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Miami Attorney Stages Fee Fight Against Big Tobacco — And Wins $2.4 Million

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 15:26

"I think this now has motivated a lot of plaintiff's lawyers to stop settling these fee claims and start fighting them because they're realizing that they're leaving half a million to a million dollars on the table every time," the attorney said.

        

Fired Miami Heat Lawyer Forced Into Arbitration

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 14:25

Vered Yakovee, who worked for the NBA team for about four years, alleges that she was fired for requesting maternity leave after she adopted a baby. She argued, unsuccessfully, that she was rushed into signing an arbitration agreement when she was hired.

        

'Unlawful and Unenforceable': Legal Experts Slam Trump's Attempt to Target Social Media Companies

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:10

A draft version of the executive order calls to clarify the current protections given to online publishers, a move that could open up platforms to legal challenges.

        

Daily Dicta: Why Is Quinn Emanuel's Alex Spiro Bringing a Books and Records Suit? Hint: Jay-Z

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:28

"Forty inmates dying in the last few months at Parchman alone is neither outstanding nor innovative," Spiro said "And it's definitely nothing to be proud of."

        

Buyer's Remorse or Material Adverse Effect? A New Wave of Litigation in the COVID-19 World

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 01:56

'As the COVID-19 crisis continues, more parties will likely continue to look to MAE clauses to attempt to exit deals,' write Sidley Austin partners Frank Favia, Angela Zambrano and Rob Velevis.

        

Wilmer, Dechert Among Firms Awarded $6.8M in Texas Voter ID Litigation

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 21:09

The judge cut Wilmer's fee request by 60% after finding the firm failed to provide detailed billing rates.

        

Non-Practicing Entity Buys Patents From IBM, Turns Them Against Oracle

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 20:26

After paying a reported $9 million for part of Big Blue's portfolio last fall, NPE Daedalus Blue has now enlisted Bunsow De Mory to assert five of the patents against the database giant.

        

Zoom Trials: Same Dog, New Tricks

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 19:14

Blank Rome business litigation partner William Dorsey shares what he learned from a recent, two-day contested evidentiary hearing--including the need to wear pants.

        

SCOTUS Conference Watch: Qualified Immunity, State Bar Fees and Firearms

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 19:07

A growing and ideologically diverse chorus of individuals and organizations have been asking the Supreme Court to reconsider the doctrine of qualified immunity.

        

More Churn at Williams & Connolly as Patent Litigation Co-Chair Decamps for Quinn Emanuel

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 18:42

Kevin Hardy was named to the role at Williams & Connolly less than six months ago, after previous co-chair Adam Perlman decamped for Latham & Watkins.

        

Drawn to Niche Practices, Group of 5 Litigators Leaves Akin Gump for Cozen O'Connor

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:50

Two of the partners will co-chair Cozen O'Connor's national class actions practice group, making their move less than two years after joining Akin Gump.

        

Masks, Sanitizer and Measuring Tape: What Post-Pandemic Jury Trials May Look Like

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:49

Constitutional mandates must be balanced with juror safety, which all court leaders identified as the top priority.

        

Daily Dicta: Insurance Defense Has Never Been So Sexy

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:54

The industry's latest champion? O'Melveny & Myers trial practice chair Daniel Petrocelli, who is representing Chubb Group in a fight with the Simon Wiesenthal Center over lost income from cancelled events including a dinner honoring George and Amal Clooney.

        

Take a Bow: The 2020 D.C. Litigation Departments of the Year

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:10

Our special report recognizes top litigation practices at leading firms in our nation's capital.

        

Surge of New Suits Filed in New York City as E-Filing Reopens to All Cases

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:42

While most court proceedings are still taking place virtually, and litigators in the city are not yet sure when they will be able to argue before a jury or even take an in-person deposition, they praised the state court system for its ability to adapt and carry on amid the pandemic.

        

US Judge: It's the Right Call to Delay Finjan/Cisco Patent Jury Trial

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:31

The judge told Finjan and Cisco that juror resentment could have been a problem if they had gone forward with a June 22 trial date. With the trial now postponed to October, Freeman began looking ahead to how to handle jury questionnaires.

        

Plaintiffs Move to Consolidate Litigation Against BofA, Chase Bank Over Agents' PPP Loan Fees

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:31

The lawsuit was brought against several major banks, including Bank of America and Chase Bank, along with regional bank Mountain America Federal Credit Union.

        

Legal Malpractice Payouts Rise, and With COVID-19, No Crest in Sight

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 06:00

The 2008 recession caused claims to skyrocket. Expect the same to follow for the next few years.

        

Litigation Leaders: Willkie's Tariq Mundiya on New Offices, Nimble Staffing and Litigating With a Single Purpose

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 23:14

'Sometimes litigation is like a game of chess, and sometimes it's just good old-fashioned hand-to-hand combat. Regardless of where any particular case falls on that spectrum, Willkie litigators really enjoy what they do and the results demonstrate it. '

        

Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Hires Litigation Ace Beth Wilkinson

Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:28

Wilkinson has long been in the spotlight in Washington legal circles and beyond as a successful defense-side trial lawyer advocating for major U.S. companies. Her more notable advocacy for individual clients including representing Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme...

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