The potential expansion of New Jersey’s marijuana marketplace would create more business for law firms across several practice areas and encourage those shops to grow or restructure their rosters to better represent clients in the industry, from growers to investors, according to attorneys eyeing such work.
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Garden State Pot Biz Possibilities Have Firms Seeing Green

The potential expansion of New Jersey’s marijuana marketplace would create more business for law firms across several practice areas and encourage those shops to grow or restructure their rosters to better represent clients in the industry, from growers to investors, according to attorneys eyeing such work. Read more »

Horizon Never Promised Providers Tier 1 Status, Judge Says

A New Jersey judge on Thursday trimmed claims by three providers alleging Horizon Healthcare Services Inc.’s tiered health coverage plan gives hospitals with more resources a competitive edge, ruling that the insurer never promised the providers they’d be included in the preferred coverage tier, but let another claim continue. Read more »


Atty Bloggers Find Niche Tracking Federal Appeals Courts

A minuscule but committed group of attorneys have toiled away blogging on specific federal appeals courts, not only bolstering their skills as practitioners and building a name for themselves as authorities but also shining a light on important courts that often want for dedicated attention. Read more »



Surging Tax Receipts, Polls Lure States Into Pot Debate

One of the few things growing faster than tax receipts from legalized marijuana, experts say, is the breadth of state legislation currently being considered that would allow the adult recreational use of cannabis. Read more »

Maryland House Passes Bill To Put Sports Betting On Ballot

An overwhelming majority of members of the Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation that could let voters weigh in on whether the state should legalize sports betting at its racetracks and casinos. Read more »

BIA Clarifies Review Of Drug Convictions For Deportations

The Board of Immigration Appeals has determined that immigration judges do not have to only look to the section of the Controlled Substances Act that is most like the law under which an individual is convicted when determining whether a state offense is a felony that makes someone deportable. Read more »


2nd Circ. Case Doesn’t Clear Kelly In GWB Scandal, Say Feds

Prosecutors on Thursday blasted the defense argument that a recent Second Circuit opinion dealing with a convicted sex offender supports a former public official's claims that she did not violate residents' civil rights to travel freely by allegedly causing gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in a political revenge scheme. Read more »


3rd Circ. Won't Grant New Trial To Car Dealer In Fax Row

The Third Circuit on Friday denied a car dealership's bid for a new trial against the former president of a roofing company in a class action over unsolicited faxes advertising its services, rejecting claims that jury instructions were erroneous and questioning whether he could be held liable at all. Read more »

3rd Circ. Affirms Plastic Surgeon's 3-Year Prison Sentence

The Third Circuit on Friday declined to overturn a plastic surgeon's three-year prison sentence and $96,000 fine for tax evasion — and was unswayed by his argument that the trial court erred in excluding evidence that he eventually paid the tax. Read more »



A Chat With Littler Info Chief Durgesh Sharma

In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts at Major Lindsey & Africa interview management from top law firms about navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Durgesh Sharma, chief information officer at Littler Mendelson PC. Read more »


Changes To Rule 23 Are Coming, Are You Prepared?

Proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23, which governs class actions, are set to take effect on Dec. 1, 2018, pending approval. The amendments would significantly alter class action litigation procedure from notice to settlement, says Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC. Read more »



Beyond #MeToo: How Female Lawyers Are Mobilizing Online

While they’ve largely declined to share public stories of sexual harassment, female lawyers have also found strength in numbers online amid the #MeToo movement. Now, they’re setting their sights on reshaping the legal industry. Read more »

Ashurst Bonus Shake-Up Stands To Impact Gender Pay Gap

U.K.-based multinational law firm Ashurst LLP on Friday announced that it plans to begin offering bonuses to its nonmanagerial office staff, a move that will likely ameliorate the law firm's gender pay gap. Read more »

End Legal Monopoly With Antitrust Review, Law Prof Says

The current system of regulating the legal profession in the United States has created a monopoly that drives prices up and leaves too many people without a lawyer, according to one law professor who suggests that subjecting the sector to federal antitrust law may be the way forward. Read more »

Ore. Judge Suspended For 'Screen' Of Gay Marriage Couples

Oregon's highest court on Thursday suspended for three years without pay a judge who instituted a "screen" on gay couples trying to get married in his court and also allowed a convicted felon to handle loaded guns in his presence.  Read more »

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

Civil and criminal charges​ were filed against a former Equifax executive accused of selling off shares before the public was informed of the company’s data breach, ​business groups collectively pushed for legislation that will slash tariffs on hundreds of products,​ and new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the legal services sector is far from getting back to the record high employment levels reached in the mid-2000s. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read more »


Law360's Pro Say: A New Legal Weapon In The #MeToo Battle

On the latest episode of Law360's Pro Say podcast, we discuss how a novel legal approach may place new liability on sex abuse enablers; the White House squashing a proposed $117 billion takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm by a foreign company; the largest agricultural litigation settlement in U.S. history; and a judge who used Shakespeare to write a spirited ruling in a dispute over wine. Read more »

In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week. Read more »

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