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  • August 17, 2017

    Uber Scores 2nd Circ. Win In Price-Fix Arbitration Dispute

    The Second Circuit on Thursday threw out a decision by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that Uber could not force a customer to arbitrate price-fixing accusations against the company, saying rider Spencer Meyer was given adequate notice of Uber's terms when he signed up for the ride-sharing service.

  • August 16, 2017

    J&J, Woman Spar Over Science At Cancer Trial's Close

    A woman alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused her terminal ovarian cancer attacked the company’s credibility during Wednesday's closing arguments in the California trial, and J&J fired back that its opponent was misinterpreting scientific studies in her bid to win the case.

  • August 16, 2017

    Poland Spring Called ‘Colossal Fraud’ In Suit Against Nestle

    Nestle was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday claiming that none of its Poland Spring bottled water meets the federal definition of spring water, that the actual spring ran dry decades ago, and that several of the brand’s wells are downhill from an area where a resort previously dumped its guests’ excrement.

  • August 16, 2017

    Feds Say Ex-BofA VP, Others Made $5M From Insider Trading

    Manhattan federal prosecutors on Wednesday said seven people have been charged for their roles in a $5 million insider trading scheme, in which a former Bank of America vice president is accused of doling out confidential merger information he obtained from the bank.

  • August 16, 2017

    BigLaw Champions Diversity In Wake Of Charlottesville

    Several BigLaw firms have spoken out this week against the deadly violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump’s response, taking the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to diversity, tolerance and inclusion within their firms.

  • August 16, 2017

    Trump To Extend ACA Subsidies After CBO Warning

    The Trump administration on Wednesday said it will fund Affordable Care Act subsidies for copays and deductibles this month, a move that came one day after the Congressional Budget Office warned of insurer exits and premium hikes if funding were curtailed.

  • August 16, 2017

    Palin-Violence Link Not Intended, NYT Editor Tells Rakoff

    In an evidentiary hearing Wednesday on a motion to dismiss a libel suit against The New York Times, the paper's editorial page editor told U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff that he did not intend to imply a causal relationship between political violence and Sarah Palin’s rhetoric.

  • August 16, 2017

    Trump Disbands Deteriorating CEO Advisory Councils

    President Donald Trump disbanded two of his advisory councils on Wednesday as CEOs rapidly abandoned them in response to Trump’s refusal to exclusively blame white supremacists for a fatal rally they held in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

  • August 16, 2017

    The 10 Law Firms Clients Recommend Most

    Legal decision makers at large corporations are sweet on 10 law firms they have name-dropped more than 15 years in a row as worthy of recommendation to a peer, according to a new report out Wednesday.

  • August 16, 2017

    Anti-Trump Site's Host Says DOJ Info Demand Abuses Power

    A webhoster is pushing back against a demand by the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over 1.3 million IP addresses and other information about visitors to an anti-Trump website, telling a Washington, D.C., judge that the search warrant is an unconstitutional abuse of government power.

  • August 16, 2017

    Takata Ch. 11 Judge Halts All Non-MDL Airbag Lawsuits

    The Delaware bankruptcy judge presiding over the Takata Chapter 11 case on Wednesday ordered a 90-day freeze of hundreds of lawsuits and government enforcement actions over defective airbag inflators linked to at least a dozen deaths, so the company can focus on its global restructuring.

  • August 15, 2017

    Spokeo Ruling Deals Blow To Cos. But May Have Silver Lining

    The Ninth Circuit's decision Tuesday that the harm stemming from an allegedly inaccurate consumer report published by Spokeo Inc. was concrete enough to establish standing gives class action plaintiffs a boost in their bids to block defendants from making quick exits, but the panel's fact-specific analysis may limit the ruling's broader application and leave companies with a stronger defense down the line, attorneys say.

  • August 15, 2017

    Charlottesville Victims Hit Protesters With $3M Terrorism Suit

    Two women injured in the deadly car crash during a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, accused the driver who hit them, event organizers and websites including AltRight.com and The Daily Stormer of inciting violence and aiding terrorism in a $3 million suit in state court on Tuesday.

  • August 15, 2017

    Trump's ACA Threat Would Send Insurers Fleeing, CBO Says

    President Donald Trump’s threatened defunding of Affordable Care Act subsidies would cause insurers to flee a significant number of marketplaces, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

  • August 15, 2017

    Jones Day Conflict Waived In GWB Scandal Figure's Appeal

    A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday ruled that a former public official convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has knowingly and voluntarily waived any potential conflict of interest with Jones Day attorneys representing her as appellate counsel in light of the firm's representation of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in related matters.

