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University lawyer submits resignation after using N-word to make point about free speech

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 12:26
An assistant general counsel for the University of North Texas submitted her resignation Friday after an outcry over her use of a racial epithet at…

Law school in this state gets record $125M gift and new name

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:14
The University of Pennsylvania’s law school is getting a new name after receiving a record-setting $125 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation.


Afternoon Briefs: Another EEOC charge filed against DLA Piper; PACER costs will go down—for some

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:30

Third woman files EEOC charge against DLA Piper

A fired administrative assistant, Andrea Ivan, alleges in an EEOC charge that she was fired from DLA…

Law firm’s four-day workweek increased morale and productivity, managing partner says

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:58
A personal injury law firm in Orlando, Florida, has adopted a four-day workweek to give employees an extra day to run errands, attend to personal…

BigLaw bonus season begins with announcement from Milbank

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:08
Milbank has beat Cravath to the punch by announcing its associate bonuses Thursday.

The scale is the same as last year’s, Above the Law…

Judge’s concern about lawyers liking him sometimes interfered with ethics compliance, commission says

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:39
A judge’s concern about whether lawyers were mad at him at times overrode his compliance with ethics rules, according to the California Commission on Judicial…

Lawyer who blamed missed hearing on grandfather’s death is ordered to supply proof

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:53
A federal judge in New York has threatened to toss a copyright lawyer in jail if he doesn’t provide proof that there was indeed a…

Former mortgage-relief law firms ordered to pay $59M for misrepresenting their services

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:22
A federal judge in Wisconsin has ordered two defunct mortgage-relief law firms and their attorney principals to pay $59 million in restitution and civil penalties…

BigLaw partner lists $166M in liabilities in Chapter 7 filing that would halt suit alleging Ponzi scheme aid

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:43
A Baker Donelson partner has filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy that would pause litigation contending that he aided a Ponzi schemer who

Afternoon Briefs: Judge tosses defamation suit by pardoned sheriff Arpaio; blogging law prof is sued

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 17:32

Judge tosses Arpaio defamation suit claiming ‘leftist enmity’ constituted actual malice

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth of Washington, D.C., has tossed a defamation lawsuit filed…

Persistent would-be lawyer may see her 1991 bar exam results, state supreme court rules

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:31
A would-be Ohio lawyer can see her July 1991 bar exam results, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, in the case of a persistent 1988…

Foreclosure lawyer disbarred for ‘loudly lecturing’ judge and keeping settlement offers secret

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 12:44
A Florida foreclosure lawyer has lost his law license for his belligerent conduct in the courtroom and his failure to communicate settlement offers with two…

BigLaw firm gets UK approval for nonlawyer partners and outside investment

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 17:33
A U.K. legal regulator has given Reed Smith approval to adopt an alternative business structure that allows the firm to have nonlawyer partners.

Reed Smith is…

Bias suit by former BigLaw associate claims retaliation caused ‘drastic drops’ in his billable hours

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:17
A black former associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell has filed a lawsuit alleging that the law firm gave him so little work after he…

Disbarred partner said he stole over $2M to cover necessities; singer James Taylor is paying victims

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 12:19
Singer James Taylor and his wife will contribute $1.7 million to repay money stolen by a disbarred law firm partner who was sentenced to 68…