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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
BUFF - Some 500 enthusiastic followers of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are expected to follow her fitness lead and “plank” in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today as she celebrates her 86th birthday. Tony Mauro reports that more than 2,000 additional people have expressed interest in participating in the “Plank Like RBG” event. Ginsburg has called her personal trainer the most important person in her life now.
SUITED UP - Litigation from the college admissions scandal is piling up. Ross Todd reports that a proposed nationwide class action filed in California state court seeks “no less than $500,000,000,000″ from defendants caught up in the criminal case that has captured the nation’s attention. In addition, Stanford students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods have filed suit claiming that the value of their education has been tarnished by the scandal. Their lawyers are also pursuing class claims on behalf of applicants who were rejected by schools involved in the scandal.
SPEAKING OF SUITS - In the wake of last year’s successful challenge to public-sector union fees, anti-union organizations are back at the U.S. Supreme Court with three new challenges to the operations of organized labor. Marcia Coyle reportsthat all three high court petitions rely on the Janus decision, which overruled a four-decade-old precedent that said unions could impose “fair share” fees on non-members for the cost of collective bargaining.
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
FRENCH CONNECTION - Paul Hastings has appointed Olivier Vermeulen as chair of its Paris office. Simon Taylor reports that Vermeulen, a French lawyer, joined the firm three years ago as head of the French finance department after working at Latham and SJ Berwin. Paul Hastings has 45 lawyers in its Paris office.
WHAT YOU SAID
“The LSAT is really fun because it’s almost like a puzzle or a mind game. It was really cool.”
— HALEY TAYLOR SCHLITZ, 16, WHO WAS ACCEPTED TO FIVE LAW SCHOOLS FOR THE FALL AND PLANS TO ENROLL AT SMU DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW.
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