Legal experts speaking Friday at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law's symposium on artificial intelligence and evidence in civil litigation warned that broadening usage and increased regulation will lead to a wave of litigation over the technology, leaving courts to analyze the "black box" of corporate AI algorithms to determine liability.
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'Much More Is Coming': Experts See Wave Of AI-Related Suits

By Dorothy Atkins

Legal experts speaking Friday at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law's symposium on artificial intelligence and evidence in civil litigation warned that broadening usage and increased regulation will lead to a wave of litigation over the technology, leaving courts to analyze the "black box" of corporate AI algorithms to determine liability.

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Feds Rest In $110M Mango Markets Trial Of Crypto Trader

By Stewart Bishop

Manhattan federal prosecutors on Friday rested their case against a crypto trader accused of stealing $110 million from Mango Markets investors by pumping the price of the exchange's native token, while the defense argued that the government had failed to show that the crypto derivatives at issue were swaps as alleged in the indictment.

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Ex-Amazon Engineer Gets 3 Years For $12M Crypto Hacks

By Rachel Scharf

The former technical lead of Amazon's "bug bounty" program was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Friday to three years in prison for using his specialized computer engineering skills to steal more than $12 million from two decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Crypto-Friendly Atty Reveals Backers In Bid To Unseat Warren

By Aislinn Keely

The cryptocurrency-boosting attorney running in Massachusetts to unseat crypto critic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has garnered the support of notable digital asset industry leaders, according to his quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission.

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POLICY & REGULATION

Republicans Warn CFPB Against Pursuing Arbitration Rule 2.0

By Jon Hill

Two Republican lawmakers are cautioning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against heeding calls for another rulemaking to restrict arbitration provisions in consumer financial contracts, warning that such an effort would be a "significant abuse" of the agency's authority.

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LITIGATION

Capital Recruiter Awarded $7.8M In Back Fees In Breach Suit

By Peter McGuire

An Atlanta-area capital recruiting firm is owed more than $7.8 million in lost commissions from a former financial technology client that violated its agreement to pay the recruiter to connect it with investors, according to a verdict from a Georgia federal jury.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Microsoft, Walmart CLOs Recognized For Integrity, Creativity

By Michele Gorman

The legal chiefs at Microsoft and Walmart are among about a dozen leading corporate lawyers who soon will be recognized at the Burton Awards as "Legends in Law" for their track records of addressing complex matters and creativity in solving challenges.

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Justice Thomas Misses Monday's Supreme Court Arguments

By Katie Buehler

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was absent Monday for oral arguments examining disputes over whether accepting illegal gratuities without a quid pro quo is prohibited under a federal bribery statute and what test courts should apply when determining whether malicious prosecution claims can proceed. 

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Consumer Class Action Trio Joins Morgan Lewis From Crowell

By Tracey Read

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP said Monday that it has added three partners from Crowell & Moring LLP to its consumer class action and product liability practice.

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Analysis

Dueling Bills Highlight Partisan Divide Over 'Judge Shopping'

By Courtney Bublé

Dueling proposals to limit so-called judge shopping were unveiled by Senate party leaders last week, sparking optimism that Congress will rein in plaintiffs' ability to bring cases before judges they think will be friendly to their views, while others raised questions about the proposals' feasibility.

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Analysis

Stressed About The Trump Trial? Imagine How The Attys Feel

By Cara Salvatore

A trial-of-the-century moment like Donald Trump's New York criminal case heaps singular attention and pressure on the lawyers involved — and a commensurate need for smart stress relief tactics during months of prep, lawyers who have taken on landmark cases say.

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Trump Accused Of Witness Threats As Jury Selection Begins

By Frank G. Runyeon

The Manhattan district attorney's office moved to hold Donald Trump in contempt on the first day of jury selection in his hush money case for allegedly violating the court's gag order barring witness intimidation, citing his social media posts attacking two key witnesses.

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Prosecutor Says Trump Can't Keep Punting Docs Deadlines

By Carolina Bolado

The special counsel prosecuting former President Donald Trump over the alleged mishandling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate has asked a Florida federal judge to deny Trump's request for another delay, arguing Trump should not be able to use a trial against him in New York to further delay the proceeding.

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Baltimore Taps DiCello Levitt, Saltz Mongeluzzi For Key Bridge

By Lauren Berg

The city of Baltimore announced Monday it has hired DiCello Levitt and Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky PC as it plans legal action against those responsible for a container ship destroying the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month, the same day FBI agents boarded the ship as part of a criminal investigation.

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Harvard Says Antisemitism Case Not 'Legally Appropriate'

By Julie Manganis

Harvard University has said a lawsuit seeking to force it to submit to court-ordered monitoring and other conditions following allegations of antisemitism on campus "is neither an effective nor legally appropriate vehicle" to address the issue.

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A.P. Moller-Maersk

ACLU of Northern California Inc.

AbbVie Inc.

Amazon.com Inc.

American Bankers Association

Bank Policy Institute

Brennan Center for Justice

Chevron Corp.

Ethereum GmbH

Gemini Trust Co. LLC

George Washington University

Georgia-Pacific LLC

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Google LLC

Harvard University

Hudson Bay Capital Management LP

Intuit Inc.

Lincoln National Corp.

Microsoft Corp.

National Association of Consumer Advocates

Online Lenders Alliance

Packaging Corp. of America

Public Citizen Inc.

Ripple Labs Inc.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

T-Mobile US Inc.

Trump Organization Inc.

Twitter Inc.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

UCLA School of Law

University of Virginia

Walmart Inc.

LAW FIRMS IN TODAY'S NEWS

Berman Fink

Brand Woodward

Bryan Cave

Cleary Gottlieb

Continental PLLC

Crowell & Moring

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Dewey & LeBoeuf

DiCello Levitt

Donnelly Conroy

Earth & Water Law

Holland & Knight

Honigman LLP

Kasowitz Benson

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis

Latham & Watkins

Morgan Lewis

NechelesLaw

Olshan Frome

Paul Hastings

Saltz Mongeluzzi

Seiden Law

Shook Hardy

Squire Patton

Sterne Kessler

Stradley Ronon

Talkin Muccigrosso

Waymaker LLP

Williams & Connolly

WilmerHale

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Union

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Election Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Food and Drug Administration

Library of Congress

Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Maryland Department of Transportation

National Archives and Records Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Transportation Safety Board

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

U.S. Supreme Court