• December 05, 2023

    Trump's Broker & Club Member Touts Mar-A-Lago's $1B Value

    A Florida real estate broker and member of Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club took the stand Tuesday in New York state court to defend the former president's valuation of the property, saying it was worth more than $1 billion based on his billions in sales experience and "gut" feelings.

  • December 05, 2023

    Seamen Seek To Revive Suit Over COVID-Infested Ship

    Seven crew members on a cruise to Antarctica that set off after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's no-sail order at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to revive their suit against their employer, arguing the proper forum for the claims is Florida.

  • December 05, 2023

    Floor & Decor Insider Trading Case Moves Ahead In Del.

    Floor & Decor shareholders got the nod from Delaware's Court of Chancery on Tuesday to proceed with a derivative suit alleging that directors and controlling shareholders of the company sold $466 million worth of inflated stock in 2018 based on insider information.

  • December 05, 2023

    Geico Gets Preliminary Approval For $5.1M Ga. Settlement

    A Georgia federal judge gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $5.1 million class action settlement between Geico and its policyholders over allegations the insurer undercompensated owners of totaled vehicles by miscalculating applicable tax under Georgia law.

  • December 05, 2023

    3rd Circ. Affirms Arbitration Denial In MicroBilt FCRA Suit

    A three-judge Third Circuit panel on Tuesday upheld a New Jersey court's decision denying credit reporting company MicroBilt's request to compel arbitration in the case of a woman who sued the company for denying her a loan when it mistook her for someone on a government watch list.

  • December 05, 2023

    Man Says Gov't Can't Toll Charges With Criminal Information

    A man charged with wire fraud told the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday that prosecutors should not have been able to do an end run around the statute of limitations by filing an information when grand juries were suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic and then refiling the charges via an indictment that came too late.

  • December 05, 2023

    Ga. Judge Puts Hold On Murder Retrial Of Ex-BigLaw Atty

    The Georgia retrial of a former Fisher Phillips partner accused of murdering his wife was put on hold Tuesday after the Fulton County Superior Court judge overseeing the case said he would not allow prosecutors to allege for the second time that Claud "Tex" McIver intended to kill his wife when he shot her.

  • December 05, 2023

    DC Judge Slams Giuliani No-Show In Pretrial Hearing

    Rudy Giuliani's absence during a Tuesday pretrial conference "sets the tone ... for this whole case," a D.C. federal judge remarked as the former New York City mayor prepares to face trial to determine damages owed to two Georgia poll workers that Giuliani accused of committing ballot fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

  • December 05, 2023

    Ga. Radio Host Says OpenAI Must Face Defamation Suit

    A radio host has called on a Georgia state court to reject OpenAI's latest bid to erase his defamation suit, wherein he accuses the artificial intelligence developer of producing a fake complaint that wrongly names the host as a defendant.

  • December 05, 2023

    Atlanta, Residents Spar Over Standing In 'Cop City' Row

    The city of Atlanta and a group of non-city residents filed opposing briefs with the Eleventh Circuit this week on the issue of standing in a case that hinges on the ability to collect signatures to force a referendum on construction of a $90 million police training center known as "Cop City."

  • December 05, 2023

    11th Circ. Upholds Summonses For Peruvians' US Bank Docs

    The Eleventh Circuit upheld IRS summonses for the U.S. bank records of Peruvian siblings who claimed that a history of corruption in their government should have stopped the IRS from cooperating with it, saying a district court correctly denied the siblings a chance to present evidence of wrongdoing.

  • December 04, 2023

    Intent Issue Looms As Ex-BigLaw Atty Faces 2nd Murder Trial

    Prosecutors and the defense sparred Monday over whether a former Fisher Phillips partner's appellate win and partial past trial victory bar the state from arguing that his wife's death was an intentional, financially motivated act as jury selection for the upcoming retrial began.

  • December 04, 2023

    Ga. Pizza Spot Says Driver's Wage Kickback Claims Too Vague

    A Georgia pizza delivery driver failed to estimate on-the-job costs he said he unjustly bore and thus failed to establish that unreimbursed expenses pushed his wages below the federal minimum rate, his former employer argued in a motion to dismiss a proposed collective action.

