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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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. Mueller’s…
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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…
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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…
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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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The legal industry will need a new breed of lawyers

During the process of writing my new book, value has been one of the center points. Clients are always looking for better value. In-house departments…
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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.
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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..
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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?
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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DC Circuit says Guantanamo judge created ‘intolerable cloud of partiality’ and tosses his rulings


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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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