Daily Litigation

  • SF DA Sued By Staffer Fired Over 'Panties' Reply-All Snafu

    A San Francisco District Attorney's Office staffer who says he was fired after accidentally sending a risqué reply-all email at work has filed a state court lawsuit accusing his former boss and the county of defamation and standing in the way of his getting future employment.

  • Ex-Arena Group CEO Says He's Owed Fees For Dueling Suits

    The former CEO of digital publisher The Arena Group is demanding that the company make its contractual payments to him to cover his costs for dueling lawsuits against one another in separate state courts, according to a Wednesday suit in Delaware Chancery Court.

  • Atty Who Put Settlement In Spouse's Account Loses Appeal

    A Texas appellate court ruled Wednesday against an attorney seeking to overturn a ruling from a trial court barring him from practicing law for 18 months, saying the man clearly breached his ethical obligations by moving settlement funds through his spouse's personal bank account.

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    Ga. Judicial Candidate Aims To Keep Election Challenge Alive

    An attorney who lost her bid for a Georgia state appeals court seat has doubled down on her effort to overturn the election results, telling a state court to reject the winning candidate's dismissal bid and arguing it is actually his responsibility to establish a preponderance of the evidence about his eligibility to run.

  • Bailey & Glasser Partner To Lead LA Boutique's Title IX Team

    Los Angeles plaintiffs' boutique Clarkson Law Firm PC said Wednesday it had tapped a Bailey & Glasser LLP partner and former chairman of public interest law firm Public Justice to lead the firm's Title IX practice "and play a major role in the firm's upcoming public interest litigation."

  • Most Think Right To Atty Includes Civil Suits, LSC Poll Finds

    A majority of Americans surveyed this month said they didn't seek legal representation when faced with life-changing civil legal issues over the past three years, and more than half said they believe if they can't afford an attorney, they're entitled to free representation in civil legal matters.

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    McCarter & English Beats Biotech Malpractice Suit In NJ

    McCarter & English LLP defeated a New Jersey biotechnology company's legal malpractice suit this week, following a New Jersey state judge's finding that the malpractice claims should have been brought in an earlier round of litigation over unpaid legal fees.

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    Newman Facing 2nd Suspension For 'Continuing Misconduct'

    A panel of Federal Circuit judges on Wednesday recommended U.S. Circuit Judge Pauline Newman remain suspended for another year based on her ongoing refusal to cooperate with an investigation into her health, or even acknowledge the court's concerns.

  • Ex-McElroy Deutsch Exec Says Ch. 11 Doesn't Pause Claims

    A former McElroy Deutsch executive told a New Jersey state court that just because her husband — former McElroy Deutsch chief financial officer John Dunlea — has filed for bankruptcy does not mean she needs to pause her claims against the firm for discrimination and retaliation.

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    Longtime IP Attorney Named Lewis Roca's California Head

    Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has appointed an experienced intellectual property attorney who has been with the firm and a legacy for nearly 30 years, as managing partner of its California offices.

  • Firm Says Water District Advice Was 'Black And White' Good

    A Houston law firm told a state judge Wednesday that its recommendation that a local water district turn down a more than $1 million deal to get rid of hundreds of acres within its boundaries was "black and white" good advice as it fought off a malpractice suit the district lodged against the firm.

  • Legal Tech Co.'s $1.3M Data Privacy Deal Gets OK'd

    A Kansas federal judge granted preliminary approval to a proposed $1.3 million settlement between a data and professional services company catering to law firms and a class of thousands of its customers and employees, who said their personal information was stolen in a March 2023 data breach that exposed 200 gigabytes of sensitive information.

  • Parts Of Klehr Harrison Bills Not Privileged, Pa. Panel Finds

    Pennsylvania journalists can view the subject lines of invoice requests sent to the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel by outside law firms, including Klehr Harrison, with a state appeals court panel determining the information falls under the state's Right-to-Know Law and is not privileged, nor is it protected by a court order.

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    Jenner & Block Wants Out Of COVID Vax Refusal Firing Suit

    Jenner & Block LLP has asked an Illinois federal judge to toss a former employee's claims that she was fired after being denied a religious exemption from the firm's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying she didn't do enough to spell out her religious beliefs or how they conflict with the vaccine.

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    Rising Star: Morgan Lewis' Stephanie Schuster

    Stephanie Schuster of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP helped Uber fend off claims that the ride-share application violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, a finding that was affirmed by the Ninth Circuit, earning her a spot among appellate attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Girard Sharp's Trevor T. Tan

    Trevor T. Tan of Girard Sharp LLP helped secure a $54 million settlement for investors defrauded in a massive Ponzi scheme when he represented them in a lawsuit against a bank that was accused of abetting the fraud, earning him a spot among the class action law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

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    Rising Star: Latham's Whitney Weber

    Whitney Weber of Latham & Watkins LLP earned a complete defense verdict for NextGen Healthcare in a rare "holders' claim" case and a dismissal of a federal securities class action for Peloton, earning her a spot among the technology law practitioners under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • Priest Loses Fee Bid After 'Split Baby' SEC Verdict

    A Greek Orthodox priest and hedge fund founder who largely beat a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit is not entitled to recoup $1.7 million in legal fees because the commission was justified in bringing the case, a Boston federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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    Egan Nelson Gains Ace Litigator In Dallas From Reed Smith

    Egan Nelson LLP, a boutique corporate law firm, has bolstered its commercial litigation group with a partner in Dallas who came aboard from Reed Smith LLP.

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    Ex-Boeing VP Joins Perkins Coie As Litigation Partner

    Perkins Coie LLP has hired a corporate executive from The Boeing Co. as a partner in its Seattle office to focus on critical litigation and arbitration, the firm announced Tuesday.

