An attorney has hit Sullivan & Cromwell LLP with a legal malpractice lawsuit in New York state court accusing the firm of unethically fighting the enforcement of an international arbitration award that one of its partners initially issued and costing him more than $13 million in fees.
A company that allegedly withheld more than its fair cut of a $151 million antitrust deal has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to end a Colorado man’s claims that he wasn’t fully repaid for helping fund the underlying suit.
Any alleged wrongdoings committed by a Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC board member and a firm lobbyist involving a massive timber business Ponzi scam were unrelated to their work at the firm, Baker Donelson said Friday in a bid to shake off a receiver's Mississippi federal court complaint.
New York federal prosecutors pushed back Thursday against a bid by President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to reduce his prison sentence in light of his cooperation with various authorities, saying there’s no evidence he provided substantial assistance to the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office.
A Louisiana federal court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against a law firm and its now-retired managing partner, saying the former client’s malpractice claims over the drafting of a union contract were filed too late.
A onetime Akin Gump lawyer drained the coffers of an internet business led by a drug-abusing chief executive, according to a malpractice and fraud suit filed against the firm Thursday in New York state court.
A D.C. federal judge handed longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone a partial win on Friday, postponing his Feb. 6 sentencing for two weeks, a day after attorneys for the self-described political "dirty trickster" asked for a monthlong delay to prepare financial information and other records for a pre-sentence report.
The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday ruled that Fort Worth-based law firm Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP can stay in the fight over which group of owners will control the city's iconic honky-tonk and rodeo venue Billy Bob's Texas.
Investors who accused litigation funder Burford Capital Ltd. and its top executives of juking its financial metrics have withdrawn a proposed class action against the firm.
Counsel for a black former Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP associate who claims the 800-lawyer firm discriminated against him and fired him out of racial bias told a Manhattan federal judge Friday that, to prove their case, they want to see performance reviews of their client's former colleagues.
Two attorneys who represented a man who was awarded $25 million in a suit alleging the weedkiller Roundup caused his cancer have appealed a sanctions order issued against them during the trial, with one going so far as to call the sanctions “abusive and unfair.”
Between a giant health care fraud prosecution and a $10 billion suit against Bitcoin's self-professed inventor, there was no shortage of blockbuster cases in 2019 in the Sunshine State.
The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that a former Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser PC client waited too long to sue the firm over bad advice related to his work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
More cannabis companies are using arbitration to hash out their fights, and the country's arbitrators are welcoming them, promising privacy and greater control over cases federal courts might have trouble handling.
A Chapter 11 trustee will soon take the reins of embattled New York employment law firm Liddle & Robinson, after a bankruptcy judge said Thursday the move was necessary to ensure the case is wrapped up quickly.
Morgan Stanley and a class of financial advisers who settled a compensation dispute with the Wall Street giant tore into attorneys from another similar lawsuit on Wednesday, blasting their “improper and unjustified” request to be awarded fees and costs from the $10 million deal.
The Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to remove a Texas federal judge assigned to hear a transgender woman’s case against Dallas County officials over her treatment at the county jail and did not offer any comment behind the decision.
Texas courts in 2019 sent an appellate justice to prison, issued a seminal ruling on attorney fees and how to prove them, and gave clarity to mineral rights holders on their responsibilities. Here, Law360 looks at some of the most significant decisions of the year.
Five current and former public officials and political candidates in New Jersey have been charged with accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from a tax attorney in order to steer government work to his law firm, with illicit cash payments allegedly stuffed in envelopes, paper bags and a coffee cup, prosecutors said Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Thursday allowed New York to move forward with its challenge to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s practice of arresting people at state courthouses, finding that courts can review these types of agency decisions.
From sexual assault allegations within the administration of Gov. Phil Murphy to mixed jury verdicts for pharmaceutical giants, New Jersey in 2019 saw a number of scandals and court decisions that rocked Garden State politics and captivated the nation.
A New York attorney and former local judge was sentenced to 4½ years in federal prison on Thursday for a scheme to steal $11.8 million from an elderly couple's estate, a term he'll serve concurrently with a three-to-10-year state sentence.
A California federal judge has sanctioned a lawyer for a hemp company that's facing a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit, saying the company had repeatedly made unfounded arguments through its lawyer that the court already dismissed as frivolous.
Roche Holding AG and affiliates have urged a New York federal court to sanction a Russian drug company and its counsel, accusing them of filing an antitrust suit in which the foreign entity failed to articulate that its claims belonged in a U.S. courtroom.
The regulator for solicitors announced Thursday that it is dropping plans for sweeping cuts to "one-size-fits-all" professional negligence coverage, concluding that insurers would resist the plan.
Once you've chosen a strategy for your law firm, what tactics will promote success? There are three tactical areas important to all firms, regardless of specialty or size, but particularly critical for today’s niche firms, say Yussuf Aleem and Jacob Slowik of Joseph Aleem.
Three recent federal court cases offer insights on important attorney-client privilege issues: how the common interest doctrine protects disclosures to a third party, the right to compel work product based on “substantial need,” and the privilege questions raised by in-house counsel depositions, say attorneys at Paul Weiss.
What lessons can the various hands, maesters, council members and other advisers in "Game of Thrones" impart to real-life lawyers? Quite a few, if we assume that the Model Rules of Professional Conduct were adopted by the Seven Kingdoms, says Edward Reich of Dentons.
There are a number of ways that attorneys can ensure their summer associates successfully manage critical writing assignments and new types of professional interactions, says Julie Schrager of Schiff Hardin.
Today’s law firm leaders are pretty good at developing a strategic vision for the enterprise, but there is often a disconnect between that road map and the marketing department’s rank and file, leading to a deliverable that does little to differentiate the firm, says José Cunningham, a legal industry consultant.
As voice-activated digital assistants become more popular, attorneys who use such technology in their offices must keep abreast of evolving standards of reasonable care in protecting confidential client information, say Brenda Dorsett of the New York State Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee and Barry Temkin of Mound Cotton.
Over a dozen major law firms have joined our effort to overcome the legal obstacles that states, cities and businesses face in fighting climate change. But more lawyers are needed, say Michael Gerrard of Columbia Law School and John Dernbach of Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
If signed into law by the Texas governor, recent amendments to the Texas Citizens Participation Act will offer solutions to resolve the impact the anti-SLAPP law has had on unfair competition lawsuits in the state. The changes include several notes of interest for Texas practitioners, says Matthew Simmons of Littler Mendelson.
On May 13, a California jury returned a $2 billion verdict against Monsanto in the third trial over allegations that its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. The Roundup trials highlight the importance of issues including punitive damages, celebrity influence and the value of jury exercises, say attorneys at Wiley Rein.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
An ongoing multidistrict litigation alleges manipulation of the formula used to determine the settlement price for derivatives based on the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s volatility index. But a review of trading data reveals how reasons other than manipulation can explain trading activity on any given day, say consultants with Analysis Group.
In Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Seila Law, the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the CFPB’s single-director structure is constitutional. However, the opinion applies the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Humphrey’s Executor v. U.S. in a way that ignores that decision's fundamental holding, says Alan Kaplinsky of Ballard Spahr.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
Argos Holdings v. Wilmington Trust, a recent New York federal court opinion, cautions that attorneys and companies should not simply assume that privileged communications may be shared with a company’s owner or affiliates without waiving attorney-client privilege, even when the company’s and the owner’s interests are completely aligned, say attorneys at Katten Muchin.