Daily Litigation

  • Trump Atty Accused Of Tricking Sex Harassment Victim

    A woman who claims she was sexually harassed by a manager while working at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf club alleges she was fraudulently induced by an attorney who later worked for Trump into signing a nondisclosure agreement, though her lawsuit lodged Wednesday in a Garden State court doesn't name the attorney as a defendant.

  • Potter Handy Should Face ADA 'Shakedown' Suit, DAs Say

    The San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorney's offices urged a California appellate panel on Wednesday to revive their civil suit alleging Potter Handy LLP deceived the court by shaking down thousands of businesses with factually unsupported disability rights lawsuits, saying a lower court erred in ruling the litigation privilege applies.

  • Trump's Bankers Testify They Saw No Fraud And Made Millions

    Current and former Deutsche Bank employees told a New York state judge Tuesday and Wednesday that they raked in millions from Donald Trump's business and saw no fraud in the nine-figure loans they approved, but the judge appeared unswayed by arguments that the testimony undermined the attorney general's case.

  • Denver Construction Co. Sanctioned In Casino Project Case

    A Colorado judge ordered a Denver construction firm this week to pay a Reno, Nevada-based casino owner and operator for discovery violations involving a massive trove of documents tied to a lawsuit over a quarter-billion-dollar expansion project.

  • Defendants In Cannabis Co. Suit Seek $38K In Atty Fees

    Top investors of cannabis company Clover Top Holdings Inc. have asked a Colorado federal judge to grant them $38,000 in legal fees for defending against a failed shareholder suit that accused them of profiting from misrepresentations about the company.

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    Judges' Financial Disclosures Missing In Big Business Courts

    By mid-November, federal judges’ 2022 financial disclosure forms should have been available on a public database, but only half the reports were up. Many courts that draw commercial litigation, from New Jersey to the Ninth Circuit, still had many judges missing, and a new type of report, meant to provide real-time snapshots of judges’ major windfalls, can take more than a year to be posted, flouting federal law.

  • Texas Patent Firm Off The Hook For Paying Atty Fees

    A Texas law firm that has been repeatedly dinged over its pre-filing diligence was able to persuade a California federal court to reject efforts by online dating brand eHarmony to make the firm pay over $150,000 in legal fees following a failed patent case.

  • Law Office Defends $8B IP Counterclaims In Hotel Theft Row

    A New York law office and a shareholder are defending their $8 billion in "intellectual property piracy" counterclaims in California federal court against Chinese insurer Anbang Insurance Group, which says the law office and shareholder were part of a scheme to steal its billion-dollar hotel portfolio.

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    Ex-Philly Prosecutor Asks 3rd Circ. To Revive COVID Vax Case

    A former Philadelphia assistant district attorney asked the Third Circuit on Wednesday to revive her employment discrimination lawsuit against city District Attorney Larry Krasner for denying her a religious exemption to his office's mandate that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • FirstEnergy Must Give Internal Investigation Info To Investors

    First Energy investors suing the company over the massive bribery scheme to bail out two failing nuclear energy plants can get documents relating to an internal investigation conducted by two major law firms, a special master ruled on Wednesday, reasoning that the company had not sufficiently proved that the materials are shielded by attorney-client privilege.

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    Special Master Says Jones Day VW Docs Should Be Disclosed

    A court-appointed special master has recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice release potentially millions of confidential Volkswagen documents that were part of a Jones Day investigation into the automaker's 2015 emissions-cheating scandal, saying the secrecy of grand jury proceedings doesn't shield all documents from public disclosure.

  • 'Vague' Billing Justifies 10% Cut In Atty Fees, Judge Says

    A federal magistrate judge Wednesday recommended slashing a request for attorney fees from Iron Workers' benefit funds in a case dealing with an employer's unpaid contributions, saying there are "vague" billing entries from the plaintiffs' counsel as part of a $2.2 million judgment.

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    Genova Burns Launches Distressed Real Estate Asset Team

    Genova Burns LLC is launching a multidisciplinary team to help clients handle distressed real estate assets, the firm announced Wednesday, uniting its experts in lending, commercial leasing and bankruptcy in a new task force.

