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Litigators of the Week: With $268M Award, A Loud and Clear Win for Morgan Lewis Pair

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 00:58

'It's gratifying to know that the foundation intends to put the proceeds of its recovery towards the same kinds of medical research efforts that produced the remarkable technology that forms the basis in this case.'

        

'Be Kind' During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and That's an Order

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:02

"Be kind to one another in this most stressful of times," U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said.

        

US Judge Approves $13M Google Street View Privacy Settlement With No Payout to Class

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 20:02

The cy pres deal provides payouts to the privacy advocacy arms of universities and non-profit organizations and no direct funds to class members. Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness contends that the settlement creates an unfortunate standard.

        

SF US Attorney David Anderson Predicts 'Permanent Cultural Change' in Federal Prosecutors Office After Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 19:19

David Anderson, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, discusses efforts to maintain regular federal law enforcement activities in irregular times and the office's top priorities, including preventing and stopping the spread of the virus in lockup.

        

Battling COVID-19, David Lat Speaks From Hospital About Fears, Hopes and What People Should Know

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 19:11

Battling the novel coronavirus, Lat said that he's experienced intermittent fevers, joint aches, chills, fatigue and coughing for about 12 days, and, since last Sunday, has been pushing through labored breathing that requires him to receive oxygen.

        

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

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 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.

        

Zofran MDL Bellwether Trial Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 18:09

The trial, originally scheduled for May 4, comes in a case brought by the parents of Maia Rodriguez, alleging their daughter was born in 2004 with heart defects due to her mother's use of Zofran during pregnancy. The trial would have been the first in more than 450 lawsuits filed against...

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In Coronavirus Shadow, Supreme Court Will Review Class Actions, Arbitration, Job Bias and More

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 15:34

Kirkland's Paul Clement has four petitions on the justices' Friday conference list. Meanwhile, the court, responding to the COVID-19 crisis, is extending deadlines to file new petitions.

        

Daily Dicta: Bleak Week? These Wilson Sonsini and Wilmer Clients Have Something to Celebrate

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 02:00

Delaware's general corporation law "allows immense freedom for businesses to adopt the most appropriate terms for the organization, finance, and governance of their enterprise," the state's high court held.

        

Filmmaker Claims Nike Riding a Wave of Trademark Infringement

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:14

Bruce Brown Films, the company that merchandises "The Endless Summer," is accusing Nike and Footlocker of trading on the title and the movie poster from Brown's classic 1966 documentary.

        

Attorneys Sound the Alarm About COVID-19 Exposure in Immigration Courts

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 20:08

Immigration attorneys want the hearings to go on, because they want to get their clients out of detention, where the risk of infection is high because of packed facilities and poor sanitary conditions. Simultaneously, attorneys are concerned for their own health when they have to attend packed...

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Attorneys Sound Alarm as Prison System Reports First COVID-19 Diagnosis

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:10

"Someone was fortunate to have been tested," Atlanta criminal defense attorney Drew Findling said Wednesday after hearing the news of the first positive case confirmed in the state prison system. "We don't know who's untested."

        

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

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 16:00

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.

        

In Dropped Mueller Case, Reed Smith's Eric Dubelier Didn't Pull Punches Defending Russian Firm

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:03

"It comes down to you have to pound, and pound and pound away. And you look for a weakness, and as soon as you find that weakness, you exploit it and pound away at it," Reed Smith's Eric Dubelier says in a wide-ranging interview, after DOJ abandoned charges against his client Concord Management and...

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Hogan Lovells' Cate Stetson Looks Ahead to Milestone of 100 Appellate Arguments

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:03

Hogan Lovells' Cate Stetson speaks about how she prepares for oral arguments (spoiler alert: it involves cheeseburgers) and why so few women argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.

        

A Short Primer on the Changing Law of Insider Trading

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 01:30

In his Corporate Securities column, John C. Coffee Jr. writes: Practitioners, listen up! You need to unlearn much of what you think you know about the law of insider trading. That law is changing—and quickly. In addition, new legislation has passed the House by an overwhelming margin and...

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Daily Dicta: Big Law Litigators See COVID-19 as a 'Recipe for Litigation'

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 00:05

One big question will be whether companies' actions were reasonable. "But what does 'reasonable' look like today?" asked Gwyn Williams, a complex commercial litigation partner at Latham & Watkins.

        

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

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 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.

        

9th Circuit Closes Down Public Access to Courthouses

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:17

Hearings will be live-streamed as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit prohibits public access to all locations during non-court weeks.

        

McDermott Lands Kirkland Health Care Litigation Team in New York

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:00

Josh Simon, Warren Haskel and Dmitriy Tishyevich spent more than three decades combined at Kirkland & Ellis.

        

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