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December 01, 2023 | The Recorder

Citing Another Judicial Vacancy, Chief Judge Announces "Emergency" Plan for Fresno Federal Courthouse

Many civil cases filed in Fresno's federal court "likely will not be tried," after one of courthouse's two judges was elevated to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit.
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December 01, 2023 | The American Lawyer

Greenberg Traurig Expands Health Care Practice With Brownstein Hyatt Team

While Erin Eiselein and Anna-Liisa Mullis are joining aboard as shareholders after over six years at Brownstein Hyatt, Ishra Solieman is joining as counsel. The team expands the firm's health care and FDA practice out of Denver and Phoenix.
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December 01, 2023 | National Law Journal

Justice O'Connor's Clerks Recall a People Person Focused on the Practical

"She was just kind of a mother hen, in addition to the great role she played on the Supreme Court," Cornell Law School professor Stewart Schwab said.
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December 01, 2023 |

Why It's Exciting to Be a Defense Attorney During Polarizing Times

In this week's episode of Legal Speak, Orrick's Meghan Kelly and Bill Oxley discuss the most surprising findings from their national jury research project.
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December 01, 2023 | New Jersey Law Journal

Appellate Division Weighs Public Contract Bid Rules in Issue of First Impression

"The Joint Venture, however, argues that its noncompliance was a mere technicality, and we should not apply the PWCRA as written," Judge Avis Bishop-Thompson wrote for the court. "We reject this argument because if the statute is to be changed, that is the province of the Legislature. Any other outcome creates uncertainty."
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December 01, 2023 | The Recorder

Calif. AG: Fossil Fuel Companies Engaging in Delay Tactics in State's Climate Change Lawsuit

"They're trying to buy time to eke out more profits from fossil fuel investments before they reach judgment day," said California Attorney General Rob Bonta in an interview with Jane Fonda on Friday morning.
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December 01, 2023 | National Law Journal

FTC Struggles to Make Lasting Changes in Antitrust, Former Agency Chairs Say

The agency has signaled its "desire to make a sharp change" through rulemaking but has yet to make lasting alterations through Congress or the courts, said former acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen.
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December 01, 2023 |

Federal Judge Allows Trades Secret Lawsuit to Proceed Against Former Exec of Nuclear Transport Business

"TNA plausibly alleged that Strang used TNA's confidential information for his personal gain in violation of the RCA and, therefore, unlawfully misappropriated TNA's confidential information. Because TNA adequately alleges that this information is subject to trade secret protection pursuant to MUTSA and DTSA, and that Strang misappropriated these trade secret assets and information by emailing them to his personal email prior to his departure, the Motion will be denied ..." U.S. District Judge Julie Rebecca Rubin wrote in her order filed this week.
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December 01, 2023 | Legaltech News

CRM Provider Nexl Announces $6.6M Series A Round

The latest fundraising will enable Nexl to focus on its core market in the U.S., while boosting its go-to-market capabilities and product development.
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December 01, 2023 | Daily Report Online

Trump Attorney Says Trial During Campaign Would Be 'Election Interference' If He Is GOP Nominee

"Can you imagine the notion of the Republican nominee for president not being able to campaign for the presidency because he is, in some form or fashion, in a courtroom defending himself?" Trump lawyer Steve Sadow said during the Friday hearing, later adding, "That would be the most effective election interference in the history of the United States."
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