The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.
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Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

By Jack Karp

The overturning of a long-standing precedent, the surprising leak of a draft opinion and the announcement of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement all made for a tumultuous term at the U.S. Supreme Court. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.
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The Chattiest Justice Of The Term Is ...

By Andrew Strickler

While little felt “normal” at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices were largely back to their pre-pandemic habits when it came to speaking up from the bench, with one justice again standing out as the court's chattiest member this term.
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Firm Must Face Malpractice Suit Over Prudential Bias Row

By Rachel Rippetoe

A lower court in New Jersey "went too far" in its dismissal of a legal malpractice suit against a firm accused of steering its clients' employment suits into arbitration in exchange for bonuses, an appeals panel said Thursday, reversing the decision.
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Blank Rome Litigator Tapped For Pa. Disciplinary Post

By James Boyle

The co-chair of Blank Rome's Litigation Department in Philadelphia has joined the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board's Hearing Committee in hopes of fomenting a return to civility and professionalism in the courtroom.
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6 Books By Lawyers To Dig Into This Summer

By Emily Lever

Summer is the season for cracking open a page-turner. Here, Law360 Pulse has rounded up six new books written by lawyers, ranging from legal thrillers to memoirs.
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Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

By Aebra Coe

In this week’s news, the legal industry saw one large law firm open up an office in Seattle, another appoint a new chair, and a third announce it is going fully remote for the month of August. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.
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CASES

Ohio Supreme Court Declines To Block 6-Week Abortion Ban

By Eric Heisig

Ohio's high court on Friday declined to immediately stop the state from enforcing a Republican-passed law essentially banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, rebuffing an initial attempt from clinics to try their arguments in state court following last week's major U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
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K&L Gates Fights Health Center's Bid To Revive Billing Suit

By Emily Lever

K&L Gates LLP has urged a Utah federal judge not to revive a health center's lawsuit alleging the firm engaged in deceptive billing practices, saying its former client has tried to "forum shop" and failed.  
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Insurer Must Defend 'Lottery Lawyer' In Criminal Case

By Rachel Rippetoe

Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. will have to provide a defense for "Lottery Lawyer" Jason Kurland, a New York federal judge found Wednesday.
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Conn. Settles State Psychiatric Hospital Abuse Suit For $9M

By Christine DeRosa

The state of Connecticut and its department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have settled a suit brought by the family of a man who was allegedly abused at state-run psychiatric facility Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown, for $9.1 million.
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Attys File For Ethics Probe In Trump NM Election Suit

By Andrew Strickler

An Albuquerque lawyer and another attorney who filed a federal lawsuit as part of a Donald Trump-led effort to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election should be investigated by a court appointee, a group of New Mexico attorneys said in a court filing this week.
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LAW FIRMS

Morgan & Morgan's Jacksonville Boss On New Office, Growth

By Madison Arnold

In the 21 years since the Florida-based personal injury powerhouse Morgan & Morgan opened its Jacksonville office, it has grown from a single attorney and receptionist to a bustling office of more than 65 attorneys and 275 employees. Law360 Pulse recently caught up with Jacksonville managing partner Jason Miller to learn more about the firm's approach to growth.
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NJ Firm Loses Suit Over Referral Fee In $125M Verizon Deal

By Bill Wichert

A New Jersey state judge on Thursday said a prior legal battle between two law firms over their stakes in a $25 million fee award forbids Kirsch Gelband & Stone PA from pursuing a related lawsuit challenging how a referral fee it owed to a lawyer was assigned to Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC.
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