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.
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that judges can investigate claims of racial or ethnic bias among jurors after jury verdicts are issued to preserve a defendant's constitutional right to an impartial jury.
U.K-based Eversheds LLP will launch its new Beijing office on Monday with an energy expert from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, the firm announced Friday.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a tort reform measure does not require attorneys' fees awarded at trial to be included in the cost of an appellate bond, settling a split among the state's intermediate appeals courts.
A group of Pennsylvania judges challenging a provision of the state’s constitution mandating they retire upon reaching their 70th birthdays asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to appoint a special master to gather evidence in the case instead of relying solely on briefs and oral arguments.
More BigLaw firms are formalizing lawyer mentorship programs and even offering cash to effective teachers, an effort to encourage lawyers to recreate the kind of strong mentor relationships that have eroded in recent decades as the legal industry has become busier and more stressful, experts say.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP asked a California federal judge on Wednesday to review a bankruptcy judge's ruling in favor of claims that the law firm wrongfully hired former partners of defunct Heller Ehrman LLP, arguing that the bankruptcy court may not have had authority to address the clawback claims.
The legal jungle was teeming with big cats this week, as attorneys from WilmerHale and Thompson Coburn LLP conquered a closely-watched patent case in the U.S. Supreme Court, and another lawyer happily added to the ongoing woes of the National Labor Relations Board. Our legal lambs of the week were led to slaughter by lawyers for a chemical giant who failed to avert a triple-damages ruling in a price-fixing case.