Snapshot: Legal Tech Co.'s Suit Aims To Shield Debtor Advice

By Emily Lever

A legal tech nonprofit is fighting in New York federal court for the right to coach low-income debtors through debt collection proceedings, repped by a team of attorneys from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, in a closely watched case that touches on tensions over laws regulating who can practice law.

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    Wynn Settles Defamation Suit Over Atty's Press Release

    Court records filed Thursday show billionaire Steve Wynn has agreed to drop his lawsuit accusing civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom of defaming him by publishing a press release that accused him of pressuring casino dancers to strip down.

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    MyPillow CEO Sanctioned For Claims In Voting Machines Case

    A D.C. federal judge has sanctioned MyPillow founder Mike Lindell and dismissed his claims against Dominion and Smartmatic, the voting technology companies who are suing Lindell for defamation after he said on television that they had contributed to election fraud.

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    DC Circ. Probes Leaked Survey Alleging Judges' Misconduct

    D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan said court officials will launch an investigation to determine who recently leaked a confidential employee survey that reportedly alleged that some of the appellate court's judges subjected their staff to bullying and gender discrimination.

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    Ex-FBI GC Says Atty's Clinton Links Would've Been Concern

    While noting that the FBI investigates tips regardless of their origin, the bureau's former top lawyer told jurors on Friday that knowing more about former Perkins Coie LLP partner Michael Sussmann's alleged work for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign would have influenced his handling of information Sussmann offered up about Donald Trump's potential links to Russia prior to the 2016 election.

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    Career DOJ Atty Joins Compliance Co. In Boston

    A veteran U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor has departed to join a Boston-based compliance firm, telling Law360 in an interview Friday that he'll use his two decades of government enforcement chops to help companies get ahead of potential violations.

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    Shook Hardy's Conn. Lead Partner On Tackling Diversity

    Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP brought on trial attorney Robert Simpson earlier this month to serve as managing partner of its new office in Hartford, Connecticut. In a recent interview with Law360 Pulse, Simpson talked about some of the biggest lessons he has learned in his career and the best way to develop and retain diverse lawyers.

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    Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry had another busy week as law firms expanded their footprint with new hires. Meanwhile, a new study showed attrition rates are higher for nonwhite attorneys. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Ex-Iowa House Speaker Joins Fredrikson & Byron

    Fredrikson & Byron PA announced that it added a former speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives to its government relations group as a senior policy strategist in its Des Moines office.

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    NJ Chief Justice Urges Lawmakers To Fill High Court Seats

    New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner called on state lawmakers Friday to fill judicial vacancies that have reached as far as the state's highest court, citing the challenges posed by those empty seats during an address at the New Jersey State Bar Association's 2022 Annual Meeting and Convention.

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    Legal Tech Roundup: MyCase, Case Works

    A legal technology company disclosing its fourth acquisition in less than two years leads this roundup of recent industry news.



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