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Litigators of the Week: This Defense Dream Team Is on a Roll Fighting for Employers

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:34

In a span of less than two weeks, Orrick partners Lynne Hermle and Jessica Perry defeated class certification in closely watched gender bias cases against Microsoft and Twitter.


Daily Dicta: In Charlottesville Suit, Robbie Kaplan and Karen Dunn Don't Scare Easy

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:16

Suing white supremacists is not for the faint of heart—but star litigators Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn are not backing down.


Daily Dicta: Score One for the Conservative Establishment

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 23:14

For an unconventional president, Donald Trump has now made two conventional Supreme Court picks—respected, well-qualified, conservative judges.


'Something Went Horribly Wrong, but Nothing Was Done' Ex-Wilson Elser Partner Says in Dispute with Firm

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 16:43

Former partner Kym Cushing said the stress of his position became too much, and he was in a "drunken stupor" when he deposited firm funds in his personal account.


Daily Dicta: What's a Skoda? And Why Does Covington Want Congress to Pay Attention?

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 19:44

How a thoroughly uninteresting fight over a Skoda car dealership in Egypt spilled into the halls of Congress--and involves some of the biggest names in law.


Judge Tosses $140M AndroGel Verdict as Inconsistent

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 19:47

The ruling is another setback for plaintiffs lawyers in the low-testosterone multidistrict litigation.


Litigator of the Week: Record $625M Award against PwC Proves You Don't Need Big Law for Big Wins

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:37

Stephen Sorensen scored biggest damages award ever against a global public accounting firm, and broke new legal ground along the way.


Daily Dicta: Food Fight: Celebrity Chef Sues Ex-Partners

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:31

Celebrity vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is in the midst of a nasty food fight with her former restaurant partners.


First Trial Linking Monsanto's Roundup to Cancer Set to Open

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 01:31

Opening statements in the first trial over whether Monsanto's Roundup herbicide caused a user to get cancer are set to begin on Monday in San Francisco.


Houston Federal Judge Gets Slapped by Fifth Circuit for Alleged Sexist Remarks

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:12

Lambasting a female prosecutor, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes told her, "We didn't let girls do it in the old days.”


Daily Dicta: For Cravath's Chesler, a Crowning Achievement

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 01:41

Cravath Chairman Evan Chesler led American Express to victory last week in his first Supreme Court argument. It's a long way from selling hot dogs in Yankee Stadium as a kid.


For Blank Rome, Switching Sides to Sue Insurers Is Paying off

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:49

Two years after making a big bet to switch sides, the firm's gamble appears to be paying off.


White House Acted in Bad Faith Over Census Citizenship Question, Judge Rules

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:43

A Manhattan federal court judge on Tuesday made a preliminary finding that there was “strong evidence the Trump administration acted in bad faith when deciding to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census in ruling to move forward New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's lawsuit over the...

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Court in Missouri Tosses $55M Talc Verdict

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 17:38

The Missouri Court of Appeals decision on June 29 is the third ruling to reverse a jury award against Johnson & Johnson over its baby powder, which thousands of lawsuits have alleged caused women to get ovarian cancer.


Law Firm Loses Bid to Force Yelp to Remove Bad Review

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 19:59

"With this decision, online publishers in California can be assured that they cannot be lawfully forced to remove third-party speech through enterprising abuses of the legal system, and those of us that use such platforms to express ourselves cannot be easily silenced through such tactics either,"...

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'Army' of Lawyers on Standby to Back Kavanaugh

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:54

A swath of Washington's legal establishment is ready to jump into action if Brett Kavanaugh gets the nod this month.


Daily Dicta: Down but Not Out—Three Big Cases With Big Reversals

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:52

There's a board game for little kids called “Chutes and Ladders that often left mine in tears—one minute, you're almost at the top and about to win; the next, you've plunged to the bottom. It's a lot like litigation, as these three cases show.


Labaton Calls Report Railing Against Lawyers' Conduct in State Street Case 'Unmoored'

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:25

After a special master tapped to review overbilling in a $75 million legal fee award in a securities class action settlement faulted Labaton Sucharow and its co-counsel, the firm fired off criticisms of its own.


From Boom to Bust, Big Law CFPB Practices Tank Under Trump

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:17

What was once a revenue driver for several large firms has now slowed to a trickle, although some have managed to adjust in a new regulatory environment.


Litigator of the Week: A Justifiably Reliable Winner

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 01:09

In a standards-defining ruling, the Countrywide Home Loans team from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett led by Joe McLaughlin came out on top in a high-stakes fight with Ambac Assurance.