Justices on Massachusetts' highest court told an attorney Monday that he could have taken legal action against his former employee sooner if he wanted to collect on an agreement before the statute of limitations expired.
The National Labor Relations Board should approve a settlement ending a long-running joint employer case involving McDonald’s and franchisees even if it agrees with the Service Employees International Union that two members have conflicts of interest, a business group argued Friday.
The lawyer for a former Yale University employee suing the school for age discrimination has been ordered by a Connecticut federal judge to give Yale the notes from his conversation with his client's ex-boss.
Ocean Harvest Wholesale Inc. has filed suit against Merlin Law Group PA and one of its attorneys, alleging that malpractice in handling the seafood wholesaler's claim related to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused it to miss out on a $2.8 million settlement offer.
DLA Piper’s Eric Falkenberry quantifies litigation risk for buyers and sellers in the M&A arena, runs data boot camps for colleagues and helps dream up innovative new analytics tools, earning him a spot on our 2018 list of Data-Driven Lawyers.
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A lawsuit over whether a Chicago law firm participated in a scheme to defraud a man of millions in sham film investments will head to trial Monday after an Illinois federal judge rejected the firm’s claim that he would be unable to sway a jury in his case.
A Miami law firm that tried and failed to get a Florida judge disqualified over a Facebook connection with an opposing counsel simply wants to "recycle" settled arguments, financial services company United Services Automobile Association told the state high court Thursday.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday upheld approximately $114,000 in sanctions imposed on an attorney for violating court rules governing medical malpractice cases, saying the attorney can’t blame the lawyer who took over the case.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the license of the attorney who represented serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in his criminal trial, saying that doctors had declared the attorney was too ill to practice law or defend against pending allegations of misconduct.
A long-awaited update to class action rules meant to rein in so-called professional objectors takes effect this week, and plaintiffs' firms are hopeful it will cut off a scheme by attorneys who try to profit by using objections to hold settlements hostage.
Former U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest’s decision to join Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, which is chaired by a New York University trustee, after ruling in NYU’s favor in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action didn’t create the appearance of impropriety, the university has told a federal court.
The New Jersey Supreme Court has stripped two attorneys of their licenses to practice law in the Garden State, one of whom duped ethics authorities following a lengthy history of infractions, and another who misappropriated hundreds of thousands of client funds.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday took it upon itself to impose unilateral sanctions on an attorney it said had pursued a knowingly frivolous appeal on behalf of a woman challenging the appointment of an arbitrator in a coverage dispute with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is investigating claims that a former Reed Smith LLP partner in the London office sexually harassed multiple junior female lawyers, the body confirmed on Friday.
The U.S. arm of Australian litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd. on Friday said its latest investment fund scooped up $375 million at its first close and is expected to reach the $500 million mark by the end of the year, as the firm looks to meet a growing need for financing resources.
A California state appeals court has refused to revive a dispute between a health care services provider and its former attorney over a fee refund, agreeing that the attorney forfeited his right to object to the refund when he refused to participate in the arbitration after calling it a “waste of time.”
A New York State bar applicant's "indifference" to a mountain of more than $580,000 in student loan debt makes him unfit to practice, a state appeals court said Thursday.
Prosecutors on Thursday asked a Boston federal judge to sanction the attorney for billionaire Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, saying comments she made to the press were meant to "attack the credibility and testimony" of a co-defendant who recently pled guilty and agreed to cooperate with the government.
A D.C. federal judge Friday tentatively scheduled Paul Manafort's sentencing date for March 5, after Donald Trump's former campaign chairman pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy and obstruction of justice and then allegedly broke his plea agreement.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Melanie Green, chief client development officer at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
The English Court of Appeal's much-anticipated decision in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation means that companies will continue to face difficulties in obtaining the information they need to investigate suspected wrongdoing, without losing the benefit of legal advice privilege under English law, say Mark Beeley and Rebecca Dipple of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
The U.S. Supreme Court should agree to hear Lacaze v. Louisiana, a case involving an egregious conflict of interest for a judge who presided over a capital case. It is an opportunity to remind judges to disclose their known connections to cases before them, and recuse themselves when necessary, says George Eskin, a retired California Superior Court judge.
Sitting U.S. senators and a former congressional staffer have accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct, including being untruthful in his nomination and confirmation processes for both the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Could this subject him to impeachment? Attorney Barbara Radnofsky explores the question through past precedent.
In this new series featuring law school luminaries, Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rodney Smolla discusses teaching philosophies, his interest in First Amendment law, and arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Virginia v. Black.
A few weeks ago, the IRS proposed regulations related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's 20 percent deduction on qualified business income for pass-through entities. The guidance offers long-awaited clarity, but is mostly bad news for many law firms, says Evan Morgan of Kaufman Rossin PA.
Judicial impeachment fever seems to be spreading through the states, with West Virginia legislators recently voting to remove their state's entire Supreme Court, and lawmakers in Pennsylvania and North Carolina threatening the same. These actions are a serious threat to judicial independence, says Jan van Zyl Smit of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
In this time of partisan conflict over judicial selection, a new book by Canadian jurist Robert J. Sharpe — "Good Judgment" — represents a refreshing, deeply thoughtful departure from binary arguments about how and why judges make decisions, says U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, director of the Federal Judicial Center.
E-discovery is not easy, but employing these 10 strategies may help minimize future headaches, say Debbie Reynolds and Daryl Gardner of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC.
With Michael Cohen's plea deal last week, campaign finance law has suddenly become a hot topic. But few people understand the intricacies or even the purpose of campaign finance laws. The assertion that other campaigns have had similar violations is completely erroneous, says Ann Ravel, former chair of the Federal Election Commission.