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Efforts by Facebook, Reddit to Escape TV Host's Suit Raise Novel Questions

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 18:37

Morning news anchor Karen Hepp became aware of the use of her image without permission when her Fox 29 co-workers alerted her.

        

As Clients Clamor for Guidance, Winston & Strawn Adds Health Care Trio in DC

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 16:48

The last two weeks have been "completely insane" as clients attempt to determine their needs, according to David Dahlquist, co-chair of Winston & Strawn's health care and life sciences industry group.

        

Sen. Richard Burr Hit With First Lawsuit Over Coronavirus-Tied Stock Dumps

Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:49

The lawsuit alleges that Burr "has acted as a scofflaw in a time of national crisis" over his selling of $1.7 million in stocks as he received private coronavirus briefings.

        

Daily Dicta: How NOT to Litigate During a Pandemic

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 23:57

"The filing calls to mind the sage words of Elihu Root: 'About half of the practice of a decent lawyer is telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop.'"

        

Trump Rally Attendees Drop Suit Against San Jose

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:55

Harmeet Dhillon of the Dhillon Law Group, whose firm represented the Trump rally attendees, said that the dismissal comes in the face of settlement discussions, two judicial settlement conferences, a meeting between named plaintiffs and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and a public statement of regret...

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PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Manslaughter Counts in Camp Fire Case

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 19:52

"Rarely do we see this many deaths being attributed directly to a company. That's what makes this the rare case," said one criminal law expert.

        

Yo Ho Ho: North Carolina Wins Blackbeard Shipwreck Copyright Dispute

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 17:24

Congress will have to try harder if it wants to block states from using sovereign immunity to act as digital pirates, Justice Elena Kagan writes.

        

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, SDNY Prosecutors Oppose Michael Cohen's Release

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:33

Manhattan federal prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to deny Michael Cohen's request to serve out the remainder of his three-year prison sentence from home amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying the former personal lawyer and "fixer" to President Donald Trump was at no more risk than his...

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Why Ginsburg Joined a Decision Civil Rights Advocates Decry as 'Terrible'

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:00

"This ruling weakens our nation's oldest civil rights statute and may shut the courthouse door on some discrimination victims," a leading civil rights advocate said about the Supreme Court's decision in "Comcast v. National Association of African American Owned Media."

        

When Crisis Calls: How Law Firm Leaders Are Responding to COVID-19

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 14:51

Amid the turmoil and upheaval caused by the global spread of COVID-19, many law firm leaders are facing unprecedented decisions. Whether due to actual exposure or the risk of such, escalating concerns necessitate choices which have implications that extend far beyond the firm's financial health to...

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In Latest Departures, Longtime Boies Schiller Partners Join Fried Frank

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 11:30

Robin Henry and Motty Shulman, who have represented financial institutions at Boies Schiller Flexner for close to two decades, have joined Fried Frank's litigation department.

        

Daily Dicta: Sheltering in Place? Top Litigators Share Their Favorite Legal Movie (Besides 'To Kill a Mockingbird')

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 23:28

As we hunker down and shelter in place, what legal movies are most beloved by top litigators? A who's-who of the legal profession shares their picks--and why.

        

Plaintiffs in Tezos ICO Class Action Reach First-of-Its-Kind $25M Settlement

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 21:31

The proposed deal, reached after two rounds of mediation, would leave open the question of whether the initial coin offering qualified as a securities offering, which would have required the Tezos backers to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

        

NY Chief Judge Thanks Judges, Lawyers for Continuing Work in 'Unprecedented Situation'

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 19:18

"As you know, our courts are critical to the functioning of our society, and even more so during a public health crisis like this one when the public needs to know that our government is working for them," Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said.

        

Big Law Goes Remote: Updates on Law Firm Closures During the Coronavirus Crisis

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 19:00

Firms across the country are making decisions on whether to keep offices open amid the coronavirus pandemic. We catalog here those firms that have confirmed their plans.

        

How We're Surviving as a Shut-In Workforce: 'Know Where Your Mute Button Is' and Be Patient

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 18:00

As the country combats the COVID-19 crisis, lawyers are settling into a new work reality. We checked in to see how they're coping.

        

Coronavirus Pandemic Poised to Slow Down Trump Legal Fights

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 16:05

The pandemic has shuttered courthouses across the nation, all but guaranteeing that major Trump administration legal battles will drag on for longer than expected.

        

And the LOTW Runners Up...

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:21

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Baker Botts; Kirkland & Ellis and Quinn Emanuel.

        

COVID-19 Puts Depositions In Danger

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:13

"Lawyers are saying, 'I don't want to come to your office,'" Corpus Christi solo practitioner Monte English said, adding that some attorneys also oppose remote depositions. "Some people feel they need to be face-to-face to cross examine a witness, if that's part of being able to confront your...

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'Kind of a Mess': Phone Arguments Make Rocky Debut at DC Circuit During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:05

Judge Thomas Griffith said he was locked out of arguments for five to six minutes after he got dropped from the phone conference.

        

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