Bar pass rate for 2016 law grads shows little movement; which law schools did best? The bar pass rate for 2016 law grads who sat for the exam within two years of graduating is 88.57%, according to ABA data released… ABA Journal - Published 22 hours ago
Federal judge rejects BigLaw firm’s sanctions request in gender bias suit A federal judge in San Francisco has denied Morrison & Foerster’s request for sanctions in a suit claiming “mommy track” gender bias by the law… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago
9th Circuit refuses to block California’s sanctuary state laws A federal appeals court has refused to block two of California’s sanctuary state laws and enjoined only part of a third.
The San Francisco-based 9th… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago
House committee subpoenas full Mueller report The House Judiciary Committee on Friday issued a subpoena for the full Mueller report without redactions.
The subpoena has a May 1 deadline, report Politico… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago BigLaw firm isn’t liable to investors for lawyer’s work for Ponzi schemer, 5th Circuit rules A federal appeals court has ruled that Greenberg Traurig is immune from liability in a lawsuit by investors who lost money in a Ponzi scheme… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago
Alleged phony lawyer arrested for creating fake website with Cravath bios A Tennessee man was charged Tuesday for allegedly creating a fake website for a six-lawyer New York City law firm, so he could dupe people… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago
Our top picks from Mueller report media coverage Even with redactions, at 448 pages, the report from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller that was released Thursday will take most people a… ABA Journal - Published 1 day ago
Mueller report is released; president did not exert executive privilege, Barr says U.S. Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference Thursday that President Donald Trump did not exert executive privilege to withhold parts of special… ABA Journal - Published 2 days ago Would Scalia have shifted on death penalty if he’d heard pope’s decree? Maybe, Chicago cardinal says Just hours after Pope Francis declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged elected officials and leaders to… ABA Journal - Published 2 days ago
Special counsel’s report is released; here are highlights *Developing:* Special counsel Robert Mueller found no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign using a definition of collusion informed by conspiracy law.
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Lawyer held in contempt for spending $390K in frozen funds spends 2 weekends per month in jail A lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi, continues to spend two weekends per month in jail for contempt of court after he failed to persuade a judge… ABA Journal - Published 2 days ago
Judge complains court filings being used to deliver information to news media A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against Baylor University warned lawyers for the sexual assault plaintiffs Tuesday that court filings should not be used to… ABA Journal - Published 2 days ago
Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark.
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United States: SEC Whistleblower Program Sees Record-Breaking Year - Motley Rice LLC In its annual report for the 2018 fiscal year, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower recently announced that it awarded $168 million to 13 whistleblowers over the course of the year. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Appropriate Time Limit To Bring A Qui Tam Case? U.S. Supreme Court To Weigh In - Motley Rice LLC The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this term to resolve conflicting opinions in False Claims Act whistleblower litigation regarding whether an extended statute of limitations should apply to cases in.. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: How To Avoid Copyright Infringement Of Online Image - Dickinson Wright PLLC Are you using images on your website that you clipped from the Internet? Do you know for sure? Did you leave these decisions to your webmaster? Are you certain you have the rights to use these images? Mondaq - Published 3 days ago Plan to drop law school entry exam requirement withdrawn before ABA House vote The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago
Do you think apprenticeships are an acceptable substitute for law school? In a recent Vogue story, media personality and socialite Kim Kardashian West said she has hopes of following in President Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps by… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago Lawyer says she’s entitled to crime victim protections for alleged secret police recording at her office A Florida lawyer says she is a crime victim entitled to information regarding a police investigation into two detectives she accused of making a secret… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago
Plaintiffs seeking to hold social media liable for Pulse nightclub attack lose in 6th Circuit A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on Tuesday seeking to hold Twitter, Facebook and Google liable for the Pulse nightclub attacks… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago AG Barr orders detention of some asylum-seekers who pass credible fear interviews pending case resolution On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the detention of some asylum-seekers pending resolution of their cases, even though they were able to show… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago
Nonprofit law pioneer applauds ‘low bono’ growth Before they were buzzwords, Luz Herrera was a pioneer in the world of "low bono" practice, nonprofit law firms and legal incubators. All three innovations… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago Juvenile lifer, now 72, won landmark Supreme Court case but remains behind bars A 72-year-old Louisiana inmate who was 17 when he killed a sheriff’s deputy must remain in prison, despite his U.S. Supreme Court victory in January… ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago
