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    Law360 Legal Lions Of The Week

    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC and Andrews & Springer LLC lead this week's edition of Law360 Legal Lions, as Delaware's chancellor struck down Elon Musk's proposed $55 billion Tesla pay package.

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    6 Key Votes To Watch At The ABA Midyear Meeting

    The American Bar Association's policymaking body is expected to consider 31 proposals at its semiannual meeting Monday, including a resolution urging all legal employers to continue diversifying their workforces.

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    Small Firms Get Creative To Bridge Client Language Gaps

    For small firms and solo practitioners, language gaps with clients can be costly, and can often pose complicated ethical questions about attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. Here’s how some around the country are dealing with the challenges.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    BigLaw began February with a slew of appointments as the industry continued to respond to shifting trends in the legal landscape this week. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • Ex-Server's Injunction Bid Not Valid, NJ Trump Golf Club Says

    A Trump Organization-owned golf club has called on a New Jersey state court to dismiss a former server's request for an injunction as she seeks to void a nondisclosure agreement she claims an attorney induced her to sign after the server accused a manager of sexually harassing her.

  • Ellenoff Opens LA Office With Ex-Krieger Employment Team

    Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP said on Thursday that it has opened a new labor and employment-focused office in Los Angeles following the addition of an employment attorney team that joined the firm from Krieger & Krieger.

  • Houston Atty Escapes Solicitation Suit From Car Wreck Victim

    A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a Houston personal injury firm can escape a lawsuit from a car wreck victim who alleges she was tricked into signing a representation agreement, writing that there's no evidence that the woman was solicited by the office or its employees.

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    Girardi Son-In-Law Is Tom's Honest 'Antithesis,' Family Says

    Tom Girardi's adult children have said that his son-in-law and criminal co-defendant David Lira is kind, honest, and passionate about helping his clients — everything their father is not.

  • IP Firm Says Ex-Clerk Can't Ditch Latest Trade Secrets Claims

    A Texas boutique law firm pursuing a trade secrets suit against a former clerk is fighting the ex-employee's bid to sink the case in Texas federal court after a state court threw out a similar suit by the firm in July, arguing its complaint is adequately tied to Texas.

  • Conn. Lawyer Wants Claim Cut From $450K Malpractice Suit

    A Connecticut attorney has asked a state court judge to cut a breach of contract claim from a $450,000 malpractice lawsuit against him, calling the claim a "mislabeled regurgitation" of his former client's negligence claim.

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    Murchison Law Adds Ex-Koch Industries Atty In Dallas

    Dallas-based boutique Murchison Law Firm PLLC has hired a former in-house attorney from Koch Industries Inc. to help bolster its efforts to service pipeline industry clients.

  • 5th Circ. Orders La. Atty To Pay $29K For Frivolous Filings

    A Louisiana attorney must pay more than $29,000 in penalties for making a frivolous attempt to restore her client's state university medical residency and ignoring judges' warnings to stop pursuing failed arguments in the lawsuit, the Fifth Circuit has ruled.

  • Paralegal's Pay Suit Proceeds Without Collective Claims

    A paralegal can proceed with her wage and retaliation claims against the criminal defense law firm she worked at, but her collective allegations can't stand after a Florida district judge kept a magistrate judge's recommendations to deny the firm's bid to toss the suit.

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    McCollom D'Emilio Leader Discusses Growth, Upgraded Digs

    Delaware firm McCollom D'Emilio Smith Uebler LLC continues to grow, both in its attorney roster and with newly upgraded office space. Here, managing member Matthew P. D’Emilio tells Law360 Pulse about the firm’s plans for growth, how it has set itself apart in Delaware’s competitive legal market, and challenges it faces recruiting and retaining attorneys.

  • Lawsuit Is What I Got: Sublime Band Members Sue Ex-Firm

    The surviving members of Sublime hit King Holmes Paterno & Soriano LLP with a malpractice suit in California state court, alleging their former attorneys "engaged in a pattern of self-dealing," including by pushing the rock band into a less favorable merchandising deal with one of the firm's other clients.

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    NY Litigation Boutique Expands To LA With GRSM50 Atty

    New York employment and litigation boutique Paduano & Weintraub LLP is going bicoastal, adding a partner from Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP to lead a new office in Los Angeles, the firm announced on Tuesday.

  • Hacked Atty Regains Email Access After Triggering Mistrial

    A defense attorney for a marketing manager accused of working with fraudsters told a Colorado federal court that she has regained email access but is still working through a hacking incident that triggered a mistrial, according to a notice seeking a quick retrial in the criminal fraud case. 

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    NJ Law Firm Seeks Sanctions In Malpractice Suit Led By Rival

    Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC asked a New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday to impose "a substantial monetary sanction" against former-colleague-turned-rival Bruce Nagel and his firm Nagel Rice LLP, arguing that their most recent filing in its legal malpractice suit alleging Mazie Slater overcharged clients in multidistrict litigation over the blood pressure drug Benicar contains frivolous claims and baseless conclusions.

  • NJ Suspends Pa. Atty For 2 Years Over Ethical Lapses In Court

    A Pennsylvania attorney has been handed a two-year suspension in New Jersey, preventing him from practicing law there for ethical violations including making dishonest statements in court, as reciprocal discipline for a two-year suspension ordered in the Keystone State in October 2021.

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    Attys Identify Trust As Key Barrier To Generative AI Adoption

    The overwhelming majority of legal leaders who work for law firms and corporations don't trust generative artificial intelligence tools, and there's also a divide between the two groups on the use of this innovative technology, a new survey has found.

  • Trustee Sues Big Investors In Failed Calif. Debt Firm

    A court-appointed bankruptcy trustee has asked a judge to help prioritize more than $100 million in claims from investors in a defunct California debt relief law firm that has been accused of orchestrating a "Ponzi scheme" to repeatedly sell stakes in the same set of client files.

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    Rate Hikes Helped Law Firms Boost Profits By 6% In 2023

    Law firm billing rate increases of 8.3% across the industry drove profits upward by almost 6% in 2023, even as demand remained nearly flat, according to the results of a year-end survey of 130 law firms by Wells Fargo's Legal Specialty Group.

  • NJ Firm Accused Of Firing Atty In Whistleblower Suit

    An attorney formerly with Ginarte Gonzalez & Winograd LLP alleges he was fired in retaliation for attempting to document that the Newark, New Jersey-based firm committed malpractice by mishandling a client's workers' compensation claim, and in an effort to cover up the sexual harassment of a paralegal.

  • Law Firm Faces FDCPA Suit In Ga. Over Predecessor Firm

    Lloyd & McDaniel PLC has been hit with a Fair Debt Collection Practices suit in Georgia state court from a former client of Cooling & Winter LLC alleging that firm improperly sought to collect a debt she had already paid. 

  • SEC Tells 9th Circ. Crypto Law Firm Has No Claim To Bring

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that cryptocurrency-using law firm Hodl Law PLLC can't challenge the agency's digital asset enforcement policy because the firm's concerns about future harms are all hypothetical.

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