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Carter Page Suit Puts Renewed Spotlight on Perkins Coie, Marc Elias Over Trump 'Dossier'

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 13:06

A Chicago lawsuit marks the second time Page has tried to sue the DNC, Perkins Coie and two of the firm's partners, Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann.


Litigator of the Week: The First Time's a ($236M) Charm for New Boutique Reichman Jorgensen

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:39

'Small, elite teams are our model, and history has proven that some of the best trial results are achieved with teams of this size,' said Reichman Jorgensen founder Courtland Reichman.


Johnson & Johnson Slammed With $344M Verdict in CA Pelvic Mesh Case

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 17:16

The statement of decision, issued on Thursday, is the first in which a state has obtained a judgment against pelvic mesh manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.


Miami Beach Sued for $70M Over Unfinished Convention Center

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:25

The city has issued a notice of default to Clark Construction Group and claims the city is entitled to damages.


'Is That Really What the Framers Had in Mind?' DOJ Faces Skeptical Judge in House Subpoena Fight

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:22

"If you think impeachment is the answer here, that really is not a good state of affairs for our country," U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss in Washington said at a hearing Thursday in a dispute over access to census documents.


Boies Schiller Partner Testifies Firm Helped Hire Ex-Spies to Aid Harvey Weinstein

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 15:46

A partner at Boies Schiller Flexner testified Thursday that the firm signed a contract with Black Cube, a private investigations firm with links to Israeli intelligence, on behalf of former Hollywood producer and former Boies Schiller client Harvey Weinstein.


Tensions Rise Over Timing of Jeffrey Epstein Guards' Criminal Case as Trial Moved to June

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:36

The routine hearing suddenly turn contentious when defense attorney Jason Foy began to spar with U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres over scheduling.


'Complete Nonsense': Scholars Denounce Dershowitz's Trump Trial Arguments

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:17

Responding to the criticism, Dershowitz asserted Thursday: "They characterized my argument as if I had said that if a president believes that his re-election was in the national interest, he can do anything. I said nothing like that."


Daily Dicta: Winston Wins Against Junk 'Expert' Testimony in Illinois Murder Case

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 00:34

The problem wasn't just that ex-FBI profiler Mark Safarik testified about crime scene analysis in the murder of Kathleen King. It's that he also weighed in on issues outside his supposed expertise. as well as those where no experts were needed.


Caltech and Quinn Emanuel Win $1.1B Verdict Against Apple, Broadcom

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 21:25

Quinn Emanuel lawyers told jurors that Apple had directed Broadcom to incorporate an error correction technology that infringed three Caltech patents.


Cornell Sued Over Fraternity Hazing Death

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 19:36

The parents of a Cornell University freshman whose dead body was found at the bottom of a gorge after he allegedly was hazed by Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members have launched a 41-page negligence lawsuit against the university, the national fraternity and members of its Cornell chapter.


Facebook Agrees to Pay $550M to Settle Biometric Suit Over 'Tag Suggestions'

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 19:03

Facebook's chief financial officer Dave Wehner announced the proposed deal in an earnings call with financial analysts. Plaintiffs lawyer Jay Edelson, who was helping lead the lawsuits brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, confirmed the amount and said lawyers hope to...

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Latham Scores $1B Ruling for UBS in Case Over Failed Deal With Hedge Fund Manager

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 18:33

In her ruling, Friedman said the terms of the agreements "unambiguously" entitled UBS to recover losses on its retained assets. She also rejected Highland's counterclaims and attempts to offset the damages.


What Might a Legal Fight Over John Bolton's New Book Look Like?

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 16:34

The White House's National Security Council flagged Bolton's manuscript for containing classified information, which he cannot release under agreements he signed as national security adviser.


Victims of NXIVM Sex Slave Cult File Class Action Suit

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 15:22

The long list of claims raised in the complaint include fraud, identity theft, racketeering, forced labor and sex trafficking, and negligence for engaging in unauthorized practice of psychoanalysis, and mental health counselling.


Daily Dicta: One More Reason It's Great to Be Litigator of the Week

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 01:35

A judge in New York state court cited the LOTW win by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partners Maaren Shah and Luke Nikas as grounds to grant the firm's entire legal fee request.


Litigation Funder Legalist Backs Atari's Copyright Campaign

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:05

Atari has sued a string of companies with copyright claims including online retailer Redbubble, retailer Target and chocolate maker Nestlé.


Wells Fargo Claims 11th Circuit Is Defying US Supreme Court

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 16:27

Miami sued Wells Fargo in 2013 under the Fair Housing Act, alleging the bank offered discriminatory mortgage terms that increased the likelihood of African American and Latino borrowers defaulting on their loans.


Would Chief Justice Roberts Need to Recuse in Any Trump Suit Challenging Bolton?

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 15:31

Several legal scholars said they doubted federal courts would spend much time with an assertion of executive privilege from President Donald Trump arising in the context of impeachment. But any case that reaches the court could compel the chief justice to consider recusing.


Former Staffer Claims K&L Gates Refused Accommodations for ADHD, Anxiety

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:52

Frank Krastman is suing the Pittsburgh-based firm for discrimination, alleging his manager refused to make disability accommodations and then fired him over his requests.