  • Oracle Seeks $12M For 5 Yrs. Of IP Injunction Enforcement

    Oracle has asked a Nevada federal judge for nearly $12.2 million in legal fees and other costs, alleging it spent the last five years enforcing an injunction blocking Rimini Street Inc. from infringing on the company's software due to what it called the competitor's repeated resistance, obstruction and "disregard" for the court's authority.

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    Former Philadelphia Federal Judge Joins FedArb

    A retired Philadelphia federal judge has joined alternative dispute resolution provider FedArb's panel of arbitrators available for clients seeking a mediator to settle disputes across a wide range of legal issues.

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    U-Haul GC Says New Firm Is Culmination Of In-House Career

    U-Haul's longtime general counsel has left to form his own dispute resolution firm, which he told Law360 Pulse on Wednesday was the culmination of a successful in-house career.

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    Ex-Tennessee District Attorney Joins Porter Wright In Ohio

    Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP announced that a former district attorney in the state of Tennessee joined the firm's Columbus, Ohio, office as of counsel.

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    Judge Trims Rape Cover-Up Suit Against Seyfarth, Yeshiva U.

    A New York federal judge tossed part of a Yeshiva University student's suit alleging the school and Seyfarth Shaw LLP tried to cover up claims that she was raped by a school basketball player but ruled that one federal and several state claims can continue.

  • Firm Argues Ex-Atty's Suit Should Go To SDNY Per UN Rules

    A discrimination and retaliation suit against New York firm Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP by a former associate who says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment has been removed to federal court with the firm claiming a state court would interfere with its arbitration rights under international law.

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    Veteran Trial Litigator Joins South Florida's Kelley Uustal

    South Florida personal injury boutique Kelley Uustal has hired a veteran litigator away from AXS Law Group who comes to the firm with a resume of high-profile trial victories, the firm announced Wednesday.

  • McDonald's Seeks Atty Fees Over Violent Workplace Claims

    Two insurers must reimburse McDonald's for defense costs it has incurred over underlying violent workplace claims after they wrongly denied coverage, the fast food giant told an Illinois federal court, accusing the two of breach of contract and "unreasonable and vexatious" denial of its insurance claims.

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    Katten Names Longtime Chicago Leader As Next Firm Chair

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced Wednesday that it has tapped its long-serving Chicago office managing partner and co-chair of its litigation department to take over as firm chair, effective July 1.

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    5 Judge Recusal Cases To Know In Stock Controversy's Wake

    Since the 2022 enactment of the Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, litigants can easily determine whether they think a judge should sit out a case on financial grounds. How this plays out in the courtroom, though, isn't always straightforward.

  • AbbVie Tells 3rd Circ. 'Sham' Case Ruling 'Explodes' Privilege

    Judges on a Third Circuit panel were skeptical Wednesday of arguments from AbbVie Inc. that a lower court's ruling on discovery of attorney communications in a "sham" patent case would open the floodgates to privilege challenges any time a drug company files a suit that slows down a competitor.

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    Alston & Bird Vax Bias Suit Paused During Arbitration Push

    A Georgia federal judge froze a suit Wednesday from a former Alston & Bird LLP administrative assistant who said she was fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine, while the court mulls the firm's bid to force the case to arbitration.

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Expert Analysis

  • Confronting The Stigma Of Alcohol Abuse In Legal Industry Author Photo

    The pandemic has likely exacerbated the prevalence of problem drinking in the legal profession, making it critical for lawyers and educators to address alcohol abuse and the associated stigma through issue-specific education, supportive assistance and alcohol-free professional events, says Erica Grigg at the Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program.

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    Lawyers Have Duty To Push For Immigration Court Reform Author Photo

    Attorneys must use their collective voice to urge federal lawmakers to create an Article I immigration court outside executive branch control, helping address the conflicts of interest, political influence and lack of adjudication consistency that prevent migrants from achieving true justice, say Elia Diaz-Yaeger and Carlos Bollar at the Hispanic National Bar Association.

