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Scorned by Judge, Objectors to Equifax Settlement Fight to Clear Their Names

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:23

In his Jan. 13 order approving the $1.4 billion class action settlement with Equifax, U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash lashed out at "professional objectors" in the case. "The court got bamboozled," one of the lawyers wrote this week.

         

Kirkland Pilots Motorola Solutions to $764M IP Verdict

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:04

The company had brought trade secret and copyright claims against a Chinese-based competitor, accusing former Motorola employees of taking proprietary source code for the operation of digital mobile radios.

         

Big Tech Antitrust Investigations: 3 Things for General Counsel to Know

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 18:02

"Investigation into big tech companies has ramifications for other companies in tech and non-tech," said David Reichenberg, an antitrust litigator at Cozen O' Connor.

         

DC Court Shoots Down Bankrupt Howrey's 'Unfinished Business' Claims

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 17:37

"A law firm does not have a 'legitimate claim of entitlement' to hourly billed client matters because it is the clients who retain the right to control the representation," Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby wrote.

         

Skilled in the Art: 5 Takeaways From the Qualcomm Antitrust Hearing + What's Missing in Oracle's Supreme Court Brief

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:39

Things did not go well for the FTC at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday.

         

Summer Zervos' Lawyer Subpoenaed Hope Hicks for Testimony in Trump Defamation Suit

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 15:04

Hicks could become the first sitting White House official called to testify in a private civil suit against Trump if Zervos' lawsuit and subpoena are allowed to proceed.

         

'I Knew What Life Was Like': How This Managing Partner Thrived Amid the Whiteness of Big Law

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:43

In this episode, The Careerist Vivia Chen talks with Squire Patton Boggs global managing partner Frederick Nance about the progress—and lack of it—in opportunities for African American attorneys in Big Law.

         

Michael Avenatti Convicted of Federal Fraud, Extortion Charges in Nike Shakedown

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:23

"This is what extortion looks like," assistant U.S. attorney Matthew Podolsky said during the government's closing arguments Tuesday.

         

After Merger, IMF Bentham Rebrands as Omni Bridgeway

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:09

The Omni Bridgeway name has over three decades of history, compared to two for IMF Bentham.

         

Huawei Chief Legal Officer Faces New Legal Challenge

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:04

The U.S. government announced new criminal charges against Huawei days after the Chinese telecom giant's chief legal officer, Song Liuping, accused rival Verizon Communications Inc. of patent infringement.

         

$30M Gift to Yale Law Is Part of Government Probe Into Foreign Funding

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:00

Yale University blamed its failure to report foreign funding from 2014 to 2017—including a donation to its law school from Joseph Tsai, executive vice chairman of the Alibaba Group Services Ltd.—on an "oversight."

         

In Texas, Trump Judges Abound, Law Students Empowered, Stone Saga Cont'd: The Morning Minute

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 06:00

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Litigation Firm Hausfeld Launches in Amsterdam

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 04:31

The new office is the law firm's seventh in Europe.

         

Justice Dept. Won't Pursue Case Against Andrew McCabe, Ending Uncertainty

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:40

McCabe's lawyers, Michael Bromwich and David Schertler, said, "At long last, justice has been done in this matter."

         

The Law Firm Disrupted: Virtual Firms Get Their Passports

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 21:00

Imagine launching a global expansion without signing a single lease. That's the path forward for virtual law firms FisherBroyles and Rimon.

         

'Nothing Wrong or Improper': Roger Stone Prosecutors Defended by Advocate for Career DOJ Lawyers

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:58

"The four [assistant U.S. attorneys] assigned to the case did nothing wrong or improper, and their sentencing recommendation was consistent with what is regularly done in sentencing proceedings around the country," the group said.

         

'Call Me a Lady Lawyer': Lisa Blatt's Advice to Female Advocates

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:42

"Women don't look or talk like Perry Mason, and you don't want us to," the Williams & Connolly partner and longtime U.S. Supreme Court advocate wrote in a personal, widely shared essay.

         

Chief DC Judge Defends Amy Berman Jackson Ahead of Stone Sentencing: Public Criticism 'Is Not a Factor'

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:09

President Donald Trump has personally targeted U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over Roger Stone's case, ahead of Stone's sentencing next week.

         

'Only the Beginning?': US AG Barr's Role in Roger Stone Sentencing Roils City Bar and Ex-Prosecutors

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 18:01

Former Southern District of New York prosecutors, contacted on Thursday, called the latest developments at the Justice Department both "horrifying" and "mortifying,"

         

Alphabet, HP, Cisco and Tesla in Top 10 of 'Cleanest' Global Companies

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 16:56

The Carbon Clean 200 ranks publicly traded companies that are leading the way on clean energy issues in the first quarter of 2020 and offers several key takeaways for general counsel and their companies.

         

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