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  • June 13, 2022

    6th Circ. Denies Bank Exec's Bid To Review FDIC Penalties

    A split Sixth Circuit panel has denied a petition for review from the former CEO of Northwestern Bank over the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. removing him from his position, with the majority rejecting his argument that he didn't get a proper hearing.

  • June 13, 2022

    Ga. Judges Say Ports Authority Immune In Dock Worker Suit

    A Georgia longshoreman can't bring his negligence case against the Georgia Ports Authority over a dock injury because the state agency has sovereign immunity under state law, the Georgia Court of Appeals held Monday.

  • June 13, 2022

    DaVita, Ex-CEO Need Civil Case OK To Destroy Criminal Docs

    Kidney dialysis company DaVita Inc. and its former chief executive have asked an Illinois federal judge for a protective order requiring the government to preserve information from its criminal antitrust case now being sought in civil no-poach litigation, citing obligations they have to destroy their copies of the documents.

  • June 13, 2022

    Pa. Panel Says 'Earning Power' Not Key In Workers' Comp

    A Pennsylvania law allowing employers to reduce workers' compensation benefits based on a physician's "impairment rating evaluation" did not improperly skip questions of workers' earning power or run afoul of the state constitution's directions for the legislature to ensure reasonable compensation for hurt workers, a state appellate panel ruled Monday.

  • June 13, 2022

    Finance Company Claims Georgia Rival's GC Defamed It

    The general counsel of a Georgia financing company defamed a Florida competitor and its parent company's CEO in an effort to regain a customer's business and discourage an employee who jumped ship, the competitor has alleged in a Georgia federal court.

  • June 10, 2022

    NJ AG, Gov.'s Aide Escape COVID-19 Whistleblower Suit

    A New Jersey state judge on Friday nixed as too late whistleblower claims alleging the state attorney general and the governor's chief of staff took part in firing a Department of Health official for objecting to collecting COVID-19 test samples from the chief of staff's relatives.

  • June 10, 2022

    NYC Teachers Want Judge Off Vax Case Due To Pfizer Stock

    Challengers to New York City's vaccine order want the federal judge overseeing their case disqualified, after discovering she held up to $100,000 in Pfizer stock in 2020.

  • June 10, 2022

    Asylum-Seekers Accuse USCIS Of Preventing Work Eligibility

    A group of asylum-seekers have hit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services with a proposed class action, saying its policies and practices unlawfully prevent them and other asylum applicants from obtaining work authorization pending decisions on their asylum claims.

  • June 10, 2022

    Ga. Rehab Biz To Pay $9.6M In Therapist's Whistleblower Suit

    A Georgia rehabilitative therapy business and its founder must pay $9.6 million for submitting almost 800 false health care claims, but can appeal the judgment before the remaining allegations in an occupational therapist's whistleblower suit are decided.

  • June 09, 2022

    IP Forecast: '60 Seconds' Car Copyright Saga Rolls Into LA

    A federal judge in Los Angeles is scheduled next week to hold a hearing on whether the Ford Mustang featured in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” starring actor Nicolas Cage is a copyright-protected character like the Batmobile. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.

  • June 09, 2022

    Insurer's Sewage Exposure Suit Far From Decided, Cos. Say

    An insurer can't win summary judgment on its suit seeking reimbursement for defense and settlement costs from two companies it covered in an underlying dispute over a worker's foot injury, the companies told a Massachusetts federal court Thursday, arguing that they have case-changing testimony.

  • June 09, 2022

    Insurer Says No Coverage For City Worker's Burn Pit Death

    U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. told an Indiana federal court Thursday that it should have no coverage obligations to a municipal utilities body over claims that an employee for the city of Tipton suffered severe burns and ultimately died while unloading logs into a burn pit.

  • June 09, 2022

    CFPB To Examine Deals That Charge Workers For Training

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put out a call on Thursday for workers to share their experiences with agreements requiring them to pay back costs of job training, equipment and other expenses, as part of what the agency said is an inquiry into potentially harmful "employer-driven debt."

