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Litigator of the Week: QE's Stern Hits Pay Dirt in $720M Win for Deepwater Driller

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:01

'No matter how much the other side tries to cherry pick evidence to suggest the award is wrong-headed, you have to stay focused on what's really at issue.'


SF Judge Greenlights Privacy Claims Over Targeted Ads in Kids' Mobile Games

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:44

"Current privacy expectations are developing, to say the least, with respect to a key issue raised in these cases—whether the data subject owns and controls his or her personal information, and whether a commercial entity that secretly harvests it commits a highly offensive or egregious act,"...

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Trump-Appointed Judge McFadden Wrestles With US House's Standing in Lawsuit Over Border Wall

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:40

Judge Trevor McFadden appeared to struggle with the lack of precedent as he heard arguments in the challenge to Trump's plan to redirect funding for border wall construction.


DC Circuit's Rao, Millett and Tatel Will Hear Trump Subpoena Case July 12

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:29

The hearing will mark the first time an appellate panel will scrutinize a subpoena seeking Trump-related financial records.


Ex-Big Law Partner Sues Sports Club for $10M After Public Lewdness Charge Dismissed

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:47

At the time of the charges, Hammond co-chaired Hughes Hubbard's international practice from New York. He has since left the firm and now lives in Portugal, where he has sought to work as an arbitrator.


Lawsuit Between Infowars and Pepe the Frog Creator May Decide Fate of Internet Memes

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:36

Matt Furie created Pepe the Frog in 2005 for the comic books "Boy's Club" and "Play Time." The lackadaisical amphibian whose catchphrase was "Feels good, man" first became an Internet meme in 2008.


Daily Dicta: Ouch. Judge Koh Names and Shames Qualcomm In-House Lawyers

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:22

What's the opposite of Litigator of the Week?Derek Aberle, Steve Altman, Eric Reifschneider, Fabian Gonell, and Lou Lupin.The Qualcomm lawyers


In Reed Smith Suicide Case, Lawyers Dispute Reach of New SCOTUS Pharma Ruling

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 08:41

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week in a case involving Merck kicked off a furious last-minute scramble over claims brought by the widow of a Reed Smith partner against theGlaxoSmithKline.


DA in Georgia Warns Women They Can Be Charged With Murder Under New Abortion Law

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 20:39

“Personally, I'm not itching to prosecute people under this law. I don't think anybody else is either. But I think it's improper to say I'll never prosecute anybody under the law, Douglas County DA Ryan Leonard said. “We don't have the luxury to say, 'I don't like this law and I'm not...

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Michael Avenatti Charged With Stealing From Ex-Client Stormy Daniels

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:42

Prosecutors alleged that Avenatti forged Clifford's name on a letter to her literary agent, instructing two payments of nearly $150,000 to be sent to a bank account under Avenatti's control.


Daily Dicta: 'Fundamentally Flawed': Consumers Notch Win as ALI Postpones Restatement Vote

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:34

Critics said the draft restatement on consumer contracts 'opens the door for businesses to use contracts to abuse consumers in basically any way they want.'


SDNY Judge Finds Congress May Subpoena Banks in Probe of Trump's Finances

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:30

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said precedent clearly provided Congress with the power to conduct the kind of investigation—subpoenas of bank records and all—it is currently undertaking of the president.


Breach-of-Contract Claims Blaming Wilmington Trust for $168M Loss Rejected by Third Circuit

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:30

The ruling rejected IKB International S.A.'s bid to revive the breach-of-contract suit, which accused Wilmington Trust of standing "idly by" while other participants in the trusts drained them of their value.


Kirkland Litigator Daniel Bress, Nominated to Ninth Circuit, Grilled Over California Ties

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:49

Daniel Bress, a Kirkland & Ellis appellate partner and former clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his ties to California on Wednesday, as a hearing on his federal appeals court nomination almost entirely devolved into a debate over geographic roots.


Rip Up All the Qualcomm Licenses, Judge Koh Rules

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 09:33

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California has handed a sweeping win to the FTC in its antitrust case against Qualcomm, calling out the wireless giant's lawyer-executives as the "architects, implementers, and enforcers" of anti-competitive practices.


Colorado Case Sets Stage for Cannabis Patent Infringements Actions

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:46

United Cannabis claims that Pure Hemp used a cannabis extract for which United Cannabis had a patent. Lawyers say this case is the first of its kind.


American Airlines Sues Three Mechanics Unions, Claiming Travel Deliberately Slowed for 125,000 Passengers

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:17

American Airlines alleged the union and its members engaged in a campaign that canceled 644 flights, caused 270 maintenance delays and disrupted travel for more than 125,000 people.


Munger Partner Daniel Collins Wins Confirmation for Ninth Circuit Seat

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:42

The confirmation from the full Senate on Tuesday came despite objections from California's Democratic senators.


Roundup Judge Sanctions Another Plaintiffs Attorney for 'Bad Faith Misconduct'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:23

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria on Tuesday found that Jennifer Moore “intentionally joined in the bad faith misconduct that prompted him to sanction lead plaintiffs counsel Aimee Wagstaff in the second trial over Roundup.


Quinn Emanuel's Landau Says Career as Lawyer Qualifies Him for Ambassador to Mexico

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:49

"Neither country can solve the challenge of illegal immigration alone and I'm convinced that we can find common ground,” the veteran appellate lawyer and former Kirkland & Ellis partner told U.S. senators on Tuesday.