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Litigation Partner Leaves Boies Schiller for Steptoe LA Office

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:42

Robyn Crowther, who now co-leads Stepoe & Johnson's LA office, is the third partner to leave litigation powerhouse Boies Schiller Flexner this year.

        

Sackler Family Members Added to NYC Opioids Lawsuit as Purdue Pharma Owners

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:38

The New York City government has expanded its lawsuit against pharmaceutical distributors over the opioid epidemic that has impacted communities across the U.S. to include members of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and a group of major retailers.

        

Rocawear Apparel Owner Blasts Jay-Z Claims Over AAA Arbitrators' Diversity

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 17:58

Iconix, which purchased Rocawear from the rapper and businessman for $200 million, says there's no merit to his bid to scrap an arbitration stemming from that 2007 deal.

        

Undercover '60 Minutes' Video Leads to Public Censure of NY Lawyer

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:02

Manhattan attorney and Big Law alum Marc Koplik told an undercover anti-corruption activist that lawyers have special protections "because we run the country.”

        

Widow of Rock Star Chris Cornell Sues Doctor for Malpractice

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:57

Vicky Cornell, widow of Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, has sued her late husband's doctor for medical malpractice, claiming he was “negligently and repeatedly prescribing medication that ultimately led to the singer's death on May 18, 2017.

        

Ex-Thomas Clerk Will Be Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham's Chief Counsel for Nominations

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:46

Andrew Ferguson, a former Bancroft associate in Washington and UVA law grad, succeeds Mike Davis, a former clerk for Justice Neil Gorsuch.

        

Daily Dicta: Sue-and-Settle Lives On in the Trump Administration

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:31

Two years into the Trump administration, there is little discernible difference in how the government settles environmental lawsuits.

        

Oracle Loses Bid to Thwart Labor Department Discrimination Case

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:18

Oracle's lawyers at Orrick had challenged the appointment of U.S. Labor Department administrative law judges.

        

SF's Joseph Saveri Wins Fight Over $54 Million Fee Award in Antitrust Case

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:45

Joseph Saveri said a Fourth Circuit ruling leaves him "entirely vindicated" in a dispute over one of his firm's first big wins after he split from Lieff Cabraser in 2012.

        

Daily Dicta: Cravath Litigators Take Lead in Containing PG&E's Litigation Inferno in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:22

An all-star team of seven partners from Cravath, Swaine & Moore led by firm chairman Evan Chesler will serve as lead litigation counsel for PG&E Corp. as the California utility prepares to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

        

Judges Rebuffs Early Bid by Federal Workers to Stop Unpaid Work During Shutdown

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:30

US District Judge Richard Leon in Washington said a temporary restraining order would have caused "chaos and confusion."

        

Federal Judge Says Company May Be Sued Over Harassment by Non-Employee

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:30

A judge trimmed several claims from the case but allowed plaintiff Carl Hewitt to proceed on a sexual discrimination charge stemming from allegations that his employer failed to address reports that a non-employee with whom he had regular contact at work was sexually harassing him.

        

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:33

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York said in the decision that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross violated the Administrative Procedure Act while deciding to add the citizenship question to the survey over the first year and a half of the Trump administration.

        

AG Nominee Barr Won't Commit to Recusing From Russia Investigation

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:33

Barr, a Kirkland & Ellis counsel who previously led the Justice Department under the George H.W. Bush administration, said he would make the decision to oversee special counsel Robert Mueller III's probe in “good faith.

        

Google Shareholder Suit Latest in Wave of #MeToo Derivative Actions

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:32

Alphabet has been hit with a pair of shareholder derivative suits claiming that board members hurt shareholder value by covering up a lengthy pattern of gender discrimination and sexual harassment perpetrated by Google executives.

        

Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Religious and Moral Exceptions to ACA's Birth Control Mandate

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 18:19

A federal judge has agreed to block the Trump administration from enacting certain religious and moral exceptions to the Affordable Care Act that have been widely seen as a means to roll back the mandate for covering birth control medications.

        

FedEx to Pay $35 Million to Settle Charges of Shipping Untaxed Cigarettes to New York

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:06

"FedEx knowingly engaged in illegal and harmful behavior at the expense of New Yorkers' health” and it "swindled New York City and State out of millions of dollars in tax revenue,” Attorney General Letitia James said.

        

California Appeals Judge Accused of Groping Colleagues Faces Misconduct Charges

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:27

The lawyer for Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson issued a statement denying the allegations. "Justice Johnson remains respectful of the process of investigation and will rely on facts and documents to provide the truth," the attorney said.

        

Public Justice Lawyer Says Home Depot Case Could Move 'Tons of Individual Cases' to Federal Court

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:52

The case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday asks the question: Can a third-party counterclaim defendant remove a class action under the Class Action Fairness Act?

        

Daily Dicta: Pro Se Immigrant: 1. Greenberg Traurig: 0

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:49

Pro se litigants usually fare terribly in court. So how did a young immigrant from Guinea who was fired from his job at Whole Foods defeat a motion for summary judgment by employment law experts from Greenberg Traurig?

        

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