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Michigan Cannabis Debts | A Cannabis Practice Launches | Vicente's New Counsel | Minnesota's Adult-Use Law

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 18:00

"In a market with significant price compression, real regulatory costs, real taxation costs and the high cost of capital, the business failures we're seeing were inevitable," said Dykema partner R. Lance Boldrey.


Judicial Conference Hosted by 8th Circuit Open to Judges, Bar Members

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:56

The judges of the Eighth Circuit courts will host a judicial conference from July 11 to 14 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota,


'Chilling Effect'? Johnson & Johnson Sues Expert Witness Over Talc Claims

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:55

"The thousands of talc claims asserted against our company are premised on 'junk science' fabricated by so-called 'experts,'" a Johnson & Johnson vice president said.


Fenwick Defers Incoming Class as Tech Sector Headwinds Drag On

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:21

Fenwick & West is the third tech-focused law firm to defer its incoming class.


Phila. Attorneys Reach $9M Settlement for Whistleblower Claims the US Declined

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:13

'This case really shows that trend, that lawyers can make a difference through aggressively handling declined litigation,' Kang Haggerty's Kandis Kovalsky said.


'Three Attorneys Plus a Litigation Specialist Was Too Much': Federal Judge Slashes Requested Attorney Fees and Costs by 50%

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 16:22

A Massachusetts federal judge awarded Benchmark Technologies $835,002 in attorney fees and $105,104 in costs in a trade secret misappropriation case, slashing the requested $1.7 million in attorney fees by 50%.


Nominations Extended to June 9 for New England Legal Awards

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:46

An extra week has been added to the nominations period to make room for late entries.


Dechert Partners Win Reversal of Sanctions in 3M Earplug Trial

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:26

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday found that U.S. District Judge M. Casey Rodgers violated the due process rights of Dechert partners Kimberly Branscome and Jay Bhimani when she imposed sanctions in 2021.


Inside Track: Is Providing Personal Security to the CEO Savvy Risk Management or Ego-Stroking?

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 15:20

"Is the security being offered designed to protect or being designed to aggrandize? That is an important distinction," corporate governance expert Charles Elson said.


Bridging the Gap Between Law Knowledge and Legal Practice: How Lean Adviser Can Help Students

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 14:35 recently interviewed Alex Geisler, London-based litigation partner with Duane Morris and creator of Lean Adviser—a structured program that helps lawyers efficiently and consistently deliver high value to clients resulting in repeat business and long-term profitable relationships for all parties—to discuss how Lean Adviser could supplement traditional legal education.


Oregon Court Reverses First-Degree Theft Conviction Over Failure to Instruct Jury on Defendant's Mental State

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:54

"The trial court was required to determine defendant's mental state for the value of the stolen property; thus, the trial court erred in declining to instruct itself as requested by defendant," said Judge Tookey.


Conman Copyright: Netflix Hit With Infringement Suit Over Photo Used in 'Puppet Master' Docuseries

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:00

This complaint was first surfaced by Radar.


Missouri Court Reinstates Jury Verdict Following Opposing Counsel's Brief, 'Immediately Remedied' Statement During Closing Argument

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 11:46

"We respect the Court's ruling. It is a very difficult decision to make in the heat of a trial after defense counsel violates motions in limine. Our client waited over 10 years, including a prior trial and appeal, only to have that happen. Unfortunately, between a rock and hard place is no place to be," said the plaintiff's attorney, Christopher J. Finney of Finney Injury Law in St. Louis.


Deloitte Legal Names Its Next Global Leader

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:34

It is the Big Four firm's latest hire of a person with significant private practice experience.


[SPONSORED] The Room Where Mediation Happens: Insights for a Successful Employment Dispute Resolution

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 09:58

Mediation of employment disputes is not an exact science, there is no magic formula, and to paraphrase the song from the Broadway show Hamilton, no one


Diversity Improving at Law Firms Despite Headwinds: The Morning Minute

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 07:00

Want to get this daily news briefing by email? Here's the sign-up. WHAT WE'RE WATCHING DIVERSITY SCORECARD - If you're someone who generally


The Other Talent War: Professional Development Isn't Just for Lawyers Anymore

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 06:48

Law firms have invested in competitive compensation packages for business managers, one of many indicators of raising the profile of nontimekeeping staff in the legal industry.


Supreme Court Rejects Shareholder Lawsuits by Investors Without Registered Securities

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 01:39

Unanimous decision could make a novel stock offering known as a "direct listing" even more enticing for tech companies.


District Judge Denies Meta, Snapchat's Transfer to California Federal Court

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 01:16

A parents' lawsuit against social media giants Meta Platforms and Snap Inc. was remanded to Connecticut Superior Court last week after the companies


Kratom—the Next Wave of Opioid Litigation?

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 01:00

"You don't expect to go into a store and find something similar to heroin between energy drinks and breath mints," said Georgia attorney Matt Wetherington of the Wetherington Law Firm.