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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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 »


Manafort's Defense Rests Without Bringing Evidence

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday, declining to present evidence to rebut the government's allegations that the political consultant concealed overseas earnings from the U.S. government to avoid paying taxes and borrowed money using bogus financial documents. Read full article »

You Can't Deadlock In 3 Hours, NY Judge Tells Bribery Jury

A Manhattan federal judge told jurors mulling fraud and conspiracy counts against Norman Seabrook, the former labor boss accused of steering $20 million in union money to a hedge fund in exchange for a $60,000 bribe, to go back to work Tuesday after they quickly said they were unanimous on one charge but deadlocked on the other. Read full article »

Fla. Woman Wins $4.6M In Sex Abuse Suit Against Her Parents

A Florida jury has awarded $4.6 million in a suit brought by a woman who accused her father of sexually abusing her for 16 years while her mother negligently failed to prevent the abuse, her lawyers announced Tuesday. Read full article »

Jury Awards $5.4M To Trucking Co. Worker For Crushed Leg

A West Virginia federal jury awarded $5.42 million on Tuesday to a man whose leg was crushed at work, saying two trucking companies, including his employer, were responsible. Read full article »


Rimini Still Owes Oracle $28.5M Attys' Fees In IP Suit

A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday ordered Rimini Street Inc. to pay Oracle Corp. $28.5 million in attorneys' fees after years of litigation in their copyright infringement case, saying the award was still justified even though the Ninth Circuit reversed Oracle’s state-law claims. Read full article »

Bourbon Maker Asks 9th Circ. To Revive Wine Co. IP Row

Spirits maker Sazerac Co. Inc. urged the Ninth Circuit to revive its suit alleging that a winemaker infringed its Buffalo Trace bourbon trademark, saying it lost a bench trial because the district court didn't even try to determine whether Fetzer Vineyards Inc.'s own buffalo logo-bearing product was likely to confuse customers. Read full article »


Chinese Billionaire Asks 2nd Circ. To Deep-Six Conviction

Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng has asked the Second Circuit to void his conviction for bribing United Nations ambassadors to get support for a conference center project in Macau, saying the government misapplied U.S. law to cover an intergovernmental organization like the U.N. Read full article »


Insurer Seeks Win In Dispute Over Dish TCPA Judgment

Insurer National Union wants a Denver federal court to order that it need not cover policyholder Dish Network LLC after Dish was hit with a $280 million verdict for placing millions of robocalls, saying Monday its situation echoes that of a primary insurer recently let off the hook. Read full article »


Ga. Court Convicts Cybercriminal On $6M ID Theft Charges

A Nigerian citizen was found guilty of aggravated identity theft charges by a jury in a Georgia federal court after stealing more than $6 million from American universities with his partner, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. Read full article »


NCAA, Players Can Use O'Bannon Evidence In Antitrust Trial

The California federal judge who will try claims the NCAA illegally prevents athletes from being paid beyond their scholarships said Monday she will admit evidence from the landmark O'Bannon case, overriding multiple objections from both the sports body and the students. Read full article »


Why A Hoverboard Suit Against Amazon Went Up In Flames

Should an e-commerce firm be held liable for the defects of every item it sells on its global internet marketplace? The plaintiffs in Fox v. argued exactly that, and the district court answered with a resounding “no.” Online marketplaces are simply not in a position to supervise every product sold on their platforms, says Jed Winer of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP. Read full article »

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 »


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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