A former University of Pittsburgh wrestling coach told a Pennsylvania state court the school couldn't sue him for abusing the legal process because he made at least some valid claims in a lawsuit over his firing, and the university hadn't shown his dismissed racial bias claim was brought with ill intent.
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Ex-Pitt Coach Says Tossed Race Bias Suit Wasn't Frivolous

A former University of Pittsburgh wrestling coach told a Pennsylvania state court the school couldn't sue him for abusing the legal process because he made at least some valid claims in a lawsuit over his firing, and the university hadn't shown his dismissed racial bias claim was brought with ill intent.

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Crowell & Moring Adds 'Tough Litigator' From DC AG's Office

Crowell & Moring LLP has brought on a deputy attorney general for the District of Columbia as a partner for its Washington, D.C., office to bolster its employment and labor, litigation, and state attorneys general practices, the firm announced Wednesday.

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Biden Pick For DOJ Enviro Chief Quizzed On Climate, Wildlife

President Joe Biden's pick to lead the environmental division of the U.S. Department of Justice fielded questions from senators Wednesday about wildlife trafficking, climate change and enforcement at a nomination hearing.

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'Must-Have' Texas COVID-19 Liability Bill Faces Little Dissent

Texas lawmakers on Wednesday reviewed a bill that would provide expanded liability protection to health care facilities and workers, first responders, businesses and educational institutions in coronavirus-related lawsuits, a widely supported initiative that has already been approved by the state Senate.

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Older Retired NY Judges May Come Back To Bench After All

New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said Wednesday the state budget for the new fiscal year will allow the court system to retain 46 judges over the age of 70 who were forced off the bench earlier this year after reaching their constitutional age limit and were denied certification to serve an additional two-year term.

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Kelley Kronenberg Adds Ex-Greenspoon Employment Atty

Kelley Kronenberg LLP has added a former Greenspoon Marder LLP attorney with years of employment and labor experience as a partner and business unit leader in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Faegre Drinker Adds Dechert Atty to Philly Employment Group

A versatile labor and employment attorney with more than 20 years of experience has joined Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP's Philadelphia office.

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Enforcement Takeaways From ABA Antitrust Meeting

Although many are calling for sweeping changes to antitrust laws, virtual sessions of the American Bar Association's 69th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting reveal that state and federal enforcers are already able to challenge big tech, acquisitions of small, nascent competitors, and wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, say attorneys at Perkins Coie.

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Attys Who Sifted Through Ashes Of Madoff Ponzi Look Back

Bernie Madoff left a legacy of substantial ruin for many who were the victims of the largest Ponzi scheme in history. His death on Wednesday is a reminder of a fraud that operated in plain sight for years, said attorneys who have investigated the scheme.

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Long Fight In Madoff Recovery Efforts Continues

Some 13 years since the exposure of Ponzi mastermind Bernie Madoff, a herculean effort to recover billions of dollars lost in his fraud continues in hundreds of lawsuits and in jurisdictions as far off as Luxembourg.

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Bonus Spotlight

Perkins Coie, Foley & Lardner, Quinn Give Special Bonuses

Perkins Coie LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP have announced they're handing out special bonuses this year, following in the footsteps of more than 50 peers who plan to distribute between $12,000 and $64,000 to associates in two lump sums before the end of the year.

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Trustee Enlists Firm To Hunt Down Erika Girardi's Valuables

The bankruptcy trustee liquidating embattled attorney Tom Girardi's personal property is seeking to tap a Los Angeles law firm to hunt down money and valuables held by his wife, Erika, saying the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star may have taken community property or given it to others.

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Fox News Has High-Profile Team In $1.6B Defamation Defense

Two high-profile attorneys have joined Fox News' defense team in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed in Delaware Superior Court by Dominion Voting Systems that accuses the cable giant of spreading "outlandish" claims about the 2020 election.

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