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Federal Judge – Deemed ‘Unqualified’ – Becomes First in U.S. History Confirmed By Senate Tiebreaker

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Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in favor of Jonathan Kobes after senators split 50-50 on his confirmation.

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Lawyer Gets License Suspended for Bullying Judge

Lawyer Gets License Suspended for Bullying Judge

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A New York lawyer had his license suspended for one year for trying to bully a judge who held his clients in contempt, Bloomberg Law reports.

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Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

Download: Top E-Discovery Case Law Rulings from 2018

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The white paper from Exterro provides a quick recap of the most important and influential e-discovery case law rulings from 2018.

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Court Warns: Disbarment for Anonymous Online Posts is Lesson for Other Lawyers

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As a prosecutor, Sal Perricone posted more than 2,600 comments on nola.com, the website of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, between November 2007 and March 2012.

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Two High-Profile Law Firms File Class Action Blaming Utility Company for Deadly Camp Fire

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The Edelson law firm and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein filed the suit in state court in San Francisco on behalf of seven named plaintiffs.

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Arbitrators’ Award Boosts Asbestos Settlement to $178.5 Million for Workers

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The award, from a three-judge arbitration panel, comes in addition to a previously agreed-upon $38 million settlement in the case.

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Judge Tosses Sexual Assault Suit Against Lawyer in Battle Between Personal Injury Titans

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The ABA Journal is reporting that a Michigan judge has dismissed a sexual misconduct suit against a Southfield lawyer in what appears to be an ongoing battle between rivals.

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Texas High Court Invokes the Discovery Rule

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The Texas Supreme Court has held that the discovery rule delayed the running of the statute of limitations on behalf of the holder of a recorded right of first refusal to purchase mineral interests, reports the Energy & the Law blog of Gray Reed & McGraw.

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South Carolina Family Settles Lawsuit Over Fire-Related Workplace Death

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The family of a man who died from severe burns he suffered in 2015 while working at a paper plant in North Charleston has settled the wrongful death suit filed in his case after jury selection in the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.

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Lenovo $8.3M Spyware Class Action Settlement Gets Initial OK

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The federal court’s initial approval of the settlement comes four months after Lenovo and the consumer class filed with the court to end the spyware action.

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Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

Houston Appellate Lawyer J. Stephen Barrick Named Partner at Hicks Thomas

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Texas-based litigation boutique Hicks Thomas LLP announced that Houston appellate specialist and trial lawyer J. Stephen Barrick has been named a partner in the firm.

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PG&E’s Legal Exposure to Liability for Fires Could Cost Customers – Or Lead to Bankruptcy

PG&E’s Legal Exposure to Liability for Fires Could Cost Customers – Or Lead to Bankruptcy

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If Pacific Gas and Electric Company is found liable for the devastating California fires now burning, the company’s customers could be on the hook to pay the bill, or even lead to a PG&E bankruptcy, according to The New York Times.

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Attorney’s Eye-Popping $460,000 in Earnings to Defend Indigent Clients Prompting Changes

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Attorney Marc Fratter, 46, also earned significantly more than anyone on the county payroll, including the district judges who approved his pay sheets.

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Werner Co. Hit with $4.8M Jury Verdict for Defective Ladder

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The victim was severely injured in 2011 after one of the ladder legs bent inward, causing a fall resulting in loss of the use of his dominant hand.

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Oklahoma Jury Hits Health Insurer Aetna with $25.5 Million Verdict

Oklahoma Jury Hits Health Insurer Aetna with $25.5 Million Verdict

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The Oklahoman reports that jurors wanted to send a message to health insurer Aetna after hearing how the company’s overworked doctors denied an Oklahoma cancer patient’s claim for coverage for proton beam therapy.

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Review the Newest Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries (Fall 2018)

Review the Newest Volume of Ediscovery Case Law Summaries (Fall 2018)

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Zapproved’s new Fall 2018 Ediscovery Case Law Summaries explores how recent spoliation, proportionality, and other ediscovery-relevant case decisions are guiding litigation.

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Lawsuit Claims El Paso Doctor, Lawyer Conspired to Violate State Law

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An El Paso neurosurgeon is the subject of a lawsuit filed last week, accused of unlawfully conspiring with a local attorney to solicit legal representation for a dying truck wreck victim, according to a release from Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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The Supreme Court Power Index: Judging the Most Powerful Judges

The Supreme Court Power Index: Judging the Most Powerful Judges

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A new study by Above the Law takes a unique approach to ranking the influence and impact of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court by rating them based on the career success of their former clerks.

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Suit Alleges Trump Endorsements Misled Consumers and Defrauded Investors

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Defendants include President Trump, the Trump Organization and children Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump.

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Argument Preview: How Should Courts Decide If Parties to an Arbitration Contract May Aggregate Their Claims?

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SCOTUSblog reports that in Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit correctly held that an employer consented to class arbitration.

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