  • Hogan Lovells Wants Afghanistan Atty Fee Award Enforced

    Hogan Lovells US LLP has asked a New York federal court to enforce a more than $1.2 million award it secured against Afghanistan in arbitration over fees it says it's owed for the firm's work representing the country in various legal matters, including litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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    X's Tesla Ties Could Require Judge's Recusal, Watchdog Says

    Elon Musk's X Corp. wants to avoid disclosing its financial links with Tesla in the social media company's defamation lawsuit against Media Matters for America because the Texas federal judge overseeing the case likely holds Tesla stock and would need to recuse himself, the progressive media watchdog said.

  • FTC Attys On Kroger Case Get Extensions After IT Outage

    The administrative law judge overseeing the Federal Trade Commission's in-house challenge to Kroger and Albertsons' $25 billion merger has given the agency and the grocery behemoths two extra days on a couple of filing deadlines after the FTC said the worldwide Microsoft outage left several counsel laptops unusable.

  • DC Circ. Says Atty's Bias Suit Didn't Merit Pro Se Leniency

    A trial court wasn't required to be more forgiving of extraneous filings in a Black attorney's suit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs because she's representing herself, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday, backing the agency's win over her claims that she was fired for complaining about bias.

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    Litigation Funder Says Apple Doc Request Is 'Mere Suspicion'

    Apple Inc. is trying to make an "end run" around a California trial court by demanding that Omni Bridgeway LLC turn over documents explaining its financial interest in patent litigation against Apple based on "mere suspicion," the litigation funder has told a Delaware federal judge.

Expert Analysis

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Career And Wellness Coach Author Photo

    Tara Rhoades at The Sanity Plea shares how she went from BigLaw partner to legal industry career and wellness coach, and explains how attorneys can use their capabilities, knowledge and professional networks to pursue coaching themselves, or bring refreshed meaning and purpose to their current roles.

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    Talking Mental Health: Tackling Stress As A Practice Leader Author Photo

    Constance Rhebergen at Bracewell discusses how she handles the stress of being a practice chair, how sources of stress have changed in the legal industry over the past decade and what law firms can do to protect attorney mental health.

  • Making Legal Cents: Engaging A Remote, Evolving Workforce Author Photo

    In the face of a dispersed and changing workforce with Generation Z entering the scene, law firms should consider some practical strategies to revitalize their cultures, provide meaningful mentorship and safeguard their knowledge bases, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Strategic Consulting.

  • How Firms Can Effectively Evaluate Their Summer Associates Author Photo

    One of the most effective ways firms can ensure their summer associate programs are a success is by engaging in a timely and meaningful evaluation process and being intentional about when, how and by whom feedback should be provided, say Caroline Cimei and Erica Fine at Shutts & Bowen.

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    Talking Mental Health: Life As A Lawyer With OCD Author Photo

    Kelly Hughes at Ogletree discusses what she’s learned in the 14 years since she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, recounting how the experience shaped her law practice, what the legal industry and general public get wrong about the disorder, and how law firms can better support employees who have OCD.

  • 3 Innovative Ways AI May Be Used In Legal Practice
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    Artificial intelligence tools will increasingly be used by outside counsel to better predict the outcomes of litigation — thus informing legal strategy with greater precision — and by clients to scrutinize invoices and evaluate counsel’s performance, says Ronald Levine at Herrick Feinstein.

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    My Nonpracticing Law Job: Librarian Author Photo

    Lisa A. Goodman at Texas A&M University shares how she went from a BigLaw associate who liked to hang out in the firm's law library to director of a law library herself in just over a decade, and provides considerations for anyone interested in pursuing a law librarian career.

  • Legal Briefs Can Benefit From Cleaned Up Case Citations Author Photo

    Federal courts have recently been changing the way they quote decisions to omit insignificant details and string cites, and lawyers should consider adopting this practice to enhance the readability of their briefs — as long as accuracy stays top of mind, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.

  • 5 Best Practices For Firms Designing DEI Programs Author Photo

    Nikki Lewis Simon, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Greenberg Traurig, discusses best practices — and some pitfalls to avoid — for law firms looking to build programs aimed at driving inclusion in the workplace.

  • Former Minn. Chief Justice Instructs On Writing Better Briefs Author Photo

    Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, now at Greenberg Traurig, offers strategies on writing more effective appellate briefs from her time on the bench.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Juggle Billables And Other Activities? Author Photo

    While involvement in internal firm initiatives can be rewarding both personally and professionally, associates' billable time requirements don’t leave much room for other work, meaning they must develop strategies to ensure they’re meeting all of their commitments while remaining balanced, says Melanie Webber at Fisher Phillips.

  • Making Legal Cents: How To Adapt As Clients Tighten Budgets Author Photo

    Amid a dip in corporate legal spending and client pushback on bills, Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants highlights specific in-house counsel frustrations and explains how firms can provide customized legal advice with costs that are supported by undeniable value.

  • Spartan Arbitration Tactics Against Well-Funded Opponents Author Photo

    Like the ancient Spartans who held off a numerically superior Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, trial attorneys and clients faced with arbitration against an opponent with a bigger war chest can take a strategic approach to create a pass to victory, say Kostas Katsiris and Benjamin Argyle at Venable.

  • General Counsel And Legal Ops Must Work Together Author Photo

    It is critical for general counsel to ensure that a legal operations leader is viewed not only as a peer, but as a strategic leader for the organization, and there are several actionable ways general counsel can not only become more involved, but help champion legal operations teams and set them up for success, says Mary O'Carroll at Ironclad.

  • How Generative AI's Growing Memory Affects Lawyers Author Photo

    A new ChatGPT feature that can remember user information across different conversations has broad implications for attorneys, whose most pressing questions for the AI tool are usually based on specific, and large, datasets, says legal tech adviser Eric Wall.

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