• Judge Declines To Reinstate Suspended Fla. State Atty

    Suspended Florida state attorney Andrew Warren will not be immediately reinstated after a Florida federal judge Monday denied his request for a preliminary injunction in his First Amendment lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis.

  • Developer's Unpaid Atty Fees Scrutinized As Trial Opens

    A Manhattan federal judge appeared skeptical Monday of claims that the lead defender in Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng's criminal bribery case took advantage of language barriers to charge an "outrageous" fee while farming work out to more experienced lawyers like Ben Brafman. 

  • CLE Provider Launches New Diversity Council

    The continuing legal education nonprofit Practising Law Institute has established a council to help create diversity, equity and inclusion programming and develop resources to support DEI professionals, the PLI announced Monday.

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    NY Federal Judge To Take Senior Status Next Year

    U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccett­­i will take senior status next spring after more than a decade in the Southern District of New York, opening up another seat for President Joe Biden to fill.

  • Roche Freedman Asks 11th Circ. To Nix DQ Bid In Crypto Suit

    Roche Freedman LLP says it should not be disqualified from an appeal over a strained partnership with the self-professed inventor of bitcoin, despite remarks its partner Kyle Roche made in secretly recorded videos calling jurors "idiots" while he was allegedly intoxicated.  

  • Perkins Coie Atty Tells Jury Plane Parts Exec Skipped Depos

    The co-chair of Perkins Coie's white collar practice took the stand Friday in a Belgian aircraft parts reseller's $15 million criminal fraud trial, telling Manhattan federal jurors that the defendant missed four depositions in related civil litigation the attorney worked on while at a previous firm.

  • 5th Circ. Revives Airport Injury Suit Over Calendar Mistake

    The Fifth Circuit on Friday revived a suit blaming Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Spirit Airlines for causing a woman's slip-and-fall injuries, saying the plaintiff's failure to timely file a required document was due to a legal assistant's scheduling error, which didn't warrant dismissal.

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    What Gilbride's EEOC Nomination Means To Disabled Workers

    The historic nomination of Karla Gilbride, a civil rights attorney believed to be the first blind lawyer to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, to serve as U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission general counsel marks a win for the representation of disabled employees in the workforce.

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    Fight Over Lawyer Harassment Rules Heats Up In 3rd Circ.

    A yearslong debate over controversial lawyer conduct rules banning discrimination and harassment is now coming to a head. A federal court of appeals will decide whether a rule the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's disciplinary board sought to adopt violates the First Amendment — and possibly set the stage for a U.S. Supreme Court fight.

  • Williams & Connolly Partner, Wife Owe $7M In Taxes, Feds Say

    A partner at the D.C. litigation firm Williams & Connolly LLP and his wife are accused of owing nearly $7 million in unpaid income tax liabilities going back more than two decades, according to a complaint by the U.S. government.

  • Convicted Ex-GC Can't Return To Bar, Conn. Panel Rules

    A one-time general counsel convicted of obstruction of justice lost his bid to be reinstated to the state bar when a Connecticut appellate court rejected his arguments that a disciplinary panel had erred in finding he lacked remorse and candor for his past conduct.

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    Departing Mich. Chief Justice Calls For More Diverse Bench

    Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, set to lead a major arbitration group next year, called Friday for younger and more diverse appointments to the Michigan Supreme Court as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer decides whom she will select as her replacement.

  • Indicted Ex-Ga. Judge Wants Prosecuting Agency Off Case

    A former Georgia state court judge accused of using a private investigator to hack county computers has challenged the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia's representation of the state in the case against her because her previous prosecutor worked with the agency after disqualifying himself due to a conflict of interest.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    It was another headline-grabbing September week for the legal industry, as famed attorney Ken Starr died, BigLaw opened new offices and attorneys swapped firms. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

  • 7 Questions With Squire Patton Boggs' Hannah Laming

    Law360 speaks to Squire Patton Boggs LLP's Hannah Laming about applying prosecutorial experience in private practice, the need to better fund law enforcement agencies and why she's hoping her new job won't involve hunting through documents in shipping containers.

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    SC Watchdog Can Dispute State's $75M Fee To 2 Law Firms

    A South Carolina government watchdog does have the right to challenge a $75 million contingency fee two Columbia law firms received after negotiating a $600 million settlement on behalf of the state, the state's Supreme Court has ruled.

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    Pillsbury Partner Among 3 New US Atty Picks In Fla., ND

    President Joe Biden tapped three nominees for U.S. Attorney in Florida and North Dakota on Thursday, including a Miami-based partner from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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    Conn. Court Staff Shortages, Virtual Cases Fuel Merger

    After over two years of consolidating cases from Connecticut's Norwalk Superior Court to Stamford Superior Court, the Connecticut Judicial Branch has decided to permanently merge the two courts, citing staffing shortages and the increase in virtual proceedings.

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    Senate Confirms District Judge Merriam To 2nd Circ.

    The Senate voted to confirm U.S. District Judge Sarah A.L. Merriam to the Second Circuit on Thursday, elevating her to the appellate court less than a year after senators approved her nomination to the District of Connecticut.

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    DOJ Money Laundering Chief Joins MoFo In DC

    A top attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's division focused on prosecuting money laundering crime, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and other financial violations has joined Morrison Foerster LLP in its D.C. office, the firm announced Thursday.

  • CVS Tells 9th Circ. Objector Can't Challenge $10M Wage Deal

    An objector isn't a party in a wage suit settled with a $10.4 million deal between CVS Pharmacy Inc. and a class of workers, CVS argued, saying she can't appeal a lower court's decision to approve the settlement to the Ninth Circuit.

  • Fla. Atty May Skirt Prison For $5M Crypto Scam Due To Health

    A disbarred Florida attorney who admitted to his role in defrauding bitcoin investors out of $5 million should not be imprisoned because he is 78 and in poor health, Manhattan federal prosecutors said.

  • Toyota's $272M Thai Tax Bill Upheld Amid Bribery Probe

    The Supreme Court of Thailand on Thursday found that Toyota failed to pay import taxes on its Prius car parts, upholding a $272 million judgment against the global corporation's Thai subsidiary as it faces related judicial bribery investigations.

  • Senate Panel Advances DC, 5th Circ. Picks

    The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced President Joe Biden's nominees for the Fifth Circuit and D.C. Circuit on Thursday, adding to the number of judges available for votes in the full Senate as Democrats race to confirm as many nominees as possible before the midterm elections.

  • Del. Judge Sets Hearings About Patent Funding Info Concerns

    Delaware federal Judge Colm Connolly has ordered the owners of six companies that have filed 14 patent cases, nearly all of which have been voluntarily dismissed, to appear in person to address his concerns that they are not complying with standing orders requiring disclosure of their litigation funding and ownership information.

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