  • June 09, 2022

    Ex-Ga. Law Firm Staffer Gets Shorter Embezzlement Sentence

    A Georgia federal judge has shaved more than four years off a prison sentence imposed on a former accountant of a defunct Georgia law firm for her part in a firm founder's multi-million dollar embezzlement, effectively releasing her on time served.

  • June 09, 2022

    Ex-Celtic, Atty Part Ways After Bail Snafu In Fraud Case

    Retired Boston Celtic Glen "Big Baby" Davis and the attorney representing him in the $4 million NBA health benefits fraud case are parting ways as the former center deals with repeated bail violations that threaten to send him to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center.

  • June 09, 2022

    DOD Shifts HIV Policy, Won't Contest Court Rebuke

    The U.S. Department of Defense waved the white flag in its legal battle with HIV-positive service members, unveiling new enlistment policies that would prevent certain, infected service members from being booted from the military or barred from promotions for their HIV-status.

  • June 08, 2022

    Trump Org. CFO Hires Cadwalader Atty To Fight DA's Tax Case

    Longtime Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg has bolstered his legal team in his tax fraud fight with the Manhattan district attorney, adding Nicholas Gravante Jr. of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP as lead trial counsel.

  • June 08, 2022

    CoStar Scores Win In Contract Fight With Ex-Licensee

    Commercial real estate information giant CoStar can move forward with most of a lawsuit against a former licensee after a Washington, D.C., federal judge let stand claims that the licensee's managing director wrongly accessed CoStar's database.

  • June 08, 2022

    Suspended Ga. Judge Wants Interview Struck In Ethics Case

    A suspended chief magistrate judge in middle Georgia has asked the state's highest court to strike from an ethics case against him evidence and associated testimony related to a "damaging" interview in which he was not represented by counsel.

  • June 08, 2022

    Red Sox Network Drops Claims Against Wife Of Fired Exec

    The broadcaster of the Boston Red Sox dropped federal claims against the wife of a former vice president who the network claims stole more than $500,000 through invoices paid to a bogus shell company he set up, according to a Wednesday filing.

  • June 08, 2022

    EY Law Brings On Dentons Employment Head

    EY Law LLP, the U.K.-based legal arm of the Big Four accounting firm, has hired Dentons' employment practice head for the U.K. and Middle East to lead its employment team, Law360 Pulse has confirmed.

  • June 08, 2022

    Lin Wood Insurer Wants Attys' Libel Case Stayed

    An insurer of prominent conservative attorney L. Lin Wood Jr. has asked a Georgia federal judge to pause a defamation case brought against him by three lawyers he used to work with while it pursues a court order that it's not liable to cover the litigation.

  • June 08, 2022

    Senate Deadlocks On Biden Pick To Lead DOL's Benefits Arm

    The U.S. Senate narrowly voted against confirming Biden administration nominee Lisa Gomez to head the U.S. Department of Labor's employee benefits unit on Wednesday, but the Cohen Weiss & Simon LLP partner still has a shot at the role.

  • June 08, 2022

    ConAgra Gets Last Claim Nixed In COVID-19 Death Suit

    A Wisconsin magistrate judge on Wednesday dismissed the last remaining negligence claim against ConAgra Foods Packaged Foods LLC in a suit from a worker alleging lax safety protocols caused him to transmit COVID-19 to his wife, who then died, saying the case could open the door to "potentially unlimited" liability for the company.

  • June 07, 2022

    Better.com Duped Investors To Keep SPAC Deal, Ex-Exec Says

    A former executive for mortgage and real estate company Better.com claims she was fired after she complained that the company's CEO misled investors about the company's performance in order to make sure its plan to go public is successful, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

Expert Analysis

  • How To Efficiently Deploy Your Professional Growth Strategy

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how time-strapped legal professionals can efficiently implement a professional growth framework by focusing on only the most effective actions to build the reputation and relationships key to their ideal practice.