  • December 04, 2023

    Malpractice Time Limit Covers Chiropractors, Ga. Panel Rules

    A Georgia appeals panel on Monday ordered the dismissal of allegations that chiropractors' negligence left a woman with permanent spinal injuries, ruling her lawsuit was barred by state deadlines for medical malpractice suits.

  • December 04, 2023

    Gov't Contractors Sentenced In $8M Bid-Rigging Scheme

    A Georgia federal judge has sentenced two military contractors for using false bids to secure Pentagon contracts worth almost $8 million, a month after a co-conspirator was hit with a four-month sentence, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

  • December 04, 2023

    Giuliani Can't Escape Jury Trial In Ga. Poll Workers' Suit

    Three months after Rudy Giuliani was held liable for defaming two Georgia poll workers he accused of committing ballot fraud in the 2020 presidential election, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled Sunday that a jury will determine how much he owes the women in damages.

  • December 04, 2023

    National Staffing Agency Hit With Data Breach Class Action

    A former worker at national staffing agency NSC Technologies accused the company of failing to shield its workers' sensitive personal information from hackers during a data breach this summer, according to a class action filed in Georgia federal court.

  • December 04, 2023

    J&J, Ethicon Settle 224 Hernia Mesh Defect Suits In MDL

    Johnson & Johnson and its surgical-suture maker subsidiary, Ethicon, have settled claims across 224 cases in a Georgia multidistrict litigation brought by patients who alleged that a hernia mesh manufactured by the companies was defective and injured them.

  • December 04, 2023

    McDermott Moves To New Atlanta Shop With Plans For Growth

    McDermott Will & Emery LLP announced Monday that it had moved to a new office space in a high-rise building in midtown Atlanta, just three years after first opening up shop in the city.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Can't Invoke Presidential Immunity In Jan. 6 Case

    A District of Columbia federal judge on Friday firmly rejected Donald Trump's argument that "presidential immunity" shields him from the criminal charges stemming from allegations of election interference in 2020, ruling that Trump doesn't enjoy a "lifelong 'get-out-of-jail-free' pass" just because he was president.

  • December 01, 2023

    Justices Call O'Connor 'American Hero,' 'Perfect Trailblazer'

    Following news of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's death at the age of 93, current and former high court justices paid public homage to her trailblazing career, devotion to the rule of law and illuminating charisma.

  • December 01, 2023

    Trump Shouldn't Go To Trial In Ga. Until After Term, Atty Says

    Former President Donald Trump's legal team argued in court Friday that the Georgia election interference case should be thrown out because it violates the First Amendment, and that if he wins the 2024 election, the trial would have to be postponed until the end of his second presidential term.

  • December 01, 2023

    Former Clerks Say Justice O'Connor Still Worth Emulating

    BigLaw attorneys mentored by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who died Friday after a lengthy battle with dementia, say she'll be remembered as an incisive jurist who always put facts and practical considerations above abstract ideological commitments, as well as a deeply gracious and down-to-earth woman who never let her dedication to the law overshadow her zest for life.

  • December 01, 2023

    Ga. Counties End Wells Fargo Mortgage Suit Without Settling

    Three Georgia counties that accused Wells Fargo of upholding discriminatory lending and foreclosure practices have asked the court to dismiss their suit with prejudice, noting that the dismissal is not the result of a settlement.

  • December 01, 2023

    Pa. 'Skill Games' Ruling Could Chill Gambling Crackdowns

    A state appellate court's ruling that "Pennsylvania Skill Games" aren't illegal gambling could have repercussions for the state's legal gambling industry, enforcers hunting illegal gambling machines, and "skill games" operators around the country, attorneys told Law360 Friday.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Legal Profession Gender Parity Requires Equal Parental Leave

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    To truly foster equity in the legal profession and to promote attorney retention, workplaces need to better support all parents, regardless of gender — starting by offering equal and robust parental leave to both birthing and non-birthing parents, says Ali Spindler at Irwin Fritchie.

  • Series

    Writing Thriller Novels Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    Authoring several thriller novels has enriched my work by providing a fresh perspective on my privacy practice, expanding my knowledge, and keeping me alert to the next wave of issues in an increasingly complex space — a reminder to all lawyers that extracurricular activities can help sharpen professional instincts, says Reece Hirsch at Morgan Lewis.

