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  • Exhibit Management Tops Virtual Deposition Concerns

    Even though the majority of litigators say that virtual depositions are here to stay, a new survey released Thursday sheds light on the concerns of general-purpose video conferencing platforms, including security risks and difficulties with exhibit management.

  • Ex-Trump DOJ Atty Can Rep Texas In Child Migrant Policy Suit

    A Texas federal judge on Wednesday refused to disqualify an attorney whose organization was founded by Stephen Miller — once an adviser to former President Donald Trump — in the Lone Star State's lawsuit seeking the continuation of a Trump-era immigration policy on child migrants, warning the parties against "personal attacks to further partisan causes."

  • Voting Tech Firm Smartmatic Sues OAN, Newsmax

    Voting technology provider Smartmatic on Wednesday sued conservative media networks One America News Network and Newsmax Media Inc., accusing them of intentionally peddling election fraud conspiracy theories including unfounded claims that the firm's voting machines rigged votes in favor of President Joe Biden last year.

  • Avenatti Wins Another Prison Delay With Busy Court Calendar

    A Manhattan federal judge will again let Michael Avenatti delay reporting to prison on his conviction for attempting to extort $25 million from Nike, saying Wednesday the disgraced attorney has until February to defend himself in two other pending criminal cases before heading to prison.

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    Looking Back At Fed. Circ. Nominee Stark's Notable Rulings

    Now that President Joe Biden has nominated Delaware federal Judge Leonard P. Stark to fill a pending vacancy on the Federal Circuit, Law360 Pulse takes a look at some of the jurist's biggest rulings.

  • Ex-Informant Wants SEC Held In Contempt Over Suit Filing

    A former government informant asked a New Jersey federal court Tuesday to hold the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in contempt for supposedly violating a court order by filing a federal lawsuit in Florida over his alleged role in penny stock manipulation schemes that should have been filed as an amended complaint in the Garden State last year.

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    Erika Girardi Calls Edelson's Fee Agreement 'Illegal'

    "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Erika Girardi is trying to duck a lawsuit brought by her husband's former co-counsel who revealed his firm, Girardi Keese, stole from their mutual clients, saying their claims are based on an "illegal, unethical and unenforceable" fee agreement.

  • Timeshare Exit Law Firm Pushes To Block Developer's Suit

    Montgomery & Newcomb LLC is objecting to a Florida federal judge's recommendation against blocking a lawsuit filed by timeshare developer Wyndham Vacation Ownership Inc. against the firm for deceptive advertising and breach of contract.

  • Scarinci Hollenbeck Adds Environmental Atty In NJ

    Scarinci Hollenbeck LLC recently added an environmental attorney as counsel who previously spent 10 years with Herold Law PA and, earlier in her career, worked as a mechanical engineer.

  • Surfside Victims' Attys Ask To Defer Mediation On Fund Split

    Attorneys representing victims of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse told a Florida judge Wednesday that their second mediation attempt over how to split funds has fallen apart and suggested they put off another try until after the sale of the property.

  • NYC Pizzeria Claims Law Firms Botched Trademark Litigation

    An East Harlem pizzeria is suing some of its former lawyers after losing its two-decade trademark fight with a Midtown Manhattan eatery using the same name, claiming the attorneys made a series of errors representing the pizza restaurant, including failing to correctly read an injunction.

  • Kreindler Consultant Reiterates Responsibility For 9/11 Leak

    A former Kreindler & Kreindler LLP consultant who leaked a deposition transcript from litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks insisted Tuesday that it was solely his idea, as attorneys for Saudi Arabia attempted to link the leak to the firm.

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    Takeaways From DOJ's Challenge To Big 5 Publishing Deal

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit to stop Penguin Random House's planned purchase of Simon & Schuster over concerns about the impact on high-profile authors and their work, rejecting the companies' contentions that the deal will help with competition against Amazon.

  • NJ Firms Blast Fraud Claims Tied To $125M Verizon Deal Suit

    Kirsch Gelband & Stone PA and its counsel at Nagel Rice LLP have called on a New Jersey state court to toss claims from Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman LLC that the two firms launched purportedly false allegations over how Mazie Slater stepped into a personal injury case that led to a $125 million settlement.

  • DLA Piper Defends Representation In $30M Power Plant Row

    DLA Piper fought back Tuesday against Curtiss-Wright's attempt to disqualify it from representing Westinghouse in a $30 million power plant construction dispute, telling a Georgia state judge that the matter is separate from the work one of its Swedish lawyers did for Curtiss-Wright years ago over Chinese power plant projects.

  • Pa. Worker Says Trump's Election Claims Defamed Him

    A Delaware County, Pennsylvania, elections worker says he faced death threats and suffered two heart attacks after he was allegedly defamed by former President Donald Trump and his allies in their efforts to question and overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a lawsuit filed in state court.

  • Law Firm Seeks To Boot TM Suit Over 'Heavy Hitters' Brand

    A Maryland-based law firm accused of using another firm's trademarked "Heavy Hitters" slogan has asked a Florida federal court to toss the suit, arguing that the claims over advertisements and social media posts are wholly unconnected to Florida.

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    Denver-Based Former SEC Atty Rejoins Brownstein Hyatt

    For the second time in less than a week, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP has announced a lawyer has returned to the fold, with a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lead investigative attorney rejoining its Denver office as a shareholder.

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    Delaware-based Morris Nichols Promotes 3 Female Attorneys

    Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP on Tuesday announced it would promote three of its female attorneys, moves the Delaware-based firm said demonstrate a commitment to advancing more women to leadership roles.

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    Building Conditions, Crime Put Court Workers At Risk

    A growing number of judges and court employees say mold, poor ventilation, structural damage and crime at the courthouses where they work are putting their health and safety at risk.

  • Lieff Appeal In Overbilling Row May Be Futile, 1st Circ. Says

    A First Circuit panel told Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP on Tuesday that a Massachusetts federal judge may simply double down if the appeals court rules he unfairly dinged the firm for defending a fee award that was later slashed amid overbilling allegations.

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    Hall Booth Smith Adds 3 Attorneys In Ga.

    Hall Booth Smith has added three new litigators in Georgia in three separate cities, the firm has announced.

  • Legal Software Co. Everlaw Hits $2B Valuation With Series D

    Litigation management software provider Everlaw Inc. said Tuesday that it has raised $202 million at a valuation of more than $2 billion in a funding round led by TPG Capital's growth equity arm.

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    Stradling Adds Employment Vet From Thompson Coburn In LA

    Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP is adding to its Los Angeles office with the addition of a longtime employment litigator from Thompson Coburn LLP.

  • Arent Fox Settles Unpaid Legal Fees Dispute With Pharma Co.

    Arent Fox LLP has reached a settlement with the Puerto Rico-based pharmaceutical company the firm sued earlier this year over what it said was the failure to pay more than $200,000 in legal fees, according to a Monday filing in D.C. federal court.

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