• Atty Sanctioned $8K For 'Blatantly' Copying Opponent's Brief

    A Philadelphia federal judge this week ordered an attorney to pay more than $8,000 after finding that she "lifted word for word" parts of her opponent's legal filing into her own, saying that the attorney's plagiarism was "neither slight nor subtle" and that her conduct "demeaned our profession."

  • Trump Says DOJ Misrepresented Mar-A-Lago Doc Disputes

    Former President Donald Trump shot back at the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday evening, saying the government had misrepresented the disputes over a set of documents to the special master reviewing the documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate.

  • Trump Org Trial To Open With All Eyes On Ex-CFO's Testimony

    The criminal fraud trial against the Trump Organization begins Monday in Manhattan with its longtime chief financial officer set to testify to financial crimes amid the conspicuous absence of charges against former President Donald Trump or his adult children.

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    NY Lawyer Charged With 2 Felonies In Capitol Attack

    The FBI on Thursday arrested a New York lawyer who is accused of trying to disarm an officer at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection.

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    Leading American Trial Lawyer Opens Firm In UK

    Renowned American trial lawyer Mark Lanier has opened a new law firm in Britain along with two English barristers and the executive director of his U.S. operation to target corporate wrongdoing.

  • US Trustee Calls Kirkland Conflicted In 3M Unit Bankruptcy

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP cannot have "undivided loyalty" representing 3M subsidiary Aearo Technologies in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it defends the parent in sprawling product liability litigation, a U.S. Trustee told an Indiana federal judge Thursday.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    It was another action-packed week in the legal industry, with new data released on partner compensation, the closure of two law firms’ Paris offices and the launch of a new boutique. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    House Panel Subpoenas Trump Over Role In Jan. 6

    The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed former President Donald Trump on Friday, making good on its promise to seek documents and testimony about his role in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

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    Tax Pros Hope For Broad Privilege Ruling From High Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this month to review a tax-related case on attorney-client privilege, and practitioners hope the court will use the occasion to take a broad approach toward privilege that acknowledges the importance of tax advice. 

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    With Harvard Case Looming, Jenner & Block Starts DEI Group

    Jenner & Block is launching its DEI Protection Taskforce to support clients across industries as the US Supreme Court looks to rule on the constitutionality of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) criteria in decision-making at universities.

  • Trump Told DOJ Clemency Requests Are Personal Records

    Former President Donald Trump is claiming that six documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago resort that relate to clemency requests are personal documents and not presidential records, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed in a New York federal court filing Thursday.

  • NC Urges High Court To Reject 'Discordant' Election Theory

    Election officials in North Carolina have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a controversial legal theory that would bar state courts from ruling on election policy, calling the proposal put forth by Republican state lawmakers an "extreme and dangerous reading" of the U.S. Constitution.

  • Justice Barrett Rejects Effort To Block Student Debt Relief

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday denied an emergency appeal by a group of Wisconsin taxpayers who want to block President Joe Biden's student debt relief program, the same day a Missouri federal judge rejected a similar effort by six Republican-led states.

  • Pilots Say Ex-Kirkland, SEC Atty Can't Judge 737 Max Suit

    Pilots said an Illinois federal judge who was previously with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Kirkland & Ellis LLP cannot impartially oversee their case alleging Boeing duped the international aviation community about the 737 Max jets, so a new judge must be assigned to the case.

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    Arguing Free Speech, Pa. Atty Fights Bid To Revive Bias Rule

    First Amendment attorney Zachary Greenberg shot back at a bid to reinstate a new anti-bias rule that would impose ethics penalties on lawyers who knowingly engage in racial and sexual discrimination, arguing in a court filing Thursday that the rule from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's attorney disciplinary board violates free speech.

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    Ex-AG Civiletti Remembered As Legal Titan, Civic Leader

    Friends and colleagues are remembering former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti as a legal giant who not only drove the growth of Venable LLP during his tenure as the firm's chairman, but also displayed compassion and impeccable judgment.

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    NYCLU Wins Release Of Memos To New York Judges

    A New York state judge ordered the state's Office of Court Administration to release all confidential memos it sent to judges advising them how to interpret, analyze and apply court decisions and statutes, saying Thursday that the New York Civil Liberties Union's request for the material was sufficiently tailored.

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    Jan. 6 Investigator Returns To Hunton In Richmond

    A former associate has returned to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP's Richmond, Virginia, office as counsel after stints as a federal prosecutor and an investigator for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

  • Fed. Judges' Spouses Should Divulge Legal Work, Groups Say

    The spouses of federal judges who provide legal services and lobbying should have to publicly disclose that work to avoid judicial conflicts of interest, government oversight groups have told Congress.

  • Trump Signed Doc He Knew Had False Voter Data, Judge Says

    A California federal judge ordered former President Donald Trump's attorney John Eastman on Wednesday to provide a final batch of documents to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot, finding that some emails indicate Trump touted bogus statistical evidence of election fraud in Georgia that he knew was false.

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    Breyer Doubts Other Rights At Risk In Dobbs Decision's Wake

    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said Wednesday during a forum at Harvard University that he does not think other constitutional rights, including same-sex marriage and contraception, are at risk following the high court's ruling striking down a constitutional right to abortion.

  • Federal Judiciary Cites 'Productive' Talks On Free PACER Bill

    The director of the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts told lawmakers in a letter Wednesday that work is "well underway" to modernize the electronic case management system and said there have been "productive" talks with congressional staff on proposed legislation to make access to PACER free.

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    5th Circ. Says CFPB's Funding Structure Is Unconstitutional

    A Fifth Circuit panel ruled Wednesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's independent funding structure is unconstitutional, throwing out a payday lending rule from the agency that two trade groups have been fighting in court for years.

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    Judge Who Held Trump In Contempt Keeps $250M Fraud Case

    A New York administrative judge on Wednesday ruled the state attorney general's $250 million fraud case against former President Donald Trump will remain with the judge who previously held him in contempt and fined him $110,000 for violating court orders.

  • Taxpayers Ask Supreme Court To Block Student Debt Relief

    A group of Wisconsin taxpayers filed an emergency appeal Wednesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block President Joe Biden's student debt relief program, urging the justices to apply a narrow exception to the general rule that paying taxes does not create standing to sue the government in federal court. 

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