A New York judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a suit challenging a state law that reduced New York's contribution to the health insurance premiums of current and retired state judges, finding the judges had sufficiently alleged that the law imposes an unconstitutional decrease in judges' compensation.
A Texas judge on Wednesday was indicted in state court on criminal charges that he routinely abuses his authority to retaliate against attorneys with whom he has personal conflicts at the expense of litigants.
A California federal district judge on Tuesday rejected Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s argument that a bankruptcy judge lacked authority to make a ruling that the law firm wrongfully hired former partners of defunct Heller Ehrman LLP.
New Orleans-based Adams and Reese LLP will continue to expand its attorney roster and geographic reach with the acquisition of a South Carolina outfit, the firm announced Tuesday.
Twenty-two plaintiffs' and defense law firms in the U.S., Europe and Asia have launched a worldwide alliance to share international resources and potentially collaborate on litigation strategies to fight financial fraud, a response to bank collapses and scandals surrounding Ponzi schemer Bernard L. Madoff and Libor-rigging, they announced Wednesday.
Winstead PC attorneys didn’t infringe copyrights for scientific articles owned by publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc. and others by making copies of and reviewing the literature for use in patent applications without buying a license, a Texas federal judge held Wednesday.
The legal industry is undergoing seismic and permanent shifts toward greater efficiency and a smaller profession, but most managing partners appear focused on short-term strategies to prop up quarter-to-quarter revenues, according to a survey of managing partners released Tuesday and its author.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay Jr. defeated Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters to earn the Democratic nomination for an open slot on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, in the sole contested statewide race in Tuesday’s primary election.
Law firms embarking on a merger often say they've found a good cultural fit, but unless managers take care to ensure the habits and philosophies of their partners-to-be truly mesh with theirs, they could be in for heartbreak. Here, experts share tips with Law360 on how to merge cultures successfully when two firms tie the knot.
Attorneys for two investors being sued for millions by Dreier LLP's Chapter 11 trustee told a New York bankruptcy judge Tuesday that the trustee can't prove that the profits they received from their investments in the defunct firm were part of a Ponzi scheme.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court finding that a state administrative board's decision to eliminate a one-time pay increase for Pennsylvania's workers' compensation judges didn't violate the state or federal constitutions.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would appoint a special master to gather evidence to weigh legal questions related to the proposed suspension of the only sitting judge on the Philadelphia Traffic Court not indicted as part of a sweeping ticket-fixing scandal.
Disgraced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Monday launched an appeal challenging her February conviction on charges that she ordered her state-funded staff to work on two political campaigns as she sought a seat on the state’s highest court.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Timothy D. Osterhaus, the state's solicitor general, to the state's First District Court of Appeal on Monday to fill the seat of the retiring Judge Marguerite Davis.
The trustee for defunct law firm Howrey LLP on Monday filed a motion in California bankruptcy court seeking permission to pursue claims against Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Cooley LLP, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison LLP, Dickinson Wright PLLC and Paul Hastings LLP, for “unfinished business.”
A former Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner who spread a horror-film clip showcasing a female intern who appeared to be topless in the movie has been suspended from practice for three years, after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday that he hadn't shown sufficient remorse.
For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.
Citing an alleged conflict of interest, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System told a California federal judge on Friday that Winston & Strawn LLP should be disqualified from representing a creditor in the Chapter 9 bankruptcies of the cities of Stockton and San Bernardino.
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division on Thursday announced plans to allow criminal and civil appeals to be filed electronically, as the state continues to experiment with e-filing options that could eventually become mandatory across the state.
Lawyers and litigants had a judge evoking Lucifer himself in Law360's weekly roundup of judicial benchslaps, which also features a California judge calling out a plaintiff and her attorney for some highly personal attacks on a New York judge.