Three female AstraZeneca sales representatives didn't deliver enough facts to support their claims that the company paid them less than men, an Illinois federal judge ruled in dismissing their suit.
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AstraZeneca Sales Reps See Pay Bias Suit Axed, For Now

Three female AstraZeneca sales representatives didn't deliver enough facts to support their claims that the company paid them less than men, an Illinois federal judge ruled in dismissing their suit.

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Chicago Teacher Can Continue Race Bias Litigation

A Chicago teacher can continue litigating her discrimination claims against her former union, the city's Board of Education and a school administrator, an Illinois federal judge ruled, dismissing the union's bid to toss her amended suit. 

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3M Earplug Unit's Bankruptcy Contrived, 7th Circ. Told

A group of multidistrict litigation plaintiffs has urged the Seventh Circuit not to pause the sprawling litigation over injuries allegedly caused by faulty 3M Co. earplugs while a subsidiary's bankruptcy case proceeds, saying the companies tried to misuse bankruptcy law.

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LITIGATION

Ex-Army Reservist Gets 8 Years For Acting As Chinese Agent

A Chinese national and former U.S. Army reservist has been sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as an unregistered foreign agent for China, trying to collect information to be used to recruit Chinese nationals working as engineers and scientists, including some working for defense contractors.

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Let Money Talk, Former Students Say In Elite Schools Row

Former students want to put the massive donations that helped wealthy children get into "need-blind" schools front and center in an antitrust case accusing top private universities of conspiring to limit financial aid, as they blasted a subset of institutions Wednesday for trying to hide those details.

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DC Circ. Told To Remand Albertsons Case After Wash. Ruling

Kroger, Albertsons and attorneys general from D.C., California and Illinois agree that a pending D.C. Circuit appeal aimed at stopping a $4 billion shareholder payout ahead of the companies' merger is now moot, but the state-level enforcers have also asked the court to vacate a lower judge's ruling and allow them to continue fighting the merger itself.

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DEALS

Simpson-Led GCM Grosvenor Closes $972M Secondary Fund

Global alternative asset management solutions provider GCM Grosvenor, advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, announced on Thursday that it closed its GCM Grosvenor Secondary Opportunities Fund III LP with $972 million in committed capital, representing a 38% increase in commitments compared to its predecessor fund.

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PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

5 Keys To A Productive Mediation

Cortney Young at ADR Partners discusses factors that can help to foster success in mediation, including scheduling, preparation, managing client expectations and more.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

Ill. LLCs Beware: Minority Owners May Use Privileged Docs

Illinois limited liability companies must take steps to protect otherwise privileged attorney-client communications from minority members, who may be able to access such documents and use them at trial, thereby undermining majority members’ legal position in ownership disputes, say Adam Diederich and Kirstie Brenson at ArentFox Schiff.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Kavanaugh Praises High Court Colleagues At Notre Dame Talk

Despite some recent contentious dissents in their U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Justice Brett Kavanaugh told students at Notre Dame Law School on Thursday that he and his colleagues work well together, emphasizing that they try to walk in each other's shoes when there are disagreements.

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Eastman Hit With Ethics Charges In Calif. Over 2020 Election

Controversial Trump attorney John Eastman has been charged with multiple ethics violations that could result in his disbarment, the State Bar of California announced Thursday.

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Ex-Pryor Cashman Atty Gets 1 Year For Molotov Incident

A Brooklyn federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Pryor Cashman attorney to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in a Molotov cocktail attack on a vacant NYPD vehicle amid racial injustice protests following the police killing of George Floyd in 2020.

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Top Counsel Depart Senate Judiciary Committee

Two top attorneys on the Senate Judiciary Committee departed recently for roles in the Biden administration, the panel's chairman announced Thursday.

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Deputy SG To Fight For Narrow BigTech Immunity In Top Court

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to let a top Biden administration attorney argue in favor of narrowing immunity for internet platforms like Google and Twitter in next month's blockbuster hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, according to a Thursday order.

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Analysis

Old Biz, New Court, Big Breakup: Inside The New Google Suit

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to break up Google's highly profitable advertising business, and it wants to do it fast, according to a new complaint that adds to the company's other battles against four different and overlapping government enforcement actions.

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Ex-NY State Judge To Lead Federal Sex Offender Office

A retired New York state judge has been appointed to lead the U.S. Department of Justice office that monitors and supports police departments and other law enforcement agencies in managing sex offender registries, the Office of Justice Programs said Thursday.

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Redstone Gives Detail On Cleary Email Amid Chancery Fight

Media mogul Shari E. Redstone has provided detail to the Delaware Chancery Court about how she "mistakenly" sent an email intended only for attorneys to a third party, as the court continues to consider whether it will order Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to turn the email over to CBS stockholder plaintiffs.

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Girardi Victims' $6.3M Suit Against NY Firm Tossed, For Now

A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a suit against a New York lawyer and his firm alleging they illegally received $6.3 million of a burn victim's settlement from Girardi Keese founder Tom Girardi, finding the complaint contains allegations of fraud that must be pled with more particularity.

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Ex-GC Can't Duck Trade Secrets Suit By Energy Co.

A New York federal judge has refused to toss a solar company's trade secrets suit against its former general counsel over thousands of allegedly stolen documents, finding that the allegations are adequate to survive the pleading stage.

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NYSBA Seeks Immediate Pay Raise For Assigned Counsel

Lawyers for indigent children and criminal defendants across New York need immediate pay raises to prevent a "staggering crisis" that's left criminal defendants languishing in cells, domestic violence victims unable to secure protective orders and children separated from their families, the New York State Bar Association said Wednesday in a preliminary injunction motion.

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Immigration Attys Say No Deal In Remote Hearing Row

The American Immigration Lawyers Association's New Jersey chapter asked a federal judge to enforce a stipulation requiring immigration judges to allow remote hearings by request in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, writing Thursday that the government's proposed settlement is not enough.

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Podcast

The Term: Why Did Justices Duck Attorney-Client Privilege?

At long last, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first two decisions of the term this week, but one of them was a curious one-line dismissal of a case argued just weeks ago. Law360's The Term examines the possible reasons the justices decided to punt in a closely watched case about the scope of attorney-client privilege.  

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