Daily Litigation

  • Delaware Judge Airs Complaints About Microchip Patent Row

    A California software company has won a ruling out of Delaware federal court that software it sells doesn't indirectly infringe decade-old microchip patents, though the state's top federal judge spent some time complaining about the filing practices of the tech company's lawyers, writing that he "arguably should have" rejected their motion out of hand.

  • Billboard Co. Can't Avoid Retrial Verdict After Faking Evidence

    A Michigan appeals panel said a billboard company could not avoid a $700,000 verdict for rival Lamar Advertising Co., affirming that the company's initial victory was tainted by evidence it fabricated, which justified a retrial that Lamar won.

  • Pa. Court Sides With Cozen O'Connor In Malpractice Fight

    A Pennsylvania state appellate court on Friday backed a lower court's ruling in favor of Cozen O'Connor in a case where it was sued by a software company on allegations of legal malpractice over intellectual property issues, saying the litigation was filed beyond the applicable limitations period.

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    Meet The Attys Squaring Off In McElroy Deutsch Theft Case

    With McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP going after two former executives accused of stealing millions from the firm, the battle is being waged by longtime New Jersey litigators familiar with navigating cases touching on accusations of attorney misconduct.

  • Pomerantz To Lead Maui Fire Suit Against Hawaii Utility

    A California federal judge has selected Pomerantz LLP as lead counsel in a suit against Hawaiian Electric over a downturn in stock price after a deadly fire broke out on Maui, finding the party with the highest amount of money purportedly at stake could represent the class.

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    The Supreme Court's Week: By The Numbers

    The justices heard arguments in just three cases this week, but two of them were highly anticipated ones that addressed whether Purdue Pharma's Chapter 11 plan can include a liability shield for the Sackler family and the ramifications of striking down a one-time repatriation tax for income held offshore. Here, Law360 Pulse takes a data-driven dive into the week that was at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Dickinson Wright Adds IP Pro From Texas Litigation Boutique

    Dickinson Wright PLLC announced Friday it has added an experienced intellectual property attorney to its Austin roster who came aboard from Texas-based litigation boutique Farney PC.

  • Voir Dire: Law360 Pulse's Weekly Quiz

    The legal industry saw another busy week as firms merged and BigLaw continued to lavish associates with raises and bonuses before the end of the year. Test your legal news savvy here with Law360 Pulse’s weekly quiz.

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    Legal Industry Added 3,300 Jobs In November

    The U.S. legal services sector continued to add jobs last month after contracting during the summer, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday.

  • Va. Law Prof Wants Illegal Recording Verdict Tossed

    A business of law professor at Longwood University in Virginia has asked a New Jersey federal judge to toss a jury's $361,000 verdict finding she illegally recorded her former son-in-law, claiming he provided no evidence at trial to show he had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

  • NC Justice Loses 4th Circ. Bid To Halt Probe Into Speech

    The Fourth Circuit refused on Friday to shut down an investigation by a North Carolina judicial watchdog into comments made by state Justice Anita Earls as part of her lawsuit alleging her First Amendment rights are being violated by the probe.

  • The Purgatory Docket: Mass. Judge Leaves Cases In Limbo

    A Massachusetts federal judge has dozens of long-unresolved motions on his docket, highlighting what experts say is a problem that is difficult to solve amid lifetime appointments, no firm deadlines to resolve civil disputes or any form of discipline for judges if cases stall unnecessarily.

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    Former Norton Rose, FTC Atty Joins Davis Wright In NY

    A veteran antitrust litigator and former Federal Trade Commission attorney has jumped from Norton Rose Fulbright to the New York City office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP after five years with his previous firm.

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    MSG Can Keep Banning Attorneys, NY Appeals Court Says

    Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. is allowed to continue its controversial policy of banning lawyers involved in litigation against the company from its venues, according to a New York appellate court.

  • Wife's Walmart Stock Had No Impact On IP Case, Judge Says

    A California federal magistrate judge has claimed he was not influenced in a patent case involving a disposable razor product by his wife's ownership of Walmart stock, according to a letter from the court's clerk.

  • COVERAGE RECAP: Day 42 Of Trump's NY Civil Fraud Trial

    Law360 reporters are providing live coverage from the courthouse as former President Donald Trump goes on trial in the New York attorney general's civil fraud case. Here's a recap from day 42.

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    2nd Circ. Affirms No Coverage Ruling For Legal Insurer

    A Second Circuit panel ruled Thursday that an insurer need not cover a legal malpractice suit brought against an attorney and his former firm, rejecting the attorney's argument that some acts the underlying suit alleged circumvented the policy's exclusions.

  • Trump Expert Tells NY Trial Court There's No Sign Of Fraud

    Donald Trump returned to his civil fraud trial in person Thursday as his final expert witness testified there was no evidence of accounting fraud by the former president, who stands accused of falsifying his financial statements to secure lucrative terms on loans and insurance for his real estate empire.

  • Fla. Law Firm Says Student Debtors Filed 'Revenge' Lawsuit

    A law firm accused of defrauding a group of student debtors urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to strike down their lawsuit, saying the statute of limitations had run out for their rescission and breach of fiduciary duty claims, and that it wants them penalized for filing a "revenge" lawsuit.

  • Ohio Pot Company Drops Fraud Claims Against NY Firm

    An Ohio marijuana company has voluntarily dropped the New York federal fraud suit it filed against a Big Apple law firm in 2021, according to a notice of dismissal it entered Thursday.

  • Pillsbury Inks Deal To End Paralegal's Termination Suit

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has settled all claims brought by a former paralegal who alleged he was fired after requesting to work from home, according to a joint letter submitted by the parties following a court-mandated mediation.

