Daily Litigation


    Trump To Face NY AG As 'Fraud' At Trial, His Empire At Stake

    After three years of investigation, litigation and ceaseless appeals, the New York attorney general is set to bring former President Donald Trump to trial Monday as she seeks to put him out of the real estate business for good and claw back $250 million in allegedly ill-gotten gains.

  • Diamond Resort Gets Fees, No Sanctions In Timeshare Suit

    A judge granted a partial win Friday to hospitality real estate company Diamond Resorts in its dispute with a timeshare exit firm, ordering the parties to determine how much the firm owes in attorney fees due to delays it caused in the case.

  • Mich. Panel Trims Ex-Prosecutor's Whistleblower Suit

    A Michigan appellate panel significantly pared a former assistant county prosecutor's wrongful termination lawsuit Thursday but said the attorney could proceed on a single claim that she experienced retaliation for reporting what she believed to be an illegal plea deal.

  • Auditor's Atty Wins $2.4M Fees In Bank Whistleblowing Case

    An attorney representing a former BofI Federal Bank employee was mostly successful in winning more than $2.4 million in fees for work on a suit that resulted in a jury finding the employee was illegally fired from the bank, with a California federal judge applying a multiplier of 1.1 "to account for contingency risk."

  • Trump Tells 2nd Circ. Immunity Bars Carroll Defamation Suit

    Donald Trump argued to the Second Circuit this week why he has presidential immunity from defamation charges from writer E. Jean Carroll, sounding the alarm about the threat to presidents' ability to act "without fear or apprehension" about liability for statements made in office hanging over them.

  • US Says Atty Owes $6.4M In Unpaid Employment Taxes

    Federal prosecutors in Texas are seeking $6.4 million in unpaid federal tax liabilities from a Dallas-area attorney and mediator who they claim failed to turn over federal taxes he withheld from payroll on behalf of employees at various businesses he owned and ran between 2009 and 2017.

  • Chancery Blocks Failed SPAC's Folding After Atty Fee Claim

    A special-purpose acquisition company can't liquidate until it pays a more than $1.9 million bill owed to Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP after its troubled, $2.6 billion deal for a casino in the Philippines was scuttled by a Delaware court ruling.

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    Berger Montague Expands Antitrust Bench In Philly

    Philadelphia-based plaintiffs' firm Berger Montague beefed up its antitrust practice with the addition of two attorneys, including the return of a shareholder who briefly left the firm for a year and a half to work for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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    Quarles & Brady Appoints Co-Managing Partners In DC

    Quarles & Brady LLP has elevated an intellectual property specialist and a labor and employment pro to become co-leaders of its Washington, D.C., office.

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    Ga. Prosecutorial Watchdog Gets Green Light To Start Work

    The eight members of Georgia's new Prosecuting Attorneys Qualifications Commission can begin receiving and investigating complaints against district attorneys and solicitors general on Oct. 1 despite opposition from several Peach State district attorneys, an Atlanta judge ruled Friday.

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    Duane Morris Elevates 3 Men, 6 Women To Special Counsel

    Duane Morris LLP announced nine promotions to special counsel roles on Friday, elevating six women and three men in seven cities across the firm's intellectual property, health, corporate, labor, private client and trials practices.

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    Chevron's Sanctions Bid Steps Into 'Legal Fantasy,' Atty Says

    A Seattle lawyer told a California federal court that it can't order him to pay Chevron more than a quarter-million dollars in attorney fees for concocting a fake news article during an $18 billion arbitration fight, saying the case is already closed, among other reasons.

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    Jackson Lewis Adds Fisher Phillips Employment Pro In Fla.

    Employment law firm Jackson Lewis PC picked up a new principal for its Orlando office from Fisher Phillips.

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    NJ Firm Trenk Isabel Lands Gordon Rees Litigation Ace

    Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian PC announced the hire of a new counsel bringing decades of experience in litigating a range of issues from contracts to employment defense in its commercial litigation and labor and employment law groups.

  • Baker Donelson Says Client Stiffed Firm On $367K In Fees

    Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has filed a federal lawsuit in Georgia accusing a former client of defaulting on just more than $367,000 in unpaid legal fees.

  • Texas Firm Tells Appeals Court Anti-SLAPP Move Is Stall Effort

    A Texas law firm embroiled in a long-running dispute with its former co-counsel over the proceeds of lawsuits concerning the antidepressant drug Paxil has urged a state appellate court to stand by a trial court's ruling that an anti-SLAPP motion filed by the other firm was a meritless stalling tactic.

