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Law firm and its name partner are using the courts for ‘their own self-aggrandizement,’ suit says

A Chicago law firm claims in a lawsuit that the Edelson class action boutique and its founding partner are filing nuisance lawsuits and using the…
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Trump’s tax plan largesse extends to law firms

President Donald Trump’s tax blueprint unveiled Wednesday contains a provision that would benefit law firms. Under the plan, corporations that currently pay a tax rate…
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Programmer faces federal charges for creating software used by hackers

*Updated*: An Arkansas programmer who created software that is popular with hackers is facing federal charges of conspiracy, and aiding and abetting computer intrusions. Taylor…
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Title VII protects gay workers, 7th Circuit rules; Posner backs ‘interpretive updating’ of old laws

In an opinion praised by gay-rights advocates, an en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects employees…
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SCOTUS catches up by adopting electronic filing technology


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Conservatives seek to stop law school’s civil rights center from filing lawsuits

The Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina’s law school will be barred from filing lawsuits if conservatives on the university’s policy-making…
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Lawyer who represents man dragged from flight now represents mom in airline stroller incident

Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio now represents a second unhappy airline passenger. Demetrio announced Monday that he represents a mother shown in an online video crying…
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Appeals court says pregnant immigrant teen may be released to sponsor, enabling her to get abortion

A federal appeals court has found a way to allow an abortion for a pregnant teen immigrant who is in the country illegally without ordering…
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Federal judge releases DNA software source code that was used by New York City’s crime lab

A federal judge unsealed the source code for a software program that was used to compare DNA samples in New York City’s crime lab. In…
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Federal law doesn’t prevent release of dead man’s email to estate representatives, court rules

Federal law doesn’t prevent Yahoo from releasing a dead man’s emails to the personal representatives of his estate, according to the top court in Massachusetts. …
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Estonia considering new legal status for artificial intelligence

Estonia is considering a legal status for artificial intelligence beyond property. The Baltic nation’s Economy Ministry, according to a report from Bloomberg, is considering…
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New York judge demoted after angry spat with fellow justice

An acting judge who had presided over felony criminal trials in Manhattan has been demoted to “chambers work” following an angry spat with a colleague. …
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Is prolific tweeting Texas justice’s social media farewell a thank you for 5th Circuit nomination?

Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett has more than 100,000 Twitter followers on Twitter, but they haven’t seen anything new on the social media…
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Former partner says firm’s suit alleging stolen client has ‘recklessly false’ allegations

A former Grant & Eisenhofer partner is seeking to toss a lawsuit that claims he stole a whistleblower client when he left the firm. Reuben…
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Paul Weiss partner expected to be chosen by Trump to lead the Federal Trade Commission

A BigLaw lawyer who formerly worked at the Federal Trade Commission will be tapped to become its chairman. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Joseph…
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Supreme Court can ‘botch the truth,’ review finds; law prof sees need for technical advisers

The U.S. Supreme Court needs technical help, according to Fordham law professor John Pfaff.In an article for the New York Times, Pfaff points to…
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Professional services software needs to be something lawyers ‘enjoy and want to use’

Ari Kaplan speaks with Barrie Hadfield, the co-founder and chief technology officer for Workshare, a software company focused on professional services.This Q&A has been…
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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon doesn’t require vacating his conviction, judge rules

A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s pardon has spared him from any punishment, but it doesn’t justify vacating his…
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United States: Corporate Liability And The Alien Tort Statute: Highlights From The Oral Arguments In Jesner v. Arab Bank - Foley Hoag LLP

On Wednesday, October 11, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Jesner v. Arab Bank. The case may once and for all determine whether companies are appropriate defendants
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United States: California Statewide Ban-The-Box Law Signed By Governor - Littler Mendelson

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1008, which will add a section to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) containing new state-wide restrictions
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