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    How The Big Cases Of 2023 Stung General Counsel

    It's 2023, so it makes sense that some of the year's most important corporate court cases involved three BigTech companies and two cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • Legal Aid Union Urges Nix Of TRO On Its Israel-Gaza Vote

    The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys urged a New York federal judge to lift a restraining order blocking a vote on whether to issue a resolution on the crisis in Israel and Gaza, saying a state judge's order infringes its constitutional rights to speak out.

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    Segal McCambridge Launches LA Office With Litigation Hire

    Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. announced that it opened a new office location in Los Angeles following the hire of an experienced attorney who's spent more than 20 years working on a wide range of civil litigation matters.

  • No Atty Fees For Regal In COVID Lease Spat, Colo. Panel Says

    Regal Cinemas is not entitled to attorney fees despite prevailing in a lease-related dispute with its landlord during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Colorado appellate panel found Thursday in affirming a lower court's decision.

Expert Analysis

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Help Associates Turn Down Work? Author Photo

    Marina Portnova at Lowenstein Sandler discusses what partners can do to aid their associates in setting work-life boundaries, especially around after-hours assignment availability.

  • How AI Legal Research Tools Are Shifting Law Firm Processes Author Photo

    Although artificial intelligence-powered legal research is ushering in a new era of legal practice that augments human expertise with data-driven insights, it is not without challenges involving privacy, ethics and more, so legal professionals should take steps to ensure AI becomes a reliable partner rather than a source of disruption, says Marly Broudie at SocialEyes Communications.

  • Data Source Proliferation Is A Growing E-Discovery Challenge Author Photo

    With the increased usage of collaboration apps and generative artificial intelligence solutions, it's not only important for e-discovery teams to be able to account for hundreds of existing data types today, but they should also be able to add support for new data types quickly — even on the fly if needed, says Oliver Silva at Casepoint.

  • Bracing For A Generative AI Revolution In Law Author Photo

    With many legal professionals starting to explore practical uses of generative artificial intelligence in areas such as research, discovery and legal document development, the fundamental principle of human oversight cannot be underscored enough for it to be successful, say Ty Dedmon at Bradley Arant and Paige Hunt at Lighthouse.

  • Why I Use ChatGPT To Tell Me Things I Already Know Author Photo

    The legal profession is among the most hesitant to adopt ChatGPT because of its proclivity to provide false information as if it were true, but in a wide variety of situations, lawyers can still be aided by information that is only in the right ballpark, says Robert Plotkin at Blueshift IP.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Use Social Media Responsibly? Author Photo

    Leah Kelman at Herrick Feinstein discusses the importance of reasoned judgment and thoughtful process when it comes to newly admitted attorneys' social media use.

  • Yada, Yada, Yada: The Magic Of 3 In Legal Writing Author Photo

    Attorneys should take a cue from U.S. Supreme Court justices and boil their arguments down to three points in their legal briefs and oral advocacy, as the number three is significant in the way we process information, says Diana Simon at University of Arizona.

  • How Firms Can Stop Playing Whack-A-Mole With Data Security Author Photo

    In order to achieve a robust client data protection posture, law firms should focus on adopting a risk-based approach to security, which can be done by assessing gaps, using that data to gain leadership buy-in for the needed changes, and adopting a dynamic and layered approach, says John Smith at Conversant Group.

  • 5 Life Lessons From Making Partner As A Solo Parent Author Photo

    Laranda Walker at Susman Godfrey, who was raising two small children and working her way to partner when she suddenly lost her husband, shares what fighting to keep her career on track taught her about accepting help, balancing work and family, and discovering new reserves of inner strength.

  • Ask A Mentor: How Can I Turn Deferral To My Advantage? Author Photo

    Diana Leiden at Winston & Strawn discusses how first-year associates whose law firm start dates have been deferred can use the downtime to hone their skills, help their communities, and focus on returning to BigLaw with valuable contacts and out-of-the-box insights.

  • Resume Gaps Are No Longer Kryptonite To Your Legal Career Author Photo

    Female attorneys and others who pause their careers for a few years will find that gaps in work history are increasingly acceptable among legal employers, meaning with some networking, retraining and a few other strategies, lawyers can successfully reenter the workforce, says Jill Backer at Ave Maria School of Law.

  • Law Firm Guardrails For Responsible Generative AI Use Author Photo

    ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence tools pose significant risks to the integrity of legal work, but the key for law firms is not to ban these tools, but to implement them responsibly and with appropriate safeguards, say Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos at Gunderson Dettmer.

  • Opinion

    We Must Continue DEI Efforts Despite High Court Headwinds Author Photo

    Though the U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down affirmative action in higher education, law firms and their clients must keep up the legal industry’s recent momentum advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the profession in order to help achieve a just and prosperous society for all, says Angela Winfield at the Law School Admission Council.

  • Law Firms Cannot Ignore Attorneys' Personal Cybersecurity Author Photo

    Law firms that fail to consider their attorneys' online habits away from work are not using their best efforts to protect client information and are simplifying the job of plaintiffs attorneys in the case of a breach, say Mark Hurley and Carmine Cicalese at Digital Privacy and Protection.

  • Why Writing CLE Should Be Mandatory For Lawyers Author Photo

    Though effective writing is foundational to law, no state requires attorneys to take continuing legal education in this skill — something that must change if today's attorneys are to have the communication abilities they need to fulfill their professional and ethical duties to their clients, colleagues and courts, says Diana Simon at the University of Arizona.



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