• Sanctions Ordering Jones Day Partner to Make Video Tossed

    A federal appeals court has reversed an unprecedented sanction that required a Jones Day partner to make a training video for the firm's lawyers on how to avoid improper objections and other misconduct in depositions.

  • Dickstein Shapiro Shakes Malpractice Claims From Encyclopaedia Britannica

    A Washington federal judge has dismissed Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc.'s malpractice case against Dickstein Shapiro over the firm's patent prosecution work for the company, finding that intellectual property at issue was ineligible for patenting.

  • Kagan: Law Schools Must Do More to Boost Student Writing Skills

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan thinks American law schools?including those in the top tier?need to "think in a deep way" about how to help their students become better writers.

  • Arizona State Law Gets Its Biggest Chair Endowment To Date

    The Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has received $2 million from the Steele Foundation?an Arizona-based charitable organization focused on education and health. The funds will endow a chair in civil and criminal law, named for foundation chairman and chief executive officer Daniel Cracchiolo. The Steele Foundation gift is the largest the law school has ever received for an endowed chair.

  • Call for Nominations: Elite Trial Lawyers

    For this recognition program, we are focusing on U.S.-based firms that have done exemplary and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.

  • Sanctions Sought Against Ex-Squire Patton Boggs Lawyer in Sugar Case

    Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are claiming one of the law firm's former attorneys is still on the case?in violation of a judge's disqualification order.

  • Ky. Clerk Can't Deny Gay-Marriage Licenses, Appeals Court Says

    A federal appeals court Wednesday said a Kentucky county clerk who has resisted the U.S. Supreme Court's gay-marriage ruling on religious grounds cannot continue to withhold marriage licenses altogether from same-sex and heterosexual couples.

  • Ex-Ropes & Gray Associate Loses Discrimination Appeal

    Ropes & Gray has won a federal appeal in the case brought by a former associate who claimed racial discrimination against the Boston-based law firm. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upheld summary judgment on Tuesday against John Ray III, who alleged he was fired after he complained about racial remarks made by Ropes & Gray partners.

  • For Part of the Day, Class Action Lawyer Steve Berman Is All Spin

    Bicycles have circled around Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro for some time, a hobby of Steve Berman's that's grown into a marketing, athlete-development and healthy-living project over several years. Berman spoke with the NLJ this month shortly after the firm announced its new sponsorship of a team of competitive riders under age 23.

  • In Law School Moves: A Politician, a Prof and a Prosecutor

    The lines between law school, the bench and politics blurred a bit this week as schools announced a number of high-profile faculty visitors and one major appointment.

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