DC Circuit says Guantanamo judge created ‘intolerable cloud of partiality’ and tosses his rulings ABA Journal - Published 3 days ago United States: Delaware Courts Expand Books And Records Inspection Rights Under Section 220 To Allow Greater Access To Electronic Communications - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP In two recent cases, the Delaware Supreme Court and Delaware Court of Chancery upheld demands for electronic communications in Section 220 books and records actions. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Federal Judge Rules That ICO Tokens Are Securities And Grants Preliminary Injunction - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP On February 14, 2019, Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California determined that ICO tokens constituted securities, modifying his prior ruling.. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: U.S. Court Of Appeals Rejects Antitrust Challenge To AT&T-Time Warner Merger - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") lost its appellate court challenge to AT&T Inc.'s ("AT&T") acquisition of Time Warner. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Corp Fin Devises New Short-Form Process For Extensions Of Confidential Treatment Orders - Cooley LLP Today, Corp Fin posted a new streamlined procedure for confidential treatment extensions. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: California Presses Forward With Bill To Ban OPM Tuition Share Arrangements - Cooley LLP Last week, the California Assembly Higher Education Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill designed to exclude OPMs and service providers from tuition share arrangements. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Privacy & Information Security Law Blog: CNIL Publishes Binding Rules On Processing Biometric Data As Workplace Access Control - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP On March 28, 2019, the French data protection authority ("CNIL") published a "Model Regulation" addressing the use of biometric systems to control access to premises, devices and apps at work. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: The Nickel Report Blog: The Foreign Factor: Accounting For International Emissions In Air Quality Planning - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP State environmental regulators are beginning to develop plans designed to meet more stringent air quality standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Delaware Court Of Chancery Strictly Interprets Merger Agreement In Finding That Rent-A-Center, Inc. Properly Terminated Its Proposed Merger With Vintage Rodeo - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP In Vintage Rodeo Parent, LLC v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., C.A. No. 2018-0928-SG (Del. Ch. Mar. 14, 2019), Vice Chancellor Glasscock of the Delaware Court of Chancery found that Rent-A-Center, Inc. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit, Holds That Equitable Tolling Does Not Apply To Rule 23(f) Appeals - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) governs petitions for interlocutory appeals of orders that grant or deny class certification and requires that a petition for permission to appeal must be filed Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Deter Workforce Snooping In Electronic Medical Records Through Education And Training - BakerHostetler On March 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Linda Sue Kalina pled guilty to wrongfully disclosing the protected health information (PHI) Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: House Takes First Step To Open Banking For Cannabis Companies - Mayer Brown Legalization of certain cannabis-related activities by over 30 states has led to a surge in companies that grow and produce cannabis and related products. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: The Risk Of Using Fingerprints: Illinois Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling Interpreting The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act - Seyfarth Shaw LLP In its first ever ruling concerning the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA"), Illinois Supreme Court held that a person need not have sustained actual damage. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Washington Court Of Appeals Upholds Multi-Million Dollar Fine For 5-Hour Energy Advertising Claims - McDermott Will & Emery On March 18, 2019, the Washington Court of Appeals upheld a trial court's decision that three advertising campaigns for 5-Hour Energy® made by Living Essentials, LLP and Innovative Ventures, LLP Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: NLRB: Employer's Reasons For Policy Changes Kept Union's Information Request Alive Even After Proposals Withdrawn - Proskauer Rose LLP Information requests in the realm of labor relations are simple in theory but can be complicated in practice. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Highlights From Wit v. United Behavioral Health - Dickinson Wright PLLC Earlier this month, on March 5, 2019, the United States District Court in the Northern District of California filed its 106-page Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: M&A Report – 2018 Year-End Activism Update - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher This Client Alert provides an update on shareholder activism activity involving NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies with equity market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Complying With The California Consumer Privacy Act: Are Health Care Organizations "Home Free"? - Mintz On June 28, 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and then further amended it on September 23, 2018. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Clarifying Interpretation Of Joint Employer Status Under FLSA - Holland & Knight The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced on March 29, 2019, proposed changes to its existing joint employer regulation in Part 791 of Title 29, Code of Regulations. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Joint Employment Rule - Foley Hoag LLP On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that would clarify when two entities may be considered joint employers of an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor.. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
European Union: EU State Aid Tax Ruling Cases: Not Yet The End Of It? - Orrick More than a couple of years ago, a lot of fuss was made around the first string of State Aid tax rulings cases of the European Commission (Starbucks, Fiat, Apple, the Belgian scheme relating to the.. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Impact Of Driver-Tracking Technology On Wage And Hour Litigation - Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (March 2019) - Technology has made monitoring and tracking drivers and loads more streamlined than ever. Trucking companies have more options than ever to monitor drivers, loads, and fleet performance Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: Cadwalader Adds Regulatory And Corporate Special Counsel - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP Cadwalader added two Special Counsel to the Financial Services Group and Corporate Group: Michael Sholem at the London office and Nick Ramphal at the New York office. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: FINRA Details Process For Serving On Committees And Boards - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP FINRA encouraged firms to be more engaged in the work of the self-regulatory organization and described the process for filling vacancies on FINRA committees and boards. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago
United States: SEC And FINRA Highlight Risks Of Social Sentiment Investing Tools - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP In an Investor Alert, FINRA and the SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy cautioned investors on the risks associated with "social sentiment investing tools". Mondaq - Published 3 days ago United States: Federal Register: SEC Adopts Amendments To Simplify Certain Disclosure Requirements - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP The SEC final amendments to Regulation S-K and related rules and forms were published in the Federal Register. Mondaq - Published 3 days ago