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'Brazen Legal Fiction': Smartmatic Asks Court to Reject Fox's Defenses in Defamation Case 'Brazen Legal Fiction': Smartmatic Asks Court to Reject Fox's Defenses in Defamation Case

Fox's affirmative defenses are a parade of legal jargon divorced from facts and applicable law,..
2nd Circuit: Competitor's Ads May Not Have Run Afoul of Internet Service Provider's Bankruptcy Stay 2nd Circuit: Competitor's Ads May Not Have Run Afoul of Internet Service Provider's Bankruptcy Stay

Chief Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston and Circuit Judges José Cabranes and Maria Arau jo Kahn..
Paramount GC's Exit Was 'Involuntary,' Entitling Her to Millions in Severance Paramount GC's Exit Was 'Involuntary,' Entitling Her to Millions in Severance

Now that Paramount is keeping its independence, the company's board is under pressure to chop..
Elon Musk Argues Twitter Flip-Flopping Not Manipulation Because His Legal Case Was So Bad Elon Musk Argues Twitter Flip-Flopping Not Manipulation Because His Legal Case Was So Bad

In a real galaxy brain take, Musk's lawyers claim no reasonable investor could've believed what..
Breaking The Chains Of Hierarchy: Why ‘Nonlawyer’ Must Go Breaking The Chains Of Hierarchy: Why ‘Nonlawyer’ Must Go

The term is more than just a label; it reflects outdated hierarchies and is a barrier to a more..
Midyear Money: The Top 2024 Legal Tech Investments (So Far) Midyear Money: The Top 2024 Legal Tech Investments (So Far)

Six months into 2024, and it's clear that legal tech funding is slowly, but steadily, bouncing back,..
Are You For Real? Dealing with the Proliferation of Deepfakes Are You For Real? Dealing with the Proliferation of Deepfakes

Notwithstanding the significant threats facing companies as a result of deepfake technology, there..
How I Made Partner: 'Begin to Build a Personal Brand,' Says Courtney Quiros of Alston & Bird How I Made Partner: 'Begin to Build a Personal Brand,' Says Courtney Quiros of Alston & Bird

Associates should also begin to build a personal brand by specializing in a subject matter area..
How I Made Partner: 'Be Reliable and Responsible,' Says Sonja Sahlsten of Finnegan How I Made Partner: 'Be Reliable and Responsible,' Says Sonja Sahlsten of Finnegan

Be reliable and responsible. Trust is so important, and the way to build that with your colleagues..
Despite IP Concerns, CA Bar Continues Efforts to Develop State Exam Despite IP Concerns, CA Bar Continues Efforts to Develop State Exam

We continue to engage Kaplan and also the National Conference to work to address any IP and..
Arrested Judge Was 'Trying to Help,' Witnesses Say Arrested Judge Was 'Trying to Help,' Witnesses Say

This is living proof of 'no good deed goes unpunished,' said defense counsel Marvin S. Arrington Jr...
Law Firm Sues Thomson Reuters for Allegedly Derailed Website Law Firm Sues Thomson Reuters for Allegedly Derailed Website

Up until March 4, 2024, the plaintiff communicated with the defendant via one hundred and..
From Big Law or In-House: Who's the Best Hire for Your Legal Department? From Big Law or In-House: Who's the Best Hire for Your Legal Department?

The optimal candidate should have core skills and competencies to perform the legal function, and..
'Celebrate Straight Pride': Firing Spotlights Uptick in Polarizing Employment Issues 'Celebrate Straight Pride': Firing Spotlights Uptick in Polarizing Employment Issues

With the 2024 presidential election, we think it's only going to get more and more pronounced. We..
Do Clients Really Care What A Lawyer’s Office Looks Like? Do Clients Really Care What A Lawyer’s Office Looks Like?

When you've seen one lawyer's office, you've pretty much finished the tour. Not everyone has Perry..
A Lazy Press Falsely Claims Musk’s Starlink Left Amazon Tribes Addicted To Porn A Lazy Press Falsely Claims Musk’s Starlink Left Amazon Tribes Addicted To Porn

From the it's-a-game-of-telephone,-but-somehow-dumber dept.The post A Lazy Press Falsely Claims..
The morning read for Friday, June 21 The morning read for Friday, June 21

The court will release opinions again this morning. Join us for live coverage at 9:45 a.m. EDT...
Pa. Jury Returns $20 Million Verdict Against Honda Following Motorcycle Fire Pa. Jury Returns $20 Million Verdict Against Honda Following Motorcycle Fire

According to the plaintiff's pretrial memo, the plaintiff had offered to settle the case for $8..
The Law Firm Disrupted: A Healthy Degree of Caution in Advice Around AI The Law Firm Disrupted: A Healthy Degree of Caution in Advice Around AI

In a new survey, only 29% of outside counsel responded that they were highly confident in their..
3 Skills I Learned From Biglaw 3 Skills I Learned From Biglaw

Skills learned from law firm life can directly contribute to your success as in-house counsel.The..
The 2024 NLJ 500: Which Firms Grew and Shrunk the Most? The 2024 NLJ 500: Which Firms Grew and Shrunk the Most?