  • A 6-Step Framework For Legal Industry Professional Growth

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    Lana Manganiello at Equinox Strategy Partners discusses how implementing a professional growth framework will help legal professionals gain expertise in a relevant niche to build credibility, focus marketing efforts and build an ideal practice.

  • State-Run Retirement Options May Expand Post-COVID

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    Legal uncertainties and the COVID-19 pandemic have delayed implementation of mandatory state retirement programs, but recent U.S. Supreme Court actions may prompt more states to implement state-run savings programs that ultimately would need congressional backing to really take off, says Carol Buckmann at Cohen & Buckmann.

  • Improving Defense Case Stories In An Age Of Misinformation

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    If defense lawyers reflect on how COVID-19 misinformation permeated public discourse, they will find courtroom lessons on telling a complete, consistent and credible story that prevents jurors from filling in the blanks themselves, says David Metz​ at IMS.

  • Clients' Diversity Mandates For Law Firms Are Necessary

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    Coca-Cola recently scrapped its proposed diversity staffing requirements for outside counsel, and other companies may be reassessing their mandates due to external pressures, but it is important to remember the myriad factors supporting these policies and why they are more important now than ever before, says David Hopkins at Benesch Friedlander.

  • How Maryland's New Family Leave Law Compares To FMLA

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    Maryland’s recently enacted Time to Care Act is more generous than the federal Family Medical Leave Act in several important respects, from the amount of paid leave available to which employees are eligible — and it imposes serious potential consequences for employer missteps, say Laura Windsor and Matthew Anderson at Williams Mullen.

  • Defense Takeaways From NY Uber Arbitration Fees Ruling

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    A New York appellate panel's recent ruling in Uber v. American Arbitration Association should be a reminder to any business that includes arbitration provisions and class waivers in terms of service, user agreements or other contracts — start preparing for the growing mass arbitration trend, say attorneys at Holland & Knight.

  • Aerojet Settlement Sets Stage For Future Cyber FCA Suits

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    Markus v. Aerojet RocketDyne, which recently settled in California federal court, demonstrates a clear path to success for government contractor whistleblowers in cybersecurity False Claims Act cases, and is an invitation to similar tipsters to come forward, says Max Rodriguez at Pollock Cohen.

  • 5 Questions That Can Help Law Firms Win RFPs

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    As the volume of matter-specific requests for proposals continues to increase in the legal market, law firms can take some new steps to fine-tune their RFP response-drafting process and strategy, says Matthew Prinn at RFP Advisory Group.

  • What 9th Circ.'s CFAA Decision Means For Data Scraping

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    The Ninth Circuit's recent decision in HiQ Labs v. LinkedIn suggests that plaintiffs relying on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to assert claims against data-scraping activities may need to find alternative theories of liability, says Christopher Cole at Crowell & Moring.

  • A Guide To Nonverbal Cues As In-Person Jury Trials Resume

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    As attorneys face the prospect of trying cases in person after a two-year hiatus, they need to remember common fallacies jurors hold about detecting lies from witnesses’ body language — and lawyers must educate witnesses about demeanor that hurts credibility, says Jeff Dougherty at Litigation IQ.

  • How Law Firms Can Employ More Veterans

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    Hiring attorneys who are veterans is often overlooked in law firm diversity, equity and inclusion plans, even though it generates substantial benefits, but partnering with like-minded organizations and having a robust and active veterans group will go a long way in boosting a firm's ability to recruit and retain veterans, say Daniel Sylvester and Nicholas Hasenfus at Holland & Knight.

  • Associates, Look Beyond Money In Assessing Lateral Offers

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    In the face of high demand for corporate legal work and persistent staffing constraints, many law firms continue to offer sizable signing bonuses to new associates, but lateral candidates should remember that money is just one component of what should be a much broader assessment, says Stephanie Ruiter at Lateral Link.

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