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    Sommerman McCaffity Takes Up Texas Redistricting Fight

    Dallas-based litigation boutique Sommerman McCaffity Quesada & Geisler LLP is going to bat for Mexican-American lawmakers who claim newly drawn congressional maps in Texas improperly dilute the Latino vote. Here, Law360 takes a look at the case and the legal team for the challengers.

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    Stroock Adds 3 New Attorneys To Its Miami Office

    Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP added three new attorneys, including one partner, to its Miami office, where they'll join the firm's national litigation practice.

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    Cohen Ziffer Chair Talks COVID Cases And Industry Changes

    As insurance recovery boutique Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna closes in on its first year of operation, firm Chair Robin Cohen spoke to Law360 about the ways COVID-19 is changing the legal industry, law firm diversity, and why she wishes she had formed her own firm sooner.

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    Travis Scott, Live Nation Sued Over Fatal Astroworld Concert

    The organizers of the Astroworld music festival that took place in Houston over the weekend have already been hit with at least 16 lawsuits in state court by injured individuals who allege the chaos that left eight dead and sent more than two dozen to the hospital was forseeable and preventable.

  • Donziger Tells 2nd Circ. His Jailing Was Rife With Abuses

    Chevron foe Steven Donziger launched his Second Circuit appeal Friday with an argument that a court-appointed special prosecutor's role in sending him to jail for contempt was not only a constitutional abuse but also an abuse of courts' duty to exercise restraint.

  • Ex-Fox Rothschild Aide Defends Using Atty's 'Obscene' Photo

    A former Fox Rothschild LLP legal aide has taken aim at the firm's "pearl-clutching" over her attaching to her proposed sexual assault lawsuit an allegedly redacted sexually explicit photo of a former firm attorney, noting that the firm kept the lawyer as an employee for months after receiving unredacted versions.

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    Schnader Harrison Pans Docs Bid By Sister Of Phillies Owner

    Philadelphia law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP said in a legal filing Friday that attempts by the sister of Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton to compel discovery of its finances in her malpractice suit amounted to harassment against the firm.

  • Moore Ingram Wants Ex-Assistant's 'Shakedown' Suit Axed

    Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP has asked a Tennessee federal judge to dismiss a consolidated pair of suits brought against the firm by a former legal assistant who alleges that she was wrongfully terminated after requesting remote work and denied the proper overtime wages during her time working there.

  • Cannabis Co. Seeks $2M Fee Award For 'Bad Faith' Conduct

    A cannabis company that battled an investor's fraud claims for more than a year before a Delaware Chancery Court judge punitively dismissed them says the investor should pay its $2 million-plus attorney fees due to bad faith litigation.

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    Meet The Attys Arguing The High Court's H&M Copyright Case

    When should a copyright application containing an error, absent evidence of fraud, be considered valid? That's the knotty question in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

  • Calif. Pot Cos. Want Suit Against Ex-GC Back In State Court

    A group of Southern California cannabis companies have urged a California federal court to remand back to state court their suit accusing their former general counsel of selling them out to competitors to benefit his own cannabis business, accusing him of forum shopping.

  • 2 Firms Will Lead Pivotal-VMware Merger Suit In Chancery

    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Block & Leviton LLP have been appointed to lead a Delaware Chancery Court stockholder suit challenging Pivotal Software Inc's. $2.7 billion sale to VMware Inc. in 2019.

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    Nixon Peabody Adds Ex-Lathrop Counsel To LA Practice

    Nixon Peabody LLP has added a former Lathrop GPM LLP intellectual property attorney with more than 25 years of experience to its West Coast office, the firm recently announced.

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    SEC Pro Talks Switching To Defense Work With Robbins Alloy

    An Atlanta-based attorney is planning to leverage the nearly nine years he spent prosecuting fraud with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as one of the newest shareholders with Robbins Alloy, where he will lead the firm's SEC defense practice.

  • Hogan Lovells Says Its Client Afghan Gov't 'No Longer Exists'

    The New York federal magistrate judge overseeing litigation over the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Thursday set a meeting to discuss Hogan Lovells' request to withdraw as counsel for Afghanistan, a move the firm said was necessary because its client "no longer exists."

  • Broadcaster, Ex-Atty Lay Out Evidence In Malpractice Spat

    A TV broadcaster and its former lawyer who allegedly botched a Federal Communications Commission license application and cost the client millions of dollars are fighting to finalize what evidence will be presented to a jury tasked with measuring the damages of the failed application.

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    Ex-Chair Of Nevada Gaming Control Board Joins Covington

    Covington & Burling LLP has hired the former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board to lend her litigation and regulatory expertise to the firm's gaming and sports betting practice.

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    Meet The Attorneys, Students Litigating Air Force Discharges

    A recent putative class lawsuit in Connecticut's federal district court pits a group of Yale Law School students, their Veterans Legal Services Clinic faculty advisers and a Jenner & Block LLC legal team against the U.S. Air Force leadership that their clients accused of ignoring service members' mental health when dealing out less-than-honorable discharges.

  • $6.5M Fee Included In Deal To End $2.6B Expedia Deal Suit

    Class attorneys and Expedia Group have agreed to a proposed settlement, including an attorney fee award of up to $6.5 million, to end a stockholder suit in Delaware Chancery Court challenging Expedia's $2.6 billion acquisition of Liberty Expedia Holdings.

  • Pollock Cohen Can't Escape Ex-Atty's Pay Suit

    Pollock Cohen LLP can't escape a suit from a jilted Pittsburgh attorney claiming the firm stiffed him after promising a cut of any settlements it reached and then refusing to pay up after he was fired, meaning the case will go forward to discovery, a federal judge said Thursday.

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    Pashman Stein Adds Litigation Partner In Holmdel, NJ

    Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC has added a new litigation partner who helped successfully defend a sitting U.S. senator in federal court.

  • Texas Panel Won't End Fen-Phen Atty Malpractice Fight

    In a case the Texas Supreme Court kicked back to it last year, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals on Thursday once again sided against an attorney seeking an early end to claims he improperly withheld a cut of a Fen-Phen settlement he secured for 4,000 former clients.

  • Atlanta Attys Say COVID-19 Test Site Forced Their Relocation

    Three Atlanta-based personal injury trial lawyers have sued their landlord over claims that the disruption from a COVID-19 testing site set up next door to their office forced them to relocate from their building and incur damages.

  • Blockchain Legal Funding Raises Questions New And Old

    A novel form of litigation funding that merges crowdfunding with blockchain technology could help draw more retail investors into litigation finance, but also comes with questions about transparency and anonymity, researchers told Law360.

  • 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.

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