Bipartisan reaction was swift after Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill said he'd been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females" and defended Sen. Al Franken, Roy Moore and "heterosexual males" in general.
The so-called "Imperial Presidency" has its roots in a tale about a phony wedding contract, a femme fatale with a sharpshooter’s eye, the notoriously hot-tempered former California Supreme Court Justice who fell in love with her, and a U.S. Marshal who killed him on a train while defending a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Looking at two significant verdicts for Johnson & Johnson. Plus, how would a class action against Harvey Weinstein work? And a groundbreaking lead-paint ruling out of California has manufacturers shuddering.
California on Thursday unveiled its latest set of marijuana regulations—this time, emergency rules that will guide the legalized recreational market when it opens in January. Here are a few takeaways from the emergency regulations presented to the committee on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken came under fire Thursday after a radio newscaster recounted being groped and kissed by the former comedian during a USO tour of the Middle East in 2006, three years before the Minnesota Democrat took office. Less than 24 hours earlier, Franken was speaking out about sexual harassment to make his case against forced arbitration clauses in employment contracts that can silence victims of abuse.
A Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr counsel in Washington who specializes in regulatory and government affairs plans to divest interests in six major U.S. companies if he's confirmed to lead enforcement and compliance efforts at the U.S. Commerce Department. Kessler said in his ethics agreement he would divest holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Ford Motor Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Microsoft Corp., Walt Disney Co. and Zimmer Biomet within 90 days of his confirmation.
David Syed, a former member of the executive committee at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, has joined the global legal giant as it reportedly steps in to advise the troubled South American nation in an effort to refinance $60 billion in debt.
Lawyers at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and The Armenta Law Firm filed a federal racketeering class action against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. and Miramax Wednesday alleging they conspired “to facilitate and conceal [Weinstein’s] pattern of unwanted sexual conduct.”
AllVoices, a startup that seeks to help employees bypass their human resources departments to report sexual misconduct in the workplace, has received funding from the Am Law 100 firm and several other investors.
The appeals panel examining a challenge to the $25 million Trump University settlement appeared unlikely to dismantle the deal as they were peppered with questions from the attorney representing an objector to the deal.
A federal claims court judge on Tuesday ordered the government to pay $2 million in legal fees to Greenberg Traurig for its work representing a Florida real estate developer that prevailed in a long-running case over the denial of a permit to fill in wetlands.
Richard Cordray is stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after spending more than five years building up the Obama-era agency from scratch and fostering it into a powerful regulator.
Mercedes Colwin, a litigator at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, has stepped down from her role as managing partner of the firm's New York office following her controversial appearance in a segment that aired last week on Fox News.
That Ellen Pao has nothing nice to say in her new book “Reset” about Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe litigator Lynne Hermle is not surprising. Turns out, Hermle doesn't have a lot of nice things to say about Pao either.
Kushner Cos. has been hit with another lawsuit regarding Jared Kushner's conduct as a landlord, this time accusing him of charging market-rate rents to tenants of an apartment building in Brooklyn that was supposed to be rent-stabilized.
Pacific Gas & Electric's lackluster maintenance of power lines, poles, and brush played a major role in sparking the wildfires that ravaged Northern California's wine country last month, according to a suit filed by a coalition of plaintiffs firms.
“There is a lot of confusion on what the law requires that has been going on for a long time,” said Sam Schwartz-Fenwick, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago. “More uncertainty is negatively perceived by many employers, who prefer to work in black and white, not shades of gray.”
After some surprising twists Monday in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-New Jersey, some trial watchers are not optimistic about whether jurors will be able to reach a unanimous verdict.
Missouri's attorney general on Monday launched an investigation into Google Inc., questioning whether the search engine company's data-collection and privacy practices violate state consumer protection laws.
Having successfully pushed law firms to adopt policies helping women rise in the ranks of Big Law, the Diversity Lab has planned another initiative next year that hopes to enlist 88 law firms and in-house legal departments.
For some lawyers working on Robert Mueller's special counsel team, life—that is, other cases—must go on. That was true Monday for U.S. Justice Department appellate lawyer Adam Jed, who took a break from his detail on Mueller’s team to appear before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a case without a Russia connection.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a conservative challenge to a controversial California law that requires pregnancy “crisis centers” to post information about state-provided abortion and contraception options.
Alicia Coleman, had been employed through a job training and employment agency in Fort Benning, Georgia as a 911 operator, a job she had held for nearly a decade. She alleged that she was terminated in 2016 after her period came on unexpectedly while at work
The subpoenaing of information from TIAA, which reportedly handles retirement accounts for several million nonprofit employees across the country, comes after an Oct. 21 story in The New York Times detailed allegations of predatory sales practices used by the firm.
Service to School’s applicants have made it into the highest-rated law schools in the nation, including Columbia Law School, Stanford Law School, Yale Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Texas School of Law.
The U.S. Justice Department's request that the Supreme Court consider sanctions against lawyers who advocated for an immigrant teenager at the center of an abortion case has raised questions about the government's motivation and threatened to jeopardize the reputation of the solicitor's office before the justices. Former Justice Department attorneys called the government's action in the Supreme Court “extraordinary” and said they had no memory of a similar Supreme Court petition.
Theodore Wells Jr. of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison faced off against Donald Ayer of Jones Day Wednesday night in a reenactment of the boxing champ's 1971 Supreme Court fight for conscientious objector status.
Adam C. Rogoff, Erica D. Klein and Marsha Sukach|
November 09, 2017
Various debt-burdened retailers are looking to their intellectual property assets as a source of untapped value for refinancing transactions. While it remains to be seen which strategies will be most successful, IP assets will play a key role in future retail restructurings.
This briefing looks at a recent judgment which shows that exchanging competitively sensitive information with competitors - even at a single meeting, on a one-off basis - can infringe EU/UK competition law, exposing companies to potentially significant fines and reputational harm.
In this series of videos, Dominic Carman talks to Kroll global cybersecurity practice leader Jason Smolanoff and EMEA cyber practice head Andrew Beckett about the key cybersecurity issues for GCs to consider.
This briefing examines a recent Tenth Circuit decision, MusclePharm Corp. v. Liberty Insurance Underwriters, which calls into question whether and when a D&O policy will respond to a government investigation.
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