A New Jersey attorney urged a state judge Tuesday to toss a malpractice suit alleging his partner mishandled litigation that ended with an appeals court nixing a $102 million verdict against the state's child protection agency over a father's assault on his son, saying the complaint was filed by counsel with a "bloodlust" toward the partner.
The liquidators for two failed Platinum Partners hedge funds pushed back Monday against Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP's refusal to turn over documents tied to the law firm's representation of the funds years earlier, telling a New York bankruptcy court that Schulte Roth's arguments are "unsupported" and "largely irrelevant."
Nichols Law Firm PLLC told a Michigan federal court Tuesday it has no conflict of interest representing four gymnasts suing Michigan State University among others in connection to former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, saying its representation of an MSU employee who once defended Nassar is not grounds to disqualify the firm.
U.S. Supreme Court justices from both sides of the bench on Tuesday seemed sympathetic to the idea that a defendant has the right to have a lawyer file an appeal even after waiving the right to most appellate claims via a plea agreement, and pushed back on arguments from federal and state prosecutors.
A Florida state jury has awarded $5 million to a couple who accused a Morgan & Morgan PA attorney of botching a medical malpractice suit over brain damage suffered by their baby after his birth.
President Donald Trump asked a California federal judge Monday to award him more than $342,000 in attorneys’ fees after adult film star Stormy Daniels’ suit — alleging Trump defamed her by tweeting that her claims about their alleged affair included details about a “nonexistent man” — was thrown out earlier this month.
A crowdfunding site urged the entire Federal Circuit on Monday to review a panel decision absolving Gutride Safier LLP of shared responsibility for a $500,000 sanction imposed on a nonpracticing entity that sued the site for patent infringement, saying the panel broke from precedent.
A Miami-Dade County judge accused of failing to disclose free and discounted hotel stays that her husband allegedly received as bribes while directing Miami Beach's Building Department consented Monday to adding a 30-day suspension to recommended penalties after the Florida Supreme Court rejected an earlier proposal.
Outside groups such as super PACs and dark money organizations have spent $5 million on state supreme court campaigns so far this election season, according to data released Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.
If President Donald Trump can get adult film star Stormy Daniels' suit over a $130,000 hush-money agreement tossed because he no longer wants to enforce the deal, that would effectively give him the ability to choose her legal remedy, Daniels’ attorney told a California federal judge Friday.
A Pennsylvania federal judge Monday dismissed litigation by Watson Laboratories Inc. and Allergan Finance LLC that sought the court’s declaration that the Federal Trade Commission lacks authority to bring a pay-for-delay generic drug suit, while blasting the commission’s decision to refile in California as an act of “apparent forum shopping.”
Bill Cosby, as part of a fight over a quarter-million dollars’ worth of legal fees Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP says he owes it for defending him over sexual assault accusations, has accused the firm of performing unnecessary and duplicative work to inflate its bills.
A U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company urged a Texas federal court on Monday to sanction a group of individuals looking to enforce a nearly $18 billion arbitral award issued in a dispute over Saudi oil fields, saying the suit is frivolous and has no legal basis.
A West Virginia federal judge on Friday ordered the disqualification of a Pittsburgh firm representing an ecological nonprofit and a group of board members, saying engagement letters didn't anticipate potential conflicts arising in its defense of a suit brought by others on the board.
Brazilian oil company Petrobras has reiterated its bid to subpoena an arbitrator who sat on the tribunal that issued a $622 million award to Vantage Deepwater Co., telling a Texas federal court his "unprecedented" dissent illustrates how flawed the underlying arbitration was.
Federal prosecutors told an Illinois federal judge Friday they are recommending a two-year prison sentence for a Cook County judge following her conviction for a seven-figure mortgage fraud scheme involving two investment properties on Chicago’s South Side.
A Tennessee federal judge has agreed to sanction a benefits administration company for allegedly not coughing up all the information it was told to in a suit accusing it of not properly processing or paying for thousands of health care claims from a group of workers at a John Deere dealer.
A Manhattan federal judge on Friday refused to alter a ruling that labeled New York attorney Richard Liebowitz as a “known copyright troll,” saying it was “undisputable” that the term was accurate for an attorney who has filed and quickly settled hundreds of infringement lawsuits in recent years.
Attorneys should use secure messaging when communicating with clients, Jennifer DeTrani, general counsel for encrypted messaging app Wickr, subject of a heated moment in the Uber-Waymo trade secrets battle, tells Law360.
After winning a trial court dismissal of a malpractice suit last year, Paul Hastings LLP will have to face allegations related to its work on a client’s deal to buy a Japanese cigarette lighter maker after all, a California state appeals court has ruled.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.
Presidential impeachment exists not so that one party can decapitate the other, but to preserve the foundation of our democracy. For an impeachment to be legitimate, it must be a fair process in which Congress speaks for a majority of the American people in undoing an election, say Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School and Joshua Matz of Gupta Wessler PLLC.
The blockbuster e-discovery cases, with big sanctions and bigger controversies, have been few and far between this year. But that doesn’t mean the legal questions around e-discovery have been answered. Let’s take a closer look at three cases worthy of our attention, says Casey Sullivan, an attorney at discovery technology provider Logikcull.
Later this week, Harvard Law students will begin bidding on interview slots with the nation’s top law firms. Our institutions owe it to their students not only to require firms to disclose mandatory arbitration provisions in new associate contracts, but also to bar employers from on-campus recruiting if they require these provisions, says Isabel Finley, a third-year student at Harvard Law School and president of the Harvard Women’s Law Association.
Under the U.S. Constitution, impeachment requires no charging of crime, no intent to do wrong and no lawbreaking. Rather, impeachment focuses on significance of effect. President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment was a clear demonstration of the differences between criminal and impeachment prosecution, says attorney Barbara Radnofsky.
The #MeToo movement has called attention to something that feminists avoided focusing on during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton — something the law is not very good at capturing. “Consent” may be obtained under varying kinds and degrees of coercive conditions. And it can be refused at a high cost, says Elizabeth Rapaport of the University of New Mexico School of Law.
The U.S. Constitution specifies that a president can only be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” A comparison of the two presidential impeachments to date suggests that the logistics of the process are fluid and unpredictable, says David O. Stewart, who was defense counsel during the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of Judge Walter Nixon.
Many legal teams involved in cross-border matters still hesitate to use technology assisted review, questioning its ability to handle non-English document collections. However, with the proper expertise, modern TAR can be used with any language, including challenging Asian languages, say John Tredennick and David Sannar of Catalyst Repository Systems.
The Federal Circuit recently held that unclean hands based on serious business and litigation misconduct barred Merck from enforcing two patents against Gilead. An analysis of this decision and others demonstrates that the unclean hands defense should be considered in a variety of cases, says Francis C. Lynch, a retired senior partner at Goodwin Procter LLP.
Earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., made headlines with his decision to leave Congress and return to law. In this series, former members of Congress who made that move discuss how their experience on the Hill influenced their law practice.