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    Stearns Weaver Brings On Ex-NY Federal Prosecutor In Miami

    A former Manhattan federal prosecutor has jumped to Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA as a litigation shareholder in Miami.

  • Texas Real Estate Atty Can't Be Witness In His Client's Case

    A policyholder attorney can't double as a fact witness in a dispute accusing an insurer of scheming to avoid providing coverage for the diminished value of purchased property, a Texas federal judge ruled.

  • Ex-DA's Aide Urges 11th Circ. To Revive Pregnancy Bias Suit

    Atlanta's former district attorney distanced himself from his deputy chief of staff after she revealed her pregnancy, indicating her discrimination suit should not have ended under a personal staff exemption of the Civil Rights Act, the axed top aide told the Eleventh Circuit.

  • Insurer Drops Bid To Escape Malpractice Defense Of NJ Atty

    An insurance company defending a New Jersey law firm in an underlying malpractice suit told a federal court that it has decided to drop its action against the firm, which it accused of failing to provide basic information needed to complete a coverage investigation.

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    Longtime Skadden Litigator Joins Robinson & Cole In DC

    A litigator who spent more than 20 years at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP has joined Robinson & Cole LLP's Washington, D.C., office as a partner.

  • Texas Justices Reinstate Whistleblower Suit Against Paxton

    The Texas Supreme Court has reinstated a retaliation lawsuit brought by four of Attorney General Ken Paxton's former senior-aides-turned-whistleblowers.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The first week of autumn brought a cornucopia of legal industry news, including the start of a long-awaited vote on the proposed merger of Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse's weekly quiz.

  • 5 Supreme Court Cases To Watch This Fall

    The U.S. Supreme Court will tackle a variety of questions in the first half of its 2023 term that will have a broad impact on federal regulators' power and the authority of courts to intercede in major aspects of American life.

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    Red Mass: What Does It Mean To Be A Catholic Lawyer?

    This fall, some Catholic lawyers are celebrating the Red Mass, a traditional blessing for the legal profession. An annual mass in Washington, D.C. has sometimes drawn U.S. Supreme Court justices. Amid the church’s ongoing challenges, what does it mean to be a Catholic attorney today?

Expert Analysis

  • How Firms Can Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole With Data Security Author Photo

    In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.

  • Law Firms Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.

  • How To Find Your Inner Calm When Client Obligations Pile Up Author Photo

    In the most stressful times for attorneys, when several transactions for different partners and clients peak at the same time and the phone won’t stop buzzing, incremental lifestyle changes can truly make a difference, says Lindsey Hughes at Haynes Boone.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Support Gen Z Attorneys? Author Photo

    Meredith Beuchaw at Lowenstein Sandler discusses how senior attorneys can assist the newest generation of attorneys by championing their pursuit of a healthy work-life balance and providing the hands-on mentorship opportunities they missed out on during the pandemic.

  • Advice For Summer Associates Uneasy About Offer Prospects Author Photo

    There are a few communication tips that law students in summer associate programs should consider to put themselves in the best possible position to receive an offer, and firms can also take steps to support those to whom they are unable to make an offer, says Amy Mattock at Georgetown University Law Center.

  • How Law Firms Can Cautiously Wield AI To Streamline Tasks Author Photo

    Many attorneys are going to use artificial intelligence tools whether law firms like it or not, so firms should educate them on AI's benefits, limits and practical uses, such as drafting legal documents, to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving legal market, say Thomas Schultz and Eden Bernstein at Kellogg Hansen.

  • Keys To Managing The Stresses Of Law School Author Photo

    Dealing with the pressures associated with law school can prove difficult for many future lawyers, but there are steps students can take to manage stress — and schools can help too, say Ryan Zajic and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami at UWorld.

  • Can Mandatory CLE Mitigate Implicit Bias's Negative Impacts? Author Photo

    Amid ongoing disagreements on whether states should mandate implicit bias training as part of attorneys' continuing legal education requirements, Stephanie Wilson at Reed Smith looks at how unconscious attitudes or stereotypes adversely affect legal practice, and whether mandatory training programs can help.

  • Ditch The Frills And Start Writing Legal Letters In Plain English Author Photo

    To become more effective advocates, lawyers need to rethink the ridiculous, convoluted language they use in correspondence and write letters in a clear, concise and direct manner, says legal writing instructor Stuart Teicher.



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