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A team from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has joined the sprawling suits as plaintiffs seek to force the company to hold onto the batteries it's replacing in a wide-scale effort to address diminished performance in older iPhones.
U.S. District Chief Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. has set up separate litigation tracks for 334 consumer suits and 62 suits by financial institutions against Equifax. Thrash also will preside over separate securities fraud claims against the Atlanta-based credit bureau.
"It would also be permissible for the EEOC to decide never to issue such regulations, or for the EEOC to study the issue for several years before commencing a new rulemaking," the U.S. Justice Department said on behalf of the EEOC.
At the request of Chief Justice Roberts, James Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, will head up a group of judges and court employees to evaluate the judiciary's codes of conduct and procedures for investigating inappropriate behavior.
Clifford Chance and Linklaters are among several international firms due to appear before the Indian Supreme Court for the latest round of arguments in a 23-year-old legal roadblock of the country's legal market liberalization.
Uber's former CLO Salle Yoo is in the spotlight again, after a report from Bloomberg that she knew about an Uber tool that allowed remote company-owned device shutdowns in the event of police raids in offices outside the United States.
"I regret that I have not completed my review of the pending motions, but I am not able to provide you with a date certain by which the decisions on the motions will be rendered," Jacobson wrote to Davis.
You say your law firm is profitable. How do you know? To fully understand your law firm’s results of operations and financial condition, you should measure and examine key performance indicators (KPIs) on a granular level. Looking beyond high-level KPIs can provide actionable information to make operational and strategic decisions.
During a Cleary Gottlieb webinar on Dec. 20, James Duncan began his remarks with a word of caution: “One phenomenon that I would like to avoid is we have to remember that taxes are not the center of the universe,” he said. Lobbying records show Duncan was an advocate recently for Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent at The National Law Journal, appears on PBS NewsHour to review the U.S. Supreme Court's arguments over the merits of Ohio's process to purge state voter rolls.
"Seems quite unusual that your office would change its position so dramatically," Justice Sotomayor told Noel Francisco, the U.S. solicitor general, about the Justice Department's abandonment of earlier litigation positions.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup found the decision to roll back the Obama-era program was based on a faulty conclusion that the prior administration exceeded its statutory and constitutional authority.
The importance of promoting brands and products on digital platforms has continued to grow as advertisers are learning how to use social media to reach out to specific populations by harnessing the power and goodwill of the people on these platforms that are popular with and influence particular niche groups of interest. These so-called “influencers” can have thousands, or even millions and tens of millions of followers. But when is the influencer an objective critic, and when is she a paid spokesperson?
In France, the technology giant faces a preliminary criminal probe alleging “programmed obsolescence” of older iPhones, while plaintiffs are pushing for MDL treatment of at least 30 civil suits in the U.S.
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman didn't find the joke funny enough to grant attorney fees and costs to a company that prevailed against fashion icon Louis Vuitton’s copyright infringement suit on parody grounds.
The global legal giant has become the latest large law firm to shutter an outpost in the Middle East, although it still has three bases in the restive region. Another small outpost in Kazakhstan has also been closed.
A decade after two of its former partners landed in jail, securities class action firm Milberg has made the move to merge, joining forces with Sanders Phillips Grossman, a products liability firm. The new firm, Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman, will offer more diversified services, and puts distance between Milberg and its ex-partners' "unhappy legacy," as one law professor put it.
The #MeToo movement has empowered victims of sexual harassment and abuse previously silenced by powerful business and political leaders. No longer silent, these victims are using their experiences to challenge the powerful and raze structures that have permitted abuse. We have compiled a panel of legal experts to analyze how the law and the legal profession failed the workplace. The panelists discuss legal and environmental conditions that led to abuse, and what lawyers and businesses can do to curb the powerful and protect the vulnerable.
In the latest episode of Unprecedented, O’Melveny & Myers partner Heather Meeker talks about license enforcement by major tech companies, security and open source, and the challenges open source projects face in dealing with sexual harassment amid the #MeToo movement.
Littler Mendelson is hiring a chief data analytics officer, Aaron Crews, as the global labor and employment giant looks to bring more of its data scientists' ideas to life in the form of technology products.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday lopped a sizable chunk out of Oracle Corp.'s $124 million copyright and computer crime judgment against software support provider Rimini Street Inc.
After first outing herself to defend David Boies in a letter to The New York Times, Sarah Ransome is giving up the pseudonym "Jane Doe 43" in a sexual trafficking lawsuit against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Chief counsel Mark Paoletta, formerly at DLA Piper, is reportedly heading to the OMB. No word yet on whether domestic policy adviser Daris Meeks will return to private practice at Venable, his former firm.
A federal judge has cleared Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Rosenbaum's false advertising suit against Morgan & Morgan to proceed, but dismissed claims against several of Morgan & Morgan's individual lawyers.
“One might wonder why the Court engages in this pointless exercise,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in his dissent. “The only possible explanation is its concern with the ‘unusual facts’ of this case, specifically a juror affidavit that expresses racist opinions about blacks. The opinions in the affidavit are certainly odious. But their odiousness does not excuse us from doing our job correctly, or allow us to pretend that the lower courts have not done theirs.”
The new firm will be based in New York and says it will have a nationwide focus on securities fraud, data breach, antitrust, consumer fraud, opioid and other cases involving commercial and pharmaceutical malfeasance.
"One can debate how best to address this important societal issue—but the class allegations here are not the right vehicle for that debate," Microsoft's lawyers at Orrick say in their opposition to class certification.
A new legal structure that bestows and monitors trust must be employed. Is decentralization of traditional, gigantic central bank repositories of data the answer? Is blockchain technology the new path that the legal industry should take to sustain in the digital age? Let us consider the most significant implications of decentralized technologies to the legal industry.
As we enter 2018, public companies across the United States will begin, in earnest, their preparations for this year’s proxy season and annual shareholder meetings. It is not an understatement to say that 2017 was a tumultuous year on many fronts — economically, politically and globally. As a result, general counsel should have several issues on their radar that could play a role in 2018’s proxy season.
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