U.S. prosecutors rested their case Monday against Paul Manafort, the first Mueller defendant to go to trial. Now it's the defense lawyers' turn in Virginia federal court. We'll learn a lot more Tuesday morning.
Documents the Senate Judiciary Committee posted as part of Kavanaugh's nomination reveal a heightened-alert atmosphere inside and outside the White House surrounding the speculation that Supreme Court vacancies would soon open up.
"Clients don t care what happens in the back office of law firms, or about their technologies. They mostly don t care one jot what the law is. Clients care about solving problems, reaching outcomes and avoiding surprises."
“While we were in the air, no one told me anything about what was happening. It was not until we landed in my home country that an official asked me my name and whether I was appealing my case," the plaintiff recounted in a declaration filed Monday.
The owner of The Roanoke Times alleges reporter Andy Bitter illegally kept his Twitter account when he left, and the case may have far-reaching consequences for the business use of social media accounts.
"The appointment does not violate core separation-of-powers principles," U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich wrote on Monday, rejecting a motion from defense lawyers at Reed Smith. "Nor has the special counsel exceeded his authority under the appointment order by investigating and prosecuting Concord."
Law professor Michele DeStefano's new book pinpoints what today’s law students need in order to thrive in tomorrow’s legal profession. Plus, UVA holds a conference on racism one year after the “Unite the Right” rally.
Freeman Mathis & Gary attorneys defending Clayton County, Georgia, in a discrimination fight over sexual orientation say the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit got it right in a finding that discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation is not prohibited under federal law.
Although U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg's ruling was far from the final word on whether the Tezos initial coin offering ran afoul of U.S. securities laws, it did offer the judge's early look at some critical issues in the case.
Cybersecurity concerns are akin to health concerns. You can practice a healthy lifestyle; you can get regular medical check-ups; you can be vigilant in monitoring your own body. Still, the question remains, “How do I know I’m healthy?” The answer is, “You don’t.”
The attorneys general, including New York’s Barbara Underwood, said in the letter that the availability of those files is “a manufactured crisis” created by the U.S. State Department when it chose to allow a company to post them online.
A federal case in Atlanta overseeing a push for paper ballots in the November election includes an affidavit from a Maryland election judge, who said the switch to paper ballots there made the elections easier to conduct.
Lawyers would do well to grasp the process of splitting, because law practice is based on it. It is so thoroughly ingrained in the legal mindset that it becomes habitual, and is applied to all problems, not just those in legal work.
"If the law permits this execution to go forward in spite of the horrific final minutes that [Billy Ray] Irick may well experience, then we have stopped being a civilized nation and accepted barbarism. I dissent," Sotomayor wrote.
"Employers have an obligation to take steps to stop sexual harassment in the workplace when they learn it is occurring through cyber-bullying via the internet and social media," an EEOC lawyer said in a statement.
Here's why patent lawyers are closely watching a new cannabis case in Colorado federal district court. Plus: one federal prosecutor has a lot to say about pot—on Twitter. Plus: we've got some new lobbying disclosure to share below. Thanks for reading Higher Law.
Wachtell said questioning the investor and former President Donald Trump adviser about energy policy is relevant to his credibility, arguing Icahn-controlled CVR Energy sued the firm because "he does not like Wachtell. It was brought as payback."
The American Bar Association is expected to issue decisions in accreditation appeals filed by Florida Coastal School of Law and Arizona Summit Law School by October, but those schools are arguing in court that their lawsuits against the ABA should move forward anyway.
U.S. labor judge confronts "unsettled" litigation-funding issue in whistleblower Christopher Garvey's case against the investment bank. Morgan Stanley contends Garvey, who was based in Hong Kong, voluntarily resigned.
The EEOC could soon be down to two members—it's happened before. EEOC's Chai Feldblum pushes back against critics. Plus: the latest new moves, and scroll down for new client work. Thanks for reading Labor of Law.
The U.S. Department of Justice had supported the former Allergan sales representative in the trial court but switched its stance in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The question presented to the court was one of first impression.
"Nobody knows what a court is going to do, no one wants to be that test case. The risk is quite high. You could get to court and the court could say, 'This is Schedule 1, I'm going to dismiss this case.'"
In this week's Inside Track, we look at GCs who are stockpiling cryptocurrency in case of a hacker ransom. Then, we're sharing the story of one GC who has faced a whole lot of trouble around the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation and examining Uber's latest in-house legal hire.
A lawyer for David Joffe, a former King & Spalding associate who alleges he was fired for reporting unethical conduct by the firm's partners, claims his client has been difficult to deal with and hasn't paid his bills.
Delaware Judge Leonard P. Stark expressed skepticism at Groupon Inc.'s attempt to roll back an $82.5 million verdict for willfully infringing four IBM patents that date back to the early days of the internet.
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August 08, 2018
Critical to any counsel working to prevent a cyber attack or respond to a successful cyber intrusion is an understanding of why and how to properly utilize both attorney-client and work-product privilege.
“The win could certainly portend things to come. It shows when organized labor exercises its influence within a state and gets people energized on middle-class jobs and middle-class salaries, we can win,” a labor lawyer in St. Louis said.
New analysis about the SEC settlements that restrict investment advisers from using client endorsements in advertisements. What's behind the lag in SEC whistleblower cases? Plus: the latest moves, including a Covington partner jumping to Uber. Thanks for reading Compliance Hot Spots.
Cisco's eleventh-hour peace deal with Arista looks like good news for both companies. Meanwhile, Quinn Emanuel notches a win in a fast-moving 3-D printer patent fight and Durie Tangri partner Mark Lemley is on a roll at the Federal Circuit.
Can employees use corporate email and other forms of electronic communication to discuss their workplace? The National Labor Relations Board tees up a fresh test about the scope of protections for employee speech on company property.
My first five-day jury trial was four weeks after I returned from maternity leave. I knew I had to allot time for pumping but I was not sure about the proper procedure. As I now gear up for my second jury trial, I decided to dictate this article to Siri (while pumping, nonetheless) so that other new mothers might have some guidance.
Since 2010, according to a newly updated study, female justices have been disproportionately interrupted in every term. In the 2016 term, for the first time, the ratio of female to male interruptions exceeded 2:1.
The Queens tradition of judges and ADAs coming from the same family—unique in its scale among New York’s boroughs—has created a perception in the defense bar that its members are on the outside of an insular courthouse community.
Aspiring lawyers with less-than-stellar LSAT scores now have a chance to prove they have the right stuff for law school. Plus, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and American University Washington College of Law are all over the blockchain thing.
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