A New York state appeals panel on Wednesday upheld the bulk of the dismissal of a Nassau Coliseum employee’s suit against New York Islanders Hockey Club and Nassau County alleging that he had sustained lung injuries from working at the arena, finding that he filed the suit too late.
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NY Appeals Court Halts New York Islanders Asbestos Claims

A New York state appeals panel on Wednesday upheld the bulk of the dismissal of a Nassau Coliseum employee’s suit against New York Islanders Hockey Club and Nassau County alleging that he had sustained lung injuries from working at the arena, finding that he filed the suit too late. Read full article »

Legal Funder Wants Fraud Suit Stayed After CFPB Ruling

RD Legal Funding, the litigation funder accused of gouging NFL players and 9/11 responders who were loan customers, asked a Manhattan federal judge Wednesday to press pause on the suit as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appeals its surprise ejection — or to greenlight a broader appeal. Read full article »

La Liga, Relevent Sports Announce US Soccer Joint Venture

Spanish soccer circuit Liga de Futbol Profesional and U.S. marketing company Relevent Sports on Thursday announced they are forming a joint venture they say will bring a regular season professional European soccer match to the U.S. for the first time. Read full article »

LITIGATION

Under Armour, Slogan Owner Settle 'Prove It' Suit

Under Armour has reached a confidential settlement with an entrepreneur who sued the sports apparel company for using his trademarked “Prove It!” slogan without his permission, according to a document filed Wednesday. Read full article »

Memorabilia Dealer Barred From Using Sports Photogs' Work

A Wisconsin federal judge barred a memorabilia dealer from using photos from a pair of sports photographers in a wide-ranging copyright infringement lawsuit, telling the dealer that he must stop selling and destroy photos left in his possession. Read full article »

Feature

Will Law Schools Start Counting ‘Generation ADA’?

No one is tracking law students with disabilities to see where the education system may be failing them, but some advocates are working to change this dynamic and build a better pipeline. Read full article »

Q&A

Q&A

A Chat With Ogletree Knowledge Chief Patrick DiDomenico

In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Patrick DiDomenico, chief knowledge officer at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. Read full article »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Sports Teams Need A TCPA Game Plan

For professional sports franchises, texting is a wonderful fan-engagement tool. But it is also a potential legal hazard, as illustrated by several recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions. If you want your fans screaming at the refs and not at you, heed five TCPA lessons, say attorneys with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Read full article »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

Analysis

Despite Abuse Horrors, Attys Feel Duty To Defend The Church

Despite horrific details in a recently unveiled grand jury report about sexual abuse suffered by more than a thousand victims at the hands of Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, attorneys who have represented the church say that public scorn hasn't swayed them from their duty to provide a vigorous defense. Read full article »

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3rd Circ. Oral Argument Dip Troubling, Chief Judge Says

The Third Circuit appellate bar is trying to reverse a troubling decline in oral arguments before its panels, which its Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith in an exclusive interview with Law360 says could have been brought on by a "stunning" increase in pro se filings he traces to the Great Recession of the late aughts. Read full article »

Quinn Emanuel Says Ex-Partners Can't Duck Fee Arbitration

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP reiterated on Thursday in New York court that its former partners who launched Selendy & Gay PLLC cannot escape arbitrating a dispute over a clause in their partnership agreement requiring them to remit fees earned from clients they took to their new firm. Read full article »

Stinson Leonard Grows In St. Louis With IP Boutique Tie-Up

Stinson Leonard Street LLP continued its expansion streak Thursday, announcing plans to acquire 28-strong St. Louis intellectual property boutique Senniger Powers LLP, following up on two new office openings earlier this year. Read full article »

3 Reasons Attys Should Learn A Foreign Language

Becoming fluent in a foreign language may seem daunting, but the challenge can offer big rewards, including career opportunities and personal satisfaction, for attorneys willing to take it on. Here, Law360 looks at three reasons why lawyers should learn languages other than their own. Read full article »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The Sixth Circuit ruled the Fair Labor Standards Act doesn’t on its own thwart arbitration agreements, consumer groups fought back against industry attempts to amend a hastily enacted landmark privacy law in California and British police warned of an increase in cryptocurrency fraud. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​ Read full article »

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 full article »

Podcast

Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Disabled Attys Fight For A Place In BigLaw

The legal profession can be a lonely place for attorneys with disabilities. They are often overlooked in diversity discussions, and may feel pressure to downplay their disability out of fear of facing bias and stigma. On this week's Pro Say podcast, we dive into these challenges and highlight how disabled attorneys are fighting for their place in the law.  Read full article »

Series

Judging A Book: Lipez Reviews 'Last Great Colonial Lawyer'

In his new book, "The Last Great Colonial Lawyer: The Life and Legacy of Jeremiah Gridley," Charles McKirdy argues that Gridley — someone I had never heard of — was the last great colonial lawyer, and that his cases illuminate his times. The author largely substantiates both claims, says First Circuit Judge Kermit Lipez. Read full article »

Kavanaugh Will Meet With Top Senate Opponent

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will come face-to-face with his opposition Monday as he sits down with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the lawmaker leading the fight against his confirmation. Read full article »

Ex-Clerk Says NY Courts Protected Judge Who Harassed Her

A former law clerk has accused the New York state judicial system of covering up for a judge who she says sexually harassed her, allegations she made in a suit filed in federal court against the jurist and 16 other judges, administrators and attorneys. Read full article »

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Major Lindsey & Africa

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Butler Rubin

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DLA Piper

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Hughes Hubbard

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