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Skilled in the Art: What Does Qualcomm's Post-Koh Future Look Like? + Ex-Federal Circuit Clerks Say Small Is Beautiful at PTAB

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:58

What's next for Qualcomm after Judge Lucy Koh rained down 233 pages of antitrust pain on the telecommunications equipment company?

         

Prolific ADA Plaintiffs Lawyer Indicted on Federal Tax Charges

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:57

Scott N. Johnson, owner of Disabled Access Prevents Injury Inc., has filed thousands of lawsuits alleging violations of state and federal disability and civil rights laws.

         

Bayer Hires Sidley Austin to Probe Possible Data Breaches Related to Monsanto Scandal

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:12

The German company said it suspended its relationship with the public relations company FleischmanHilliard after news broke of its potentially illegal data collection on behalf of Monsanto.

         

House Democrats Win Early Rounds in Court Fights With White House. Plus: Trump Nominees Secure Confirmation Over Home-State Opposition

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:41

From subpoenas on accountants and financial institutions, to spending on the border wall and power of the purse, Pelosi's hand-picked general counsel is pursuing legal battles on many fronts

         

Meet 4 Women Helping Connecticut Sue Big Pharma Over Opioid Addiction

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:27

Three families have become the face of opioid addiction in Connecticut.

         

Get Ready, California Lawyers, to Pay More in Annual Fees

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:03

Pending legislation would hike licensing fees next year, but not as high as the state bar wanted.

         

EU Adopts Drone Rules, Including Operator Registration Requirement

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:01

The move comes in response to incidents involving drones and fears about the safety risk they pose.

         

Whistleblower Awarded $4.5M for Reporting Internally and to SEC Within 120 Days

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 15:54

A whistleblower sent a tip to the SEC within 120 days of reporting internally, which sparked the company to self report. This is the "first time a claimant is being awarded under this provision of the whistleblower rules," according to the agency.

         

Brewer Agrees to Label Changes to Settle Claims Hawaii-Themed 'Kona' Beers Are Brewed Stateside

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:50

The Craft Brew Alliance has also agreed to pay up to $10 each to consumers who lack proof of purchase to settle claims that they misled consumers about the brewing location of its Hawaii-themed suds. The company, however, has retained the option to terminate the settlement if there are more than 1 million claims.

         

'Wizard of Oz' Composer's Estate Is Off To See the Judge to Stop Alleged Music Piracy

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:37

The estate of Harold Arlen, the composer of "Over the Rainbow" and other classic songs, has dropped a house on the biggest tech companies in the form of a lawsuit over unauthorized recordings.

         

In-House Counsel Salaries Are Increasing, New Study Shows

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:14

The average annual salary of corporate counsel in all positions across all industries increased 4.4% from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest In-House Counsel Compensation Report from legal recruitment firm BarkerGilmore.

         

Jones Day Bungled Bid to Quash Anonymity, Gender Bias, Plaintiffs Allege

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:35

The "billion-dollar global litigation behemoth" failed to take the basic step of conferring with plaintiffs' counsel before asking a judge to unmask their identities, the plaintiffs say.

         

Hey! That's My Move!

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:17
Copyright, Fortnite and the Ability to Protect How You Shake Your Groove Thing

The U.S. Supreme Court just crashed the copyright world's latest dance party — stepping on the toes of a soiree of copyright infringement lawsuits against videogame developer Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite.          

Dori Bernstein Will Depart as Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute Director

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:05

Georgetown Law's Supreme Court Institute has become an almost essential go-to destination for the Supreme Court bar.

         

If You're Still Working Right Now, You Deserve a News Quiz

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:50

Before you go to the beach or fire up the barbecue, make sure you're up to date on these bits of news.

         

Judge Confirms $734M Arbitration Award in Vantage Deepwater, Petrobras Drilling Dispute

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:03

Two oil and gas companies clashed in federal court in Texas over whether a contract between them was obtained through alleged bribery, revealed through “Operation Car Wash, a massive public corruption investigation in Brazil.

         

Corporate Law On Verge of Making Things Simpler with Complex Analytics

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 09:00

HBR Consulting released a survey last week showing that the use of analytics within corporate law departments is on the rise, with many looking to venture deeper with the technology than they ever have before.

         

Pomp-Circumstance, Border Bother, Daubert Decision: The Morning Minute

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00

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

         

Rank Rankings, Burdened Counselors, Franklin Pierce: What You Said

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:00

Law school rankings (or any rankings, really) are sure to draw scorn. In one of the week's most memorable quotes, a cop says the U.S News & World

         

Big Law's Nemesis: Meet the Lawyer Who's Driving a Gender Reckoning

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:55

David Sanford, who has brought gender bias cases against major firms on behalf of women partners, talks about leveling the playing field in Big Law and the changes necessary to make it happen.

         

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