The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition to review a case regarding access to grand jury transcripts related to the lynching of four African Americans in Georgia in 1946.
An Eleventh Circuit panel vacated and remanded a decision by a Georgia judge who the panel said had denied due process to the chief financial officer of a wealth management company whose CEO defrauded investors out of more than $24 million.
Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott fought back efforts by a producer to dismiss her suit claiming he unlawfully tried to sell recordings she created at his studio in the 1990s, arguing that his threats to use the recordings if she did not agree to buy them should be enough to rope him into court in Florida.
To build the ranks of female trial attorneys, law firms must integrate them into every aspect of a case — from witness preparation to courtroom arguments — instead of relegating them to small roles, says Kalpana Srinivasan, co-managing partner at Susman Godfrey.
It falls to senior male attorneys to recognize the crisis female attorneys face as the pandemic amplifies an already unequal system and to offer their knowledge, experience and counsel to build a better future for women in law, says James Meadows at Culhane Meadows.
Even as BigLaw firms are recruiting women into their ranks in larger numbers, their presence in leadership and equity partnerships remains stubbornly low. Here’s a look at why this is happening — and what firms can do.
More female attorneys are landing highly sought-after U.S. Supreme Court clerkships, and the experience can turbocharge their careers.
At most U.S. law firms, equity partnerships are still overwhelmingly male, but women at some firms are starting to shake up that reality and smash the glass ceiling that has prevented them from advancing to the uppermost ranks. Here are this year’s Ceiling Smashers — the firms that are outpacing their peers as the legal industry works toward closing the gender gap in its top ranks.
In this video, four Black women share their thoughts about wearing natural hair as BigLaw attorneys. In order of appearance, the attorneys are: Rukayatu Tijani, founder of Firm for the Culture and a former BigLaw associate; Delilah Clay, legislative & regulatory advisor at Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP; Rachel Boyce, associate at Cooley LLP; and Crystal Nwaneri, associate at Fenwick & West LLP.
Florida's Supreme Court declined Monday to review a lower court's ruling that Airbnb and other online vacation rental platforms weren't required to collect and remit county taxes on short-term rental bookings.
The Second Circuit declined Monday to seal a deposition given by Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein charged with helping the financier abuse underage girls, putting Maxwell's testimony in civil litigation on track to be made public before her criminal trial.
Several hotel parent companies have asked the Eleventh Circuit to toss an appeal by victims of sex trafficking for alleged crimes on their properties, saying a lower court properly held that the complaints against them were merely "shotgun pleadings" that don't show they assisted the traffickers.
A debt collection letter from Scott & Associates PC seemed to be "riddled with inconsistencies," an Eleventh Circuit judge said Monday during oral arguments about whether the letter's recipient should be able to pursue a proposed class action against the firm.
Two Florida universities have shot back at proposed class actions over their decisions not to issue partial tuition and fee refunds after classes were moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the suits are rooted in students' subjective disappointment that does not hold up in court.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a suit brought by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's seizure of dietary supplements containing an illegal stimulant.
Firms are recruiting more women than previously to their ranks, but still have trouble retaining them at the same rate as men. Law360 asked three female attorneys who left BigLaw about how firms could better serve the women who work there. Here's what they have to say.
While law firms continue to tout efforts to close the gender gap in their ranks, parity is still a distant goal, our annual survey shows.
Law firms have long struggled to clear the barriers women face in the legal industry, particularly when it comes to accessing the top ranks. Law360's 2020 Glass Ceiling Report looks to shed light on the progress firms have made and where they aim to be.
Counsel for the maker of Bang energy drink sang and strummed his guitar for a Florida federal judge Friday, putting a final note on a trial over alleged trade dress infringement by rival Monster Energy Co. almost as colorful as the vibrant can designs at issue.
A group of consumers is seeking class certification in a suit alleging a Florida health carrier engaged in a $150 million scam to get them to buy shoddy insurance policies, telling a Florida federal court that the carrier engaged in a uniform selling scheme to all consumers.
Greenberg Traurig LLP confirmed Friday that it is offering voluntary buyouts to staff members in the U.S. as it continues to adapt to remote working, but agreed to raise severance pay by 50% of what it typically shells out and extend post-departure health care coverage by six months.
