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Education Advocacy Group Sues DeVos Over Student Loan Protection Rule

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:29

The suit aims to invalidate a new rule that would impose new requirements and procedural hurdles for students looking to cancel fraudulent loan obligations.


Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Files for Bankruptcy Protection, Citing Sex Abuse Litigation

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:16

Philadelphia-based Kleinbard attorney Matthew Haverstick, who is representing the Harrisburg diocese, said insurance disputes will likely become the focus of bankruptcy proceedings.


20 Lawyers Picked to Lead Juul Lawsuits in California State Courts

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 15:50

In a Tuesday order, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones appointed a 20-lawyer team in the California state court lawsuits against San Francisco's Juul Labs. They included Los Angeles-area attorneys Paul Kiesel and Mark Robinson as co-leads for individuals, and John Fiske and Rahul Ravipudi for pubic entities, such as school districts.


Godiva, Polo Ralph Lauren Ex-General Counsel Joins Legal Recruiting Firm

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:34

Jonathan Drucker arrives at Whistler Partners as a senior consultant after having most recently served for seven years as the worldwide general counsel, senior vice president and corporate secretary at Godiva. He also led Ralph Lauren's legal department for four years.


Ex-Penn State General Counsel Publicly Reprimanded Over Ethics Violations Amid Sandusky Investigation

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:28

"We are disappointed with the outcome of the Supreme Court's decision, particularly after the factual findings of a judge of the court of common pleas and the hearing committee who held evidentiary hearings and concluded that our client did not breach any ethical rules," Robert Tintner, partner at Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia, said in a statement to Corporate Counsel.


Check It Out: Law Schools with the Highest Bar Pass Rates in 2019

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:55

Of course, many elite law schools are among the 20 campuses with the highest bar pass rates last year, but some surprises pop up on the list as well.


Waymo Chief Operating Officer Talks Journey to Becoming an Investor

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:15

Tekedra Mawakana recently participated in a conversation hosted by former BET Networks general counsel and CEO Debra Lee to highlight the investing power women of color have.


The Hardest Thing About Being a Judge? What Courts Say About Sentencing.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 13:00

"It is just not a natural or everyday thing to do—to pass judgment on people, to send them to prison or not," one federal appeals judge once remarked. Here's a look at how judges across courts have described the challenge of sentencing, as Roger Stone prepares to learn his fate.


Even Without Client Pressure, Firms Are Becoming BFFs With ALSPs

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:30

Law firms are proactively taking the "if you can't beat them, join them" approach by collaborating with alternative legal service providers. But these new partnerships could also force many to embrace alternative billing models and new technology.


Prison, Probation or Pardon: How Roger Stone's Sentencing Became Bigger Than Roger Stone

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:19

A week and a half of drama surrounding Roger Stone's future will come to a head Thursday when Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes her sentence.


Lawyers Reveal True Depth of Mental Health Struggles

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:00

ALM's latest Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey shows that the problems of depression, anxiety and substance abuse among lawyers and legal professionals may be worse than realized. At the same time, more people in the profession seem open to addressing it.


By the Numbers: The State of Mental Health in the Legal Industry

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:58

In this infographic, we let the power of the numbers tell the story of mental health in the legal profession.


Seventh Circuit Defines Accrual Date Under 'Heck v. Humphrey'

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:58

In Savory v. Cannon, 947 F.3d 409 (7th Cir. Jan. 7, 2020) (en banc), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, sitting en banc, applied the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994), and held that Johnny Lee Savory's civil rights lawsuit, which implicated the validity of his criminal conviction, accrued at the time of Savory's gubernatorial pardon.


What's Next: Is AB51 Destined for SCOTUS? + Choice Words for Prosecutors in Jawbone-Fitbit Spat + Judges Curb Jail Time for Refusing to Decrypt a Device

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 07:30

Employment lawyers are sharing their predictions for the future of California's mandatory arbitration law.


Reprimanded Federal Judge Resigns, Impact of Coronavirus Spreads, Boeing Resists Deposition: The Morning Minute

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 06:00

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


Critical Mass: First Dicamba Verdict Deals a Dilemma for Monsanto. What's in Congress' 'Snap Removals' Bill?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:52

Monsanto lost a $265 million jury verdict—and it wasn't about Roundup.


EU Unveils Plans to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:46

The European Commission's strategy does not immediately ban the use of AI for facial recognition, as many had expected. But the new strategy does address concerns about data privacy.


Judge Ho Called Out Homophobia, But the 5th Circuit Wiped Out the Opinion

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:35

"Appellant-plaintiff apologizes to this honorable court for offending but to this date, appellant-plaintiff still has no [idea] of what prejudice has been shown by counsel," the petition said.


Oracle Says Microsoft, IBM Are Faking Amicus Support for Google

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:19

A blog post from Oracle Executive Vice President Ken Glueck insinuates that Google has bought some of its tech industry amici curiae and accuses others of switching sides out of naked self-interest.


Skilled in the Art: How Kirkland Landed $765M + VMWare Calls on Wilmer Appellate Honchos + Oracle Puts Google Amici on Blast

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 22:00

Here's how Kirkland & Ellis scored a $765 million verdict while expanding Defend Trade Secrets Act law.