This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry.
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How One Firm Moved The Needle On Disability Inclusion

This global law firm has recently focused on creating opportunities for people with disabilities across its ranks, and its efforts are already showing results. This article is part of our special report on disability inclusion in the legal industry. Read full article »

TOP NEWS

W.R. Grace Insurers May Be Directly Liable For Asbestos

The Third Circuit on Tuesday partially revived the claims of victims of asbestos-related ailments against the insurers of bankrupt mining company W.R. Grace & Co., saying the insurers may bear direct liability for the asbestos exposure. Read full article »

Appvion's Ch. 11 Liquidation Plan Gets Approval In Del.

The liquidating plan of bankrupt specialty paper maker Appvion Inc. won court approval Tuesday in Delaware after receiving overwhelming support from creditors impacted by the plan. Read full article »

Exchange-Traded Fund Pioneer Faces $2.5M Fraud Suit

Two Utah-based companies filed a securities fraud lawsuit Monday in Delaware federal court claiming a leader in the exchange-traded fund industry misled them into investing $2.5 million in his now-defunct investment firm by misrepresenting its relationship with banking giant Barclays. Read full article »

BANKRUPTCY COURT

Woodbridge Noteholder Group Slams Del. Ch. 11 Disclosures

A group of Woodbridge Group noteholders on Monday urged the Delaware bankruptcy court to reject Woodbridge's Chapter 11 plan disclosures, saying they don't take into account the potentially tens of millions in secured and administrative claims the noteholders say they hold. Read full article »

Woodbridge Says Creditor Claims Aren't Backed By Liens

Bankrupt real estate venture Woodbridge Group of Cos. LLC on Tuesday told a Delaware bankruptcy court that an adversary complaint lodged by noteholders in its Chapter 11 case should be tossed because the noteholders don't have any liens on the property at the center of the dispute. Read full article »

THIRD CIRCUIT

Third Circuit Revives Discrimination Suit Over Service Dog

The Third Circuit on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by the parents of an epileptic girl who claim a Pennsylvania school discriminated against her by barring her service dog, clarifying in a precedential decision that the trial court erred in its application of federal disabilities laws in instructions to jurors who had ruled in the school’s favor. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Mayer Brown Appellate Chief Shot To Death At Illinois Home

Stephen Shapiro, the founder of Mayer Brown LLP's Supreme Court and appellate practice, was shot to death in his home in Northfield, Illinois, Monday night in what police described as a domestic dispute. Read full article »

Will Calif. Spark Movement On Outside Investment In Law?

A hard look in California at the role nonlawyers can play in the delivery of legal services could prompt a ripple effect in the U.S. if the state takes the bold step of allowing other professionals to invest in law firms and claim an ownership stake. Read full article »

MoFo M&A Co-Chair Named 1st-Ever CLO Of Softbank Group

The co-chair of Morrison & Foerster LLP’s global mergers and acquisitions practice group is set to become the first-ever chief legal officer and senior vice president of SoftBank Group Corp., the Tokyo-based telecommunications and internet giant announced on Monday. Read full article »

Loeb Taps 6 Ex-Cooley Attys To Run New SF Office

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced Tuesday that it’s opened a new office in downtown San Francisco, which will be run by six trusts and estates lawyers the firm nabbed from Cooley LLP. Read full article »

Atty's 'Thumbs-Up' On Monster Deal Isn't Binding: Calif. Panel

A California appeals court said Monday that an attorney didn’t breach the terms of his clients’ wrongful death settlement with Monster Energy Co. by talking to a reporter about the deal, finding that the attorney had merely given his “professional thumbs-up” by signing the contract and he wasn’t a party to it. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Was Driving Force Behind Divisive Bush Picks

When D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearing next month, it won’t be his first time working on a contentious judicial proceeding, although now he will be the one in the hot seat. Read full article »

All 4 Remaining W.Va. Supreme Court Justices Impeached

The West Virginia House of Delegates has voted to impeach all four remaining members of the state’s Supreme Court, primarily due to alleged misuse of taxpayer money, including misuse of government property and high-priced office upgrades costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read full article »

Law Scholars Decry Quotas For Immigration Judges

More than 120 legal scholars told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s recent move to use case quotas as a measure of immigration judges’ performance undermines their independence and threatens due process, according to a letter exclusively obtained by Law360. Read full article »

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