Officials seeking to harden the security perimeter around Brooklyn's gleaming federal courthouse are in full deadline mode as they scramble to integrate the $7 million project seamlessly into the surrounding city's maze of infrastructure — and keep it under budget — before Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a key supporter, leaves office in the fall.
Apple Inc. sought Tuesday to disqualify plaintiffs’ firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP from representing FlatWorld Interactives LLC in a patent suit against the iPhone giant, claiming that Hagens Berman was secretly in cahoots with an attorney from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of Apple’s outside law firms.
K&L Gates LLP attorneys told a California federal judge on Tuesday that U.S. Ethernet Innovations' sanctions bid accusing the firm of paying a key witness to testify for patent litigation opponent Hewlett-Packard Co. was a baseless, reckless act of gamesmanship.
An attorney alleging anti-gay bias by Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley PC and a former partner cost him a lucrative job offer asked a Pennsylvania state court Friday to reject their assertion that the statements they made about his judgment and character weren’t defamatory.
A Florida federal judge Wednesday said she won’t sanction an attorney who posted an update on his Facebook profile related to a $43 million settlement demand in a qui tam False Claims Act suit against a shipyard contractor.
A contract attorney who filed a wage-and-hour class action against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP urged a New York federal judge on Tuesday to let the case proceed, saying class members aren’t exempt from overtime pay because the low-skilled document review they performed didn’t constitute practicing law.
A former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate alleging in a $10 million lawsuit that the firm tolerated a senior partner’s sexual assaults told a New York federal judge on Tuesday that she didn't inform the firm's owners about the allegations when she resigned.
A majority of the nation’s largest law firms have launched blogs in an effort to boost business development, but many attorney blogs read too much like legal briefs, fail to create a dialogue with their audience and feature updates only sporadically — mistakes experts say can hold firms back from reeling in new clients.
Recession forces are encouraging more law firms to push recalcitrant, aging partners to formalize succession and client transfer plans, in the face of what recent surveys show is still an industry that is largely failing to face an inevitable turn-over of leadership, legal experts said.
Hiscock & Barclay LLP announced Tuesday the opening of a new office in Newark, N.J., the ninth Hiscock office and the newest location in Hiscock’s expansion across the Northeast.
Addleshaw Goddard LLP has launched a new Middle East outpost with lateral hires from Patton Boggs LLP and Dentons, the U.K.-based firm announced Friday.
Pennsylvania's Court of Judicial Discipline ruled Friday that Judge Mark Bruno, who was suspended without pay after he was indicted with eight others for allegedly fixing tickets on Philadelphia's Traffic Court, should receive pay during his suspension because of shaky allegations against him.
A Texas judge indicted on charges that he used his office to retaliate against attorneys practicing in his court fired back Monday at a lawsuit aimed at removing him from office, saying the effort violates state law.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had adopted new rules to standardize the policies and conduct of state constables when they handle court business.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a bid by Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP to squash a putative racketeering class action accusing it, John Hancock Life Insurance Co. and others of steering companies to abusive tax shelters, rejecting arguments that the Sixth Circuit had defied high court precedent.
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.
Blank Rome LLP was hit with a $25 million malpractice suit in New York state court Friday by a former client who claims the firm represented her in divorce proceedings while simultaneously representing her husband's employer, Morgan Stanley, leading to a conflict and a mishandling of the divorce.
New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's call to make civil actions in the state less time-consuming and more affordable has advocates hoping for limits on discovery, greater certainty over trial dates and other reforms that they say would expedite cases while preserving litigants' rights.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has settled a proposed $200 million employee gender bias class action alleging the firm discriminated against its female shareholders, according to joint motions to dismiss filed by the parties in New York and Pennsylvania federal courts on Friday.
An embattled Texas judge on Thursday was suspended without pay by a state judicial panel a day after he was indicted on criminal charges that he used his office to retaliate against attorneys with whom he has personal conflicts.