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'Amazingly Courageous': What Lawyers Are Saying About the Stone Prosecutors Who Quit

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 08:56

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump congratulated U.S. Attorney General William Barr for "taking charge" of the Roger Stone investigation. Former DOJ lawyers lambasted the department's move to retract the original sentencing memo, and they praised the four prosecutors who took a stand.

        

Daily Dicta: Accused of 'Betrayal' and 'Taint,' Will Covington Hit Back at Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim by Ex-Client Flynn?

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:27

Claiming that you lied about lying isn't the most compelling defense. But retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn pins the blame on his ex-lawyers at Covington & Burling.

        

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Rejected as Expert Witness for VW Plaintiffs

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:01

A federal judge excluded Louis Freeh's expert opinion that the government's criminal case, which involved VW paying a $2.8 billion fine in 2017, settled too cheaply. The ruling mooted VW's motion to disqualify Freeh based on his earlier pitch to work for VW in the wake of its diesel emissions...

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After Main Justice Overrode Their Call for Tougher Sentence, Every Roger Stone Prosecutor Quit the Case

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:44

The prosecutors' withdrawals from Stone's case are an apparent rebuke of the DOJ's retraction of the initial sentencing memorandum.

        

Google Heads to EU Court in $2.6 Billion Antitrust Fight

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:39

Over the next three days, lawyers for the company will argue against the European Commission's decision to fine the company for abusing its dominant position in the search engine sector.

        

Boies Schiller and Kaplan Lawyers Chart Different Courses as US Judge Allows Discovery in Cases Against Epstein Estate

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:12

The status of the victim compensation program came into question, after U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George last month hit the estate with liens for alleged criminal activity.

        

Wawa Faces Credit Card Class Actions Over Data Breach

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:57

The new group of lawsuits filed by financial entities add to the growing consumer-focused litigation that is also pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court.

        

NRA Lawyers Target Ex-PR Firm's Clients in 'Blitzkrieg-Scale' Subpoena Feud

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:36

Lawyers for Ackerman McQueen have gone to three federal courts to challenge what they describe as "harassing" subpoenas issued by the NRA.

        

Wilmer Battling $13M Lawsuit Over Contract That Led to 'Litigation Bonanza'

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:24

The law firm prepared a stock purchasing agreement between two former business partners, who now disagree over the financial terms, prompting a legal battle one federal judge described as akin to "The War of the Roses."

        

Litigation Leaders: Ropes & Gray's Gregg Weiner on Book Smarts, Street Smarts and Spotting Talent

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 22:16

'Adversaries know they won't outthink or outmaneuver us. Clients know we have the judgment, expertise, and experience to successfully resolve their major litigation and enforcement challenges. They also know that we don't follow a rote playbook.'

        

Elizabeth Holmes' Lawyer Blasts Theranos Prosecution as 'Massive Case With Undefined Contours'

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 17:25

Williams & Connolly's Amy Saharia said prosecutors had used "fudging language" in the indictment of the former Theranos chief to keep the charges as "broad as they can possibly be so they can shift their theory as they go along."

        

'Somebody Tried to Kill Him': 2 Miami Attorneys, a Hit Man, the FBI and a $17M Verdict

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 15:54

What happens when you cross two South Florida commercial litigators with a personal injury case involving a failed murder-for-hire? In this instance, a $17 million jury verdict.

        

Avenatti Will Not Testify in Extortion Trial as Closing Arguments Loom

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 15:33

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe of the Southern District of New York had ruled earlier in the day that if Avenatti were to testify, he could be cross-examined about "highly relevant" allegations that he had stolen from former clients.

        

New Boies Schiller Leaders Grapple With Departures, Compensation Questions

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 14:11

Amid a string of 2020 departures, the firm is evaluating partner pay, including whether to stick with a formula compensation system or adopt something new.

        

Bayer in Appeal Says Attorney Misconduct Led to $2B Roundup Verdict

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 13:05

In a brief before California's First District Court of Appeal on Friday, Bayer insisted that "egregious and pervasive misconduct" by plaintiffs counsel infected the trial.

        

Amazon Lawyers in Suit Over $10B Pentagon Contract Want to Depose Trump

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:26

Any deposition of Trump at the Washington offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher would examine, among other things, his statements about Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post.

        

Daily Dicta: Latham's Billion Dollar Litigator

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 22:01

For many lawyers, litigating a billion-dollar case is in a once-in-a-career opportunity. Latham & Watkins partner Andrew Clubok has won three in the last year alone.

        

Cuomo, AG James Say They Plan to Sue Trump Administration Over New Yorkers' Global Entry Ban

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:52

Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of DHS, said the new federal policy was in response to New York's "Green Light" law, which took effect in December and allows undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses.

        

Wiley Hits Back at Client That Claimed It Got Used as a 'Milk Cow for Legal Fees'

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:43

The firm's former software client racked up nearly $1 million in fees pursuing a failed lawsuit. Wiley says it's still owed $220K.

        

Trump Appointee Causes Stir on Twitter: 'Did Judge Ho Just Do Something Good?'

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:17

The judge's stance against what appeared to be a homophobic legal argument blew up on Twitter Friday.

        

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