as a judge and makes his legal writing fresher and more accessible.


James Baker, Star Witness at Michael Sussmann Trial, Testifies Against Friend and Would-Be Colleague

Thu, 2022-05-19 13:56

Michael Sussmann sought to recruit James Baker to Perkins Coie after Baker left the FBI. On Thursday, Baker took the stand as a key witness in the case against Sussmann.


Inside Track: Musk and Lawyers Don't Seem to Mix

Thu, 2022-05-19 10:49

"The only thing consistent about [Musk] is the sense that he's always going to surprise you. He's a rather unusual person, but that's part of what makes him so intriguing," said Charles Elson, a corporate governance expert.


How I Made Partner: 'I Focused On Being the Best Technician I Can Be With Every Case I Pursue.' Says Stuart Weissman of Ratzan Weissman & Boldt

Thu, 2022-05-19 10:31

Stuart Weissman, 39, Ratzan Weissman & Boldt, Miami Practice area: Trial attorney, catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, products


Big Law Trusts & Estates Work Risky But Rising: The Morning Minute

Thu, 2022-05-19 06:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


In a Win for Redfin, Alston Secures Rare Defense Sweep in Albright's Court

Wed, 2022-05-18 20:32

A team led by partner Scott Stevens and associates Karlee Wroblewski and Nicholas Marais persuaded jurors that Redfin didn't infringe a rival's patents on 3D tours—and that all of the asserted claims are invalid.


Ex-Perkins Coie Partner Marc Elias Testifies About Clinton Campaign Work, Frustration With FBI

Wed, 2022-05-18 18:16

Elias' testimony came during the third day of the trial of his former law firm colleague, Michael Sussmann.


Most Lawyers and Staff Are Now Eligible for Hybrid Work

Wed, 2022-05-18 17:35

A newly released survey of Am Law 200 firms suggests that 80% of firms have completed, or are currently developing, formal assessments of roles and individual workers to see if they were eligible for full remote work in perpetuity—beyond the pandemic.


NFT Boom Brings Regulatory Risks + FARA Targets a Casino Magnate + The Latest Who Got the Work

Wed, 2022-05-18 17:02

We outline the regulatory and enforcement risks associated with the growth of the NFT market, and take a look at DOJ's rare civil FARA action.


Big Law Trusts & Estates Work Risky But Rising

Wed, 2022-05-18 16:09

Law firms recognize the demand from baby boomers passing along their wealth to the next generation. But underwriters look at the practice and see big potential payouts.


Federal Judge OKs Physician's Emotional Distress Claim Against Ex-Girlfriend for Allegedly False Abuse Accusations

Wed, 2022-05-18 15:35

A federal judge has allowed a physician's claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress to go forward against a former girlfriend who allegedly made false accusations that the doctor stalked and assaulted her, resulting in criminal charges against him.


Are You Ready? Lawyers Have Questions About NFTs, the Metaverse and Everything in It

Wed, 2022-05-18 15:03

This special report examines a range of issues, from risks to competition, asset management in untested spheres, international rumblings, the metaverse, cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens or NFTs, and the emerging digital world.
 Radar Unveils Trend Detection Capabilities to Track Litigation Shifts

Wed, 2022-05-18 14:18

The new tool from ALM looks to provide real-time shifts in litigation trends, surfacing potential areas of interest for litigators and business development professionals as quickly as possible.