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Former DOJ Leaders Slam Barr's Commentary on Inspector General's Report

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:06

"This is the first attorney general in the history of presidential impeachment proceedings to enlist as a partisan warrior on behalf of a President," one former DOJ lawyer said in a statement issued by the conservative legal group Checks & Balances.

        

Philadelphia Court Tops 'Judicial Hellholes' List

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 08:10

New venues to make the American Tort Reform Association's annual Top 10 list are Georgia, for its "nuclear verdicts," and Oklahoma, due to its $572 million judgment in the first trial over the opioid crisis.

        

Daily Dicta: Representing Corporations Does Not Make You Evil, Elizabeth Warren Edition

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:37

How could Warren in good conscience oppose asbestos poisoning victims who were fighting to bring new claims against insurance giant Travelers? The nuanced answer: Easily.

        

Letter to the Editor: Lawyer for British Caver Who Sued Musk Claims 'Justice Worked' Despite Defense Verdict

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 18:20

"Nothing about Mr. Musk's comments was factual and anyone who thought otherwise would be ignoring the truth as established in a court of law," writes L. Lin Wood.

        

9th Circ. Considers 'Qualcomm': Will 'Fake Facts' Overcome Legitimate State Interests?

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 17:20

Antitrust laws serve vital government interests by promoting free competition and innovation and protecting consumer welfare. The language of the Sherman Act and Clayton Act and their state law analogues, as well as their legislative histories, make that clear.

        

Weil Faces Sharp Fee Objections in Ditech Bankruptcy

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:53

The New York law firm was one of several firms overbilling for services in the Chapter 11 case of a mortgage company, the U.S. trustee found in a review of final fee applications.

        

Kozinski Contends Due Process Rights at Stake in Copyright Case Against 'Shape of Water' Filmmakers

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:06

Nearly two years after abruptly retiring amid sexual harassment allegations, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit returned to the court to argue on behalf of the son of a playwright who claims the filmmakers ripped off copyrighted elements of his father's...

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Alex Kozinski Makes Post-Retirement Debut at Ninth Circuit in 'Shape of Water' Case

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 15:06

Nearly two years after abruptly retiring amid sexual harassment allegations, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit returned to the court to argue on behalf of the son of a playwright who claims the filmmakers ripped off copyrighted elements of his father's...

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'Imagination Is the Only Limit' on Presidential Abuses of Power': Barry Berke Urges Trump's Impeachment

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:23

Berke and GOP counsel Stephen Castor were among those appearing before a House committee to present evidence gathered in the impeachment inquiry.

        

Read the DOJ Watchdog's Report: 'Serious Performance Failures,' But No Anti-Trump Bias'

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 13:23

"We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI's decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page," Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report stated.

        

In $10B Contract Suit Against Pentagon, Amazon Confronts Trump's 'Relentless' Criticism

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 11:11

Amazon's unsealed complaint said Trump "launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer the JEDI Contract away" from the company. Microsoft won the lucrative award.

        

Daily Dicta: How Quinn Emanuel Team Beat $190M Defamation Suit Against Elon Musk by British Caver

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 00:37

Firm lawyers did a masterful job reframing the case as "an argument between two men," as Alex Spiro said in his opening. But William Price delivered the death blow with his cross examination.

        

And the LOTW Runners Up...

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 17:16

Honorable mention goes to lawyers from Willkie Farr; Orrick; Kirkland & Ellis; Bartlit Beck; Sullivan & Cromwell and Williams & Connolly.

        

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