Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday appointed Timothy M. Cerio of GrayRobinson PA and Chasity Hope O’Steen of the Florida Department of Children and Families to seats on two of the state's judicial nominating commissions.
Locke Lord LLP has launched a new national practice group with 14 attorneys devoted to defending litigation specifically related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a 1991 statute that restricts telemarketing and the use of automated telephone equipment, the law firm announced Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act bars plaintiffs attorneys from using driver’s license records to find potential clients and build class actions, in one of the court’s first decisions on a civil privacy issue.
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.
Law360's weekly roundup of judicial benchslaps kicks off with a bankruptcy judge questioning lawyers' testosterone levels followed by a California judge who doesn't want to argue a litigant's case.
A move by a California bar association task force to require prospective lawyers to undergo "real-world" skills training in law school may prompt other states to push for similar tough admissions requirements, experts told Law360.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Judges Nitza Quinones Alejandro and Jeffrey Schmehl to fill two openings on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The unsecured creditors committee for bankrupt law firm Dreier LLP asked a New York bankruptcy court on Thursday to disallow a $10 million claim from a former partner of Dreier Stein & Kahan LLP, the California affiliate of Dreier LLP.
Proskauer Rose LLP and a former chief financial officer who slapped the firm with a discrimination suit in New York claiming she was marginalized and subsequently fired after taking medical leave for breast cancer treatment have settled her case, both sides told Law360 Friday.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced Thursday that it would hear Duane Morris LLP’s appeal in a $2.5 million legal malpractice case that turns on whether case law limiting damages stemming from criminal litigation also applies to civil litigation.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday temporarily suspended attorney Joan Orie Melvin, a former justice on the state's highest court who was convicted on corruption charges in February for allegedly ordering her state-funded judicial staff to work on her political campaigns in 2003 and 2009.
Winston & Strawn LLP was reportedly disqualified Thursday from representing bond insurer National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. — a creditor in the San Bernardino, Calif., bankruptcy — after the California Public Employees' Retirement System claimed the firm had hired attorneys who switched sides after representing CalPERS.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Friday that he will nominate state appeals court Judge Correale F. Stevens to fill the vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court created by the resignation of disgraced former Justice Joan Orie Melvin.
Despite increased efforts to groom women to rise the corporate ranks, the lack of gender diversity in corporate boardrooms mirrors the stagnant pace at which women secure equity partnerships at law firms, attorneys and executives said Thursday at an event honoring female board directors.
A California state bar task force is recommending that prospective lawyers undergo new skills training and pro bono requirements for admission to the profession.
Patton Boggs LLP was hit with a discrimination suit Wednesday by one of its former attorneys claiming it failed to accommodate his disability by sticking to a payment formula that punished him for having a back ailment that kept him from being able to work full-time.
Bankruptcy attorneys have until November to determine how they will work with the U.S. Department of Justice’s new guidelines for fee applications, but experts say they should start thinking now about how to budget their cases and still keep clients happy.
The big cats gathered in Washington, D.C., this week, where the U.S. Supreme Court laid down a series of important decisions on human DNA patents, sentencing guidelines, and judicial involvement in plea agreements. Among this week's legal lambs are lawyers for generic-drug makers who succumbed to a nine-figure settlement, and a handful of budget-minded firms that cut loose some colleagues.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday transferred to the D.C. Circuit's judicial council a judicial misconduct complaint accusing Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones of making disparaging comments about minorities and the mentally disabled in a talk on the death penalty.
Proceedings in a civil suit aimed at removing an indicted Texas judge from office were delayed Thursday after his lawyers asked for time to respond to new legal arguments advanced against their client, who was recently arrested on a ninth criminal charge of abusing his office.