Harvard's longtime dean of admissions testified that a study by the university's own expert shows eliminating race from the student application process would result in more Asian-American students being admitted — but would lessen the quality of their education — as testimony continued Tuesday in the closely watched Boston bench trial.
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Race-Blind Admissions Harm Students, Harvard Dean Testifies

Harvard's longtime dean of admissions testified that a study by the university's own expert shows eliminating race from the student application process would result in more Asian-American students being admitted — but would lessen the quality of their education — as testimony continued Tuesday in the closely watched Boston bench trial. Read full article »

Duck Boat Cos.' Inaction Caused Deadly Crash, Jury Told

Counsel for 42 victims of a “duck boat” crash that killed five people told a Seattle jury during opening statements Tuesday that the crash happened because of an axle defect that was improperly handled by amphibious vehicle tour company Ride the Ducks International and its Seattle licensee, while the companies blamed each other for not making a recommended repair to the vehicle.  Read full article »

Fairfax Scores $11M In Jury Verdicts In NJ Stock Scheme Row

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and its New Jersey subsidiary, Crum & Forster Holdings Corp., have scored state trial victories totaling nearly $11 million in damages against a defunct hedge fund and related parties over claims they took part in a scheme to lower the Canadian insurance company’s share price, the business announced Tuesday. Read full article »

Washington Pays $28M To Head Off Crash Survivor's Trial

The state of Washington will pay $28 million to settle claims that its failure to bring a highway pillar up to legal standard was responsible for crash injuries that made a 15-year-old girl a quadriplegic. Read full article »



The Path To Becoming A Supreme Court Advocate

A look at the careers of attorneys who have dominated oral advocacy at the U.S. Supreme Court over the last decade shows a similar path for men and women, with a few key differences. Here’s how the top 10 male and female advocates stack up. (This article is part of a series examining the gender gap among high court advocates.) Read full article »


6th Circ. Affirms Ex-Bemis Worker's ADA Jury Win

A Sixth Circuit panel affirmed an ex-Bemis Company Inc. press operator’s jury win in a disability bias suit Tuesday, saying the company hadn’t shown the worker couldn’t do his job but directing the trial court to tweak the $500,000 judgment. Read full article »


Dental Suppliers Told Reps Not To Sell To Buying Co-Ops: FTC

Federal Trade Commission staffers told an agency administrative law judge Tuesday that the country’s three dominant dental supply companies colluded by explicitly instructing their sales representatives not to offer discounts to buying groups. Read full article »


A Holistic Approach To Client Retention

In an era when law firms are fighting for business and clients can dictate the terms of the relationship, "value" has become a moving target. Firms that take a proactive approach by using strategies designed to articulate value over time will gain the competitive advantage, says Dan Tacone at Intapp Inc. Read full article »


A Chat With Allens Pricing Chief Pier D'Angelo

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 Pier D'Angelo, chief pricing and practice officer at Allens. Read full article »


DC Investigations Lawyer To Be New White House Counsel

President Donald Trump has selected Pat A. Cipollone to replace Don McGahn as White House counsel, the president told reporters Tuesday, bringing in a well-known Washington litigator as his new top lawyer as the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election continues unabated. Read full article »

Axinn Enters California With SF Office, Plans To Expand

Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP announced Tuesday that it has launched a new office in San Francisco, bringing its antitrust and intellectual property capabilities to the West Coast and planning to lure talent to serve its major clients in the state. Read full article »

Berry Appleman Adds 9 Epstein Becker Immigration Attys

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP has nabbed a 60-person immigration team from Epstein Becker Green, including nine attorneys, expanding the firm's footprint to New York City with the opening of a new Manhattan office on Monday. Read full article »

SEC Comes Up Short In Fraud Case Against RD Legal Capital

A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission administrative law judge on Monday shot down much of the agency’s case alleging that fund manager RD Legal Capital LLC and its owner misled investors about their hedge funds’ legal receivables investments, ruling that while some misrepresentations had been made, they hadn’t been made with fraudulent intent. Read full article »

Justices Asked If Sanctions Can Cover Presuit Actions

A whistleblower has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether federal courts can impose sanctions for behavior that happened before a suit was filed, saying a Tenth Circuit decision upholding sanctions against him created a circuit split. Read full article »

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