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  • Former Texas Bankruptcy Judge Claims Suit Wrongly Served

    Former Texas bankruptcy Judge David R. Jones wants more time to see whether the federal government will defend him against allegations he hid his romantic relationship with a Jackson Walker LLP attorney while her firm had major cases before him.

  • Ohio Panel Reverses Disqualification Order For HOA's Atty

    An Ohio appeals court reinstated a homeowners association's defense attorney in a dispute with a management company over legal fees, ruling that a lower court should not have granted the disqualification because there was no preexisting attorney-client relationship that prejudiced the parties.

  • COVERAGE RECAP: Day 34 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 34:

  • School Plaintiffs' Leadership Tapped In Social Media MDL

    Facebook and other social media platforms are facing massive multidistrict litigation accusing them of harming young people by purposely making their platforms addictive, and counsel for the suing school districts will have a seat at the leadership table, a California federal judge has ruled.

  • 4th Circ. Upholds Subpoenas Over Md. Atty Extortion Case

    The Fourth Circuit ruled Wednesday that the lawyers who helped a Maryland attorney represent a medical malpractice victim's widow while he allegedly attempted to extort the University of Maryland Medical System for a $25 million payout must abide by grand jury subpoenas about the case.

  • Judge Recommends Axing Suit Over Texas Firm's Solicitation

    Troubled Houston law firm McClenny Moseley & Associates PLLC won a preliminary victory on Wednesday as a federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a putative class action over its allegedly illegal efforts to solicit clients in hurricane-related property damage cases.

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    Meet The Attys Facing Off In Alston & Bird COVID Vaccine Suit

    A discrimination lawsuit against Alston & Bird LLP over a former aide's refusal to take a COVID-19 vaccine has pitted a solo practitioner with a history of pursuing similar claims against two firm attorneys whose clients have included the likes of famed ex-lawyer L. Lin Wood and NASCAR.

  • Judge Denies ESET's $9.7M Fee Request After IP Win

    A California federal judge has turned down Slovakian software maker ESET's attorney fees request for $9.7 million that came after a jury held the company didn't infringe rival Finjan's anti-malware program patents, finding that Finjan's case was not baseless or unreasonable.

  • Brown Rudnick Settles $1.3M Fee Row With Fugitive Trader

    Brown Rudnick LLP agreed this week to a half-million-dollar settlement in a $1.3 million fee dispute with a fugitive former client the firm represented in multiple multimillion-dollar U.S. Securities and Exchange insider trading and fraud actions and who never paid the firm "a single dime" for its work.

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    Kaufman Dolowich Leader Discusses 'Jump Start' Rebranding

    Kaufman Dolowich co-managing partner Michael Kaufman discussed the firm's new name and renewed emphasis on private litigation, in addition to insurance work, in a conversation with Law360 Pulse.

  • Texas AG Whistleblowers Ask Court To Force Paxton's Depo

    Four former senior staffers at the Texas attorney general's office have asked a judge to require Attorney General Ken Paxton and three of his top deputies to sit for depositions in their retaliation lawsuit, calling the office's arguments that the case has been settled a "stall tactic" that should be rejected.

  • Trump's Posts Linked To Threats Against NY Judge, Clerk

    Social media posts by Donald Trump have led to an ongoing deluge of death threats and antisemitic slurs against a law clerk and the New York judge overseeing the ex-president's civil fraud trial, a court security official said Wednesday.

  • Attys' 'Obstructive' Deposition Conduct Chided By Chancery

    Delaware's chancellor has reprimanded attorneys for global automotive parts manufacturer First Brands Group LLC for their conduct during a deposition of the company's CEO amid Chancery Court litigation with engine parts manufacturer Walbro LLC, calling their behavior "inconsistent with what Delaware courts expect."

  • Class Counsel Gets $10M From Verizon ERISA Deal

    A New York federal judge has awarded $10 million to attorneys representing a class of Verizon workers suing the telecommunications giant over claims a shoddy investment option lost their 401(k) plan millions of dollars.

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    Dinsmore Opens In Miami With 11-Atty Lewis Brisbois Team

    Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has continued its growth in the Sunshine State with an 11-attorney team from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP that joined a new downtown Miami office.

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    Epstein Becker Promotions Inch Up With 12 Members Named

    Epstein Becker Green will promote 12 attorneys to members of the firm at the start of the new year, the firm announced this week.

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    Immigration Partner From Ogletree Joins Nelson Mullins In SC

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP has hired an immigration attorney from Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC who will join the firm as a partner in Nelson Mullins' business immigration practice, the firm has said.

  • NY Law Firm Can't Ditch SEC's Ponzi Scheme Suit

    A New York law firm can't escape charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it aided and abetted an $8.4 million Ponzi scheme allegedly run by one of its clients, after a federal judge denied the firm's bid to be dismissed from the case.

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    How Rule Of Law Is Key To Integrating Tech In Court

    Emerging court technologies must be supervised and controlled by the judiciary, a new paper from a group of professors argues, while also noting the potential benefits the justice system could glean from the tech.

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    Weil Grows Partnership Class To 16 With Focus On Diversity

    Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has promoted 16 attorneys to partner — 11 of whom identify as members of historically underrepresented groups.

  • Ohio Firm Must Face Malpractice Suit Over Mineral Rights

    An Ohio state appeals court this week revived a former client's malpractice suit against McCamic Sacco and McCoid PLLC, finding that a dispute still exists over her mineral rights interest and what the firm's duty was in protecting it.

  • Jurisdiction Woes Kill Claims In Fugees Fraud Suit

    A Georgia federal judge on Monday cut a New York law firm from a lawsuit alleging it helped ex-Fugees rapper Prakazrel Samuel "Pras" Michel fraudulently sell his music catalog and warned the entire case may be dismissed if plaintiffs can't show it belongs in his courtroom.

  • Alcon's $1.2M Sanctions Fee Bid For Its MoFo Attys Slashed

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday slashed Alcon Vision's $1.17 million fee request for its attorneys at Morrison Foerster LLP after securing sanctions against Lens.com over its bad faith counterclaims in a trademark dispute, instead awarding $227,000 after finding "glaring deficiencies" in the fee request.

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    Ex-Trump Org Exec Says He 'Gave Up' Amid Fraud Probes

    A former Trump Organization executive testified in the former president's New York civil fraud trial Tuesday that he had to leave his position after getting caught up in the government investigations swirling around his former boss, but denied that he intentionally and fraudulently overvalued Donald Trump's real estate empire to give him a leg up in business deals.

  • BDO, Russian Ex-Worker Scolded In Bias Suit Discovery Battle

    A New York federal judge reprimanded accounting firm BDO and a Russian former employee Tuesday, saying they're both being "unreasonable" in an ongoing discovery dispute in the ex-worker's lawsuit accusing the company of disregarding a partner's repeated ridicule of him and others because of their ethnicities.

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