In Law360's latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, soccer legend David Beckham is seeking to cancel a trademark registration for a "Beckham Hotel Collection" bedding line on the basis that it'll affect his and his wife Victoria Beckham's "elite global advertising brand" — plus three other TTAB cases you need to know.
CTO Realty Growth has reportedly paid $21 million for a South Florida retail center, Bed Bath & Beyond is said to be reversing course on its earlier plan to permanently close a Manhattan location and Alco International Group is reportedly buying a Florida development site and could build dozens of townhomes there.
Bankrupt car rental giant Hertz Global Holdings asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday for permission to accept up to $1.65 billion in debtor-in-possession financing from a noteholder group, saying the funds are needed for continued operations and to replace the vehicles in its fleet.
The families of students killed in the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday blasted the federal government's efforts to convince a judge to reconsider a ruling that kept their suit alive, calling it an improper attempt at a "second bite at the apple."
Michael Soyfer at Quinn Emanuel discusses how the Eleventh Circuit's recent decision in Cisneros v. Petland follows the appellate court trend of limiting what qualifies as an enterprise for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's efforts to limit constrictions on the definition.
The pandemic's disproportionate impact on women presents law firms with a unique opportunity to devise innovative policies that will address the increasing home life demands female lawyers face and help retain them long after COVID-19 is over, say Roberta Liebenberg at Fine Kaplan and Stephanie Scharf at Scharf Banks.
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling in Berry v. City of Chicago, rejecting claims for medical monitoring by plaintiffs not suffering present physical injuries, reflects a growing trend and could influence other state courts to rule similarly, say John Ewald and Matthew Bush at King & Spalding.
Recent cases illustrate that companies facing misappropriation of their trade secrets outside the U.S. should carefully choose between obtaining significant damages in district courts and timely exclusion orders in the U.S. International Trade Commission, say Charles Sanders and Nathanial McPherson at Latham.
States and localities are employing creative methods to emerge as key players in regulatory enforcement traditionally dominated by the federal government, including False Claims Act investigations, unfair and deceptive acts and practices claims, and pharmaceutical sector regulation, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
James Murphy and Daniel Payne at Murphy & McGonigle analyze the first six months of CARES Act litigation and provide insight into how early cases are progressing and who seems to be winning.
Varying state election laws and increased mail-in voting may leave this November's presidential race without a clear winner, with ongoing and prospective voting-related lawsuits potentially affecting the outcome, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Three recent decisions confirm that individual or consolidated lawsuits regarding insurance coverage for business interruption caused by the pandemic will turn on their own unique circumstances, meaning that insurer-friendly decisions will not preclude coverage broadly, say Jason Rubinstein and Mark Packman at Gilbert.
Lawyers should use their unique skill sets, knowledge and spheres of influence to fight burdensome ID requirements and other voter suppression tactics that may influence the 2020 elections, and to participate in potential post-election litigation, say CK Hoffler and Allyce Bailey at the National Bar Association.
Lindsay Hedrick and Victoria Bliss at Jones Day examine the restrictions private employers can implement to prevent political expression from negatively affecting the workplace while maintaining compliance with the National Labor Relations Act and state laws.
Videoconferenced mediation offers several advantages and helps cases settle faster and more cordially, making it hard to imagine going back to logistically difficult in-person dispute resolution after COVID-19 restrictions are gone, says Sidney Kanazawa at ARC.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha describes the core principles guiding his state’s criminal justice approach in a way that balances public safety and public health during the pandemic.
With key differences in state approaches to insurance data security regulation beginning to emerge, even small and bank-affiliated insurance entities that are granted partial exemptions in some jurisdictions will likely have to develop information security programs eventually, say attorneys at McIntyre & Lemon.
Law firm clients can play a role in lowering mental distress in the legal profession by seeking lawyer wellness data from firms and factoring those responses into outside counsel hiring decisions, says Jonathan Prokup at Cigna.
A Seventh Circuit judge's recent order granting leave for three organizations to file amicus curiae briefs in Prairie Rivers Network v. Dynegy Midwest Generation is a reminder that relevant, nonduplicative amicus briefs can provide courts with helpful perspective, important facts and legal arguments, says Lawrence Ebner at Capital Appellate Advocacy.