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State Appellate Court: Attorney Convicted of Embezzlement Had No 'Traditional and Customary' Fiduciary Duty to Lender

3 hours 23 min ago

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently upheld the Client Protection Fund trustees' denial of a man's initial $3.1 million claim for misappropriated funds, finding an attorney who was convicted of embezzling the money was not acting in fiduciary capacity that is "traditional and customary in the practice of law in Maryland."


Johnson & Johnson Wins Third Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Trial This Year

4 hours 55 min ago

The July 1 defense verdict, from a federal jury in Denver, follows two other pelvic mesh verdicts in March, in Arizona and West Virginia, for Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon.


Should Plaintiffs Get Emotional Distress Damages for Something Witnessed Over FaceTime? New Suit Pursues Novel Claim

5 hours 25 min ago

Counsel for Clotaire, Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig partner Bethany Nikitenko, said the case could be a vehicle for courts to consider whether a bystander can be virtual for the purposes of emotional distress claims.


Veteran Lawyer Who Has Represented Trump, Proud Boys Member Has License Suspended in Ethics Escrow Matter

6 hours 49 min ago

John N. Iannuzzi, who has been practicing law for about 60 years, had argued to the state appellate court that "he does not pose a threat to the public interest because he simply misunderstood how to properly manage his escrow account."


'Backup Law': A New Approach to Reforming the U.S. Supreme Court?

6 hours 50 min ago

If the justices were to strike down term limits as unconstitutional, a backup provision could automatically trigger to allow for expanding the number of seats.


Judge Allows Title IX Retaliation, Breach-of-Contract Claims Against University of New England to Go Forward

6 hours 57 min ago

A district court judge is allowing claims of Title IX retaliation and breach of contract to continue in a former student's lawsuit alleging that the University of New England wrongly portrayed him as a threat on campus following his complaint of unwanted sexual advances from a professor.


'Realizing the Dark Path This Country Has Gone Down': Law Students on Why They're Pursuing Legal Careers

7 hours 51 min ago

A recent Reddit thread that asked law students why they decided to go to law school garnered responses offering a wide range of reasons, from being spurred on by the state of the country to being influenced by television shows.


4th Circ.'s Property Interest Holding Leads to Dismissal of Trespass Claims Against Sheriff Ahead of Trial

8 hours 22 min ago

After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held in 2020 that a family lacked a property interest in their recently foreclosed home sold at auction, a Virginia district court judge subsequently held that the plaintiffs cannot maintain a trespass actions against the county sheriff.


Massachusetts Court of Appeals Orders New Trial Nearly 50 Years After First Indictment

9 hours 5 min ago

Nearly 50 years after the indictment was first returned in the Massachusetts Superior Court, the state's Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a defendant convicted in 1975 of second degree murder and armed assault.


Talent Competition Remains the Top Challenge for Most in Big Law

9 hours 5 min ago

Meanwhile, the vast majority of law firm respondents in the survey reported that COVID-19 had a favorable impact on their firm


How I Made It to Law Firm Leadership: 'As a Leader, You Need to Be in "Open Eyes and Open Ears" Mode at All Times,' Says Sylvie Gallage-Alwis of Signature Litigation

12 hours 1 min ago

You should not just think about how to ascend to firm leadership. You should think about the type of leader you want to be.


Why Law Firms May Be Better Prepared for Another Recession: The Morning Minute

16 hours 46 min ago

The news and analysis you need to start your day.


'Consumers Deserve Choices': FTC Targeting Manufacturers With Restrictive Repair Policies

16 hours 56 min ago

"Other companies that squelch consumers' right to repair should take notice," said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.


Facing a Potential Recession, Big Law is More Adept at Weathering a Crisis

17 hours 45 min ago

Law firms are significantly less leveraged now, after reducing their reliance on bank debt and raising additional capital from their partners.


Cushman & Wakefield Fined Over 'Delayed' Response to New York AG's Trump Investigation Subpoenas

21 hours 56 min ago

Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron, who imposed a similar fine on former President Donald Trump in April, noted that New York AG Letitia James has asked Cushman to produce "an enormous number of documents." Cushman said there court failed to understand the "extreme lengths" the company had gone to in compliance.


In Move Signaling Its Importance, EU Court of Human Rights Escalates Climate Case

22 hours 43 min ago

The case is unprecedented due to its extraterritorial scope, the number of governments sued and the highly ambitious reduction targets it is seeking.


West Virginia Judge Rules For Drug Distributors in Opioid Case

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 17:55

U.S. District Judge David Faber, in a bench trial that concluded last year in the Southern District of West Virginia, sided with distributors McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen in a 184-page decision about the opioid crisis.


Not Just 'Yelling Bumper Stickers': Law Schools Mull How to Address 'Dobbs,' a Changing SCOTUS in the Classroom

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 17:28

As law students begin and return to law school next month, they will be facing a very different landscape both personally and professionally now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned 'Roe v. Wade.' How will schools respond?


NCCU Appoints Interim Dean Following Browne Lewis' Death

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 17:22

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has appointed Malik Edwards as the interim dean of the School of Law, effective July 5, reporting to David H. Jackson Jr., provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.