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  • Investor Wants Fla. CBD Co.'s Atty DQ'd In Fraud Suit

    An investor in a Florida health goods company asked a federal judge Wednesday to disqualify an attorney from representing a company principal, saying the attorney should instead testify at trial because he knows about relevant contract negotiations.

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    Meet The Attys Facing Off At High Court In Trump DQ Case

    The attorneys facing off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday over whether former President Donald Trump can appear on Colorado's primary election ballot are both described by their colleagues as incredibly talented and smart lawyers.

  • Mass. Atty Gets 2 Years For 'Corruptly' Pushing Pot Bribe Plot

    A former Massachusetts attorney "violated his oath corruptly" by bribing a police chief with payments to his brother to win a local marijuana license for a client, a federal judge said Wednesday as he handed down a two-year prison term.

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    Georgia Plaintiffs Boutique Expands After Big Wins

    When Tedra Cannella and Rob Snyder left their Atlanta plaintiffs firm Butler Prather LLP to hang their own shingle two years ago, plaintiffs attorney Alexandra "Sachi" Cole said she wasn't the only one who took notice.

  • NY-Licensed Atty Says NC Bar Lacks Power To Disbar Him

    A New York-licensed immigration attorney has urged the North Carolina Court of Appeals to stay a disciplinary order disbarring him for embezzlement, saying the state bar can't discipline him because he's not licensed there.

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    Third-Party Litigation Funding Rule Gets Cold Shoulder In NJ

    A New Jersey Supreme Court committee has shot down a proposal to mandate disclosure of third-party litigation funding agreements in civil cases, saying drafting such a rule could be difficult.

  • LA Times Nears Fee Win After Beating Mark Geragos Libel Suit

    A California judge said Tuesday she will likely grant most of the Los Angeles Times' request for over $212,000 in attorneys' fees after defeating attorney Mark Geragos' libel suit over its coverage of a $37 million settlement, saying the case had "real implications" for the newspaper.

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    Compensation, Work-Life Balance Keep Associates At Firms

    Above all else, associates value compensation, work-life balance and career path opportunities when they're deciding whether to remain at their firms, according to a new study conducted by the NALP Foundation that was unveiled Tuesday.

  • Houston Firm Lied About Document Retention, Appraiser Says

    A state court judge on Tuesday agreed to extend the discovery period in a $115,000 contract dispute between an insurance appraiser and a Houston law firm but declined to rule on whether the office should be sanctioned over allegations that it lied about how long it retained client files.

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    Smith Gambrell's Fla. Move Marks 3rd Combination In 2 Years

    Atlanta-based Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP has racked up its third combination in just two years after the firm announced it would add ABL Law in Jacksonville, Florida, to its ranks, bolstering the firm's capabilities in litigation and corporate work.

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    Client Conflicts Drive BigLaw Vets To Form Texas Boutique

    Frustrated by client conflicts hampering their opportunities, a group of BigLaw oil and gas attorneys from Alston & Bird LLP and Holland & Knight LLP have launched Texas litigation boutique Vartabedian Hester & Haynes LLP, with the growing firm already having more work than lawyers available.

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    Ga. Atty Disbarred For 'Systemic Abandonment' Of Clients

    A Peach State attorney with a history of disciplinary infractions was disbarred Tuesday by the Georgia Supreme Court for his "systemic abandonment of multiple clients," including several jailed criminal defendants.

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    Hinckley Allen Expands To Fla. With Construction Firm Merger

    Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP has expanded into Florida by absorbing construction and business firm Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante & Goldstein PA to establish an office in the Fort Lauderdale area.

  • ABA Prez Nominee Wants Organization To Lead On Diversity

    The American Bar Association's Nominating Committee on Monday named solo practitioner Michelle Behnke of Madison, Wisconsin, as its nominee to serve as president for the 2025-2026 term.

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    ABA Passes Historic Law School Free Speech Proposal

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body on Monday adopted a proposal to require ABA-approved law schools to have free speech policies, the first resolution of its kind, along with a slate of other new regulations.

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    Women Say Events Like Legalweek Marred By Harassment

    A group of women who attended ALM's Legalweek conference last week have alleged that they experienced sexual harassment and assault while at a conference, leading more women to share that they have had similar experiences at other legal events.

  • Article III Project Founder Launches DC 'Lawfare' Boutique

    Mike Davis, a founder of the conservative Article III Project and a former aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley known for his inflammatory social media presence, announced Monday that he's launching a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C., focused on what he called "offensive and defensive lawfare" against Democrats.

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    Rape Questions Could Be Next Focus Of Bar App Reforms

    New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.

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    Kudman Trachten Expands To Florida With Atty's Return

    Kudman Trachten Aloe Posner expanded its services and footprint with an attorney who returned to the firm after nearly 30 years to launch its white collar and investigations practice and its first office in Florida.

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    Ex-NY Firm Partner Wins 20% Biz Cut Despite No Written Deal

    A former partner at Buffalo, New York, personal injury firm Brown Chiari LLP is owed a 20% financial cut of files that remained at the firm upon his 2016 departure, a state appeals panel determined, finding that he was an equity partner even though there was no written partnership agreement.

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    Arbitration Experts Test Generative AI Tools Amid Skepticism

    Generative artificial intelligence's rise has gradually progressed within the legal sector in the past year, extending its potential influence to arbitration and dispute resolution.

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    Fox Rothschild Adds Entertainment, Sports Pro In LA

    An entertainment attorney with more than 40 years of experience representing high-profile artists, studios and filmmakers has moved his practice to Fox Rothschild's Los Angeles office.

  • Texas Law Firm Aims To Keep 'Click-To-Call' Suit Intact

    A Texas law firm says it has standing to bring trademark claims against a legal referral outfit that operated an alleged "click-to-call" scheme that pilfered clients and business from the firm, asking a Texas federal court Thursday not to dismiss claims against the referral company.

  • Colo. Firm Says Texas Rival Is Encroaching On 'Strong Arm' Turf

    A prominent Colorado personal injury firm has sued a Texas-based personal injury firm in Denver District Court for allegedly violating an agreement to only use the phrase "the strong arm" for marketing in Texas.

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    US Legal Sector Drops 4,400 Jobs In January

    After two months of growth, the U.S. legal sector saw a decline in job numbers in January, shedding 4,400 positions, according to preliminary data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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