These firms grew or shrunk the most by headcount or percentage during 2023.
Carewashing? It’s Not Carwashing. Carewashing? It’s Not Carwashing.

Carewashing is a different form of whitewashing, a different form of sweeping unpleasant facts..
Four Firms Launch Class Actions After University of the Arts' Sudden Demise Four Firms Launch Class Actions After University of the Arts' Sudden Demise

Two of the suits are on behalf of former employees, while two are on behalf of former students.
Shareholder Sues to Block $145 Million Indentiv Sale to Vitaprotech Shareholder Sues to Block $145 Million Indentiv Sale to Vitaprotech

The suit claims the global security company has failed to disclose integral financial information..
Contractor's Medical Bill Woes Fuel Kilpatrick Townsend's Work on Proposed Class Action Contractor's Medical Bill Woes Fuel Kilpatrick Townsend's Work on Proposed Class Action

[I said] 'it's not worth $27 to fight this—I'll just pay it and let it stop,' but it never did,..
More GCs Join Corporate Boards, but 'Legal Functionary' Stereotype Creates Headwind More GCs Join Corporate Boards, but 'Legal Functionary' Stereotype Creates Headwind

The law teaches us how to think about both sides of things, how to anticipate issues, how to see..
3 Questions For A Legal Tech Founder And Handicapper (Part I) 3 Questions For A Legal Tech Founder And Handicapper (Part I)

Pre/Dicta uses AI and machine learning to forecast outcomes and timelines for case-critical motion..
There’s No Going Back To Normal For The YSL Case There’s No Going Back To Normal For The YSL Case

There's no way things can keep going as they are. The post There’s No Going Back To Normal For The..
POLL: Has Your Law Firm Declared Juneteenth A Paid Firm Holiday? POLL: Has Your Law Firm Declared Juneteenth A Paid Firm Holiday?

Biglaw is getting on board with Juneteenth as a holiday. Which firms are recognizing this important ..
Private Equity Reaps The Benefits Of Fifth Circuit’s Wild Jurisprudence Private Equity Reaps The Benefits Of Fifth Circuit’s Wild Jurisprudence

Eugene Scalia has mastered this whole forum shopping thing.The post Private Equity Reaps The..
Wells Employees, So Adept At Forging Signatures And Altering Time Stamps Discover Power Automate Wells Employees, So Adept At Forging Signatures And Altering Time Stamps Discover Power Automate

And now Wells has discovered it, too.The post Wells Employees, So Adept At Forging Signatures And..
Ex-Broker Sues Lewis Brisbois for $9M Over Alleged Wrongful Termination Ex-Broker Sues Lewis Brisbois for $9M Over Alleged Wrongful Termination

Jonathan Larsen alleges the firm fired him abruptly and without cause.
European Commission's Green Goals Hit Roadblock After Election Swing to the Right European Commission's Green Goals Hit Roadblock After Election Swing to the Right

The EU Commission's green legislative agenda has stalled after right-wing parties made significant..
The Newest Reindeer Game? A $170M Defamation Suit The Newest Reindeer Game? A $170M Defamation Suit

What's in a name? Not much if you keep everything else the same. The post The Newest Reindeer Game? ..
Second Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of Biden Administration's New Title IX Rules Second Federal Court Enjoins Enforcement of Biden Administration's New Title IX Rules

U.S. District Chief Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky issued the 93-page..
Randy Mastro's Attorney Supporters Fight Back Against Concerns Over Corp Counsel Role Randy Mastro's Attorney Supporters Fight Back Against Concerns Over Corp Counsel Role

A who's who of lawyers have issued statements praising the King & Spalding partner, seeking to..
The morning read for Monday, June 17 The morning read for Monday, June 17

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links..
The Goldilocks Solution to Law Firm Growth: Large Group Liftouts Prove 'Just Right' The Goldilocks Solution to Law Firm Growth: Large Group Liftouts Prove 'Just Right'

Group hires are having a moment, as one-off laterals often fail to attract clients while whole-firm ..
Cashing In on Busy Year, Hueston Hennigan Offers Associates Midyear 'Reward.' Will Other Litigation .. Cashing In on Busy Year, Hueston Hennigan Offers Associates Midyear 'Reward.' Will Other Litigation ..

One recruiter noted it is very rare to see bonuses halfway through the year, adding that the firm..
Investment Fund Sues Biopharma Company, Claiming $9 Million Unpaid in Contract Breach Investment Fund Sues Biopharma Company, Claiming $9 Million Unpaid in Contract Breach

An investment fund is seeking an order requiring Dendreon to perform its obligations under the..