  • ​​​​​​​Ask A Mentor: How Can 1st-Year Attys Manage Remote Work? Author Photo

    First-year associates can have a hard time building relationships with colleagues, setting boundaries and prioritizing work-life balance in a remote work environment, so they must be sure to lean on their firms' support systems and practice good time management, say Jenny Lee and Christopher Fernandez at Kirkland.

  • 5 Ways To Lead Lawyer Teams Toward Better Mental Health Author Photo

    Attorney team leaders have a duty to attend to the mental well-being of their subordinates with intention, thought and candor — starting with ensuring their own mental health is in order, says Liam Montgomery at Williams & Connolly.

  • How Your Summer Associate Events Can Convey Inclusivity Author Photo

    As law firms begin planning next year's summer associate events, they should carefully examine how choice of venue, activity, theme, attendees and formality can create feelings of exclusion for minority associates, and consider changing the status quo to create multiculturally inclusive events, says Sharon Jones at Jones Diversity.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Negotiate Long-Term Flex Work? Author Photo

    Though the pandemic has shown the value of remote work, many firms are still reluctant to embrace flexible working arrangements when offices reopen, so attorneys should use several negotiating tactics to secure a long-term remote or hybrid work setup that also protects their potential for career advancement, says Elaine Spector at Harrity & Harrity.

  • What I Wish Law Schools Taught Women About Legal Careers Author Photo

    Instead of spending an entire semester on 19th century hunting rights, I wish law schools would facilitate honest discussions about what it’s like to navigate life as an attorney, woman and mother, and offer lessons on business marketing that transcend golf outings and social mixers, says Daphne Delvaux at Gruenberg Law.

  • 4 Ways To Break Down Barriers For Women Of Color In Law Author Photo

    Female lawyers belonging to minority groups continue to be paid less and promoted less than their male counterparts, so law firms and corporate legal departments must stop treating women as a monolithic group and create initiatives that address the unique barriers women of color face, say Daphne Turpin Forbes at Microsoft and Linda Chanow at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

  • Opinion

    We Need More Professional Diversity In The Federal Judiciary Author Photo

    With the current overrepresentation of former corporate lawyers on the federal bench, the Biden administration must prioritize professional diversity in judicial nominations and consider lawyers who have represented workers, consumers and patients, says Navan Ward, president of the American Association for Justice.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Do I Retire Without Creating Chaos? Author Photo

    Retired attorney Vernon Winters explains how lawyers can thoughtfully transition into retirement while protecting their firms’ interests and allaying clients' fears, with varying approaches that turn on the nature of one's practice, client relationships and law firm management.

  • Why I Went From Litigator To Law Firm Diversity Officer Author Photo

    Narges Kakalia at Mintz recounts her journey from litigation partner to director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the firm, explaining how the challenges she faced as a female lawyer of color shaped her transition and why attorneys’ unique skill sets make them well suited for diversity leadership roles.

  • For Asian American Lawyers, Good Mentorship Is Crucial Author Photo

    Navigating the legal world as an Asian American lawyer comes with unique challenges — from cultural stereotypes to a perceived lack of leadership skills — but finding good mentors and treating mentorship as a two-way street can help junior lawyers overcome some of the hurdles and excel, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.

  • Coping With Secondary Trauma From Pro Bono Work Author Photo

    As the need for pro bono services continues to grow in tandem with the pandemic, attorneys should assess their mental well-being and look for symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, while law firms must carefully manage their public service programs and provide robust mental health services to employees, says William Silverman at Proskauer.

  • How Firms Can Benefit From Creating Their Own ALSPs Author Photo

    As more law firms develop their own legal services centers to serve as both a source of flexible personnel and technological innovation, they can further enhance the effectiveness by fostering a consistent and cohesive team and allowing for experimentation with new technologies from an established baseline, say attorneys at Hogan Lovells.

  • Modernizing Legal Education Through Hybrid JD Programs Author Photo

    Amid pandemic-era shifts in education, law schools and other stakeholders should consider the wide geographic and demographic reach of Juris Doctor programs with both online and in-person learning options, and educators should think through the various ways hybrid programs can be structured, says Stephen Burnett at All Campus.



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