  • What Lawyers Must Know About Calif. State Bar's AI Guidance

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    Initial recommendations from the State Bar of California regarding use of generative artificial intelligence by lawyers have the potential to become a useful set of guidelines in the industry, covering confidentiality, supervision and training, communications, discrimination and more, say attorneys at Debevoise.

  • Industry Must Elevate Native American Women Attys' Stories

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    The American Bar Association's recent research study into Native American women attorneys' experiences in the legal industry reveals the glacial pace of progress, and should inform efforts to amplify Native voices in the field, says Mary Smith, president of the ABA.

  • Understanding Discovery Obligations In Era Of Generative AI

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    Attorneys and businesses must adapt to the unique discovery challenges presented by generative artificial intelligence, such as chatbot content and prompts, while upholding the principles of fairness, transparency and compliance with legal obligations in federal civil litigation, say attorneys at King & Spalding.

  • An Overview Of Circuit Courts' Interlocutory Motion Standards

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    The Federal Arbitration Act allows litigants to file an immediate appeal from an order declining to enforce an arbitration agreement, but the circuit courts differ on the specific requirements for the underlying order as well as which motion must be filed, as demonstrated in several 2023 decisions, says Kristen Mueller at Mueller Law.

  • The Case For Post-Bar Clerk Training Programs At Law Firms

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    In today's competitive legal hiring market, an intentionally designed training program for law school graduates awaiting bar admission can be an effective way of creating a pipeline of qualified candidates, says Brent Daub at Gilson Daub.

  • Attorneys Have An Ethical Duty To Protect The Judiciary

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    The tenor of public disagreement and debate has become increasingly hostile against judges, and though the legislative branch is trying to ameliorate this safety gap, lawyers have a moral imperative and professional requirement to stand with judges in defusing attacks against them and their rulings, says Deborah Winokur at Cozen O'Connor.

  • Ga. Appeal Shows Benefits Of Questioning Jury Instructions

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    A Georgia Court of Appeals’ October decision, holding a trial court erred in using pattern jury instructions that refer to a long-repealed standard of evidence, underscores the importance of scrutinizing language in established jury instructions and seizing the opportunity to push back against outdated patterns, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

  • AI Can Help Lawyers Overcome The Programming Barrier

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    Legal professionals without programming expertise can use generative artificial intelligence to harness the power of automation and other technology solutions to streamline their work, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with coding, says George Zalepa at Greenberg Traurig.

  • Preparing Law Students For A New, AI-Assisted Legal World

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    As artificial intelligence rapidly transforms the legal landscape, law schools must integrate technology and curricula that address AI’s innate challenges — from ethics to data security — to help students stay ahead of the curve, say Daniel Garrie at Law & Forensics, Ryan Abbott at JAMS and Karen Silverman at Cantellus Group.

  • General Counsel Need Data Literacy To Keep Up With AI

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    With the rise of accessible and powerful generative artificial intelligence solutions, it is imperative for general counsel to understand the use and application of data for myriad important activities, from evaluating the e-discovery process to monitoring compliance analytics and more, says Colin Levy at Malbek.

  • Young Thug Case Spotlights Debate Over Lyric Admissibility

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    A Georgia court’s recent ruling, allowing prosecutors to use some of rapper Young Thug’s lyrics in his conspiracy trial, captures the ongoing debate about whether rap lyrics are admissible, with courts often stretching the boundaries of the federal evidence rules, say Amy Buice at Smith Gambrell and Emily Ward at Continuum Legal Group.

  • A Look At Successful Bid Protests In FY 2023

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    Attorneys at Sheppard Mullin look beyond the statistics in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s recent annual report on bid protests, sharing their insights about nine categories of sustained protests, gained from reading every fiscal year 2023 decision in which the protester had a positive result.

  • Navigating Discovery Of Generative AI Information

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools become increasingly ubiquitous, companies must make sure to preserve generative AI data when there is reasonable expectation of litigation, and to include transcripts in litigation hold notices, as they may be relevant to discovery requests, say Nick Peterson and Corey Hauser at Wiley.

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