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Kudos and 'C'mon!': ACTL Just Pulled Off an Impressive Program to Diversify the Trial Bar. Again, Please.

The Litigation Daily RSS - 4 hours 33 min ago
This past weekend a group of fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers gathered in Chicago to help lawyers aspiring to be part of the next generation of trial advocates.

Break Out the Org Chart: How Covington Is Managing Its Opioid Docket for McKesson

The Litigation Daily RSS - Wed, 05/25/2022 - 08:30
Paul Schmidt, Andrew Stanner and Laura Flahive Wu of Covington & Burling discuss the challenge of staying on top of the all-encompassing assignment that's called on 50 lawyers at any given time.

Everybody's Uncomfortable During Voir Dire

The Litigation Daily RSS - Tue, 05/24/2022 - 08:30
Read to the end for jury consultant Diane Wiley's go-to question to get at the attitudes of prospective jurors.

How the United States Soccer Federation Got to Labor Peace and Equal Pay

The Litigation Daily RSS - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 08:30
Karen Leetzow, the federation's chief legal officer, discusses the "Rubik's cube" of litigation and collective bargaining that led to last week's announcement of new deals with the men's and women's national teams, alongside her lead labor negotiator Nicole Buffalano of Morgan Lewis and her lead litigator Jamie Wine of Latham & Watkins.

Litigators of the Week: The Irell Duo on a Win Streak for USAA in Mobile Check-Cashing Patent Cases

The Litigation Daily RSS - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:30
Jason Sheasby and Lisa Glasser of Irell & Manella scored a $218.45 million damages verdict in Marshall, Texas, last week for USAA against PNC Bank. They previously won jury verdicts of $200 million and $102 million in 2019 and 2020 in cases against Wells Fargo Bank.

A Fresh Batch of Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs

The Litigation Daily RSS - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 08:25
Our first runners-up at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Greenberg Traurig, and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman got a last-minute temporary restraining order barring the town of East Hampton, New York, from moving forward with plans to close its public airport.

This Big Law Settlement Ends 'A Cautionary Tale'

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 19:44

Even without a revealing trial, the contours of the dispute 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?

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 19:00

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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:06

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'

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:19

"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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 17:03

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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:59

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

       

Delaware Federal Judges, Chong Law Firm Among Busiest With Patents

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:43

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.

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:14

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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 14:56

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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 11:49

"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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 11:31

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

       

A Few Questions for You

The Litigation Daily RSS - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 08:30

A lot has changed about the way I think and work over the past couple of years. What about you?

       

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

Law.com - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 07:00

The news and analysis you need to start your day.

       

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

Law.com - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:32

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.

       

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