News and Events for Attorneys and Executives

Litigation-Business

Florida Supreme Court Deals Blow to Geico in ‘Bad Faith’ Dispute

News
The 4-3 ruling came in a multimillion-dollar case that has been watched by the insurance industry and trial attorneys.

Continue Reading »

Cloak-and-Dagger Saga Over Cybercrime, Trump Dossier Plays Out in Miami Courtroom With Celebrity Lawyer

News
A federal courtroom in Miami is now the intersection for a celebrity attorney, two major cybercrimes and a foreign tech firm with an ephemeral South Florida address and entanglement in the Trump-Russia probe, reports the Miami Herald.

Continue Reading »

IBM Sued for Age Discrimination After Thousands of Older Workers Laid Off

IBM Sued for Age Discrimination After Thousands of Older Workers Laid Off

News
The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiffs are among thousands of IBM employees to be laid off recently as the result of a shift in IBM’s focus to recruit millennials, reports USA Today.

Continue Reading »

West Mermis Co-Founders Earn National Recognition

News
Lawrence J. West and Joshua W. Mermis, co-founders of the Houston-based litigation boutique West Mermis PLLC, have both been named to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

Continue Reading »

‘Outrageously Excessive’ Requests for Attorney Fees Can Be Altogether Denied, 3rd Circuit Says

‘Outrageously Excessive’ Requests for Attorney Fees Can Be Altogether Denied, 3rd Circuit Says

News
Lawyers seeking the fees had admittedly tasked one lawyer with recreating time records that included vague descriptions and excessive hours, the appeals court said.

Continue Reading »

State Supreme Courts Increasingly Face Partisan Impeachment Threats

State Supreme Courts Increasingly Face Partisan Impeachment Threats

News
Lawmakers’ partisan disapproval of rulings appears to be a strong motivator for ousting judges, according to Governing.

Continue Reading »

2 Firms Each Sanctioned $500 After Defendant Complains of ‘Egregious Discovery Gamesmanship’

News
The judge said the plaintiffs’ lawyers had tried “to use as a weapon in this litigation whatever misunderstanding occurred regarding how discovery requests and/or responses would be exchanged,” reports the ABA Journal.

Continue Reading »

Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

Online Quiz Scores Maturity of E-Discovery Process

Insight
The Exterro quiz consists of 20 multiple choice questions based on best practices ranging across the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from information governance through matter closing.

Continue Reading »

SEC Says Biotech Billionaire CEO Took Part in Pump-and-Dump Schemes

SEC Says Biotech Billionaire CEO Took Part in Pump-and-Dump Schemes

News
In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, the SEC alleged OPKO Health chairman and CEO Phillip Frost took part in three pump-and-dump schemes between 2013 and 2018, according to MedCity News.

Continue Reading »

MGM to Shooting Survivors: $500 Donation to Charity If They Waive Notice of Suit

News
MGM told the victims’ attorneys it would rather make the donations to charities than spend the money to pay people to serve the legal notices, the AP reports.

Continue Reading »

Brett Kavanaugh’s Expert Evasions, Learned From Past Masters

Brett Kavanaugh’s Expert Evasions, Learned From Past Masters

News
Even as he deflected most questions about legal issues, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was quick to say he was alert to the real-world consequences of his rulings, reports The New York Times.

Continue Reading »

Former Dewey Chairman Reaches Agreement With SEC to Pay Six-Figure Civil Penalty

News
The SEC alleged that some executives of Dewey & LeBoeuf, which closed in 2012, misled lenders and bond buyers about the firm’s financial condition.

Continue Reading »

JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $24 Million to End Lawsuit From Black Advisers

JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $24 Million to End Lawsuit From Black Advisers

News
The company will also put $4.5 million into a fund that will back recruitment, bias training, a review of branch assignments and a coaching program for black advisers.

Continue Reading »

Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen for $95M Over ‘Who Is America?’ Appearance

News
Moore’s complaint claims he was deceived and was defamed by “the false and fraudulent routine.”

Continue Reading »

State Farm Ducks Racketeering Trial With $250 Million Accord

News
Policyholders had accused the company of leading an effort to recruit a judge friendly to its cause for the Illinois Supreme Court, Bloomberg reports.

Continue Reading »

Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Registration Open for 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference

Event, Oct. 17-19, 2018
The 22nd annual EDTX Bench Bar Conference is set for October 17-19 at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano.

Continue Reading »

Check Those ‘Choice of Law’ Provisions

Insight
Choice of law” clauses in contracts are often overlooked in their potential importance, as the parties and counsel concentrate on the more immediate matter of the explicit commercial terms, according to Nexsen Pruet.

Continue Reading »

Warren Burns Appointed Interim Lead Counsel in Online Price-Fixing Class Action

News
A federal judge has appointed Warren Burns of Dallas-based Burns Charest LLP as sole interim lead class counsel in a nationwide antitrust class action.

Continue Reading »

NBC News Faces New Accusations Its GC Threatened Reporter Over Weinstein Reporting

NBC News Faces New Accusations Its GC Threatened Reporter Over Weinstein Reporting

News
A new report alleges that NBC News general counsel Susan Weiner made multiple phone calls to the reporter, Ronan Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued his reporting on Weinstein.

Continue Reading »

Ken Starr’s Next Role Will Be With The Lanier Law Firm

Ken Starr’s Next Role Will Be With The Lanier Law Firm

News
Starr, the former Baylor University president, will join Houston-based The Lanier Law Firm, which is involved in some of the country’s biggest civil disputes, reports Bloomberg Law

Continue Reading »

image_pdfimage_print
Top