  • August 15, 2017

    Uber Settles With FTC Over Privacy Misrepresentations

    The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it has reached a non-monetary agreement with Uber to settle allegations that the company failed to properly protect consumers’ personal information, with the ride-hailing giant agreeing to implement a comprehensive privacy program designed to address privacy risks and protect consumers’ confidential information.

  • August 15, 2017

    AFL-CIO Heads Latest To Leave Trump’s Job Panel

    Two high ranking AFL-CIO executives on Tuesday became the latest to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council based on his lackluster response to the fatal white supremacist rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • August 15, 2017

    9th Circ. Says FCRA Claims Meet Standing Bar In Spokeo Row

    The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a man who accused Spokeo of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly reporting inaccurate information about him had claimed a sufficiently concrete injury to meet the Article III standing bar established by the U.S. Supreme Court in the dispute last year.

  • August 15, 2017

    Paralegal Killed In Charlottesville 'Enjoyed The Law'

    The legal assistant killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, while counter-protesting a white nationalist demonstration was a student of the law who believed in its power to help people, according to her former supervisor.

  • August 15, 2017

    Teamsters Acquitted In 'Top Chef' Extortion Case

    Four Massachusetts Teamsters were acquitted Tuesday of trying to strong-arm a “Top Chef” television production into hiring union labor at a picket that turned violent.

Expert Analysis

  • How Midsize Law Firms Can Minimize Cybersecurity Threats

    K. Stefan Chin

    It can be challenging for midsize law firms to develop an enterprise cybersecurity program that mitigates the eminent threat of data breach and meets the regulatory and compliance requirements of the firm and its clients. This challenge becomes daunting when considering the steady rise in client audits, say K. Stefan Chin of Peckar & Abramson PC and John Sweeney of Logicforce.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Matching Experts

    Stephen Susman

    In the penultimate installment of this series, Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project answer a question on many legal analysts’ minds: What if both sides’ expert witnesses sat in a hot tub discussing the case while a jury watched?

  • Rebuttal

    The Rise Of Midsize Firms

    Ronald Shechtman

    Recently, this publication featured an op-ed in which one law firm partner contended that midsize firms will be the next casualty of the legal market, due to a supposed inability to compete with BigLaw or boutique firms for business. Though we can expect to see Am Law firms continue to lead the market in megadeals and life-or-death litigations, by all indications midsize is on the rise, says Ronald Shechtman of Pryor Cashman LLP.

  • How Mobile Apps Can Benefit Your Practice

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    Despite the boom in mobile application development, many lawyers are still reluctant when it comes to using apps in their daily work. Attorney Sean Cleary explores the benefits and shares some recommendations for apps geared toward attorneys.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Interim Arguments

    Roy Futterman

    By allowing attorneys to summarize what has just occurred in testimony and how it fits into the wider case narrative, courts can substantially improve juror comprehension through every step of a trial. Yet interim arguments are not practiced regularly, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Unstructured Data Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

    David Turner

    Recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure mean issues like spoliation, sanctions and adverse impacts are focus areas for many attorneys, providers and clients. David Turner of FTI Consulting Inc. discusses the technological best practices regarding preservation and proportionality, as well as the challenges associated with clients' structured data.

  • 6 Ways Teaching A Law School Class Can Benefit Lawyers

    Steven Allison

    Though teaching a law school class may be one of the last things on a busy practitioner's to-do list, it's a misconception that teaching will benefit only those who are looking to leave the practice of law and enter academia. It also offers several practical benefits, especially for more junior lawyers looking for stand-up experience, say Steven Allison and Samrah Mahmoud of Crowell & Moring LLP.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Openings Before Voir Dire

    Richard Lorren Jolly

    This week’s idea for improving civil jury trials is remarkably simple: Allow counsel to provide complete opening statements to the entire venire before voir dire begins instead of after the jury is impaneled, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • 3 Key Areas Legal Operations Teams Should Focus On

    Jaime Woltjen

    These days, legal operations directors can easily get stretched too thin between responsibilities like overseeing support staff and taking on office management responsibilities. Legal operations teams should focus their time and effort on outside counsel management, technology planning and analytics, says Jaime Woltjen of Stout Risius Ross LLC.

  • Recap

    What The Experts Said About High Court Rulings This Term

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    With the U.S. Supreme Court term now concluded, we take a look back at some first impressions from the experts when the most impactful decisions for corporate law were handed down.