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Skilled in the Art: Gilead and Sidley Take on Uncle Sovereign + Qualcomm Gets Its Stay + Fiorina Lends Words but Not Wallet

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 19:35

Gilead Sciences is trying to haul the U.S. before its own Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

         

Lawsuit Against Kentucky Clerk Who Denied Same-Sex Marriage Licenses to Continue

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 18:10

A federal appeals court has ruled that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who denied marriage licenses to a same-sex couple because she believed their relationship was immoral, could be held individually liable for her refusal.

         

Call For 'No More Corporate Judges' Sparks Argument Among Lawyers

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:26

Law professors, Big Law lawyers, plaintiffs-side trial lawyers and others weigh in on a proposal to cut "corporate" lawyers from Democratic presidential hopefuls' lists of potential nominees to the bench.

         

Akerman Managing Partner Scott Meyers Tapped As Its Next Chair, CEO

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 17:01

CEO and Chairman Andrew Smulian retook the reins after his designated successor, David Spector, stepped down after nine months.

         

From Reporters to Senators, Columbia Sportswear's Peter Bragdon Isn't Afraid to Speak Out

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:24

Peter Bragdon, GC at outdoor retail giant Columbia Sportswear, speaks with Corporate Counsel about the detrimental effects of President Donald Trump's controversial tariff policies and Bragdon's unique role in shaping the public discussion around the issue.

         

Former Skadden Partner Cliff Sloan Reveals Unease Over Firm's Ukraine Work

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:17

With Sloan on the stand, prosecutors reviewed emails revealing the trepidation felt by some within Skadden as the firm weighed the prospect of working for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine.

         

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Lures General Counsel Carmel Mulhern Away From Telecom Giant Telstra

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 16:04

Mulhern will oversee the legal department for the Common Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which has international branches in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and North America.

         

Justice Ginsburg Was Treated for Pancreatic Tumor, Supreme Court Says

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:47

The tumor was first detected after a routine blood test in early July. Last year, the 86-year-old justice underwent surgery for lung cancer.

         

Hey Listen! Check Out These Popular Podcasts From Legal Speak

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:20

Legal Speak is on a short break but let's keep up the conversation with a look back at some favorite episodes.

         

Congressional Subpoena to Banks Is Improper Law Enforcement, Trump Lawyer Argues

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:12

Attorney Patrick Strawbridge said subpoenas of records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One were the "broadest possible subpoenas ever served that target a sitting president."

         

Your Motion to Move (in Three Planes) Is Granted

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 15:08

Here are some exercises lawyers need for optimum joint and muscle health.

         

Sign Up for the Higher Law Weekly Cannabis Newsletter

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 14:12

From banking issues to intellectual property to weed in the workplace—Higher Law delivers news and analysis that helps lawyers make smart business decisions and provide sound advice.

         

This SCOTUS Justice Isn't the Only NFL Player Who Became a Lawyer

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:55

Lest you think football is just for brutish lunkheads, history shows us that quite a few NFL players turned to the law for alternative careers.

         

Can You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:55

Test your civics knowledge with the following questions, taken right from the U.S. naturalization exam. All have multiple choice answers. The answer key appears at the end of this test. Good luck—and no peeking!

         

Handsy Lawyer, Parental Leave, Neal Katyal on Trump: What You Said

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:30

Houston lawyer Michelle Acosta says a fellow lawyer got a little too friendly, . What she said about the incident was one of the top quotes in the

         

'Lies,' Says Judge on Trial for Harassment, Red Flag Law Takes Effect, From FIFA In-House to DLA Piper: The Morning Minute

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

UK's Clyde & Co Loses Private Client Team to Edinburgh Firm

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:20

The partner-led team joined the firm just four years ago as part of a merger.

         

Ninth Circuit Grant's Qualcomm's Request to Stay Koh's Injunction in FTC Case

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:52

"We are satisfied that Qualcomm has shown, at minimum, the presence of serious questions on the merits of the district court's determination that Qualcomm has an antitrust duty to license its [standard essential patents] to rival chip suppliers," wrote the court.

         

Divided 8th Circuit Revives Videographers' Claims Against Filming Gay Weddings

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:42

Judge Jane Kelly said in her dissent: "Nothing stops a business owner from using today's decision to justify new forms of discrimination tomorrow."

         

Amid Sex Trafficking Suit, Facebook Ordered to Pause App That Deletes Browsing History

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:12

The Jane Doe plaintiff alleged that when she was 16, someone sex trafficked her through the Facebook platform. Her lawsuit alleged that Facebook knows it has a sex trafficking problem but has done nothing to protect children on the platform. Facebook denies the allegations.

         

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